"The Great Western" - 1397

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"The Great Western"

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The description below is taken from the Airfix catalogue this kit was first seen in. There is also extra information underneath the main catalogues description including any changes to the name of this kit in the catalogues.

Airfix Catalogue description:

Considered to be a great feat of engineering at the time she was launched in 1837, "The Great Western" designed by Brunnel, was used on regular Atlantic crossings between 1838 and 1846, marking 64 crossings in all. - Taken from the 1st edition catalogue (1962)

5th edition catalogue (1967), listed as The Great Western from "The Great Western".

13th edition catalogue (1976), listed as 'The Great Western' from The Great Western.

Airfix Series (first appearance): 1
Rarity of early version: Rare
First Issued: 1957

Box art Artists
Information taken from: Airfix Collectors Club, Artist and Kit list - 6th Ed. Compiled by Jeremy Brook.
Artist on Box Type 3: Roy Cross

This kit appeared in these catalogues:
1st Edition (1962) Ref: 1397
2nd Edition (1963) Ref: 1397
3rd Edition (1964) Ref: 1397
4th Edition (1966) Ref: 1397
5th Edition (1967) Ref: 161
6th Edition (1968) Ref: 161
7th Edition (1969) Ref: 161
8th Edition (1970) Ref: 161
9th Edition (1971) Ref: 161
10th Edition (1973) Ref: 01261-6
11th Edition (1974) Ref: 01261-6
12th Edition (1975) Ref: 01261-6
13th Edition (1976) Ref: 01261-6
14th Edition (1977) Ref: 01261-6
15th Edition (1978) Ref: 01261-6
16th Edition (1979) Ref: 01261-6
17th Edition (1980) Ref: 01261-6
1982 Edition Ref: 61261-8

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