The good old faithful Duchess of Montrose, the one that always seemed to take a back seat in my memory of Hornby. Mainly because it was always looking so cheap next to the City Of Liverpool. One think that always intrigued me was the fact that the coal in the tender was in smaller chunks compared to those of the A4’s.
The Picture below shows the Duchess of Montrose in a matt finish but ours was gloss, so unless there was a matt version I’m not to sure. I do prefer the matt finish though.
Rearly did the Duchess ever give any problems, if i remember rightly it never liked going over crossing sections of track.
I can remember this been brought home one Saturday afternoon, so in my mind it probably came from york.