Originally Posted by fredlub
For those who like models of streamlined locomotives (including NYC Hudsons). I just finished compiling a book on that subject (but not only 1:32 versions). It can de read and/or downloaded for free: http://sncf231e.nl/steamliners/
What a great collection - I especially like the tinplate models - very evocative of what toys were once like and how they tried to capture the spirit of the times during which they were built.
I wish Aster had produced more streamliner models but my sense was that Hans in the USA was not a fan and preferred the big, brutal, everything on the outside prototypes. Similarly for Andrew in the UK. Maybe the thought was that the complexity of building a model with a lot of visible parts was more attractive to the buyer than having everything hidden under the casing.
I did finally get a Coronation Scot in 1:32 and also had Sunset Valley make me LMS streamlined coaches based on the set that went for exhibition in the USA. I also have Mallard/Silver Link with a set of streamlines LNER coaches so I am all set for a race to the north.