CHRIS LEIGH has waited 17 years for this particular ship to come in. And now that it’s here, what’s his verdict? Seventeen years ago, in my review of the rebuilt ‘Merchant Navy’ 9 (MR22, August 2000, page 65) I first pitched the idea that Hornby could, with minimal effort, produce the unrebuilt original version of the class. It was, of course, a simplistic view. In fact, virtually every aspect of the model would need retooling.