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  1. I run my layout on Analogue. A lot of my older locomotives (and maybe more modern ones as well) are fitted with resisters ? To reduce TV interference. Since Radio and TV transmission has changed from Analogue to Digital are these little things redundant. Should I remove them ? Please don't blind me with science that I won't understand. Yes or No will suffice. thanks Stephen.
  2. I would like Hornby to consider having a go at the Isle of Man narrow gauge line. Also London Underground deep tube stock from the 1950's as well as surface stock from the same period. Some RTR London Trams would also be nice. Lastly to do some early era Southern Region EMU's such as Bulleid 4-SUB, 4-LAV, 4-NOL, 4-COR, etc. There are lots of opportunities to make more coaches. There are lots of new locomotives being introduced that do not have appropriate coaches to haul. However what I expect is another version of Flying Scotsman and yet another version of the LNER A4 Mallard.
  3. Isn't it now the time to add Oxford Rail as a sub forum under smaller suppliers or am I getting lost in my navigation of RMweb. Regards Stephen.
  4. You say you are listening Hornby so prove it !! To make some friends would it not be possible for Hornby to re-run the models that were so short the first time around and satisfy the proven demand ? I am thinking of the locomotive Exeter and the Southern Bogie B Passenger Brake Van in SR Sage Green Livery (R4535) both of which I missed out on. I am sure other forum members can come up with other products that are no longer available due to under production. Regards Stephen.
  5. This story is just horrific and a wake up call to us all. The lessons we must all learn are very clear. I think that although there can be problems wherever you exhibit, the risk is likely to be less at a model rialway exhibition than at an event that is outside the hobby when the layout has only been brought in as a novelty display. I cannot believe the apparent offhand attitude of the organiser and fully expect that he will not have any insurance (Even though he is required by law to do so) and you will probably end up in the small claims court. I think you should seek legal advice
  6. Does he have a working knowledge of anything to do with railways or model railway making ? I seriously doubt it - so all he has to do is surround himself with people who know what the customers want and listen when they pass the information onto him for action. I think that it would be brilliant if he had been a train spotter as a kid, had burnt himself with a soldering iron regularly and sticks his fingers together with glue every weekend. The number one priority must be to sort out the supply chain. Happy modelling. Stephen.
  7. Well you did ask. A 4mm scale BR(S) and a SR version of the Adams Radial 4-4-2T 4 mm scale Celestory coaches with raised moldings on the body shell. First World War Era 4mm scale coaches to match GWR City, S&D 7F, etc. 4mm scale Non Corridor coaches for branch line working. 4mm scale RTR 1960's Red Period London Underground Train, 1938 stock perhaps. 4mm scale Level crossing with working crossing gates 4mm scale Competitively priced and reliable working turntable SEE - its not a long list of locos. Regards Stephen.
  8. I remember buying many Mainline Palitoy and Airfix GMR products that at the time were much more superior to the Hornby Matgate built Competition sadly the build quality, cheap motors and some design failures did mean that they did not have a long life in Model Railway Service. i still have some Mainline Palitoy BR Standard Class 4's that are still in occasional service doing sterling service. Palitoy and Airfix GMR moved the hobby on to new standards of detail that all the manufactorers use today as normal practice. This thread is a nice nostalgic walk down all our yesterdays. Happy Model
  9. Hello, I missed out on the first batch of these SR bogie utility vans and my BR Crimson version from the recently released second batch has just been delivered. On close inspection it looks to me that the body has not been fully painted and the body sides rely on the self-coloured red plastic of the bodyshell. Fair enough the roof and ends are painted but the body sides look a bit toy like. I saw the new LNER long type CCT in BR Crimson livery the other day and that looked the same. Do the body sides rely on self coloured plastic or are my eyes deceiving me? I think that I will
  10. Hi All, Could some-one please explain to me what the Hornby sales through consessions is all about? My local branch of W H Smith's know nothing about any such arrangement. Many thanks, Stephen.
  11. Hello All, I am getting very confused about the Hornby SR & BR(S) Bogie B Passenger Brake Van. I missed out on the original release of the BR(S) version in BR Coaching Stock Green together with the SR Olive Green version - maybe it slipped out onto the market without much pre advertising. Since then it has been completely unobtainable in either guise that proves to me that Hornby under estimated the demand. Now it is to be re-released but without the option of the SR Olive Green Livery instead we are being offered BR(M) Maroon and BR TOPS Blue in addition to the original BR(S) ve
  12. I take this all with a pinch of salt as I don't think I will be visiting my nearest model shop on Christmas Day! Happy Modelling from Mr Grumpy.
  13. Hi, I have been following the debate regarding Hornby’s shortcomings with interest. I don’t want to go over the same old ground again or to enter into the minutiae of the supply chain failures as I missed out on the SR Bogie B Luggage Van in Olive Green Livery and am still quite het up about that. In summary my thoughts are much the same as many others; The supply chain is a huge mess due to the factory closing and other issues. The same old lame excuses have to stop and the issues have to be addressed and solutions put in place. Hornby have to start to communicate the issues op
  14. Hello, My name is Stephen and I am a modeller interested in the Somerset and Dorset Line in both pre grouping and BR days. I also model the Southern Railway in both pre and post nationalisation periods. My cut off date is July 1967 for obvious reasons! I have two questions the first is; I have two S&D Prussian Blue liveried locos and I need to know what would be the most appropriate coaches for them to haul. I have some old Mainline LMS coaches and I have spotted some full length Hornby LMS celestories but they look a bit toy like to be honest. Presumably pre the grouping the
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