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  1. woodenhead

    The Engine Shed

    I never called it a re-run and I know it is a completely new model.
  2. woodenhead

    The Engine Shed

    Or maybe the reverse of what has been suggested and Hornby got wind of what Rails were planning when Rails got the measurements of the coach and brought their model into production whilst Rails were doing their CAD work. I don't think Hornby went from a CAD to a model in a week, though if the chassis is the same as the other coaches then it is only the top that needed a mould producing. If it is ok to suggest Rails were doing a spoiler on Hornby then it is fine for me to suggest that it could be done in reverse.
  3. But these ladies play their own instruments and don't appear to be manufactured.
  4. woodenhead

    The Engine Shed

    I don't doubt they measured it in July 2018 - it makes absolute sense to measure everything in sight when you get the opportunity - then you can work on it at your leisure (the CAD) and spring a rabbit out of the hat when the opportunity arises. But it's another of those 'We've already been planning it' jobs - wait for someone to show there is demand for a new model - The Terrier, the 91 and now this. It's like Hornby wait to see what the public reaction to the model is and then quietly turn on their product which they had in CAD before announcing it to the world - all after the other company has expended a lot of time and effort and basically doing Hornby's market research for them. Using Cavalex - Hornby announced the 91 but not the coaches leaving Cavalex in a quandry and the coaches in limbo - I have no doubt unless Cavalex turned out ready to roll prototypes then Hornby will simply announce the coaches if Cavalex did any more visible development of the 4mm coaches otherwise they will do them when they feel like it. I know at the end of the day it is business and there is nothing underhand about how Hornby maintain their models and market, maybe in the past they have been too lax about things, certainly not any more.
  5. I love testing data - NOT


    So my colleague has written a new data extract and not only are there hundreds of thousands of records but also a ridiculous number of columns that all sound very similar.


    It's a great dataset, a development of an earlier one and before it gets unleashed I am testing it on some known extracts to check the results are the same.  Found an issue, very subtle, so subtle I didn't notice at first and thought perhaps it was a naming convention issue in a report.


    Anyway got to the bottom of it after searching through a lot of code and a few columns have been misaligned in a derived table.


    It reminded me of Andre Previn on Morecambe and Wise and Eric says "I'm playing all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order"  In my case "I've got the right data, but not necessarily in the right order"  :lol:

    1. Stubby47


      Sounds like what I do :)

  6. Trying to break the internet (not hard these days with everyone at home!!) It will be a pic of a scantily clad Simon K opening a bottle of Champagne.
  7. woodenhead

    The Engine Shed

    Rails can't do anything right when it comes to Hornby can they, first the Terrier, now the LMR 3rd class coach. I've just suggested to Rails they propose to do the Mk4 coaches now. I doubt very much this is Hornby building an expanding range of early railways, the Rocket was an anniversary special re-running the Triang model albeit updated, the LMR open looks like another shot at Rails and nothing more.
  8. Hmmm, ok, can you announce please a set of Mk4 coaches and DVT then please @Oliver Rails, I guess we will need IC, GNER, Nat Express, Virgin, LNER & GC liveries.
  9. Answers the age old question how do you get a square peg in a round hole? Use a mortiser to make the peg fit.
  10. And more visitors, people are beginning to venture out....
  11. They're keen: Come with bags, perhaps they are camping out to be on the first train However, I can see that the Thompson coach and it's train have been placed there since 14th May so some activity underway ahead of re-opening.
  12. No Deltics if that had happened Bigger run of 50s perhaps instead, or simply there would have been more than enough other diesels until the wires reached Newcastle and then eventually Edinburgh. That said, the AL5 was a lovely loco and the AM9s would have made for lovely semi fasts.
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