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  1. Hi @McC I did wonder if that would be the answer. Thankyou for your reply anyway Cheers, 60800
  2. I was rather surprised to log on this morning and see that there are some DCC ready editions of RSG now available, especially since there were none by the time I saw the post when the extended run announcement was made last week. Since DCC sound was available for a short while, I wonder if people have upgraded from DCC ready orders? Regardless I am grateful RSG is available again and I've just put my order in. @Accurascale Fran Do you know how much allocation of Tulyar is left please? I was going to order that but RSG took precedence! Cheers, 60800
  3. I don't have any Bachmann 47's so I'll have to substitute with 37's - but the ploughs look passable when the support structure is painted black Cheers, WV908
  4. I wonder if we may finally get 47222 'Appleby Frodingham' from this new tooling? Admittedly with the price it would take something special like this (my 'home' loco) in blue to convince me to buy one. Cheers, 60800
  5. @big jim She's now named Barbara Arbon Cheers, WV908
  6. By the time I first saw 37057 in 2019 the paint was in a horrible state. She looked terrible and despite the loss of the skirts, now looks fantastic in Colas house colours. She is of course now named, which adds to the appeal. Cheers, 60800
  7. These delays are a bit of a saving grace for me - I had to cancel my 37's to be able to keep the Deltics (which I have deposits on). So I've just re-ordered 608, swapped 602 for 606 (finally found my photos from Kingmoor in 2015 and it's 606 that I cabbed) and I've added on 419 for good measure, despite the fact the real thing expired on the BLS charter on Friday. Cheers, 60800 37057 looks good with her new name and colours, Hint hint
  8. I'm building Donny circa 2019, so although I have my sound fitted one as above, I do really need a pair Cheers, WV908
  9. Really surprised by but also really happy with this announcement. Sadly I can't renumber 008 as she has the original cantrail grilles.... So any chance of 56006 as preserved please? Oh and I wouldn't mind a Colas one either please to go with this that I only bought a month ago; Cheers, 60800
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    I can't agree more, as I certainly don't trust Facebook as a source for anything like this and it does appear to be hearsay. No-one has been able to back it up, seemingly the only 'evidence' being what has happened with Hattons. As said, this has cropped up literally in the last couple of days and has exploded. I last spoke to one of the shops I have orders with about a month ago and, at the time, they seemed to have no clue what Hornby was doing with anything and if they would get their allocations that they had ordered or not. It's unsettling regardless.
  11. 60800

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    100% yes - and I doubt we will get confirmation either way. I am aware that a significant number of the members on here do not partake in any other form of social media so I thought I would highlight the recent discussions elsewhere. Over the last day or two talk of these tiers has exploded and they all pretty much come to the conclusion I have summarised above I wouldn't know - but seemingly if a contract has expired then Hornby has no obligation to fulfill Hatton's pre-orders? Indeed in the past, Hattons and many others have received huge cuts - the biggest before now probably being the whole Great Gathering / Great Goodbye A4 situation
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    This tier system is now doing the rounds on Facebook and is pretty much summed up as follows; Tier 1 gets the pick of the crop Tier 2 slightly restricted but most things are delivered Tier 3 cannot pre-order stock and instead gets what is left over from Hornby's online sales. Examples given are Kernow etc are tier 1, most smaller shops are tier 2 and a very small handful, including Hattons are dumped down in tier 3. Take it as you will, but if this is really the case it is not good. Ordering direct from Hornby is my last resort - I'd rather join in the bun fight when stock arrives but I have certainly completely lost my faith in pre-ordering. Edit: Oh and yes, I did have one pre-order left with Hattons that I forgot about aaaand it's gone
  13. Hi Jason, I probably should have expanded my original comment as I in fact share your view! The 'oh dear' was referring to another small manufacturer being stomped on, but as you say, their customer relations policy and batch size is erm 'interesting' to say the least. Cheers, 60800
  14. To have been a fly on the wall in the marketing meetings for the 24.... Oh dear. No new 90's so to echo the sentiments above, wallet safe for a while. Watch the autumn new tool announcement be a Deltic *facepalm*
  15. I mentioned this in the Locomotion models thread but neglected to here, but, the current delay of the arrival of the V2's is due to the entire running plate being retooled to remove the wave and the ski-jump. Original delivery estimates were March / April - the V2's are now expected in August but the Precedents will be first. Cheers, 60800
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