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Ian Hargrave

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  1. Further to the above.Factory code is HUA 01. Have we seen this one before ?
  2. Just received mine courtesy of another fine service from Derails.I can confirm the lining is finely applied with demarcation between the yellow bands almost imperceptible with the naked eye but nevertheless in place. I’m also happy with the paint finish,the green being just so for me and fortunately without the dull flat impression that seems present on some recent models
  3. My misspent youth memories were of 1A 98 ,the up Bristolian,Warship hauled with a complete rake of chocolate & cream Mk 1’s 1960-62 . I still think on B4 .
  4. Sorry for the pedantry but the B4 bogies on that set goes back IIRC to 1958/60.Certainly as I remember that set from 1960-62.
  5. The Mogul is on Gaugemaster’s released list today as scheduled for October delivery.
  6. Which is fine if you are working to a price point.But even that doesn’t apply with this current edition which IMHO is stretching credibility beyond what I consider acceptable limits.No thank you.
  7. But in this case that does not apply. You cannot seriously compare the two . Hornby 9F is for those who stick to the brand. .....as has been posted above.
  8. And that’s the first thing that passed through my head too. We’ll wait &see.This I think is set to be a big seller.
  9. And now is on the Hornby website newly arrived.
  10. Headed I imagine for the “Collectors” market for onward eBay profit.,spurred on by the heady heights achieved recently by R 3819. The comparison ends there however for this is an entirely different model in terms of quality,especially when you consider Bachmann’s 9F is always available.
  11. No you go to Curry’s for those.
  12. Alfas and Triumphs. Strangely two flawed thoroughbreds...My 1965 Vitesse suffered a fractured front n/s wheel disc which parted company with its tyre .This duly proceeded ahead of the rest of the vehicle which gracelessly but safely ground to a halt on three legs. My Alfa 147 diesel filled one with sensations of the Mille Miglia....until its clutch seized immovably and ignominiously in a bus lane in the middle of Cambridge,cost a night’s hotel expense and had to be towed home the following day. Both were great to drive.No consolation Talking of flawed propul
  13. When I joined the club in order to purchase their Brighton Works Terrier,I had similar experiences on both card presenting occasions. With PayPal....no such difficulties.....despite using the same card. Their problem.Not yours. I sent a complaint.It obviously fell on deaf ears. Simply this should not be happening. Why is this ....lack of joined up customer care ? If Hornby do graze this forum,then please read,mark,learn and inwardly digest .Then fix it.It is not rocket science.
  14. Let’s just say it has character. Impressions are very promising indeed in all seriousness.Enough to make this sceptic sit up and take notice.
  15. And the one everybody overlooks...the B16
  16. But not all retailers will mail overseas.Something perhaps we forget. I’m not a fan of pre ordering but after recent events on this occasion I did.
  17. Now that’s as heartfelt and sensible a post as I’ve read in a long time. Chronologically,Hornby have an annoying habit of releasing coaches at different times. You are hanging around for weeks/ months on end for the missing one to finally appear or it’s released in penny numbers and sells out quickly to reappear finally when some of us have fallen off the tree. I’m sure of course that production difficulties beset Hornby’s plans but in this particular case chaps can we make a plea for some really joined up delivery. A nice big box containing the complete train will do very nicely t
  18. Or even two rebuilt editions.....
  19. Didn’t think of it in that way....but yes I take your point.Worthy models Hornby’s GW releases in many ways but IMHO no game changers comparatively speaking..As I’m sure our resident “spokesperson “ Stationmaster Mike might agree. Now what would tempt me to review my position would be a 5 * revamp of their Hawksworth County. Oops,there I go again.....way off topic. Very sorry,Sir Nige....a disloyal Gresley country resident.
  20. Hope all are now successfully tuned in. The W1 to my eyes is on course to become one of the best steam image RTR OO gauge models to date.I ‘m looking at my Roco DR Class 18 201 for a direct comparison.I believe that is its potential standard. Something to savour.
  21. But at the time what they did may have been foolhardy but not illegal thus painful though you may find it you cannot compare the two. We are all ....or most of us ...living through painfully difficult situations. I am not exempt from such pain and difficulties in the same way as you. I am now sole carer for my wife who is suffering from terminal pancreatic cancer. Sure,we have good carer support from our local hospice but our close family is divided between Rhondda Cynon Taf and Gateshead .Work that one out....not rocket science is it ? I’m on my own.Like you close fam
  22. Well utterly pointless in attempting to convince you .I actually have told you what a less confrontational way could have been.You obviously have a jaundiced view of teaching staff .Minor damage....how on earth can you predict that ?. Good experienced teaching staff are not easy to replace and are in no way sheep to be herded. It may have escaped your attention that many are struggling to secure Covid tests before they are secure to return to work. I’m afraid you sweep gloss over the surface without attempt at any real understanding of how this situation might unfold. It ain’t that simple
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