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  1. Regarding the MU projects; having produced the MK5s then perhaps a good working relationship with CAF would make their other UK products a good candidate? A Class 397 Nova 2 set to run with your Nova 3, a bevy of two car 195/6/7 units for smaller layouts, put a 331 under their new working pantographs? If we’re still wishlisting I would order at least a pair of 315s on Day 1!
  2. I must admit, I let out an audible “oof” when the bridge came into play!
  3. I was hoping not to be reminded of the excitement I had seeing they were back in stock followed by the crushing disappointment at the price! Another run of these at a more reasonable price would be very appreciated!
  4. Surely Rapido can provide a small peg in addition to a standard NEM coupling? I can’t see how Hornby could stop them if they decided to. And even if they can’t or are unwilling to make their Lion compatible with Hornby’s Rocket rolling stock I’m sure they’ll be a 3D printed solution along within a few weeks of release!
  5. Hoping for a late 2022 release to ensure everything is on shelves throughout 2023 myself!
  6. The banner advertising the launch over on rapidotrains.co.uk has OO in the corner. However I’m not sure if this is a new addition or not!
  7. The latest Bachmann Times states it was identified that a “small improvement” to the mechanism could be made, and as a result the model was delayed. Delivery is now projected for “the first half” of 2021.
  8. And here’s a YouTube link for anyone who wants to see a production example in action.
  9. Gosh, that’s a beautiful machine. This last brief period of waiting might just be the hardest so far!
  10. I received mine a few days ago from Model Railways Direct, who sadly seem to have sold out. But they are out there!
  11. Looking forward to turning the air blue as I once again struggle through another disgustingly difficult spot-the-difference!
  12. Anyone else have their pre-orders for these coaches cancelled by Hattons? Just had an email informing me they were “unable to secure the stock to allocate to your pre-orderl, hopefully they haven’t fallen out with Hornby as well as Bachmann!
  13. A full rake of these are going to look fantastic! I’ll leave that to someone with a fatter wallet than I to prove, though. Looking forward to my TPE set arriving more than ever!
  14. So after treating myself at Christmas 2019 by ordering a set of flat pack baseboards I was looking forward to having a project for the occasional weekend off or evening free during what was shaping up to be a very busy 2020. In the end, a courier dropped off a pair of baseboards on the day Lockdown 1 was announced, and with nothing but time on my hands I dived right in. Inspired by a plan found in a Peco track plan book Birklands is a firm ‘Rule 1’ 5ft x 4ft layout built on a pair of baseboards to allow for storage under the bed when not is use. It features a station with passing loop, a small locomotive depot and several small sidings. Over the course of spring and summer I completed track laying, the wiring and electronics and constructed the station platform from the excellent Metcalfe kit. When restrictions began to ease and a return to normal life looked imminent I decided to let my fiancé have her kitchen table back and returned the layout to storage. Needless to say I called that wrong! Now with months of being stuck at home looming Birklands has been set up and dusted off, and a list of tasks to be completed written: - repair some decidedly dodgy wiring - ballasting - scenery - buildings and structures - dozens of things I’m sure I’ve forgotten While Current Events continue I’ll carry on plugging away, making mistakes and keeping RMWeb members updated!
  15. Watto1990

    2021 hopes

    One of the preserved examples made it into BR black a few years back, didn’t it? I’d be more than happy to apply a little bit of Rule 1 for a model of that!
  16. Well, the review in January’s Hornby Magazine makes for very exciting reading and the GT3 seems to have impressed! I’m eagerly awaiting mine making its way into my hands.
  17. Got an email asking me to call the office to complete the order this morning. It was mentioned I was one of the first to get an order in, that they had a full inbox and were anticipating a busy few days.
  18. Do you have too many locomotives? Are you sick of complaints your DCC sound is just too loud?
  19. Thank you for the helpful reply, I had thought Hornby had sold out weeks ago and didn’t think to check again.
  20. Is anyone aware of these available to pre-order anywhere? I had a set of three ordered from A Popular South Yorkshire Retailer that seems to be about to be cancelled.
  21. That’s so weird, I was just wondering the other day why they couldn’t stick a motorised chassis under the EFE tube trains!
  22. Well now the competition is over I can admit it took me a full 20 minutes to notice the back to front double arrows in the spot the difference competition!
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