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Markwj

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  1. In the interview with Andy Y I think they described it as a warm over or soft upgrade or something like that, some parts have been done but it was a whole new retool only a few years ago (I think)!
  2. It says there are over 10 available so is this the first batch left overs (held back in case of returns etc) but now released to the public or part of the second batch which is in production? I know my brother has pre ordered and paid for a second batch machine could he be offered one of this batch (rhetorical question I know)!
  3. I am intrigued by the modern loco mystery bundle for £250 it has a picture of the class 87 I would like but no clue as to the other loco and £250 is too much money to take a punt.
  4. Markwj

    Hornby APT 2020

    Yes I had the same thought and I think but am not sure the Hornby coming soon pages had them down as arriving in sept/ October. I expect when Hornby commissioned the ad that was the expectation but I think I have seen quoted the mags need about 6 weeks lead time to place adverts so I reckon Hornby placed the ad in good faith but then things happened which has pushed the model back. Same thing has happened with the class 91 ad too.
  5. Having seen a few with lights added and also having the Dapol O gauge I think it really adds something to the 08.
  6. This has probably been mentioned but I wonder if accurascale have considered something to shunt their awesome wagon range like a new 08. While the Hornby and Bachmann ones are nice they have been around for some time so a new one with lights etc would be really cool!
  7. Markwj

    Hornby APT 2020

    Disappointing but it will turn up when it turns up was thinking they were soon as a production model was at Chester. I wonder if there is a shipping rather than a production issue. If the coach packs arrive first I wonder if we can couple them to conventional stock and drag them round like a test train.
  8. Thanks for the video really whetted the appetite, obviously Andy was impressed but the enthusiasm and commitment from the Bachmann lads was good to see too clearly they are proud of their new product.
  9. I had hoped with the adverts appearing in the model press and the model in the coming soon part of the Hornby website these were on the way but I think these are pre-production samples rather than production samples brought across before the main batch? I agree they look good though.
  10. I know it’s not quite accurate but cheapest I have seen it https://www.modelrailwaysdirect.co.uk/locomotive-diesel-electric/Hornby-r3880-br-class-31-a1a-a1a-31147-floreat-salopia-era-8/
  11. Thanks for the video interesting they have been working on the 47 for 4 years which easily predated the latest route to announcement but they kept it under their hats. They did say they have every interest covered with the stuff in progress so hopefully there will be something with a pantograph!
  12. Can someone laser scan and produce something not done yet?
  13. Got to be class 47, 25, 56 or APT or even a terrier! Anyway probably too expensive my wallet is either breathing a sigh or relief or quaking in a corner and there are 1 too many rivets on some part or other! Yes I may have got out of the wrong side of bed this morning!
  14. I do hope Andy looks at his wife the same way that he went gooey eyed at the 47- otherwise she will be very jealous!
  15. Hereford models have some cheap 2nd hand Heljan diesels on their site including this Heljan 47 for £70 http://herefordmodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=832_833_1032_1033&products_id=16446
  16. Think derails may have added this 45 to the soiled box sale- sound fitted available for £160 (ish)! https://www.derails.co.uk/Bachmann-32684dbsf-class45?filter_name=Class 45
  17. There is a full page add for the class 91 in the September BRM which indicates they are getting close now!
  18. Markwj

    Hornby APT 2020

    I have just paid £36 for 3 chips -yes they are the cheap 8pin lais dcc chips from eBay but I have quite a few and they have never caused an issue for me.
  19. Markwj

    Hornby APT 2020

    It does have directional headlights. They are shown on later videos on Facebook just not on the first video as the driving cars were not chipped at that point.
  20. I think the class 89 is nailed on, the longer they wait to announce the closer the model is to release so it’s not a bad thing at all. Well for me anyway!
  21. Markwj

    Hornby APT 2020

    Also struggling with the witty part! Didn’t see much moaning on here having just read back but the irony is the amount of moaning about this forum on the Facebook thread is much more than the moaning on here about the model!
  22. I notice they haven’t offered just a dcc fitted version ,hopefully it’s easy to take apart and fit a chip. I guess the reviews will tell us. mark
  23. Markwj

    Hornby APT 2020

    There is a comment on the railnuts Facebook page that their apt set is one of only 3 in the country. Presumably the rest are on a slow boat from China!
  24. Wow just watched they really have thrown the kitchen sink at this and good luck to them. I probably won’t buy one unless it’s available in red or green or grey or some combination like that. This really did deserve an announcement day of its own- hoping for more pleasant surprises tomorrow.
  25. Do we know what stage the second run is at? Is it in production, waiting factory slot etc? Asking for a friend (my brother who can’t be arsed to ask for himself but endlessly witters about stuff)! cheers
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