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1 minute ago, RecordEdit said:

 

They are doing the catalogue/magazine bundle again via Tescos & WH Smith, or the publisher's website if you are out of the UK like myself.

 

 

 

I thought so, but couldn't be certain. 

 

I did have a look and saw the front cover of Hornby Magazine with a Win the Rocket on it. Didn't want to say anything, but didn't know whether it was just the old version or something interesting.

 

 

 

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17 minutes ago, AY Mod said:

I have a week-old banana that I can do you a deal on.

 

But answer the question! Does it have magnadhesion?  Shheeeesh moderators!

 

B. O. Nogobanana

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I'm looking forward to picking up one or two of the O gauge 1920 Hornby loco when they've sat on the shelves for a while and the price has been slashed ;)

 

Looks like an ETS mechanism under it and they're very good, Hornby have probably gone to them for the whole thing. Horrifically overpriced though.

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21 minutes ago, AY Mod said:

 

You'll buy anything yellow, I have a week-old banana that I can do you a deal on.

Better make it quick, it'll be brown tomorrow...

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29 minutes ago, GordonC said:

 

and I remember that being said at the time, but having a look at something shouldn't reserve that type so no-one else can model it. Hornby have had 30+ years to update their tooling and its bullying to crush smaller manufacturers when they actually stick their head above the parapet and announce they're doing something to gather interest and pre-orders. One or two duplicated models might be a co-incidence, this is repeated and bang out of order.

 

 

Three manufacturers now have been burned by producing models that have been staples in Hornby’s range for years: Rails of Sheffield (Terrier), Hattons (Class 66) and Cavalex (91) and then complained afterwards that TS ‘spiteful’. Maybe it will actually teach them to manufacturer one of the dozens of locos/units that have never been produced in model form before rather than constantly retooling the same old locos from other manufacturers ranges’.

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14 minutes ago, wirey33 said:

Can anyone shed some light on the “EX- Mk1s SK Ballast Cleaner Train Staff coaches”? I’ve never heard of ballast cleaning – replacement yes, but not cleaning.

Commonly practised over the last 50 or more years, courtesy of Big Yellow Machines and now a whole train, I believe, called the High-Output Ballast Cleaner (HOBC). Clearly cheaper than replacing ballast that is still serviceable and will drain well again if the detritus is removed. 

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Wow, what a list.

 

Was desperate for Bachmann to do the Malcolm class 90, but I see Hornby are doing it.

 

They're also doing the Malcolm 66's, again, I'd have preferred Bachmann or even Hattons.

 

The Scottish Azuma would appeal but only if it was the full 9 cars.

 

Some range though and I no doubt shall be purchasing a fair few items.

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5 minutes ago, Porcy Mane said:

But answer the question!

 

Dear Bonobo Banana, did you know William Huskisson was killed by a banana? 

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2 hours ago, Steamport Southport said:

 

All of them. They were standard coaches but with pressure ventilation and reduced seating in the dining cars to 2+1 seating.

 

Most of them are already in the Hornby range as ordinary coaches.

 

 

 

Jason

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D1905 57' BTK       Modified from same coach as existing Hornby BTK R4232 etc.

D1961 57' BFK        Coronation Scot version of D1910. not previously produced.

D1960 57' FK           Coronation Scot version of D1930.  Hornby R4230 etc, although some have wrong seating layout.

                                   Some original issues are numbered in D1909 series which had 2 a side seating.

D1912 50' RK           Coronation Scot version of standard D1912. Not previously produced.

D1902 65' RFO         Coronation Scot version of standard D1902. Not previously produced.

D1981 57' RTO          Coronation Scot conversion from D1904. Not previously produced.

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Wow. A fourth batch of GWR power cars in the gloss livery and a third batch of GWR mk3s. I was under the impression many shops couldn’t get rid of the last batch.

 

LNER mk3s without power cars is odd too. 

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45 minutes ago, Mallard60022 said:

Got their Chards and Seaton Js mixed up:rolleyes_mini:

UD had a black Ruston at Chard Jn. (with doors and windows IIRC), smartly finished in black with red lining.

 

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I’m quite surprised they did Class 43 Sir Kenneth Grange with a GWR Class 43 instead of the Intercity Class 43 it ran with for a while. 

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4 minutes ago, bart2day said:

 

Three manufacturers now have been burned by producing models that have been staples in Hornby’s range for years........Hattons (Class 66) 


How? They're aimed at two different markets altogether. Very few people will let go of a high-spec one in favour of one or two budget ones that would take a fair bit of work to make prototypical.

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Actually as mentioned by someone else -is there a flying Scotsman in the range must be their best selling loco of all time. Had a look through the range on the website don't recall seeing one?

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3 minutes ago, bart2day said:

 

LNER mk3s without power cars is odd too. 

 


That's because their first batch sold out far too quick and people have been asking for another run.

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Just now, Markwj said:

Actually as mentioned by someone else -is there a flying Scotsman in the range must be their best selling loco of all time. Had a look through the range on the website don't recall seeing one?

It’s in a new train set

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Just now, Markwj said:

Actually as mentioned by someone else -is there a flying Scotsman in the range must be their best selling loco of all time. Had a look through the range on the website don't recall seeing one?

There’s one in a train set. 

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1 minute ago, MGR Hooper! said:


How? They're aimed at two different markets altogether. Very few people will let go of a high-spec one in favour of one or two budget ones that would take a fair bit of work to make prototypical.

 

That’s a fair point but in BBC4’s documentary on Hornby last year I remember the Hattons rep being distinctly peeved when he met Simon Koehler at Hornby HQ for the 2019 range launch, calling the release of so many class 66s by Hornby ‘spiteful’.

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Did I see somewhere an offer on the TTS decoder with a Class 66?

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Just now, bart2day said:

 

That’s a fair point but in BBC4’s documentary on Hornby last year I remember the Hattons rep being distinctly peeved when he met Simon Koehler at Hornby HQ for the 2019 range launch, calling the release of so many class 66s by Hornby ‘spiteful’.

Maybe so, but I wonder if it has actually affected sales of hattons 66, I believe the Hornby ones sold very well

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Intrigued by the DC control...

Yesterday was my first experience with Lego trains. 

The 8 year old operator was delighted and demonstrated a working Eurostar with sounds and whistles on his phone app and used a tiny game controller to wirelessly operate the battery-powered train. Running was smooth and reliable.

No wiring needed. 

This is the way to go for model railways. 

Hornbys new DC system is intriguing but you still need the wires to the track. Surely the future is radio control and cut out the wires altogether. 

Diesel locos could have one driven bogie and the batteries could sit above the other bogie. 

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3 minutes ago, Railpassion said:

Intrigued by the DC control...

Yesterday was my first experience with Lego trains. 

The 8 year old operator was delighted and demonstrated a working Eurostar with sounds and whistles on his phone app and used a tiny game controller to wirelessly operate the battery-powered train. Running was smooth and reliable.

No wiring needed. 

This is the way to go for model railways. 

Hornbys new DC system is intriguing but you still need the wires to the track. Surely the future is radio control and cut out the wires altogether. 

Diesel locos could have one driven bogie and the batteries could sit above the other bogie. 

 

Thus eliminating all of the pick up issues that are such a stress when running a model railway particularly on DCC.

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Wow. Exciting announcement from Hornby. Happy for my mate that the APT is coming. He lost money on the DJM one. Like the Dutch 31. As already mentioned, disappointed there is yet again no Blue 31/4 or Railfreight non red stripe 31, or Intercity Mainline 31/4. 
Love the HST Intercity DVT’s. Would have loved them both or even one of the two to be Intercity Executive, to make a proper early East Coast mk3 + 91 combination. The Floyd 56? Just how many are going to go for one of those, where Br Blue or Br Blue Large Logo would sell by the boat load. And some more HAA’s is nice to see. Overall pretty good. 
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