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by Jonny
Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: WW1 Commemorative sets
Replies: 9
Views: 1263

Re: WW1 Commemorative sets

I can't decide how I feel about WW1 commemorative sets. The quality of the sets aside (Hornby's looks pretty boring as a set, while at least Bachmann have worked to make it more unique) I don't know if it's simply trying to model an era of history or making money off a pretty appalling event in our ...
by Jonny
Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: BR mk 1 Post Office Sorting Vans
Replies: 6
Views: 1232

Re: BR mk 1 Post Office Sorting Vans

I think there's a strong case for making an operational mail coach to higher modelling standards than we've got in the past: after all, it's a prototypical feature even if comes across as pretty toylike. I for one love the existing model, which works surprisingly well. I wonder if you could make the...
by Jonny
Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby new for 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3065

Re: Hornby new for 2014

I'm looking forward to getting these TTS-equipped locomotives - however, can anyone who's planning on getting at least one be kind enough to write a brief review later on? Will help me who's 12,000km away to decide if it's worth the money! I'm quite keen on the Network Rail Class 37, so if I end up...
by Jonny
Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Strange little loco !!
Replies: 14
Views: 1878

Re: Strange little loco !!

I'm pretty sure that was the original shape for Hornby's Thomas the Tank Engine model, which may explain the somewhat perilous overhang at the front. It makes regular appearances in the Hornby Railroad range nowadays.
by Jonny
Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Just do as it says
Replies: 10
Views: 887

Re: Just do as it says

I feel like there's a Thomas and Friends joke in here somewhere.
by Jonny
Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby or Triang short clerestory , difference?
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: Hornby or Triang short clerestory , difference?

Ah, yes, Old Slow Coach. Good grief, it seems expensive for what it is though.
by Jonny
Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Railroad O8
Replies: 15
Views: 1695

Re: Hornby Railroad O8

A sound basis for any model railway purchase.
by Jonny
Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Jekyll and Hyde, the two faces of Hornby
Replies: 14
Views: 1718

Re: Jekyll and Hyde, the two faces of Hornby

Yes, it started out as a series of graphic novels by Alan Moore. It bears almost no relation to the film: the League is led by Wilhelmina Murray, The Invisible Man is even more of a scumbag, and Harry Potter is unmasked as the Antichrist in later volumes.
by Jonny
Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Railroad O8
Replies: 15
Views: 1695

Re: Hornby Railroad O8

Thank you for the replies. I will wait for the Bachmann model to arrive. :D The 'new' Hornby main range 08 - is arguably better than the Bachmann...... Alas, the Hornby shunters come in a fairly limited range of liveries. No way am I buying one in that hideous Serco livery. I do like Oliviastrains'...
by Jonny
Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Jekyll and Hyde, the two faces of Hornby
Replies: 14
Views: 1718

Re: Jekyll and Hyde, the two faces of Hornby

Brossard wrote:Did you see "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen"?


I hope not, for their sake :lol: The books are pretty good, however.
by Jonny
Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Lighting Controller
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Lighting Controller

We're at the "installing the lights" stage of our model railway, putting grain of wheat lightbulbs in all our buildings. However, we're struggling to find a decent way of powering them: we've tried hooking up a variety of Hornby controllers with no success. They work, at least initially: i...
by Jonny
Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Model shops in York
Replies: 18
Views: 2876

Re: Model shops in York

Wow, that's a great find!
by Jonny
Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Model shops in York
Replies: 18
Views: 2876

Re: Model shops in York

I guess you could make the argument it's a railway museum first and a gift shop second, but then on the other hand there are extensive displays by both Hornby and Bachmann, and three working model railway layouts... :?
by Jonny
Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Train Times Model Shop Eastbourne- Sad News
Replies: 8
Views: 3588

Re: Train Times Model Shop Eastbourne- Sad News

Very sad. Do we know if it's staying open long-term? The shop I knew in Lancaster closed down for good because of the proprietor's illness.
by Jonny
Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Railroad crane
Replies: 11
Views: 1417

Re: Hornby Railroad crane

I just used a bunch of standard Hornby OO wheels off some old wagons I have. Dapol wheels work fine too.

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