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by GWR_fan
Thu May 17, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby in the news today
Replies: 122
Views: 2231

Re: Hornby in the news today

Bigmet, I have two Bachmann models and the temptation level to update is a big fat zero. Only the latest, greatest and more expensive crowd will be tempted in the main. There are numerous models that I will not purchase for various reported defects or running issues like brass wheelsets on various H...
by GWR_fan
Thu May 17, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby in the news today
Replies: 122
Views: 2231

Re: Hornby in the news today

I wonder if the collector brigade have actually been opening their boxes to see the condition of their class 31, class 50, class 56, T9 and 9F locomotives to see if nature has taken its toll.
by GWR_fan
Wed May 16, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Preowned windfalls
Replies: 64
Views: 4546

Re: Preowned windfalls

Another win. Described as a non-runner and drastically reduced in price, a mint/as new Vitrains class 37 in Railfreight Distribution livery from that store. As soon as I removed the body the cause was apparent. The chassis was missing the DCC blanking plug. Inserted a plug and the loco performed bri...
by GWR_fan
Tue May 15, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby in the news today
Replies: 122
Views: 2231

Re: Hornby in the news today

........The limited edition models were not actually limited, as no sooner had they made one batch of 504 limited edition locomotives when after a gap of a year or two the same locomotive with the same name and number by the same company would be offered in a second batch and then a third etc. So t...
by GWR_fan
Tue May 15, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby in the news today
Replies: 122
Views: 2231

Re: Hornby in the news today

Wonder what Hornby are going to follow suit now with their tired 60's Triang-Hornby range. Oh wait. They already have. Railroad. :lol: Only if they have an X04! ;) Alas, the X04 nor the ringfield will be making a reappearance as they were simply too expensive to manufacture. Far cheaper to pick up ...
by GWR_fan
Tue May 15, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby in the news today
Replies: 122
Views: 2231

Re: Hornby in the news today

Kids of today do not MODEL computers, they use the technology that a computer chip allows them, whether it be online gaming, music downloads, video creation, app development. Today's technology has opened a world of possibilities. Our railways had a pre-defined destination with the outcome usually p...
by GWR_fan
Mon May 14, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby in the news today
Replies: 122
Views: 2231

Re: Hornby in the news today

Bigmet, model railroading flourished in a time when railways were important to the population. It was a time when few private individuals owned a car to go to work or on holidays. The population was almost totally dependent on the railway network for its goods and its transport. This dependency fost...
by GWR_fan
Mon May 14, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby in the news today
Replies: 122
Views: 2231

Re: Hornby in the news today

Given that a small commissioned loco now is around GBP100.00, I really cannot see prices doing anything but rise (until the next possible firesale, although the new boss stated that such sales will never happen again). A commissioned loco supposedly has no middleman taking his slice of the pie so in...
by GWR_fan
Fri May 11, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby 2018 Range
Replies: 51
Views: 5358

Re: Hornby 2018 Range

What a novel idea releasing matching Mk3 coaches with the "GWR" class 43 set simultaneously, well almost.
by GWR_fan
Thu May 10, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Re: BARGAINS!
Replies: 243
Views: 116852

Re: BARGAINS!

I picked up two mint Dapol GWR shirtbutton fruit vans for less than GBP 7.00 each from that store. Next day the same items were over GBP14.00 each. I have given up trying to make sense of their prices as there is no consistency.
by GWR_fan
Wed May 09, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Model number needed please.
Replies: 10
Views: 175

Re: Model number needed please.

Maybe not so clear as I was referring to the Railroad release of the old Lima crane tooling being in the R69XX series.
by GWR_fan
Wed May 09, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Model number needed please.
Replies: 10
Views: 175

Re: Model number needed please.

End2end wrote:The seller finally got back to me with a model number of R9691......Thanks. End2end


That is an odd number and perhaps something from the Thomas range. The Hornby Railroad models seem to be in the R69XX series.
by GWR_fan
Wed May 09, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Model number needed please.
Replies: 10
Views: 175

Re: Model number needed please.

This is a new yellow version. Was available in red and brown livery as well.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Hornby-R636 ... SwA3dYOEak
by GWR_fan
Tue May 08, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Model number needed please.
Replies: 10
Views: 175

Re: Model number needed please.

That is old Lima tooling. The crane is still available new in the Railroad range in Network yellow. Was also released in a red version. That current bid price is getting close to street price.
by GWR_fan
Tue May 08, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Announcement at 10am Today
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: Announcement at 10am Today

End2end wrote:.........Does anyone know if this HST loco/dummy car pair comes as NON TTS? I really don't need sound nor the cost of it. :?
I couldn't find a non TTS version on ths site.
Thanks
End2end


Wait for Rails to strip out the sound modules.

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