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by alex3410
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: BBC news article
Replies: 7
Views: 758

BBC news article

The 'chaos' that nearly derailed Hornby https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48716918 Sorry for formatting, I am on my phone I had to post as this quote made my laugh: "A Harry Potter train set? How does that fit in my layout of Torquay in the 1960s? They can't relate to that," Mr Davies sa...
by alex3410
Sun May 19, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 88
Views: 4902

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

This is such sad news, I really hope they treat this with the seriousness it deserves & don’t just dismiss it as ‘toys’ the amount of time that goes into the layouts is such a large part of the value. With the value of items ‘on site’ I had always assumed they had someone keeping an eye on thing...
by alex3410
Thu May 02, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Hattons Account Deleted
Replies: 16
Views: 1521

Re: Hattons Account Deleted

I also tend to opt for royal mail, because that way if i miss the parcel i can walk down the the collection office the next day to get it :lol:
by alex3410
Wed May 01, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Dj models announcement
Replies: 40
Views: 2958

Re: Dj models announcement

Wow, i am surprised the IP has been granted but highly doubt it will stop other manufacturers from making a competing scale model of a historical item - DJ cant have rights over the loco design, if anyone would it would be the original designer of the actual prototype (or whatever company owns it no...
by alex3410
Wed May 01, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Model railway insurance?
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: Model railway insurance?

its an interesting question, obviously home insurance wouldn't cover it outside of the house but has anyone ever had to claim on home insurance for railway items?

Its one of the reasons i moved into the loft from the shed as our insurance has a limit to value of items in the shed
by alex3410
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: what do you hope to achieve from your model railway?
Replies: 35
Views: 1671

Re: what do you hope to achieve from your model railway?

essentially something i am happy with :lol: i am not bothered by 'historical accuracy' or making it super realistic my aim is just something that looks good to me. I went to a local show at the weekend and one of the layouts really stood out for me, not because it was super detailed but because it w...
by alex3410
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: DCC point wiring
Replies: 3
Views: 607

Re: DCC point wiring

I have removed the other thread asking the same question in another section of the forum - please don’t post the same question multiple times as long as you post under the heading that best fits the question users tend to be able to find it and answer OK.
by alex3410
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Items Wanted
Topic: wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 539

Re: wanted

Request moved to wanted section
by alex3410
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby R1233 The Coca-Cola Christmas Train Set 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2355

Re: Hornby R1233 The Coca-Cola Christmas Train Set 2019

I’d wonder if Hornby are actually paying coke for the license to use their logo etc?

I think the rrp is there purely so retailers can list it at its actual price of ~£40 while claiming it’s 50% off as they do with Hornbys normal starter set :roll:
by alex3410
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 83
Views: 4886

Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

i didn't notice it enough to bother me and thought it was a bit of an over reaction (i fall into the generally looks OK and i am happy rather then historically accurate) but it was his point about it being in the range for years to come & that it was important to get it right that made sense. We...
by alex3410
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 83
Views: 4886

Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

As far as the 66 goes it is just providing exactly what so many on here have asked for, a basic "no frills" loco that will look the part in motion when viewed from around three feet. Sounds just the sort of "in tune" decision that Simon K was known for. It will be interesting, I...
by alex3410
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 83
Views: 4886

Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

You could view it the other way around as the retailers competing with the manufacturer. It was an interesting watch, the build up was for rails reaction, but thought Hattons kicking off was more fun! It could be they had their first reactions filmed and rails got their swearing out of the way befor...
by alex3410
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby make attempt at World Domination
Replies: 21
Views: 2356

Re: Hornby make attempt at World Domination

I hope so, i have the SECR one on preorder and if its like you say a balance between detail, being able to touch it and cost i will be very happy :D
by alex3410
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19
Replies: 83
Views: 4886

Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

I enjoyed watching it, the tool scrapping was rather sad as you never know when they could be useful - it’s not as if they are short of space! But it’s probably as others have said tools that wouldn’t have been reusable anyway The only bit that got to me was the seemingly 20 minutes they filmed the ...
by alex3410
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Thoughts which may help the manufacturers, the trade and the modellers alike.
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Re: Thoughts which may help the manufacturers, the trade and the modellers alike.

In reality think it’s probably blurry between the two types, looking at my collection/layout for example: I have the largest radius curves I could fit in, not for realistic running but for reliability - I have avoided R1 curves at all costs. Looking at the rest of the track layout etc it’s very much...

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