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by Notanyware
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Financial Woes Continue
Replies: 109
Views: 5377

Re: Financial Woes Continue

The problem with Hornby Is they have to many eggs in the basket, they need to dump the foreign brands and do what they do best making British models, I also think with so many new players in the OO gauge game it may be that they are struggling to compete, if they cant handle the heat it may be time ...
by Notanyware
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Individuality of Expression.
Replies: 16
Views: 1090

Re: Individuality of Expression.

Many things come into play creating an individual and different layout, some, some of the best layouts I have seen where built on a very limited budget but by doing that more creative effort was needed to acheive a first class result, it seems to me that some of the best modelling has been done by u...
by Notanyware
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby in the news today
Replies: 160
Views: 6655

Re: Hornby in the news today

If Hornby stopped supplying box shifters they may as well give the game away, no one pays RRP for model railway products, to be honest there has been so much debate over the future of Hornby I wish they would vanish, its not that long ago that they were still peddling antique locos and rolling stock...
by Notanyware
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby in the news today
Replies: 160
Views: 6655

Re: Hornby in the news today

Crikey I thought the DC v DCC debate was dead and buried how wrong I was, I had a DCC layout for a while and really enjoyed it, no knob twiddling just punching a number in and turning a knob, I decided to switch from OO gauge to American N scale DC run but quickly got bored with that so decided to m...
by Notanyware
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby in the news today
Replies: 160
Views: 6655

Re: Hornby in the news today

Hornby are a lot less relevant today because of models being released by DJ, Oxford and Hattons, all releasing models that people have been pleading with Hornby to make for years, maybe Hornby have made one or two many Mallards and Flying Scotsman locos which seem to have been the main stay of Hornb...
by Notanyware
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby in the news today
Replies: 160
Views: 6655

Re: Hornby in the news today

I always thought the object of owning and building a model railway was to enjoy playing trains, I can remember getting my first train set way back in 1955 when I got a Hornby Dublo Duchess of Atholl set, back then I cant remember anyone of my trainspotting mates that ever bought model trains to stic...
by Notanyware
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby in the news today
Replies: 160
Views: 6655

Re: Hornby in the news today

For me the object of being a model railway fan is first and foremost to have fun and rekindle my chilhood days growing up with British steam trains, over the years I tried N and HO gauge layouts but finished up with my first love OO Gauge, having spent a small fortune on the hobby over a 35 year per...
by Notanyware
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby in the news today
Replies: 160
Views: 6655

Re: Hornby in the news today

I may get myself in trouble for my comment on this topic but I blame the modellers and model railway press for people losing interest or giving the hobby a miss, the continual pressure placed on manufacturers / importers to add more detail to locomotives and rolling stock has been responsible for th...
by Notanyware
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Jubliee 45690
Replies: 11
Views: 813

Re: Jubliee 45690

Ah Leander the old beauty, as a young boy growing up in Longbridge near the Austin Motor Factory I used to see that engine just about every time I went trainspotting, the groan from my self and a few mates was "oh no not Leander again", thank goodness for New Street Station and Tamworth so...
by Notanyware
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Few newbie questions
Replies: 16
Views: 877

Re: Few newbie questions

Yes its probably better to lean it against the wall that way you dont have to lift it, I dont like the idea of hanging it which sounds a bit dangerous, I also like the Hornby track mat idea as mentioned earlier, as for buildings stations etc I would go with the various Hornby track mat accessories w...
by Notanyware
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Individuality of Expression.
Replies: 16
Views: 1090

Re: Individuality of Expression.

Not everything has been done before, I remember watching a video where the modeller made the spokes on his bycicle wheel out of his own hair, now thats what I call different. I stopped looking at super detailed layouts some time back as I am one old fiddle that cant play a new tune, I dont have an a...
by Notanyware
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Brothers, please forgive me for I have sinned by speculating.
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: Brothers, please forgive me for I have sinned by speculating.

My own golden rules for this hobby are Buy second hand :wink: Buy for yourself 8) The hobby is way to expensive as it is so why try and screw fellow modellers by speculating. :twisted: Try and do as many things yourself by scratch building :idea: Don't spend any more than you have to. :o All the Bes...
by Notanyware
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: N 2epb card overlays.
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Re: N 2epb card overlays.

I think you did a very nice job on those your train look very neat.
by Notanyware
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads
Replies: 1175
Views: 233770

Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

Hi Mike thanks for looking and the kind remarks

Dave
by Notanyware
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads
Replies: 1175
Views: 233770

Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

My use of Mikes kits on my fictitious N Gauge layout, as you can see the locomotives are American but as I got bored with US model railroading decided to give them a spray of British Green paint, as for the kits they were all printed to 55% of the originals, still lots of work to be done on this lay...

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