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by son of triangman
Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: New Model Shop in Peterborough
Replies: 65
Views: 10015

New Model Shop in Peterborough

Hi Guys Anyone know where the big new ModelZone superstore is going to be in Peterborough? They are advertising in the Peterborough Evening Telegraph for staff at the moment so I wonder where they will be sited as the advert doesn't say. I ask as I fancy going along to see if there are any opening b...
by son of triangman
Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:24 am
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Your favourite Model, Any gauge.
Replies: 129
Views: 28562

Re: Your favourite Model, Any gauge.

A change of scale indeed. G Scale/Gauge 1 A garden monster....this beauty has smoke, DCC sound, and lights including cab lighting. The loco has two pipes from the smoke unit to the cylinders so you even get whisps of smoke/steam from the cylinders. It runs lovely and weighs a ton, the boiler is meta...
by son of triangman
Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby Running Characteristics?
Replies: 11
Views: 2248

Re: Hornby Running Characteristics?

Yes indeed the Big H is lacking a good range of 0-4-0's and 0-6-0's. The old Tri-ang-Hornby pannier would have made a nice updated model, but the mould has a face stuck on the front and is used as Duck in the Thomas range. A re-introduction of the old Nellie moulding and the old 0-6-0 Saddle tank in...
by son of triangman
Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Ringfield Motor Springs and brushes - where from?
Replies: 8
Views: 1393

Re: Ringfield Motor Springs and brushes - where from?

Sorry Flashbang, didn't see your linky to EKM, apologies!
by son of triangman
Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Ringfield Motor Springs and brushes - where from?
Replies: 8
Views: 1393

Re: Ringfield Motor Springs and brushes - where from?

Hornby are still making them, most local dealers will have them. East Kent Models and Abbigails should have them in stock.
by son of triangman
Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: dig up that furness!
Replies: 43
Views: 5610

Re: dig up that furness!

I was corrected by her indoors about the Fowler 4P 2-6-4-T loco at South Mimms, it is acutally buried near the side of the M1 at Scratchwood services which were once Scratchwood sidings. Steve McQueen stared in the film, the Fowler 2-6-4T was just buried and left to rot after the filming owing to re...
by son of triangman
Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:26 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Coach Interiors
Replies: 19
Views: 6369

Re: Coach Interiors

Haven't got a scanner alas K9-70, seldom need it. I will dig through the piles of papers to see if I still have the sheet for you, will send you a PM if I find it. I think the part numbers were R.522 and R.523 respectively.
by son of triangman
Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Coach Interiors
Replies: 19
Views: 6369

Re: Coach Interiors

My digital camer is pretty ancinet Terrier, it's a Fuji finepix A101 1.3 mega pixel, resoultion can be er um fuzzy!
by son of triangman
Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Coach Interiors
Replies: 19
Views: 6369

Re: Coach Interiors

They did exist K9-70, I have a trade book with them in, they could have been items that didn't make it into production?????? The book does say new item.
by son of triangman
Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: New discoveries???
Topic: Coach Interiors
Replies: 19
Views: 6369

Re: Coach Interiors

Tri-ang did some interiors for the clerestories but they are very hard to find alas.
by son of triangman
Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: PRICING POLICY
Replies: 62
Views: 7088

Re: PRICING POLICY

We did open Trains4u but not at the NVR as planned. However we still have everything in place ready to go next year.
by son of triangman
Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: PRICING POLICY
Replies: 62
Views: 7088

Re: PRICING POLICY

Unfortunately someone rubbished our shop when we looked at opening at the NVR before we even opened which didn't help. We did open trains4u but margins outside of the big cities if you aren't spending a lot of capital are limited, we could never match the big boys on price, some of the others here h...
by son of triangman
Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:48 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: PRICING POLICY
Replies: 62
Views: 7088

Re: PRICING POLICY

Wasn't £40K your starting stock Trains 4U, according to the P'Boro ET?
by son of triangman
Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:46 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: PRICING POLICY
Replies: 62
Views: 7088

Re: PRICING POLICY

But you live in a major City with massive footfall and have zero competition for miles around Trains 4U, you also started with a very decent amount of cash as well, am I not correct? For the smaller shop dealer out in the small towns it's a far different story. I used to deal direct with Hornby but ...

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