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by son of triangman
Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: Model Railway Photography
Topic: Your favourite Model, Any gauge.
Replies: 129
Views: 28563

Re: Your favourite Model, Any gauge.

Scale modellers beware, cover your eyes these two will give you nightmares.....lol. It's so difficult to have favourites but these two have to be in my top ten. http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t43/thetriangman/Dscf0066.jpg http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t43/thetriangman/Dscf0043.jpg Another i...
by son of triangman
Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:26 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: railroad range, what should join?
Replies: 74
Views: 7979

Re: railroad range, what should join?

Yes indeed the Lima King was a horror. It's biggest let down was the plastic mainframes of the loco chassis, the plastic used to shrink after manufacturer and the chassis would bend/twist leading to the rods binding straight out of the box, you rare got a straight one. Cylinders were as Tony right s...
by son of triangman
Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: PRICING POLICY
Replies: 62
Views: 7088

Re: PRICING POLICY

It's certainly tough for them, there's no margin in selling train sets as they sell at a loss if you are competing, but you have to have train sets to get the repeat business. Accessories and buldings are more of a service than a money spinner although they do make a tiny profit, large scale models ...
by son of triangman
Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: railroad range, what should join?
Replies: 74
Views: 7979

Re: railroad range, what should join?

I agree the Lima King is best left dead and buried they were terrible models, the old Hornby King would be a better choice by far.
by son of triangman
Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: bullied leader-triumph or fiasco?
Replies: 38
Views: 4996

Re: bullied leader-triumph or fiasco?

certainly would look good Colin,
by son of triangman
Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: bullied leader-triumph or fiasco?
Replies: 38
Views: 4996

Re: bullied leader-triumph or fiasco?

A great looking loco much maligned and very sadly missed. How about Notwork South East toothpaste colours???
by son of triangman
Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: PRICING POLICY
Replies: 62
Views: 7088

Re: PRICING POLICY

I don't blame the consumer Tony, in these cash strapped times you go for the bargains, we all do. Sadly the market is going more to supermarket style mail order shops where it's pile it high and flog it cheap. Sadly the small man carn't compete and a lot have closed and are closing. The small model ...
by son of triangman
Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: railroad range, what should join?
Replies: 74
Views: 7979

Re: railroad range, what should join?

that would be a good addition to be sure good sir. I would like to see Hornby get rid of the old 1970's Hornby colour light signal and the old 1978 Sempahores introduced by Hornby that are in the current range. It would be nice to seen the much closer to scale Tri-ang colour light signal and the Tri...
by son of triangman
Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: 0-4-0 driving cog replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 1167

Re: 0-4-0 driving cog replacement

The wheels are on a spline you can pull them off with a wheel puller, these are available from east Kent Models fairly cheaply and are worth buying.
by son of triangman
Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: PRICING POLICY
Replies: 62
Views: 7088

Re: PRICING POLICY

I totally agree B308, let's hope the little shops stay around, they are gold mines of information, unusual spares and all those little bits we use. Sadly selling the little bits doesn't bring in the dough to pay the bills and a lot have gone or are looking at going, they carn't compete with the mode...
by son of triangman
Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Removing traction tyres?
Replies: 7
Views: 2092

Re: Removing traction tyres?

Another reason for traction tyres is punny can motors, the Hornby class 58 is a classic example with a motor the size of a grape capable of pulling 10 wagons, in a model of a loco that in real life would pull piles and piles of loaded MGR hoppers.
by son of triangman
Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: PRICING POLICY
Replies: 62
Views: 7088

Re: PRICING POLICY

I hasten to add I can totally see your point of view B308. But cheap = big supermarket style model shops=closed local shops.
by son of triangman
Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: 0-4-0 driving cog replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 1167

Re: 0-4-0 driving cog replacement

The rod pins can be gently eased out using a flat bladed screwdriver. DON'T GET HOLD OF THE ACTUAL HEAD OF THE PIN WITH PLIERS AND THE LIKE AS THE METAL IS A SOFT COMPOSITE METAL AND DEFORMS ALL TOO EASILY.
by son of triangman
Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: PRICING POLICY
Replies: 62
Views: 7088

Re: PRICING POLICY

B308 RRP has long gone alas, if you look at a Hornby price list it says Suggested Retail Price SRP nowadays and is just a guide to the consumer and retailer. RRP was more enforceable as a rule but the barmy EU supremos didn't like it so it went to be replaed with a suggested retail price system. So ...
by son of triangman
Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: PRICING POLICY
Replies: 62
Views: 7088

Re: PRICING POLICY

If you want small shops then you need RRP's or even RPM today to protect the small shop margins. Sadly the EU wouldn't allow it after the EU getting rid of RRP's and with today's marketplace is ultra competitive, survival of the biggest and not the fittest is the name of the game. You only have to l...

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