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by trainlover23
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Oxford Rail N7
Replies: 58
Views: 9912

Re: Oxford Rail N7

I wonder when we get to see this model now? With Oxford Rail's owner now Hornby's CEO one can imagine all sorts of scenarios. It was already noticeable before he took the Hornby job that the communication rate from Oxford Rail was down, and the previous 'rapid progress to on-sale once an announceme...
by trainlover23
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Where have they gone?
Replies: 44
Views: 4955

Re: Where have they gone?

All this fuss over an update to a system or a hiccup/malfunction makes me laugh. All systems need updating and suffer glitches now and again but when it happens all sorts of stupid speculation occur and the end of the world is nigh. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by trainlover23
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann class 44, 45 and 46
Replies: 6
Views: 1499

Re: Bachmann class 44, 45 and 46

Give me a 45/46 over a 47 any day far better looking locos
by trainlover23
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Pitfalls of buying sight unseen
Replies: 37
Views: 3445

Re: Pitfalls of buying sight unseen

Where did you the idea that I was a Model shop proprietor from ?. I know and have known a few over the years bit never been one
by trainlover23
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Pitfalls of buying sight unseen
Replies: 37
Views: 3445

Re: Pitfalls of buying sight unseen

Why not ask a question before buying ????
by trainlover23
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Help please - new to this
Replies: 31
Views: 3385

Re: Help please - new to this

Watch out for that reverse curve otherwise nothing will work
by trainlover23
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Mainline Deans Goods
Replies: 13
Views: 1509

Re: Mainline Deans Goods

Don`t believe all you read on the web written by the so called " experts most of it is drivel. Make your own mind up for goodness sake like what we used to do before in the days before the blasted internet
by trainlover23
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hogwarts Castle Spares or Conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 2020

Re: Hogwarts Castle Spares or Conversion

Try cleaning the wheels and pick ups. if it ran OK on a bench test it ain`t an armature winding
by trainlover23
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Golden Valley new loco
Replies: 17
Views: 3255

Re: Golden Valley new loco

Is this a variant on the Hornby designed rod couple Sentinel. Up to now they have been distributing Hornby International products from Electrotren , given a UK livery but still H0. It would be an obvious choice for production. Electrotren/Hornby's manufacturer seems to have expertise in smaller mec...
by trainlover23
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Latest on Hornby takeover/buyout
Replies: 31
Views: 4185

Re: Latest on Hornby takeover/buyout

They both behaved as though the other didn't exist. Meccano tried to limit sales to one established shop (often a toy shop) per town, whilst Rovex were happy to supply Triang to any shop who wanted to sell them, (frequently small model shops who Meccano wouldn't supply) the only form of control the...
by trainlover23
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Latest on Hornby takeover/buyout
Replies: 31
Views: 4185

Re: Latest on Hornby takeover/buyout

End2end wrote:AHH! So Frank Hornby never owned Hornby then? I'm talking about circa 1920 onwards.
Forgive me if I'm wrong. A common misconception perhaps?
Thanks
End2end



Yes and one that the present Hornby company use to the fullest advantage. Think Biro, Hoover etc and you have the jist
by trainlover23
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Latest on Hornby takeover/buyout
Replies: 31
Views: 4185

Re: Latest on Hornby takeover/buyout

End2end wrote:AHH! So Frank Hornby never owned Hornby then? I'm talking about circa 1920 onwards.
Forgive me if I'm wrong. A common misconception perhaps?
Thanks
End2end



Yes and one that the present Hornby plays on and uses to the fullest advantage. Think Hoover, Biro etc and you have the jist
by trainlover23
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Latest on Hornby takeover/buyout
Replies: 31
Views: 4185

Re: Latest on Hornby takeover/buyout

Frank Hornby has no connection with the present company. The Hornby name was used when the Tri-ang side of the business was split in the 70`s after one of the receiverships. I actually meant as the founder to see what it has become. A game of numbers rather than an enjoyable hobby manufacturer. Sam...
by trainlover23
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Latest on Hornby takeover/buyout
Replies: 31
Views: 4185

Re: Latest on Hornby takeover/buyout

End2end wrote:Frank must be turning in his grave.
Thanks
End2end



Frank Hornby has no connection with the present company. The Hornby name was used when the Tri-ang side of the business was split in the 70`s after one of the receiverships.
by trainlover23
Wed May 31, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Track pins
Replies: 22
Views: 2830

Re: Track pins

I've never expected a track pin to go in without a hole being drilled through the sleeper first. My problem relates to the fine ones (0.22" diameter, 9/16" long, Peco ref SL-14) which, as I have just now checked, are soft enough to bend easily into a right-angle with just fingers and thum...

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