Hornby 2018 Range

Discuss Hornby Model Railway products and related topics here. This includes (Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren).
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Re: Hornby 2018 Range

Postby D605Eagle » Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:26 pm

I've bought lots of them in the past, never had an issue at all.

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Re: Hornby 2018 Range

Postby End2end » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:02 pm

It arrived from jadlam in 2 days. I will say that this is the only item I've ever bought off them.
As mentioned before, they are too expensive.
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Re: Hornby 2018 Range

Postby sir hayden » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:21 pm

I'm surprised no one has commented about the announcements that were shown yesterday.

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Re: Hornby 2018 Range

Postby End2end » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:30 pm

sir hayden wrote:I'm surprised no one has commented about the announcements that were shown yesterday.

We did didn't we?. :lol:
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Re: Hornby 2018 Range

Postby GWR_fan » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:17 pm

sir hayden wrote:I'm surprised no one has commented about the announcements that were shown yesterday.


Apart from a dining car that will appeal to a small percentage of the population plus a Southern prototype and northern prototype what was there to announce? More repaints or reissued past production tooling. Even Bachmann could hardly boast with very little new to announce. Even at discounted pricing how many are going to outlay close to 200 quid for a crane, no matter how good it is?

Personally I believe the manufacturers bite off more than they can chew and offer too much past tooling in their annual production range. The range from both main manufacturers is vast with little new product to announce.

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Re: Hornby 2018 Range

Postby Bigmet » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:05 pm

For some the announcement of a pre-group loco, of a class designed, constructed and operated in Scotland is a very big deal indeed. All that has been available until now are a couple of extremely poor - because they are of very dated pre-China design - locos. This is the toe in the water from Hornby to see if the sales justify going further.

On the more general point, yes they do need to alter their business practises. Maintaining a huge range of choice 'all the time' has to go - this is already begining in fairness - and the UK will have to get accustomed to buying what is made when it is produced. That might mean that only 5 to 10% of what a manufacturer has in their tool bank actually gets used to make models in any year. Wait for the howls of pain...

The crane? If it is good, and what has been seen so far says it is very good, then I am in. (One of them was Kings Cross' allocation in my modelling period.) You should see what it costs for the parts needed to build one for yourself, before you undertake the extensive construction project. On this basis the RTR will represent a saving, for those of us who want a model of a crane.

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Re: Hornby 2018 Range

Postby Mike Parkes » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:44 pm

Bigmet wrote:The crane? If it is good, and what has been seen so far says it is very good, then I am in. (One of them was Kings Cross' allocation in my modelling period.) You should see what it costs for the parts needed to build one for yourself, before you undertake the extensive construction project. On this basis the RTR will represent a saving, for those of us who want a model of a crane.

Surely that's a Bachmann model?

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Re: Hornby 2018 Range

Postby Bigmet » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:24 pm

Yes, it's here to handle derailments...

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Re: Hornby 2018 Range

Postby PanzerJohn » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:04 pm

Well my first loco of the year purchased this weekend, a Terrier, is going back for exchange as its got a motor which emits a ghastly screeeching sound at anything over 1/3rd power input.Thats while I wait for Hornby to do something about the gripless 14XX I bought at Warley. Ho hum.


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