What should Hornby make next?

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What type of loco should Hornby make next?

Poll ended at Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:13 pm

Express passenger (eg A4)
2
12%
Large mixed traffic (eg 4MT)
3
18%
Small mixed traffic (eg 56xx)
4
24%
Small freight (eg Jinty)
0
No votes
Heavy freight (eg 9F)
8
47%
 
Total votes: 17

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What should Hornby make next?

Postby traincrazy1 » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:13 pm

Just wondering what people wanted next, personally I think another large freight loco would be nice.
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Re: What should Hornby make next?

Postby K9-70 » Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:43 pm

What should Hornby make next ? why Hornby ? what about Bachmann, what should they make next ?

Personally, from my own point of view, I would like to see either Hornby or Bachmann produce a Blue Pullman.

Failing that, then both companies introducing a range of Dmu/Emu's and possibly a few Electric locomotives to supplement the exsisting range of steam and diesel locomotives.

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Re: What should Hornby make next?

Postby TerryB » Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:08 pm

A Beyer Garret ...but how many peple would buy it?
No doubt :( ....not enough top justify the tooling costs. :( ....[although I would]
On a more practical note .....A Blue Pullman .....I would'nt buy it .......[I'm "steam era" only myself] ,but it seems popular with many diesel modellers,so Hornby should give the punters what they want.

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Re: What should Hornby make next?

Postby martin_l_jones » Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:12 am

Personally I think there is only one thing that Hornby or Bachmann rweally need and that is a decent RTR Catenary system.

They have recently launched the Pendolino, the Lima 87's and they also make a Class 86 which would all benefit from an overhead electric system..

But that could then lead nicely into a RTR electric DMU

To many locos about I think at the moment...
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Re: What should Hornby make next?

Postby hairyhandedfool » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:14 am

martin_l_jones wrote:Personally I think there is only one thing that Hornby or Bachmann rweally need and that is a decent RTR Catenary system.

They have recently launched the Pendolino, the Lima 87's and they also make a Class 86 which would all benefit from an overhead electric system..

But that could then lead nicely into a RTR electric DMU....


Not forgetting the class 90/91/92 electrics they (have) produce(d).

Not sure about the electric DMU though!!! :shock: :D

I am intrigued as to why people think Hornby has to bring another steam loco out, above anything else. What about the diesel/electric locos they don't have yet, or an EMU as already mentioned.
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Re: What should Hornby make next?

Postby Bushey Troughs » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:14 am

TerryB wrote:A Beyer Garret ...but how many peple would buy it? T.


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Re: What should Hornby make next?

Postby Phipps » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:15 am

K9-70 wrote:What should Hornby make next ? why Hornby ? what about Bachmann, what should they make next ?

Personally, from my own point of view, I would like to see either Hornby or Bachmann produce a Blue Pullman.

Failing that, then both companies introducing a range of Dmu/Emu's and possibly a few Electric locomotives to supplement the exsisting range of steam and diesel locomotives.

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Re: What should Hornby make next?

Postby TerryB » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:22 am

Bushey Troughs wrote:
TerryB wrote:A Beyer Garret ...but how many peple would buy it? T.


I Would..............


:lol: Well .....thats at least two of us then .... :roll: :wink:
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Re: What should Hornby make next?

Postby Bigmet » Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:20 pm

traincrazy1 wrote:Just wondering what people wanted next, personally I think another large freight loco would be nice.

Hornby could do with simply bringing the older items in their current range up to standard. The 28XX and 4F probably the most urgent among the steam types to provide some more freight locos to the standard of the Q1 and 8F among the mass of express passenger types that dominate Hornby's tender loco range. Most striking of all, Hornby have never had an LNER goods tender engine in the range, despite wall-to-wall coverage of the A3 and A4 pacifics over the years; yet the LNER had the highest percentage of freight traffic as a fraction of all traffic carried, of all the big four. The Robinson 2-8-0 (ROD or O4) is going begging, or an ex GE J15, J17, J18/19 would go well with both the B12 and the pacifics. As it is Bachmann have the field to themselves with the K3 and J39.

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Re: What should Hornby make next?

Postby Direct Rail Services » Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:15 pm

Hornby:
Class 67 - To the same standard of the new age engines (56/60).
Class 86/87/90/91/92 again to a all new high standard along with a OHL package.
Class 59 as above.

Really a complete retool and upgrade of the older Hornby and Lima Deisel Models.

Bachmann:
GWR Castle 4-6-0.
Class 350 / 450 Desiro EMU.
Class 37/6.
Class 20/3.
Class 73.

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Re: What should Hornby make next?

Postby 6C » Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:52 pm

Bigmet wrote:
Hornby could do with simply bringing the older items in their current range up to standard. The 28XX and 4F probably the most urgent among the steam types to provide some more freight locos to the standard of the Q1 and 8F among the mass of express passenger types that dominate Hornby's tender loco range. Most striking of all, Hornby have never had an LNER goods tender engine in the range, despite wall-to-wall coverage of the A3 and A4 pacifics over the years; yet the LNER had the highest percentage of freight traffic as a fraction of all traffic carried, of all the big four. The Robinson 2-8-0 (ROD or O4) is going begging, or an ex GE J15, J17, J18/19 would go well with both the B12 and the pacifics. As it is Bachmann have the field to themselves with the K3 and J39.


Totally agree - I think the 28XX is not up to the body details standard of 20 years ago and the sprayed on smokebox no (with no corresponding plate) is just horrible... and the 4f is no advance on the Airfix 4F except mechanically.

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Re: What should Hornby make next?

Postby traincrazy1 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:07 pm

The 28XX and 4F probably the most urgent

Yes, I would get the 28xx if it wasn't tender drive.
What should Hornby make next ? why Hornby ? what about Bachmann, what should they make next ?

This is the Hornby forum! :)
I am intrigued as to why people think Hornby has to bring another steam loco out, above anything else. What about the diesel/electric locos they don't have yet, or an EMU as already mentioned.

Sorry I missed that! Will set up a new poll now.
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Re: What should Hornby make next?

Postby m mcdermott » Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:00 pm

l n e r 2-6-4t l1 l n e r 4-6-2t a8 & l n e r 2-4-2f4 :D
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Re: What should Hornby make next?

Postby gooner551 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:48 pm

Anything Southern please

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Re: What should Hornby make next?

Postby Stumpy » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:45 pm

An S15, a Wainwright 'D' class, a Beattie well tank, an Adams Radial, and a 'C' class 0-6-0......Please! :D .

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