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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Re: What should Hornby make next?

Postby Phipps » Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:12 pm

D306Whistler wrote:How about some Metropolis-style buildings like these?
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This is the Kato N gauge building but some OO versions from Hornby would be nice! ;).

That building reminds of one in the City Centre of Cambridge on the edge of Parker's Piece.
This also has a ramp to one side,leading to a basement car park.I think the street is St Andrew's St/Regent Street & I know it was there during the 1970s/1980s when I lived 20 miles South East of the city.My brother told me that even the cinema almost opposite has managed to survive..........

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Re: What should Hornby make next?

Postby Bufferstop » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:36 pm

How about some semaphore signals. The current offerings are based on the 1950s Triang designs. They aquired the rights and presumably the tools for the Hornby Dublo signals, which were much closer to scale. As Poliss said on another board there must be a demand for a less toy like, but substantial model. Now that production is in China they could surely run to metal posts.
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Re: What should Hornby make next?

Postby son of triangman » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:23 pm

New signals would be good that's for sure.

The current semaphores in the Hornby range are Hornby horrors dating from 1978, they replaced the much finer and closer to scale Tri-ang plastic signals alas. The colour light signal is another 1970's Hornby horror long long overdue to replacement.

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Re: What should Hornby make next?

Postby rocketman » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:02 pm

I regularly pick up s/h old Hornby/Triang signals of metal type for £2.50 and electric ones for £4.50 from my local shop. I canot understand why people don't want them as they are so much better than current offerings and have been for a generation. All I want now are a couple more junction brackets.
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Re: What should Hornby make next?

Postby piemanlarger » Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:16 am

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



a decent 08!
A loco with no sound chip? Might as well be unpainted!
EWS sound loco depot viewtopic.php?f=22&t=7263
Olivers Road RMD viewtopic.php?f=22&t=18867&start=30

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Re: What should Hornby make next?

Postby PTmodeller » Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:42 pm

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



a decent 08!


What's wrong with the current one?

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Re: What should Hornby make next?

Postby piemanlarger » Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:08 pm

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



a decent 08!



A decent Sound 08 i meant sorry.
A loco with no sound chip? Might as well be unpainted!
EWS sound loco depot viewtopic.php?f=22&t=7263
Olivers Road RMD viewtopic.php?f=22&t=18867&start=30

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Re: What should Hornby make next?

Postby PTmodeller » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:01 pm

Sound in an 08 sounds a bit.... challenging.

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Re: What should Hornby make next?

Postby tuxychuff » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:34 pm

If triang can get a syncrosmake generator in a rocket; hornby should be able get a sound chip and speaker in an 08 :wink:

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Re: What should Hornby make next?

Postby Splop. » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:26 am

What should Hornby make next?


How about an improvement in both their quality control department, and packaging?

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Re: What should Hornby make next?

Postby Phipps » Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:06 pm

A reasonable point,though I have had four B******n locos with loose parts I've had to glue back in.On the first occasion,the glue I used was unsuitable & the window & the perspex reacted to the glue fumes.
The glue wasn't the only thing fuming..... :x
But Hornby's packaging leaves a bit to be desired in comparison to B******n's newer-style of boxes.

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Re: What should Hornby make next?

Postby Metadyneman » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:18 am

As all the manufacturers seem to be making models of prototypes that proved to be totally useless in service e.g. "Claytons", "Teddy bears", "Baby Deltics" Co-Bos & Class22s etc how about Hornby reviving the APT set??
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Re: What should Hornby make next?

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:55 am

That would make the collectors who pay silly prices for the originals feel a bit sick :mrgreen: ten years ago I was offered over £160 for my unboxed one. I still have it.
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Re: What should Hornby make next?

Postby noel » Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:39 pm

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D306Whistler wrote:How about some Metropolis-style buildings like these?
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This is the Kato N gauge building but some OO versions from Hornby would be nice! ;).


The lack of detail makes this a ringer for scratch building - maybe that is why there is no OO model!

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Re: What should Hornby make next?

Postby noel » Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:00 pm

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Bufferstop wrote:How about some semaphore signals.


There are excellent offerings from both Peco in plastic, and
Derek Munday's Model Signal Engineering, if you want metal.

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