Class 92 - ever again?

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Class 92 - ever again?

Postby egroeg93 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:18 am

I like the class 92, thats probably something to do with its body being so similar to the class 60, another favourite. I see on ebay, the old 1990s train set, but thats the only way to get one in OO gauge?? Will hornby ever make another??

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Re: Class 92 - ever again?

Postby Bigmet » Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:23 am

Hornby rotate the selection of models offered from year to year. They certainly take note of what the public and retailers are asking for, to guide decisions on which models from their back catalogue they should run. My best suggestions are: use the input form available on their site, http://www.hornby.com/customer-support/ ... 4,HAR.html tell your Hornby retailer, and if you go to any of the shows Hornby attend, tell them directly.

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Re: Class 92 - ever again?

Postby egroeg93 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:50 pm

Oo.. thanks for the idea, just did it ;)

Anyone else want a 92??

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Re: Class 92 - ever again?

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Re: Class 92 - ever again?

Postby SRman » Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:27 am

If Hornby do revive the 92, it will be interesting to see which tooling they choose, since they now own both their own and Lima's versions from the past. Both models had their merits and their weaker points, and both would benefit greatly from a better mechanism than before .. even better would be an entirely new mechanism like the class 50 and 60 currently use.

Sorry if that is digressing towards a (gasp, shock ,horror) wish list! :)

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Re: Class 92 - ever again?

Postby egroeg93 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:05 am

SRman wrote:even better would be an entirely new mechanism like the class 50 and 60 currently use.


yupp :)

in the meantime, there was an EWS 92 produced about 6 years ago.. They are rare though..

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Re: Class 92 - ever again?

Postby jonathan452 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:06 pm

egroeg93 wrote:in the meantime, there was an EWS 92 produced about 6 years ago.. They are rare though..


Also LIma's last Class 92 was also EWS (92001 Victor Hugo), glad that I picked it up cheap from Modelzone Holborn at the time.

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Re: Class 92 - ever again?

Postby Valentascream » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:24 pm

It would be nice- although it wouldn't fit my era-GWR Steam! :P
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Re: Class 92 - ever again?

Postby hairyhandedfool » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:53 am

Lima and Hornby both modelled the two 92s in EWS livery, 92001 (Victo Hugo) and 92031 (The Institute of Logistics and Transport). It was the latter that was one of Lima's last Class 92 models. IMO, the Lima model is the better one, but it does need a new motor.
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Re: Class 92 - ever again?

Postby Bigmet » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:32 am

Perhaps suggest to Hornby that they put their class 60 chassis (suitably altered) into whichever is the best class 92 body, if it is a good model? Modellers have done this project for themselves, and it is pretty quick and easy by all accounts, and the running is then all it should be.

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Re: Class 92 - ever again?

Postby Curler Guy » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:53 am

The only '92 I have was the very first one ever produced. It is the Hornby model of 92009, Elgar, made in about 1996.

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Re: Class 92 - ever again?

Postby martin_l_jones » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:47 am

Would be a nice addition to the range in the Stobart livery, a Class 92, would it sell ??

Also the curtain sided stobart container wagons aren't manufactured as yet..

Not sure whether these are in the dapol OO range for this year ?
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Re: Class 92 - ever again?

Postby egroeg93 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:25 pm

yehh.. those special wagons involved in the derailment earlier this year arent made are they?

Aint much in the way of OO gauge Stobart Rail models yet??


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