GWR Horseboxes

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GWR Horseboxes

Postby Garethp8873 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:33 pm

Since there is no topic yet, I felt I would bring it up. Has anyone yet got one of the new Hornby GWR Horseboxes. I have purchased the Hornby R6507A version. I am just surprised there is two different GWR numbered versions. Is there anyone reason that Hornby have done this?

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Re: GWR Horseboxes

Postby Bigmet » Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:01 pm

More sales. Hornby know there are a fair number of customers who will want examples of the same vehicle differently numbered so that it is realistic to run them together.

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Re: GWR Horseboxes

Postby thebritfarmer » Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:24 pm

They did the same with the BR versions as well. From what I have heard they are being well received by customers.
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Re: GWR Horseboxes

Postby Garethp8873 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:46 pm

I think they are splendid models. I did have a kitbuilt version, but now I prefer the Hornby version. A excellent upgrade from the Lima version. :D
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Re: GWR Horseboxes

Postby Lysander » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:44 pm

Some photos of this excellent new release from Hornby. The underfloor detail is particularly good - possibly the most detailed-ever for an r-t-r vehicle. Prices vary, but I picked this up for £17. Not cheap by any means, but you'd probably only want one [or two].

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Re: GWR Horseboxes

Postby Bigglesof266 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:02 am

Very nice Tony. It is stunning. <envy> :mrgreen: <envy> And although I too baulk at its pricing in comparison with the average detailed wagon from Bachmann or Dapol, when compared with the pricing of their equally beautiful SR Maunsell Passenger Brake Van 'C' in its resplendent liveries one of which I wanted and was prepared -albeit begrudgingly- to pay, it's not incommensurate.

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And it even seems very reasonable pricing against commissioned Special Editions like Hornby Magazine's Dapol Stove R Brake.

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Re: GWR Horseboxes

Postby Bufferstop » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:58 am

Looks a very nice wagon, but why do the latest releases (particularly from Hornby and Bachmann) have the couplers so far from the buffers. The gap between vehicles is bigger than even first radius curves need. Is it just laziness in accommodating the NEM pocket?
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Re: GWR Horseboxes

Postby Garethp8873 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:20 pm

These wagons are a splendid addition to any GWR layout. I just hope to see them release the version below soon.

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Re: GWR Horseboxes

Postby Mike Parkes » Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:06 pm

Your photo shows what is wrong with Hornbys model - they have painted the ends chocolate rather than black.

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Postby Garethp8873 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:15 pm

Mike Parkes wrote:Your photo shows what is wrong with Hornbys model - they have painted the ends chocolate rather than black.


Some of these however must have possessed brown ends. Considering that possibly the last GWR Horsebox on the Gloucester Warwickshire Railway has been done with the brown ends. This was a photo I took last year at the GWR during their 175 celebrations.

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Re: GWR Horseboxes

Postby Bushey Troughs » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:20 pm

Lysander wrote:Some photos of this excellent new release from Hornby. The underfloor detail is particularly good - possibly the most detailed-ever for an r-t-r vehicle. Prices vary, but I picked this up for £17. Not cheap by any means, but you'd probably only want one [or two].

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Re: GWR Horseboxes

Postby Garethp8873 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:45 pm

I do have a LMS Horsebox in my collection, although mine is a kitbuilt version from what I know. If you want a picture of it I can do one.

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Re: GWR Horseboxes

Postby Two Hoots » Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:27 pm

I was seriously tempted by them in model zone the other day, but I think they are asking for a lot of money.
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Re: GWR Horseboxes

Postby GWR_fan » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:55 am

I had intended getting a couple of the latest and greatest horseboxes, but I believe that the body of the car is a retooled Lima body with a little finer detailing such as separately applied handrails plus a more detailed underframe.

I decided that the Lima model was for me at less than half the price and with a little reworking of the axlebox, Hornby wheels fit just fine. I would have preferred spoked wheels fitted but all photographs indicate disc wheels were fitted. The car is also available in both Southern and LMS liveries.

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Re: GWR Horseboxes

Postby GWR_fan » Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:03 am

I do like a string of horseboxes. I like this racehorse special link.

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