Hornby 2012

Discuss Hornby Model Railway products and related topics here. This includes (Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren).
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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby trainsandco » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:20 pm

Jacob, re the slow website, that'd be down to the large (much larger than usual) website traffic, everyone is wanting to see the new range. I prefered it when the range was released at Midnight, not as many people stay up that late, so you get a fairly responsive website then ;)

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby Lysander » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:29 pm

Well, my relief is palpable ! Just two Southern coaches and a huge GWR tank. Thank heavens, it's been an expensive year [2011].

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby RFS » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:44 pm

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby gc4946 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:46 pm

Although news of the key new releases were released in Model Rail, overall I'm happy with this year's programme, plenty going for LNER and GWR fans, and those wanting a Southern Region push-pull steam train.

I'm glad they've released a 101 2-car Strathclyde orange/black DMU as the Lima versions were extremely difficult and expensive to get hold of for something which lasted in service until 2003.

My purchases will be limited, possibly two SR Maunsell third opens in BR green, one of them for possible alteration into a departmental office coach DS70313 based at Fratton in my youth and now restored as 1336 on the Bluebell.
I may consider buying one of the Freightliner 86s for chassis replacement for a Ringfield motored version and may do the same for the 92 as it appears they're remotoring their own Hornby version rather than the competing ex-Lima type.
A blue/grey VEP may arrive depending on what improvements they make to this version.

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby dubdee1000 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:21 pm

All wheel pickup, sprung buffers and directional lighting on a 92? Not reported as a new tooling, but seems like a major revision on the Hornby/Lima ones

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby D306Whistler » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:03 pm

I wouldn't hold my breath on the 92's having those details. The Scotrail/EWS and Freightliner Class 90's were supposed to have uprated features to such as mentioned on the 92's. I think the same will happen with the 92 as the outcome of the Class 90 :roll:.

Is a shame that the Class 90 didn't get directional lighting as it would draw it more inline with the MkIII DVT but atleast we are getting a brand new Class 67 model this year and two Class 60's ;). So I am very happy! :D. However, my credit card will be taking a few bashes this year though.
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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby martin_l_jones » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:28 pm

Perhaps thats the reason the Stobart 92 is late, may not have been ready for release, perhaps the minor upgrade caused production delays..
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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby D605Eagle » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:31 pm

I'd have bought a load of those 72xx's if they were at the right price, but at £130, I'll just have one.
I see Spencer is back in the Thomas range...LOL at those wallies who have been paying £180+ for them on the bay of thiefs!
The O1 at £125, I can't see that shifting too many units. Lets face it a K or a J at less than a ton would have shifted thousands. Tornado has proved that Hornby is just pushing prices to the extreme and they can be made profitably at a much cheaper price.

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby kieranhardy » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:27 pm

trainsandco wrote:Jacob, re the slow website, that'd be down to the large (much larger than usual) website traffic, everyone is wanting to see the new range. I prefered it when the range was released at Midnight, not as many people stay up that late, so you get a fairly responsive website then ;)

Ben


The website is still painfully slow, i've never had issues in the past looking at it after the new things have been announced.

Half the pages don't load at all and when they do only a few pictures appear.

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby bocaj » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:21 am

Thanks Ben, I worked this out later! It's going okay now, normal for me, probably becuase no many people are on the Hornby site at this time.

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby Phipps » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:31 am

Phipps wrote:I'd listed five that interested me a few pages ago,but if those shots of 4472 are accurate,then I won't be bothering.
A couple of autocoaches would be nice & I might indulge towards some of those MGR wagons

I've decided to revise the list I had written.
-R3098 Sp/Ed Tornado with L/C
-R3102 King Ed II in blue
-R3155 **** O'The North 9F
-R4187B BR Autocoach
-R4547 GW Autocoach
-R6606 MGR hoppers
Might just stretch to a RR 31 to repaint into green livery.........

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby trainsandco » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:59 am

kieranhardy wrote:
trainsandco wrote:Jacob, re the slow website, that'd be down to the large (much larger than usual) website traffic, everyone is wanting to see the new range. I prefered it when the range was released at Midnight, not as many people stay up that late, so you get a fairly responsive website then ;)

Ben


The website is still painfully slow, i've never had issues in the past looking at it after the new things have been announced.

Half the pages don't load at all and when they do only a few pictures appear.


In the past year they have had a new website, so maybe it wasn't really meant for thousands of people to look at at one time, (maybe) :P

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby Welsh_Trident_Man » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:51 pm

There is an indication on one of the shop websites that the new 67 is only weeks away from being released. Is there anything to back this up ?

Thanks.

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby Pannier09 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:21 pm

It looks like Hornby has bought back some old stuff I see.

Well I'm looking forwards to: GWR Class 2721, BR "King Edward the II" Preserved BR Blue King Class, BR Bittern Double Tender Class A4, "Wellington" Castle Class, GWR Prairie 5154 2-6-2T Class 61xx, GWR Class 14xx.

I bet Bittern and the BR "King Edward the II" Preserved BR Blue King Class will cost a lot.

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby siquelme » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:25 pm

Hattons has King Edward 2 at just over a ton think it was 106 or something :?:
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