Hornby 2012

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby Bigmet » Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:38 am

Regarding the Robinson tender for O4 and O1 (same item), the main external shape is the same as the Robinson tender for the D11; if they are clever with the tooling they should be able to offer it as a variation with an alternative piece in the body moulding tool. One hopes they are thinking ahead in this way, they did for the larger BR tenders where the same external shell has slightly different internal arrangements for B and C for example

Garethp8873 wrote:... Apart from their GWR Horse Box, none of the wagons they produce come with a NEM coupling...

While I would not disagree that Hornby have fallen well behind Bachmann in steam era wagons, (to the extent that it is practically a one horse race now) they do have some fine recent toolings, and most have NEM pocket mounted couplings. The excellent shark, trout, and various other four wheel fishkind, and their all new standard BR 20T brake, all have NEM pocket mounted couplings for example. What they haven't done is as Bachmann have, and revisited some older good body mouldings to give them a new chassis with NEM pockets and better detail. For a start the older Airfix tooled vehicles in their wagon range fully merit this treatment, as the bodies are typically 'spot on'; and they offer some useful types which are not otherwise available RTR.

Like it or not, when it comes to steam era rolling stock, Hornby appear to have decided to go for coaches as their primary target. And by and large, with fine results. The little Gresley non-corridors are outstanding, even acknowledged expert model coach builders are saying so...

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby Phipps » Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:33 am

bocaj wrote:The Releases are looking good, I'm looking forward to all the A4s and also The 9F

Agree with you about the 9F Jacob,though I have little justification for a 15th A4 loco.I see that they've finally decided to make the budget A3 Scotty,but it'll be interesting to see if it has deflectors or not & I noticed there are two more versions of Tornado.The blue King Edward 6023 is one I will be the most keen to have(even if it might be the older model)......

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby bocaj » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:04 pm

I'm also looking forward to King Edward. My local model shop has a collection of locos which they have renumbered and named., one of them was the 9F. I'm glad I did not get it now, as Ill go for the orignal Hornby one that will be in orignal condition and not had any work done to it.
The only problam with having so many good locos is how are we going to afford them all and keep building our layouts!

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby Phipps » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:11 pm

Valid point Jacob & I guess as things are supposed to get pricier over 12 months.I'm just going to have to exercise my self-control beyond the confines of avoiding the cigarette kiosk & keep focused on saving for certain things(the MR compound,the two Bach 3Fs,another Bach Deltic etc)..........

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby bocaj » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:28 pm

Also, Hornby seem to be makign alot of smaller locos DCC Fitted, including a Railroad range Class 08. This should help people who are no good a rewirng chip smaller locos.

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby trainsandco » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:30 pm

though I have little justification for a 15th A4 loco.


Quote from the Model Railwayman's Bible;

[quote"Gresley Chapter 4 verse 15"]One can never have an excess of a certain locomotive class.[/quote]

:lol: ;)

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby Phipps » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:38 pm

I there is a fifteenth one Ben,it won't be in colours/livery ever seen before.
I think with the thread subject,the two obvious missing items were STILL no sign of a 71000 or the 4472 in it's 1968 guise with two tenders.Even a separate tender you could add to the A3 would be good plan.

At least I get to save a few quid towards layout progression instead & for that I'm very grateful to Hornby :wink:

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby bocaj » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:46 pm

I was also suprised to see no 71000 Phipps, it could sitll come yet. Maybe the relases in the Model rail Mag are not the full release, we will have to wait until January 3rd to find out I suppose.

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby jus » Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:41 pm

Along with many others here I want more railroad stuff. I can't afford the £70 plus for a simple model, where the running gear isn't in need of an engineering overhaul, such as class 25, 26, 33, 35 diesels. Hornby have good bogie mechs already, mostly, and they'd just need tweaking to make acceptable versions for railroad, plus a few more smaller locos, both steam and diesel. I'm after a small green diesel shunter, but can't run to £55 plus for the 03.
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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby bocaj » Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:54 pm

Think I have to agree with you jus, we do need more railroad sutff. The highest thing Im going to get without somekind out a boost is about £70, unless its very special. Luckly this year has brought us some things so we can be satisfied. We need more railroad things also so more people can actually do the modeling side of the hobby, so we can do things that we would not do with £100+ locos sutch as weathering and detailing projects.

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby Stevefay » Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:37 pm

Really glad to see the 42/72 tank finally
Im hoping the B set and autocoach are new tooling as well.
Pity Hornby haven taken up the oppurtunity to give us a new AC electric I suppose we will have to see how well bachmanns 85 goes down.
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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby D605Eagle » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:04 pm

Stevefay wrote:Really glad to see the 42/72 tank finally

Yeah me too. I recon for years Hornby or Bachmann have been thinking about it, but have been scared off due to the shear length of the chassis (especially the 72xx) and the fact that the cylinders are in exactly the wrong place. Its going to be very interesting to see how Hornby get round these issues. Rear coupling on the 42/52xx's is going to be very interesting as theres no rear pony to fix them to....
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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby thebritfarmer » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:23 pm

Anything of interest for the 1980's period at all?
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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby dubdee1000 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:34 pm

Not too much for 80's modellers and no new toolings:

Blue/Grey 101 DMU
Strathclyde PTE 101 DMU
Blue Grey HST
Blue Grey Class 423
Blue 08
Blue 56
Blue Grey Mk2d coaches
Blue Grey HST trailers
BR 'red star' Mk1 CCT van

The picture of the 92 catches my eye - it lacks tension lock couplers. Is this the old Lima tooling?

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby thebritfarmer » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:55 pm

Thanks !!! Looks good for me as I don't have any of those anyway (Just back into modelling) Definitely getting the HST and probably all the others too HAHA
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