Hornby 2012

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby dubdee1000 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:13 pm

Hornby have promised that all of their 2012 announcements will see the light of day before the end of 2012. Apparently, some have been in development for some time. The all-new class 67 doesn't look too far away

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby Garethp8873 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:56 pm

[quote="Bigmet"]...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...[/quote]

Updating their older wagon bodies would be a very good start. If they put the time, effort and money into doing this, then they will certainly reap the benefits of this. Some vehicles like the Toad and Mogo I would drop from the range as Bachmann already does these. A wagon that comes to mind which should go through an update is the LMS 20T Brake Van.

As for the new LNER Non-Corridors, I will agree they do look superb but are something I will not be looking into getting as I have recently purchased a kit built set of these for less than the asking price of Hornby's RTR versions.

Also with Hornby releasing several of their models in 2012 instead of 2011, is it me or should they call the future range 2011/2012 for example?

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby kennyGWSR » Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:13 pm

Anyone got a list of any other preserved numbers that have been put in the mag?
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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby D605Eagle » Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:43 pm

Bigmet wrote:
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...

I do believe they had one of the top model coach builders in as a consultant on these, and the same gent has been with them on the Thompson subs too.
They are without doubt very fine coaches, but sadly out of my price range.

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby martin_l_jones » Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:33 pm

dubdee1000 wrote:Hornby have promised that all of their 2012 announcements will see the light of day before the end of 2012. Apparently, some have been in development for some time. The all-new class 67 doesn't look too far away


What a strange decision to do the Wreham & Shropshire sets again ??

67018 in its Maple Syrup will look good no doubt...
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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby D605Eagle » Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:31 pm

martin_l_jones wrote:
What a strange decision to do the Wreham & Shropshire sets again ??

It was probably decided on long before W&S went **** up, and Hornby seem to be incabable of changing its mind once its made up.....

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby Lysander » Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:20 pm

I'm really sorry chaps, I'm just to p***sed to search back - when is Hornby's 2012 announcement due [hic].

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby kennyGWSR » Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:22 pm

3rd January is when they are supposed to be.
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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby poliss » Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:42 pm

Anyone that gets Model Rail magazine has seen Hornby's 2012 programme.

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby Lysander » Sun Dec 25, 2011 3:16 pm

and [a bottle later]............

Do tell Poliss - anything remarkable ?

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby poliss » Sun Dec 25, 2011 3:37 pm

I'm an N Scaler, so I don't bother buying the mag. Jacob (bocaj) has it, he'll know what's new.

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby D605Eagle » Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:52 pm

Lysander wrote:and [a bottle later]............

Do tell Poliss - anything remarkable ?

Tony

GWR 2-8-0 and 2-8-2T is remarkable because Hornby are brave to attempt a tank with such a mashooosively long chassis, and a Thompson O1 is remarkable because who the hell will want one!

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby bocaj » Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:26 am

Yep, I have the magazine, I'll post some of the things that could be intresting on here soon.

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby bocaj » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:35 am

So here are some of the intresting things, this is not the whole list but highligts of each section, as I think Hornby are trying to stop them circulating. If the mods think it breaks any rules, please deleat it

Steam era Highlights:
Train Packs/Sets
LMS 175th Anniversery 'Coronnation' train pack with 6220 'Coronation' and 3 Blue/Silver Stanier Coaches
Tornado Pullman Pack with A1 60163 Tornado and 3 Railroad Pullmans
Diamond Jubilee Pack with BR Early Crest green 70000 'Brittania' and three royal train Mk3 coaches
SR Push Pack with BR M7 30029 and two Maunsell push-pull coaches

GWR
Post war GWR 5075 'Wellington'
BR Early Crest blue King 6023 'King Edward II'
BR Late Crest green Grange 6845 'Paviland Grange' (Weathered)

SR
Wartime Black M7 249
SR Green King Authur' 771 Sir Sagramore
BR Early West Country Class 34001 'Exeter'

LMS
LMS Red/Gold 6229 'Dutchess of Hamilton' (NRM Edition)
LMS Red 6234 'Dutchess of Abercorn' (W/O Smok Deflector)
BR Early Crest Blue 46241 'City of Ediinburgh'

LNER
LNER Black J83 9833 (DCC Fitted)
LNER Green A3 2599 'Book Law'
LNER Garter Blue A4 4462 'Great Snip'
BR Late crest A4 60019 'Bittern' (Double Tender)
BR Late Crest A1 60163 'Tornado' (Special Edition'

BR Standard Class
BR Early crest Birttania 70004 'William Shakespeare' (Golden Arrow)
Hornby Railway 40th Anniversery 92220 'Evening Star'

Hornby Railroad
Southern Green Schools 911 'Dover'
LNER A3 4472 'Fying Scotsman (New tooling)
BR Late crest Black 9F 92214 '**** O' The North'
Stolt Blue/white/red Railroad Class 08 D3489 (DCC Fitted?)

So that's the highligts, as said, if the moderaters want this post deleated for some reason just do it!

Jacob :D

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Re: Hornby 2012

Postby Bigmet » Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:11 am

D605Eagle wrote:... a Thompson O1 is remarkable because who the hell will want one...

Perhaps they are making it just for me, as I will buy one, but only one. (It was outnumbered by far in the section I model by WD's, 9Fs and V2s on heavy freight turns.) Like the L1 and B1 it is a handsome beast, and will surely get off the shelf sales purely on looks to people who buy their model railway items on that basis.

More interested in the 2-8-0T and 2-8-2T from the technical viewpoint of how Hornby solve the inherent problems you mention. Not going to buy one though.


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