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Hornby Railroad HST/class 43

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:06 am
by GWR_fan
I never see this item for sale anywhere. Was it a stillborn project or in very limited quantities? There is a spec sheet for it. Was it too highly priced against the better quality centre mount model and thus phased out very quickly?

Tim

Re: Hornby Railroad HST/class 43

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:00 am
by hurricanemk1c

Re: Hornby Railroad HST/class 43

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:30 am
by GWR_fan
Thankyou, I could not get the link to open, but explains why I have not seen any.

Tim

Re: Hornby Railroad HST/class 43

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:10 pm
by thebritfarmer
I was made in a few different liveries as well.

Re: Hornby Railroad HST/class 43

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:48 pm
by hairyhandedfool
The Railroad HST was only released in Virgin Trains livery (43100+43101 without their vinyl names), it was the ex-Lima model and is probably not in production because Hornby now have their new model to sell.

The link shows the older Hornby model which I doubt will see the light of day again.

Re: Hornby Railroad HST/class 43

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:20 pm
by DrStroganoff
Its a shame it was discontinued as it was perfect for re-motoring the old Lima HST. I've been trying to find one without any luck :(

Re: Hornby Railroad HST/class 43

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:31 pm
by hairyhandedfool
Have you tried East Kent Models?

Re: Hornby Railroad HST/class 43

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:51 pm
by Kentish steam man
Many of the RR HST parts, like motor bogies , bogie frames and underframes were available from East Kent Models and Abbiegails. But no service sheet has yet been published.

Re: Hornby Railroad HST/class 43

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:12 pm
by DonnyRailMan
TMC Model center have the 125 HST R2702 for sale £ 125.00 .

Re: Hornby Railroad HST/class 43

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:14 pm
by rosenblad
Kentish steam man wrote:Many of the RR HST parts, like motor bogies , bogie frames and underframes were available from East Kent Models and Abbiegails. But no service sheet has yet been published.


There is a service sheet for it. Service Sheet No.266B

Re: Hornby Railroad HST/class 43

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:51 pm
by hairyhandedfool
266B is the old Hornby HST, not the Railroad one.

Re: Hornby Railroad HST/class 43

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:55 am
by Kentish steam man
DonnyRailMan wrote:TMC Model center have the 125 HST R2702 for sale £ 125.00 .

R2702 is a super detail train pack, not Railroad.

Re: Hornby Railroad HST/class 43

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:20 pm
by DonnyRailMan
Kentish steam man wrote:
DonnyRailMan wrote:TMC Model center have the 125 HST R2702 for sale £ 125.00 .

R2702 is a super detail train pack, not Railroad.


Yes i know was just letting GWR-FAN know about that model being there,
should he want to go the extra yard thats all .

Re: Hornby Railroad HST/class 43

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:40 pm
by GWR_fan
Donnyrailman,
thankyou for the info. I mentioned the Railroad version as I have never seen one for sale and yet it existed. As regards the high spec model, well, nice loco but simply not worth the money to me. The only livery I would be interested in is the Swallow livery and the only one I have seen was not for worldwide shipping. I am actually more than happy with an older model perhaps upgraded with a five-pole armature and additional power pickups.

Tim