Hornby Class 67

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Hornby Class 67

Postby martin_l_jones » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:18 pm

Anybody bought either of the first three...

I have the W & S which looks really nice and is really heavy, some minor faults as reported elsewhere, only disappointment with Hornby is you still can't turn the tail lights off...

Any thoughts......

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Re: Hornby Class 67

Postby Jonny » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:10 pm

You can't turn the lights off? Are you running it on DC or DCC?

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Re: Hornby Class 67

Postby martin_l_jones » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:13 pm

What I mean is independantly to the headlights.
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Re: Hornby Class 67

Postby hairyhandedfool » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:29 pm

Maybe it's just me but that front end doesn't look right (You'd have thought they'd have done something for the name plate too!).
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Re: Hornby Class 67

Postby thebritfarmer » Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:05 pm

There is an article on t'other site about this model. There have been some not very nicely finished models shipped out (cracks in the body, filled (badly) then painted over.

http://railexclusive.com/index.php?category=132
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Re: Hornby Class 67

Postby Jonny » Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:14 pm

That article is disgraceful. I was looking at a Class 67 the other day too.

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Re: Hornby Class 67

Postby martin_l_jones » Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:51 pm

Blimey that is a damning report... :evil:

As I said my W&S loco went back to Rail Exclusive and I guess I know why I haven't had my 67018 model now..
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Re: Hornby Class 67

Postby dubdee1000 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:44 pm

oh dear. Doesn't look like Hornby 'carnt do reet fot doin wrong' at the moment. If it carries on, the end will be nigh

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Re: Hornby Class 67

Postby Bushey Troughs » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:26 pm

thebritfarmer wrote:There is an article on t'other site about this model. There have been some not very nicely finished models shipped out (cracks in the body, filled (badly) then painted over.

http://railexclusive.com/index.php?category=132

Bloody hell, it looks like the model railway equivalent of the BL Marina!

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Re: Hornby Class 67

Postby trainlover23 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:07 pm

Bushey Troughs wrote:
thebritfarmer wrote:There is an article on t'other site about this model. There have been some not very nicely finished models shipped out (cracks in the body, filled (badly) then painted over.

http://railexclusive.com/index.php?category=132

Bloody hell, it looks like the model railway equivalent of the BL Marina!

Time to bring the production back to the UK?


What and pay £200 plus for the model I think not

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Re: Hornby Class 67

Postby dubdee1000 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:09 pm

Bushey Troughs wrote:
Time to bring the production back to the UK?


I know where you're coming from, but wasn't it Margate who said along the lines of 'can't see what the problem is' to RE?

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Re: Hornby Class 67

Postby Beep55 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:02 am

Bringing Production back to the UK might be a viable option. Many companies are bringing back production to the UK or European countries (I know of at least 2 companies have reverted back to UK production from China due to poor quality product) because they are finding the items being made in China are of poor quality or they are starting to cost more as the demand for higher wages over there is now escalating, also rising fuel and oil prices will clearly add more £'s to your locomotive.

In the end you have to ask yourself. Do you want to see more problems like this, or do you want to see the high quality you expect when paying for these locos dip down and cost even more because the first time yield rates drop and Hornby end up having to spend more money on reworking/scrap costs?

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Re: Hornby Class 67

Postby martin_l_jones » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:43 pm

dubdee1000 wrote:
Bushey Troughs wrote:
Time to bring the production back to the UK?


I know where you're coming from, but wasn't it Margate who said along the lines of 'can't see what the problem is' to RE?


Yes, that statement is unbelievable.

He'd be the first person to moan if they received that standard of quality after forking out £100.00...

It will be interesting to see the outcome of this, as the previous post the cost of manufacturing in China is going up.

I guess they only want what we have over here and that is a decent standard of living..
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Re: Hornby Class 67

Postby Jonny » Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:39 pm

Isn't that the dilemma for the conscientious consumer? We want our goods at a decent price but alongside that must go an acceptance of lower wages and living standards for those who make it.

I'd like to see Hornby products made in the UK. Not necessarily out of any rational reasoning but more a sense of national pride. Something we can point to and say "we made that".

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Re: Hornby Class 67

Postby Bushey Troughs » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:20 am

martin_l_jones wrote:Yes, that statement is unbelievable.

I'm a little unclear as to what statement, was unbelievable.

People pay big money for Wrenn models still. Great runners built to last and made in Britain.

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