JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

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Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

Postby Bigmet » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:22 pm

Simplest reason would be that the mod's wanted to watch said programme, and form their own impressions, and not have to moderate any 'running commentary'?

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Postby b308 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:33 pm

If it was then it was a very good idea and should be more widely done.

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Postby bobsson » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:56 pm

Regardless of how many TV shows they make about Hornby they still have to sell the product, after looking at the price of latest release locos I for one wont be buying anything from them, it wasn't that long ago that we were complaining about prices reaching a hundred quid now they are nearly two hundred quid, the only way I can survive the cost of this hobby today is to buy second hand and scratch build which is better fun anyway.

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Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

Postby sakura1969 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:38 pm

I totally agree with Dave, far too expensive. I haven't bought anything from Hornby for several years now. I go for good S/H and have a fleet of Mainline Jubilees, Royal Scots etc which have served me well over the last 3 or 4 years. All cost between £30 and £40 from eBay. They will pull all of the stock I have and look great.
Did enjoy the tv programme though.

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Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

Postby Peterm » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:36 am

flying scotsman123 wrote:
Peterm wrote:
Lysander wrote:After the first episode I wasn’t going to bother watching the second. A friend suggested I did however and it was a far better effort, much more interesting and less silly commentary. I don’t dislike James May but he really does need to say less at times: he got the balance just about right in episode two.

Incidentally, RMWeb has closed all comment and deleted the lot. What happened there?

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Something A York didn't agree with?


Seems to still be there and open for me? I think he locked it for the duration of the broadcast, for whatever reason.

It wouldn't have hurt him to give a reason.
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Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

Postby dubdee1000 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:27 am

His club, his rules. Not saying I agree with it


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Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

Postby b308 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:51 pm

From what was said earlier it just "went down" during the programme itself, probably to let people actually watch the programme before making inane comments... Personally I think it was a good idea if that really was the reason it happened.

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Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

Postby Bufferstop » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:08 pm

We certainly didn't anticipate such a problem, the first post programme posting wasn't until 02:06 if that can be relied on. I'm glad you folk are less volatile, - or just too tired, 02:06? It beats my latest posting by at least an hour, and from the comments about it's unavailability beyond our shores I wouldn't seem to be down to time zones.
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Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

Postby Michaelaface » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:06 pm

Bufferstop wrote:We certainly didn't anticipate such a problem, the first post programme posting wasn't until 02:06 if that can be relied on. I'm glad you folk are less volatile, - or just too tired, 02:06? It beats my latest posting by at least an hour, and from the comments about it's unavailability beyond our shores I wouldn't seem to be down to time zones.


I could be more volatile if you wish? is that an RTR chassis?! and that track-work isn't finescale enough! :x :x :x :x

(just to be clear I'm joking obviously, rmweb is great source for knowledge and inspiration)

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Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

Postby DonB » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:31 pm

Just watched both episodes.
Interesting enough, but when it was revealed to SK that a number of IM tools had been scrapped, my reaction was much the same as his.
It would be interesting to see a list of what tooling was scrapped...
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Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

Postby Bufferstop » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:03 pm

If Hornby is going to progress saying goodbye to any tooling that hasn't already been re-used is probably a move for the best. Some owners of Triang items in good condition will probably be quite happy to see their rarity value increased.
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Postby TimberSurf » Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:43 am

Michaelaface wrote:The thread is still up and active on rmweb though?


https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index ... n/page/35/

My life is too short to read the whole of that thread! :o

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Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

Postby Michaelaface » Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:50 pm

here's one think I've wondered about for a while, when they get the first test models, they appear to arrive in essentially a kit form, which makes me think, I'd quite like it if these companies would also sell their RTR locos in kit form (ideally cheaper)

there's probably loads of reasons why this is impractical, but I wish they'd do it, I'd love to build my own locos from kits, but they're just so expensive

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Re: JAMES MAY'S BIG TROUBLE IN MODEL BRITAIN 06/03/19

Postby DonB » Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:26 am

Michaelaface - Tri-ang used to do exactly that.
Their CKD (Completely Knocked Down) range was certain locos and coaches from their main R-T-R range in kit form.

EDIT: Found this link...

http://www.tri-ang.co.uk/CKDInd.htm
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