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Re: Hornby N Gauge
« Reply #30 on: December 09, 2014, 04:59:44 AM »
Strangely, would be more excited about the reappearance of Lyddle End than I would be a new locomotive! But hey, a lot of folk think me strange anyway.  :confused1:
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Re: Hornby N Gauge
« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2014, 07:17:39 AM »
We know that there will be more British N, so while we might get a 1:160 Velaro I'd be surprised if that was it.

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Re: Hornby N Gauge
« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2014, 10:30:13 AM »
I think Mike's comment was more that he would be surprised if the sole offering were a 1:160 Velaro, rather than he'd be surprised if they made one.

Hornby have verbally committed to more British n gauge, so to offer an out of scale model of something more commonly seen on the continent seems a little misleading!

Be like saying they were doing something French, then making a Pendolino, because they got dragged through France on their way here!

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Re: Hornby N Gauge
« Reply #33 on: December 09, 2014, 12:52:50 PM »
The thought of the Adams Radial in N has made me sit up and take notice of this thread. I don't care if it's not even my region, it's certainly my period and would look fantastic.

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Re: Hornby N Gauge
« Reply #34 on: December 09, 2014, 09:24:47 PM »
We know that there will be more British N, so while we might get a 1:160 Velaro I'd be surprised if that was it.

Cheers, Mike

I would be surprised if the Velaro was all, but not if it was first. To make Arnold work in the UK almost certainly requires a distribution channel without retailers in the mix. A run of the mill steam, diesel,or electric model possibly needs a wider exposure than Hornby.com and a few franchisee retailers. Hauled stock, whether freight or passenger, might have greater unit volume potential, but a lot less profit margin per unit, as described in Jason Shron's Rapido interview in the Jan 2015 BRM.
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Re: Hornby N Gauge
« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2014, 09:25:12 AM »
It seems to me (at the moment) as if Hornby is in a bit of a mess with existing orders. I ordered  a BB set a week or so ago and have been trying to get information from Hornby about its delivery to me. Although when I ordered it (and received acknowledgement  from them as to stock being available its now showing  as 'out of stock' on their website.
Every email I send them produces a pre written standard reply mail stating that they are close on a week behind dealing with orders. They wont even say if theres more on order or when that may arrive
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Re: Hornby N Gauge
« Reply #36 on: December 11, 2014, 09:16:17 AM »
 :claphappy: After 6 emails to Hornby they have at last replied and say that they have dispatched my BB today  :claphappy:
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Re: Hornby N Gauge
« Reply #37 on: December 11, 2014, 09:54:53 AM »

Hello all,

Hornby held an embargoed press preview day yesterday for their OO stuff.

They were asked about N and said they were happy with the response to the Brighton Belle but were not expecting any new N-gauge announcements until next year.

They indicated that Hornby at Margate were not leading in this, and that any decisions and news would come from Arnold and that the design work would be done in Spain.  I suspect this is at the former Electrotren offices.

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« Last Edit: December 11, 2014, 10:03:25 AM by Ben A »



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Re: Hornby N Gauge
« Reply #38 on: December 11, 2014, 10:15:15 AM »

Hello all,

Hornby held an embargoed press preview day yesterday for their OO stuff.
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They were asked about N and said they were happy with the response to the Brighton Belle but were not expecting any new N-gauge announcements until next year.

They indicated that Hornby at Margate were not leading in this, and that any decisions and news would come from Arnold and that the design work would be done in Spain.  I suspect this is at the former Electrotren offices.

Cheers

Ben A.

Thank you Ben, disappointing in a way as I was lead to believe more was coming and would be announced next week. So will have to wait till Spring next year then.
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Re: Hornby N Gauge
« Reply #39 on: December 11, 2014, 10:39:08 AM »
Thank you Ben, disappointing in a way as I was lead to believe more was coming and would be announced next week. So will have to wait till Spring next year then.

Hi Richard

Yes, I had been expecting something at least.  I wasn't there myself but I'd briefed the Model Rail guys who did go to make sure they asked about N.  What is odd is that Margate seemed to be very vague about what any N announcements would be made, when they'd be made or even who would be making them.  I'm going to try to find out at least when we might hear something.

cheers

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Re: Hornby N Gauge
« Reply #40 on: December 11, 2014, 10:51:10 AM »
Odd at Warley I asked a rep about N Gauge and got a firm yes to more announcement's, but I did not ask when as I assumed it was next week.
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Re: Hornby N Gauge
« Reply #41 on: December 11, 2014, 11:07:28 AM »
Have Hornby" bought out" Arnold N gauge or simply gone into some sort of a trade/franchise agreement with them?
The reason I ask is that in Hornby's latest web blurb/announcement re. Arnold N gauge the impression is given that (amongst others perhaps) the Arnold Henschel wegmann set,German streamlined steam loco and 4 coaches is a new item yet to be produced or at least released.
Yet this set is and has been readily available for some time as an Arnold 5 piece set abroad exactly as per Hornby/Arnold website "advert"/"announcement".
Does anyone know what is going on and what is/are actually new items or simply re-releases of existing Arnold items?
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« Last Edit: December 11, 2014, 11:23:48 AM by RHEINGOLD, Reason: spelling mistake »
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Re: Hornby N Gauge
« Reply #42 on: December 11, 2014, 11:11:26 AM »
Arnold is part of Hornby International.

Hornby confirmed that there will be a further UK N model produced - like Richard I assumed we would hear about it next week.

Cheers, Mike



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Re: Hornby N Gauge
« Reply #43 on: December 11, 2014, 01:53:56 PM »
It's beginning to sound as though they're going to produce N Gauge special releases only, rather than entering the British N scene on a full time basis. We might get one special, showy release a year at best, perhaps.

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Re: Hornby N Gauge
« Reply #44 on: December 11, 2014, 02:26:52 PM »
Realistically I would be more than happy with one Hornby release per year.

We have had an unprecedented era of growth in N gauge models over the last 5-10 years and I do wonder at times if the market is large enough to stand all the models produced/being produced.

Cheers, Mike



 

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