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Re: Hornby N Gauge
« Reply #45 on: December 11, 2014, 02:59:35 PM »
I completely agree with that, Mike.

Let's just hope it's a case of 'keeping their powder dry' and we do hear something next week :hmmm:

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Re: Hornby N Gauge
« Reply #46 on: December 11, 2014, 05:13:54 PM »
[rant]Despite the "era of growth" there are still a load of models needed for the Southern, apart from Union Mills there is very little for pre WW2 SR modellers, no 4-6-0s - no King Arthurs, no Lord Nelsons, no H15, no S15, no Moguls (one announced, also Schools announced) UM do one 4-4-0 (out of at least 16 classes) and 2 0-6-0s, Dapol do two tank locos , M7 and Terrier out of dozens of classes. Up to now the only SR locos the likes of Dapol and Farish recognise are Spam cans and a Q1. Even the kit market isn't that briliant, what kits there are either need an expensive German Chassis, (Langley S15) or are intended to fit on a way inaccurate chassis (BHE N15) The Langley E2 & E5 worked in a fairly limited area, the Peco/Wills B4 dock tank is long out of production.

So they turn round and say well nobody models the SR, to which the obvious answer is cos nobody makes stock for the SR. Catch 22 ennit?

Without a few more RTR locos the number of modellers taking up the SR in N gauge will remain low; if we are talking named train sets, how about a pre WW2 Golden Arrow,  Atlantic coast Express,  or Bournemouth Belle with a Nelson and/or a King Arthur with the loco also available as a separate item. [/rant]
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Re: Hornby N Gauge
« Reply #47 on: December 11, 2014, 10:48:15 PM »
*cheers rant and agrees with every word*

I was very, very lucky to find a Peco/Wills 0-4-0 B4 via eBay, although it needs a bit of a paint job. It gets very irritating when steamer release after release is mostly early BR, or mid-to-late 1930s, and therefore too late for realistic operation.

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Re: Hornby N Gauge
« Reply #48 on: December 11, 2014, 11:34:42 PM »
If you can find something which will sell a minimum of 1000 units then you can make it happen...but it won't be easy!

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Re: Hornby N Gauge
« Reply #49 on: December 12, 2014, 04:02:40 AM »
If you can find something which will sell a minimum of 1000 units then you can make it happen...but it won't be easy!

Cheers, Mike

Exactly, well said.
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Re: Hornby N Gauge
« Reply #50 on: December 12, 2014, 08:10:13 AM »
Realistically I would be more than happy with one Hornby release per year.

Cheers, Mike

I agree with this wholeheartedly. If Hornby could announce an item in January and have it shipped by december......

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Re: Hornby N Gauge
« Reply #51 on: December 12, 2014, 09:37:39 AM »
Agreed.  That would be excellent - like the old Dapol saying of "delivering on our promises".

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Re: Hornby N Gauge
« Reply #52 on: December 13, 2014, 06:21:54 PM »
Hi all,

It's just dawned on me that the Nurenberg show is early next year - I imagine Arnold will make any announcements there, as they're probably used to doing it that way.

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Re: Hornby N Gauge
« Reply #53 on: December 13, 2014, 07:10:04 PM »
It's just dawned on me that the Nurenberg show is early next year - I imagine Arnold will make any announcements there, as they're probably used to doing it that way.
Makes sense.... wasn't it at Nurenberg 2013 they officially confirmed they were doing the Brighton Belle?


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Re: Hornby N Gauge
« Reply #54 on: December 17, 2014, 10:04:04 PM »
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Makes sense.... wasn't it at Nurenberg 2013 they officially confirmed they were doing the Brighton Belle?

Yeah, after it was accidently leaked early if I remember correctly.

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« Last Edit: December 18, 2014, 10:11:45 AM by Pengi, Reason: tidied up quote »

 

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