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Re: Modelling Hornby Dublo in British N Gauge
« Reply #60 on: June 23, 2020, 01:18:31 PM »
Hi Mike ( @maridunian )

Those wagons of yours look really good - well done Sir.  I am still working through documenting the HD Super-Detailed wagons, it is a labour of love.

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Re: Modelling Hornby Dublo in British N Gauge
« Reply #61 on: June 23, 2020, 06:27:57 PM »
An interesting thread, Paddy.
I acquired one of those insulated meat container wagons from AGR Models a while ago.
Over the years I have had a few models from OO scale reproduced for me in N-gauge by Robbie’s Rollingstock .... including some of the Bachmann Collectors club wagons that were produced before they started doing Graham Farish versions as well.
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Re: Modelling Hornby Dublo in British N Gauge
« Reply #62 on: June 29, 2020, 11:02:24 AM »
Hi Folks,

Please find attached the latest version of my documenting of the Hornby Dublo range and its N gauge equivalents.  The document now includes the Hornby Dublo Super Detailed wagon range.  The next chapter in Michael Foster's book covers the Super Detail coaches.

Comments and suggestions are always welcome.

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Re: Modelling Hornby Dublo in British N Gauge
« Reply #63 on: July 08, 2020, 04:55:54 PM »
Hi Folks,

Please find attached the latest version of my documentation of the Hornby Dublo range and its N gauge equivalents.  The document now includes the Hornby Dublo Super Detailed Coach range.

It was interesting to read contemporary reviews of the Dublo models in Michael Foster's book.  The same points/arguments were being made then as now e.g. "reasonable model but it would be much better if...".  As I mentioned on John's ( @Train Waiting ) thread, it is fascinating how each release added to the overall system.

As an example, HD released the Restaurant Car Unclassified (RU) which was an unusual choice as this coach was often paired with an Open coach on the real railway.  HD went to the lengths of providing MK1 first and second open coaches so realistic formations could be assembled.  May be it was not so unusual as it provided the opportunity to sell supporting vehicles.  As you can imagine, Meccano Magazine (and reviews) provided this prototypical information at the time.

Comments and suggestions are always welcome.

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Re: Modelling Hornby Dublo in British N Gauge
« Reply #64 on: Yesterday at 02:59:53 PM »
Hi Folks,

Please find attached the latest version of my documentation of the Hornby Dublo range and its N gauge equivalents.  The document now includes the Hornby Dublo Dinky Toys Vehicles range.  This small (14 distinct models) range of toys only lasted a few years and according to Michael Foster were not very popular at the time as they were too small to be "playthings"!

Researching N gauge vehicles is not easy as I did not realise there are so many different suppliers (a lot of thse are kits).  If I have missed any manufacturers/models then please let me know.

Comments and suggestions are always welcome.

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Re: Modelling Hornby Dublo in British N Gauge
« Reply #65 on: Yesterday at 07:13:50 PM »
Hi Folks,

Please find attached the latest version of my documentation of the Hornby Dublo range and its N gauge equivalents.  The document now includes the Hornby Dublo Dinky Toys Vehicles range.  This small (14 distinct models) range of toys only lasted a few years and according to Michael Foster were not very popular at the time as they were too small to be "playthings"!

Researching N gauge vehicles is not easy as I did not realise there are so many different suppliers (a lot of thse are kits).  If I have missed any manufacturers/models then please let me know.

Comments and suggestions are always welcome.

Many thanks

Paddy
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This is absolutely fascinating.

Thank you very much.

Best wishes.

John
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Re: Modelling Hornby Dublo in British N Gauge
« Reply #66 on: Yesterday at 09:30:22 PM »
Hi John ( @Train Waiting )

Glad you are enjoying my jottings.  :)

Coming to the end of Michael’s book now - the last section I believe will be Dublo “never wazas”.  We then move on to Tri-Ang TT!

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