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Offline k2victor

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Hornby Lyddle End
« on: February 14, 2020, 12:03:45 PM »
Please can anyone tell me if this line of buildings are still in production. I have recently returned to model railways and am pleasently surprised with the number of things now available, but it seems as though a lot things are no longer being produced.

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Re: Hornby Lyddle End
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 12:06:34 PM »
I believe they stopped making them way back around 2012.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2020, 06:13:11 PM by ntpntpntp »
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Re: Hornby Lyddle End
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 12:11:22 PM »
Hi @k2victor

Welcome back to N gauge.  Sadly the Hornby Lyddle End range ended a few years back when their financial challenges started.  Bachman/Graham Farish took over the mantle and produce their excellent range of Scenecraft buildings.

Scenecraft buildings are made in the same way as Lyddle End but the price has gone up but so has the quality.

You can still buy the Hornby buildings second hand and they are in good supply.

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Re: Hornby Lyddle End
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2020, 01:18:03 PM »
Yes you can still buy Lyddle End buildings on  Ebay , but some of the prices are really ridiculous my daughter has just won a house Old Green Cottages on Ebay  for £21 plus postage she bought it for my birthday .I actually told her no more than£20 but even she liked it and went just over the top ,I have seen similar buildings at shows for far more than that , one was even £35 ,They are very good buildings with a lot of good and unusual  designs ,Most of the buildings on my layout are S D Mouldings which are very good but not as much detail and made out of plaster again not made anymore and are quite heavy and chip if handled a lot mine are all glued down and the chips are covered by greenery and trees planted to cover the defects .
Bachman /Farish scencraft are really detailed but in my opinion are very over priced and way beyond my price range .
Bob Tidbury
« Last Edit: February 14, 2020, 01:19:34 PM by Bob Tidbury »

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Re: Hornby Lyddle End
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2020, 02:38:33 PM »
I believe they stopped making them way back around 1012.

Crickey, didn't know Hornby were quite that old ;)

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Re: Hornby Lyddle End
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2020, 03:02:17 PM »
Crickey, didn't know Hornby were quite that old ;)

Many of the Railroad range wagons date from around then :D

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Re: Hornby Lyddle End
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2020, 04:13:01 PM »
Those cottages would look good Bob on stone house. Happy birthday

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Re: Hornby Lyddle End
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2020, 04:54:06 PM »
I liked the  Lyddle End buildings and used them on one side of a double-sided motorised diorama built in 2007. The motorised bus in this image is a bit of an anachronism given the modernity of the typeface on some of the shops.



The other side was set in 1944 and has scratchbuilt buildings from a street called Ladywell in Dover, with attendant sound effects of aircraft, anti-aircraft fire and explosions.


 
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Re: Hornby Lyddle End
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2020, 07:30:14 PM »
Thank you all for very quick replies. Now know not to wait for any new releases.

Gerry

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Re: Hornby Lyddle End
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2020, 08:22:39 PM »
Shame they're gone as I have the set of 'East End' buildings for Kimbolted like the station buildings, goods shed and loco shed. I always thought they were excellent RTP buildings for those unable/unwilling to scratch or kit build.

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Re: Hornby Lyddle End
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2020, 08:40:54 PM »
One assumes the moulds must still be in existence somewhere. They are popular models and if some enterprising, er, entrepreneur could get hold of them they might make a viable sideline out of them.

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Re: Hornby Lyddle End
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2020, 09:13:35 PM »
Crewearpley40
My Birthday isn’t until March but my daughter bought the house  at the right price I won’t get the building untill then .
The building is called Old Green Cottages and there is one on Ebay with busted windows going for more than she paid . I know exactly where it’s going ,I dont have much room for any more buildings or vehicles now just extra details like an orchard with fencing and a small sales shed  ,more plants ,a garden , drive footpath and fences for the new house .
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Re: Hornby Lyddle End
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2020, 09:17:51 PM »
A piece of plastic and and glazing should fix that. Good on Charlene to play a part in stonehouse

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Re: Hornby Lyddle End
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2020, 10:35:38 PM »
One assumes the moulds must still be in existence somewhere. They are popular models and if some enterprising, er, entrepreneur could get hold of them they might make a viable sideline out of them.

Err I think Dave Jones registered the IP for them.

No, too early?

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Re: Hornby Lyddle End
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2020, 08:51:48 AM »
Dad went through a phase in 08/09 purchasing plenty of lyddle end stuff, some got used but most were left in original boxes untouched.

We had a clear out last year of everything not prototypical of what we wanted and the rest was sold for some serious money through ebay.

After taking him to my local model shop, they still have 2 shelves full of bits and pieces dad suggested we purchase the whole lot to sell on ebay for hopefully a massive profit  :uneasy:

We havent done that but last week John hadn't seemed to of sold any 1 item if them in that time frame!!

 

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