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Bulleidboy

Signature: Tomorrow will be a good day - Capt. Tom Moore

Bio: Have had an interest in trains since getting my first Hornby set in 1951. Train-spotted on the eastern region out of Kings X from 1958-1964. Then commuting into Waterloo from 1964-2009 - I became a Southern fan. I also have a passion for Ferrari road cars and Spitfire aircraft. Now retired, and appear to be a collector of locomotives, however over the last eighteen months the spare room (10x7) became available and now has and end-to-end layout around three sides of the room. It is based on a SR country terminus (WYKEHAM) - two main lines running into a fiddle yard and a branch line running station to station. All stock is BR/SR and the collection is increasing in size all the time!.

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bulleidboy

3675 posts

I agree with everything that Rog (RJ) has said, but one small thing you could try, would be to put a 9v battery against the wheels and see whether there is any movement. From what you have said there probably won't be any movement, but this a simple job that does not involve taking anything apart and therefore invalidating your guarantee.

Tomorrow will be a good day - Capt. Tom Moore

bulleidboy

3675 posts

HI Al

I found that by sprinkling real coal over the fake plastic coal worked well. Just painted the fake coal with PVA and sprinkled it on. I bought some real (OO gauge) coal at a show sometime back - small, medium and large and just mix it up. BB

Tomorrow will be a good day - Capt. Tom Moore

bulleidboy

3675 posts

Just to clear up any confusion, the Hornby Magazine and the Hornby 2021 Catalogue are being sold separately - if you buy both at the same time, the discount is applied. There is no "bundle/same bag".

As I think has been already said "they may not be positioned in the shop next to one another".

I suppose there may be a promotional stand saying "buy the two together for £.....).

Tomorrow will be a good day - Capt. Tom Moore

bulleidboy

3675 posts

@Going Spare

Not necessarily - there is a period of uncertainty at the moment as to what the future holds until a trade deal is or is not concluded.

Your quite right - everything is "might be" or "could be" - nobody seems to know. All news appears to be negative!  We must not get political.  Happy Christmas

Tomorrow will be a good day - Capt. Tom Moore

bulleidboy

3675 posts

Well said Andy_Mac - most of us are probably on many general mailing lists. I get several a day from numerous model railway suppliers. At this time of the year, the problems with Covid (staff shortages) and Brexit a couple of weeks away, it seem a very sensible decision. BB

Tomorrow will be a good day - Capt. Tom Moore

bulleidboy

3675 posts

The note at the back of the January magazine says the February edition will be available from the 7th January 2021 - the note on page nine of the January edition says it will be available from the 6th January 2021.  I've added this before someone says there are different availabilty datesFrown

Tomorrow will be a good day - Capt. Tom Moore

bulleidboy

3675 posts

For those who have not yet reached the back page of the January edition of Hornby Magazine (further information on page 9), there is a note that states the February edition of the magazine will be available from January 7th 2021 together with a copy of the new Hornby Catalogue together for £10.98 a saving of £4.00. This will be available from participating Tesco stores and online from Key Publishing.

 

This offer will be available for a limited time between January 6th - 19th 2021.

 

If you subscribe to Hornby Magazine the new Hornby catalogue can be ordered at a discounted price through shop.keypublishing.com

 

The magazine wil not be available until the 7th January as it contains information about the new 2021 releases, which will be made available by Hornby at 10am on the 5th January 2021.

 

Before anyone asks - it does not say whether the magazine and catalogue will be in the same bag - it just says if they are bought together the combined price will be £10.98.

 

At this moment in time, I cannot find any mention of the 2021 Hornby Catalogue on Key Publishings site. I assume it will appear at some stage?

Tomorrow will be a good day - Capt. Tom Moore

bulleidboy

3675 posts

Look at eBay - Search "The Fat Controller" - not sure what size they are.

Tomorrow will be a good day - Capt. Tom Moore

bulleidboy

3675 posts

I have just checked the Hornby price list and the R1073 set cost £299.99.

 

I suppose it depends on whether you are after what you paid or making a profit?

Tomorrow will be a good day - Capt. Tom Moore

bulleidboy

3675 posts

I cannot remember what this set cost new, but there are four on eBay - all Buy it Now - not auctions - the prices vary between £400 and £2999.95 - really!   If you decided to try eBay, even an auction, you can set a minimum price. 

 

I think the "new" price may have been £359.75.

Tomorrow will be a good day - Capt. Tom Moore

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