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GNR-Gordon-4

Signature: A Thomas & Friends OO, HO and OO-9 Model Railway Gauge's Collector Since 2005, an Eddie Stobart Spotter and Collector Since 2010 and an Airfix QUICK BUILD Collector Since 2017; Living in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

Bio: A BIT ABOUT ME!:I am a fan of trains and Model Railways. I have a decent size collection, but the main theme I collect is of discontinued Hornby Thomas & Friends Range. With only a very low number of products I am missing in the Hornby Thomas & Friends Collection, I may not be able now to get them, but I am doing my best. Please continue down on my Profile Page, which shows you a 'My Latest Hornby Products' Section which shows you the Latest Products I have bought and the Day of the purchase of the Product, so come as often as you can to get an Update of my new purchases, although, some Months I do not make a new purchase. Below that, you will find a 'I Own' Section of products I Own from the Hornby, Hornby RailRoad and Hornby Thomas & Friends Ranges. Below that , you will find a 'I Want' Section of products I Want from the Hornby, Hornby RailRoad and Hornby Thomas & Friends Ranges. Future projects I am planning is a list of all Hornby The Collector Magazines and Hornby The Collector Plus Magazines I Own, but this will be for another time when have time to get my Magazines out list them all on my Profile Page. I am also a member of the Hornby Collectors Club, which I have been a member of since 2004. HORNBY LOCOMOTIVES I OWN: 1. R782 "Smokey Joe", 2. R3057 Class 92 Stobart Rail "Bart the Engine". HORNBY PASSENGER ROLLING STOCK I OWN: 1. R4086G Mk2 Virgin Trains Composite Coach '6180', 2. R4088 Mk2 Virgin Trains 1st Class Coach '3293'. HORNBY FREIGHT ROLLING STOCK I OWN: 1. R1126/6 Tank Retails Tanker, 2. R6501 Hornby 2010 Wagon - 7 Plank Wagon. HORNBY TRAIN PACKS I OWN: 1. R2953 Flying Scotsman USA Tour 1969 Train Pack - Limited Edition of 2000, 2. X3857 Class 47 Virgin Trains "Pride of Shrewsbury" Train Pack. HORNBY TRAIN SETS I OWN: 1. R 1149 Disney Pixar Toy Story 3 Train Set. HORNBY SKALEDALE PRODUCTS I OWN: 1. R8595 Iron Ore Load, 2. R8613 Refuse Skips, 3. R8696 Police Box, 4. R8797 Newspaper Kiosk. HORNBY PUBLICATIONS I OWN: 1. Hornby Fiftieth Edition 2004 Catalogue, 2. Hornby Edition Fifty-Four 2008 Catalogue, 3. Hornby Edition Fifty-Five 2009 Catalogue, 4. Hornby Edition Fifty-Six 2010 Catalogue, 5. Hornby Edition Fifty-Seven 2011 Catalogue, 6. Hornby Edition Fifty-Eight 2012 Catalogue, 7. Hornby Edition Fifty-Nine 2013 Catalogue, 8. Hornby Edition Sixty 2014 Catalogue, 9. Hornby Edition Sixty-One 2015 Catalogue, 10. Hornby Edition Sixty-Two 2016 Catalogue. HORNBY RAILROAD PASSENGER ROLLING STOCK I OWN: 1. R4332 LNER Teak Composite Coach (x3), 2. R4333 LNER Teak Brake Coach. HORNBY RAILROAD FREIGHT ROLLING STOCK I OWN: 1. R6438 Shell Tanker Triple Pack, HORNBY RAILROAD PUBLICATIONS I OWN: 1. Hornby RailRoad 2013 Catalogue. HORNBY COLLECTORS CLUB EXCLUSIVE LOCOMOTIVES I OWN: 1. R2375 Collectors Club Locomotive 2004 - Virgin Trains Shunter, 2. R2783 Collectors Club Locomotive 2008 - Pullman Shunter. HORNBY THOMAS & FRIENDS LOCOMOTIVES I OWN: 1. R350 Percy the Saddle Tank Engine, 2. R351 Thomas the Tank Engine, 3. R382 Duck, 4. R383 Gordon the Big Blue Engine, 5. R852 James the Red Engine, 6. R9046 Toby the Tram, 7. R9047 Bill, 8. R9048 Ben, 9. R9049 Henry the Green Engine, 10. R9050 Devious Diesel, 11. R9064 Diesel, 12. R9066 Bert, 13. R9067 'Arry, 14. R9069 Stepney, 15. R9070 Oliver, 16. R9097 Diesel D7101 (Hymek), 17. R9098 Flying Scotsman (Thomas), 18. R9231 Emily, 19. R9232 Edward, 20. R9257 Spencer, 22. R9303 Thomas the Tank Engine 70th Anniversary Limited Edition, 23. R9683 Dart, 24. R9684 Murdoch. HORNBY THOMAS & FRIENDS PASSENGER ROLLING STOCK I OWN: 1. R091 James's Composite Coach, 2. R094 James's Brake Coach, 3. R110 Annie, 4. R112 Clarabel, 5. R120 Gordon's Composite Coach (x3), 6. R121 Gordon's Brake Coach, 7. R9051 James' Composite Coach (x2), 8. R9052 James' Brake Coach, 9. R9201 Old Slow Coach, 10. R9702 Spencer's Composite Coach, 11. R9703 Spencer's Brake Coach. HORNBY THOMAS & FRIENDS FREIGHT ROLLING STOCK I OWN: 1. R104 Cattle Wagon (x3), 2. R105 Tidmouth Milk Tanker (Blue) (x3), 3. R107 Open Wagon (x3), 4. R108 Closed Van (x3), 5. R109 Brake Van, 6. R306 Breakdown Crane, 7. R9006 Tar Tanker (x3), 8. R9053 Troublesome Truck 1, 9. R9054 Troublesome Truck 2, 10. R9055 Sodor Fuel Tanker (x3), 11. R9056 Sodor Scrap Co. Wagon (x3), 12. R9068 S. C. Ruffey Wagon, 13. R9093 Circus Vans Pack of 3, 14. R9094 Circus Vans Pack of 3, 15. R9094/1 Circus Van, 16. R9200 Ex-GWR Brake Van 'Toad', 17. R9202 Brake Van - Grey, 18. R9203 Cattle Wagon (x3), 19. R9204 Raspberry Syrup Tanker, 20. R9205 Ice Cream Van, 21. R9206 Cream Tanker, 22. R9207 Circus Van, 23. R9208 Circus Van, 24. R9209 Circus Van, 25. R9213 Circus Cattle Van (x3), 26. R9214 Circus Flatbed No. 1, 27. R9215 Circus Flatbed No. 2, 28. R9216 Large Breakdown Crane, 29. R9233 Oil Tanker Black (Weathered) (x3), 30. R9234 Red Open Wagon (x3), 31. R9235 Light Blue Open Wagon (x3), 32. R9236 Sodor Mail Wagon (x2), 33. R9237 Cream Utility Wagon (x3), 34. R9238 Light Grey Vent Van (x3), 35. R9239 Red Oxide Vent Van (x3), 36. R9271/6 Cattle Wagon (x3), 37. R9284/3 Red Oxide Vent Van, 38. R9300/1 Brake Van 39. R9300/2 Open Wagon (x3), 40. R9688 Lime Wagon - Grey (x3), 41. R9689 Lime Wagon - Brown (x3), 42. R9690 Works Unit Van, 43. R9691 Breakdown Crane, 44. R9705/3 Rusty Vent Van (x3). HORNBY THOMAS & FRIENDS TRAIN SETS I OWN: 1. R9260 Thomas & The Great Discovery Train Set, 2. R9682 Percy & The Mail Train Train Set. HORNBY THOMAS & FRIENDS BUILDINGS AND ACCESSORIES I OWN: 1. R228 Signals, 2. R9036 Signal Box & Water Tower, 3. R9037 Country Station, 4. R9223 Good's Yard Crane, 5. R9267 Ed's Garage. HORNBY THOMAS & FRIENDS PUBLICATIONS I OWN: 1. Hornby Thomas & Friends 2005 Catalogue, 2. Hornby Thomas & Friends 2006 Catalogue, 3. Hornby Thomas & Friends 2011 Catalogue. CORGI THE DIAMOND JUBILEE PRODUCTS I OWN: 1. GS62233 Diamond Jubilee Corgi Dog Keyring. HORNBY SKALEDALE PRODUCTS I WANT: 1. R9715 Lite Bite Sandwich Bar. HORNBY RAILROAD STEAM LOCOMOTIVES I WANT: 1. R3060 RailRoad BR 4-6-2 Peppercorn Class 'Tornado', 2. R3086 RailRoad LNER 4-6-2 'Flying Scotsman' A1 Class, 3. R3288 RailRoad BR 2-10-0 'Evening Star' 9F Class. HORNBY RAILROAD DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES I WANT: 1. R3151X BR 0-4-0 Class 06 Shunter Locomotive. HORNBY RAILROAD PUBLICATIONS I WANT: 1. Hornby RailRoad 2014 Catalogue. HORNBY THOMAS & FRIENDS LOCOMOTIVES I WANT: 1. R9749 Spencer - (Limited Production of 1000), 2. HOR9104 Thomas the Tank Engine 500th Edition (Exclusive to ModelZone). HORNBY THOMAS & FRIENDS FREIGHT ROLLING STOCK I WANT: 1. R105 Tidmouth Milk Tanker (Red) (x3) 2. R9271/6 Cattle Wagon (x3) 3. R9300/1 Brake Van 4. R9300/2 Open Wagon (x3) HORNBY THOMAS & FRIENDS BUILDINGS AND ACCESSORIES I WANT: 1. R245 Fat Controller, Driver and Fireman, 2. R9244 Circus Stalls. AIRFIX QUICK BUILD SETS I WANT: 1. J6000 QUICK BUILD Spitfire, 2. J6001 QUICK BUILD Messerschmitt Bf109e, 3. J6002 QUICK BUILD Eurofighter Typhoon, 4. J6003 QUICK BUILD BAe Hawk, 5. J6004 QUICK BUILD Apache Helicopter, 6. J6005 QUICK BUILD F22 Raptor, 7. J6007 QUICK BUILD Lamborghini Aventador, 8. J6008 QUICK BUILD Bugatti Veyron, 9. J6009 QUICK BUILD BAe Harrier, 10. J6010 QUICK BUILD Challenger Tank. Thank you for reading! 2011 - 2016, Jacob Wilson's Hornby, Scalextric and Airfix Accounts.

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GNR-Gordon-4

3237 posts

@walkingthedog

 

I think Hornby released some Mk2 Coaches in the 1980's, or around that time, that was to short, too?

 

@Peter Machin

 

I have more or less the complete Hornby Thomas collection. Only part of the range I am not complete on are the buildings having no where to put them on the layout, more or less stopped me getting them. I have a couple of them, but not many. I don't have any of Clockwork Thomas range. Not interested in this. Just the electric range.

 

GNR-Gordon-4

A Thomas & Friends OO, HO and OO-9 Model Railway Gauge's Collector Since 2005, an Eddie Stobart Spotter and Collector Since 2010 and an Airfix QUICK BUILD Collector Since 2017; Living in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

GNR-Gordon-4

3237 posts

@walkingthedog

 

Those coaches to me, look a bit short in length and two composite's and no brake? That's strange too! Laughing

 

GNR-Gordon-4

A Thomas & Friends OO, HO and OO-9 Model Railway Gauge's Collector Since 2005, an Eddie Stobart Spotter and Collector Since 2010 and an Airfix QUICK BUILD Collector Since 2017; Living in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

GNR-Gordon-4

3237 posts

My first Hornby items were:

 

x1 R109 Brake Van

x1 R110 Annie

x1 R112 Clarabel

x1 R350 Percy the Saddle Tank Engine

x1 R351 Thomas the Tank Engine

x1 R9054 Troublesome Truck No. 2

x1 R9055 Sodor Fuel Tanker

 

I never started off with a train set.

 

GNR-Gordon-4

A Thomas & Friends OO, HO and OO-9 Model Railway Gauge's Collector Since 2005, an Eddie Stobart Spotter and Collector Since 2010 and an Airfix QUICK BUILD Collector Since 2017; Living in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

GNR-Gordon-4

3237 posts

You are welcome. Smile

 

GNR-Gordon-4

A Thomas & Friends OO, HO and OO-9 Model Railway Gauge's Collector Since 2005, an Eddie Stobart Spotter and Collector Since 2010 and an Airfix QUICK BUILD Collector Since 2017; Living in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

GNR-Gordon-4

3237 posts

Caiptean, yes Thomas episodes that used to be sold on video tapes, that are now on DVD have not been digitally enhanced, or anything like this at all. It is all the same picture and sound quality of you have it on DVD or on video. It's too much effort to digitall enhance programmes, plus I don't find it makes any difference.

 

I used to have all the original Mr. Bean episodes on videos and a few years I replaced them on DVD. Apprantely, the DVD versions I have a digitally enhanced, or remastered, whatever you call it and I can't tell flamig difference at all, with the DVD copies I have the videos I used to have. Picture and sound seems to be the same. I think they just put that on the case, to get people to buy it.

 

GNR-Gordon-4

A Thomas & Friends OO, HO and OO-9 Model Railway Gauge's Collector Since 2005, an Eddie Stobart Spotter and Collector Since 2010 and an Airfix QUICK BUILD Collector Since 2017; Living in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

GNR-Gordon-4

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@Peter Machin

 

Hornby won't release Spiteful Break Van. They are dropping the Thomas licnese at the end of this year. No more batches of the current Thomas will get made and no more releases will get made either.

 

As for Bachmann's Spiteful Break Van, it looks good. I am 100% getting one. It looks to me that they have focused it's release, to look Spiteful Break Van from The Railway Series which surprised me, as the owner of Thomas & Friends are pushing a lot for Thomas merchandise to be based on the CGI TV series, a lot.

 

GNR-Gordon-4

 

A Thomas & Friends OO, HO and OO-9 Model Railway Gauge's Collector Since 2005, an Eddie Stobart Spotter and Collector Since 2010 and an Airfix QUICK BUILD Collector Since 2017; Living in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

GNR-Gordon-4

3237 posts

Great layout you have, ackers5861. Smile

 

GNR-Gordon-4

A Thomas & Friends OO, HO and OO-9 Model Railway Gauge's Collector Since 2005, an Eddie Stobart Spotter and Collector Since 2010 and an Airfix QUICK BUILD Collector Since 2017; Living in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

GNR-Gordon-4

3237 posts

Hi Stephen. Welcome to the Hornby Forum. Smile

 

A great purchase you have there and from waht we can see of your layout, it looks great.

 

GNR-Gordon-4

A Thomas & Friends OO, HO and OO-9 Model Railway Gauge's Collector Since 2005, an Eddie Stobart Spotter and Collector Since 2010 and an Airfix QUICK BUILD Collector Since 2017; Living in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

GNR-Gordon-4

3237 posts

More fantastic images, Ashbourne. Smile

 

GNR-Gordon-4

A Thomas & Friends OO, HO and OO-9 Model Railway Gauge's Collector Since 2005, an Eddie Stobart Spotter and Collector Since 2010 and an Airfix QUICK BUILD Collector Since 2017; Living in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

GNR-Gordon-4

3237 posts

No, it's not illegal to sell custom models. I see customs Thomas models for railways on eBay a lot and very often. I have several custom models myself.

 

Also, Bachmann USA with their HO line, are bringing out Spiteful Break Van (Supposed to be this year), so surely this will be better than a custom printed model?

 

GNR-Gordon-4

A Thomas & Friends OO, HO and OO-9 Model Railway Gauge's Collector Since 2005, an Eddie Stobart Spotter and Collector Since 2010 and an Airfix QUICK BUILD Collector Since 2017; Living in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

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