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JeremiahBunyan

Signature: I've been in the hobby since 1999 and received my first Hornby train set when I was 3. Since then it's been one huge roller-coaster ride in this amazing hobby. I love to talk about trains all day long and I have a small but growing collection of Hornby, Dapol, ViTrains, Accurascale, Cavalex and Murphy Models products. As many of you'll know I also do a lot of 3D modelling and love to help and assist members and friends with all their 3D modelling and 3D printing needs. I also custom build Indian Railway models in N scale, HO scale and OO scale. It remains to be my most interesting aspect of the hobby. Many of you'll love to get in touch with me. If you're serious about getting in touch, please contact the admin for my contact details. Don't ask for contact details and then not get in touch.

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@GNR-Gordon-4

@LC&DR

 

Which livery Class 66 did you get? This tooling is an ex-Lima tooling, so this why I believe it costs just shy of £70.00. If this a new tooling tooled by Hornby, it would cost much more, I am sure.

 

GNR-Gordon-4 (HF)

I don't think it has anything to do with it's Lima heritage, because every since Hornby acquired the tooling for the Class 66, Hornby have invested heavily in modifying the tooling. They have since updated the tooling to accomodate NEM couplings, make it DCC ready and updated it to be powered by a 5-pole motorized bogie. These modifications might seem small, so small that most people have no idea it's been done, but these kind of modifications cost a fair bit.

 

The reason for it's low cost is becuase Hornby have the variety, they've listed no less than 9 of them. That's going to give Hornby it's much needed money without having to sell it at a higher cost.

 

Hornby can do the same with their Class 37, Class 47 and Class 86 as well. They'll have a lot of liveries to do spanning from the BR Blue era to the present day TOCs and FOCs.

I've been in the hobby since 1999 and received my first Hornby train set when I was 3. Since then it's been one huge roller-coaster ride in this amazing hobby. I love to talk about trains all day long and I have a small but growing collection of Hornby, Dapol, ViTrains, Accurascale, Cavalex and Murphy Models products. As many of you'll know I also do a lot of 3D modelling and love to help and assist members and friends with all their 3D modelling and 3D printing needs. I also custom build Indian Railway models in N scale, HO scale and OO scale. It remains to be my most interesting aspect of the hobby. Many of you'll love to get in touch with me. If you're serious about getting in touch, please contact the admin for my contact details. Don't ask for contact details and then not get in touch.

@walkingthedog

JB do you really think a £16 controller will be as good as a Gaugemaster. I use Gaugemaster and they are at a completely different level. 

 

I am sure it will be a big improvement on the old product. 


After some simple research, I think the Hornby R7229 controller and Gaugemaster GMC-COMBI are at the same level with the same features. That's a conclusion I've made from reading the basic product description and whatever information gathered from reviews and The Engine Shed.

 

I think what most people are thinking is that the new Hornby controller is just a modified R8250 one, but it's not. It's only got some features from the older one.

I've been in the hobby since 1999 and received my first Hornby train set when I was 3. Since then it's been one huge roller-coaster ride in this amazing hobby. I love to talk about trains all day long and I have a small but growing collection of Hornby, Dapol, ViTrains, Accurascale, Cavalex and Murphy Models products. As many of you'll know I also do a lot of 3D modelling and love to help and assist members and friends with all their 3D modelling and 3D printing needs. I also custom build Indian Railway models in N scale, HO scale and OO scale. It remains to be my most interesting aspect of the hobby. Many of you'll love to get in touch with me. If you're serious about getting in touch, please contact the admin for my contact details. Don't ask for contact details and then not get in touch.

@GNR-Gordon-4

Thanks for posting the next installment of The Engine Shed, on the forum for us, JB. Smile

 

Not really interested in the new cheap train set controller. It looks even more ugly than the previous one. Let's just hope it run trains well!

 

The Coca-Cola Christmas Train Set looks good.

 

GNR-Gordon-4 (HF)

The controller may be cheap in terms of price but feature wise it's far superior and will probably take on the Gaugemaster offering head on. Only time will tell, but from the features list Hornby posted, it seems to be well worth the money.

I've been in the hobby since 1999 and received my first Hornby train set when I was 3. Since then it's been one huge roller-coaster ride in this amazing hobby. I love to talk about trains all day long and I have a small but growing collection of Hornby, Dapol, ViTrains, Accurascale, Cavalex and Murphy Models products. As many of you'll know I also do a lot of 3D modelling and love to help and assist members and friends with all their 3D modelling and 3D printing needs. I also custom build Indian Railway models in N scale, HO scale and OO scale. It remains to be my most interesting aspect of the hobby. Many of you'll love to get in touch with me. If you're serious about getting in touch, please contact the admin for my contact details. Don't ask for contact details and then not get in touch.

@walkingthedog

JB I believe they all had a radiator grille but some were a fine mesh and look solid. 

That makes sense. If I do end up with one of those locomotives, I think I'll give the grille a quick coach of textured matte black paint from a spray can. Tht way I can get a slightly rough and grainy finish which should look more like a finer mesh.

 

Cheers!

I've been in the hobby since 1999 and received my first Hornby train set when I was 3. Since then it's been one huge roller-coaster ride in this amazing hobby. I love to talk about trains all day long and I have a small but growing collection of Hornby, Dapol, ViTrains, Accurascale, Cavalex and Murphy Models products. As many of you'll know I also do a lot of 3D modelling and love to help and assist members and friends with all their 3D modelling and 3D printing needs. I also custom build Indian Railway models in N scale, HO scale and OO scale. It remains to be my most interesting aspect of the hobby. Many of you'll love to get in touch with me. If you're serious about getting in touch, please contact the admin for my contact details. Don't ask for contact details and then not get in touch.

Well anyway, here's my two pence worth...

 

As usual I enjoy looking at pre-production samples. The new "R7229 Analogue controller" is something I am looking forward too. I'm pretty much the DC person, mainly because converting my collection to DCC sound will be beyond my budget (unless more TTS decoders are brought out??). And yes if I go DCC I'd rather go all in and have sound.

 

The "Ruston 48DS" is one of my favourites this year. Really nice to see them. I have a question, do all Ruston 48DS locos have a radiator grille? From the images shown by Hornby, only one seems to have it, the CAD work and the other 3 just show a black plated over* radiator. Ruston experts...can you help?

 

The"B2 0-6-0ST Peckett" looks stunning.

 

Well done Hornby!!

 

Regarding the Coca-Cola train set, I've already shared my views elsewhere, whilst I totally love the idea of it and want one, I just don't like the choice of loco and the smaller wagon, I would've preferred something a little more sensible. I've already shared my suggestions elsewhere.

 

Cheers!

I've been in the hobby since 1999 and received my first Hornby train set when I was 3. Since then it's been one huge roller-coaster ride in this amazing hobby. I love to talk about trains all day long and I have a small but growing collection of Hornby, Dapol, ViTrains, Accurascale, Cavalex and Murphy Models products. As many of you'll know I also do a lot of 3D modelling and love to help and assist members and friends with all their 3D modelling and 3D printing needs. I also custom build Indian Railway models in N scale, HO scale and OO scale. It remains to be my most interesting aspect of the hobby. Many of you'll love to get in touch with me. If you're serious about getting in touch, please contact the admin for my contact details. Don't ask for contact details and then not get in touch.

Most welcome WTD....

I've been in the hobby since 1999 and received my first Hornby train set when I was 3. Since then it's been one huge roller-coaster ride in this amazing hobby. I love to talk about trains all day long and I have a small but growing collection of Hornby, Dapol, ViTrains, Accurascale, Cavalex and Murphy Models products. As many of you'll know I also do a lot of 3D modelling and love to help and assist members and friends with all their 3D modelling and 3D printing needs. I also custom build Indian Railway models in N scale, HO scale and OO scale. It remains to be my most interesting aspect of the hobby. Many of you'll love to get in touch with me. If you're serious about getting in touch, please contact the admin for my contact details. Don't ask for contact details and then not get in touch.

The latest installment of "The Engine Shed" is up now....

 

Hope you guys enjoy the read?

 

https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/news/the-engine-shed/r7229-controller-48ds-peckett-b2

 

Cheers!

JB

I've been in the hobby since 1999 and received my first Hornby train set when I was 3. Since then it's been one huge roller-coaster ride in this amazing hobby. I love to talk about trains all day long and I have a small but growing collection of Hornby, Dapol, ViTrains, Accurascale, Cavalex and Murphy Models products. As many of you'll know I also do a lot of 3D modelling and love to help and assist members and friends with all their 3D modelling and 3D printing needs. I also custom build Indian Railway models in N scale, HO scale and OO scale. It remains to be my most interesting aspect of the hobby. Many of you'll love to get in touch with me. If you're serious about getting in touch, please contact the admin for my contact details. Don't ask for contact details and then not get in touch.

It's a lovely model ALBY58...I am sitting on the fence over buying one. Really love the Freightliner one, but equally love the GBRf/BR Blue and GBRf/Evening Star ones

I've been in the hobby since 1999 and received my first Hornby train set when I was 3. Since then it's been one huge roller-coaster ride in this amazing hobby. I love to talk about trains all day long and I have a small but growing collection of Hornby, Dapol, ViTrains, Accurascale, Cavalex and Murphy Models products. As many of you'll know I also do a lot of 3D modelling and love to help and assist members and friends with all their 3D modelling and 3D printing needs. I also custom build Indian Railway models in N scale, HO scale and OO scale. It remains to be my most interesting aspect of the hobby. Many of you'll love to get in touch with me. If you're serious about getting in touch, please contact the admin for my contact details. Don't ask for contact details and then not get in touch.

I think a train set with Coca-Cola branding containing the following items and priced at the 100-110 quid mark would make more sense for an "adult collector"

 

4wDM 0-4-0 Sentinel

https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/sentinel-0-4-0-graham.html

 

BR 12T Fish Van, fairly flat sided and makes a perfect refirdgerated van for carrying Coke.

https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/shop/wagons-coaches/freight-wagons/br-12t-fish-van-e87314-era-6.html

 

A nice BR 20T Brake Van to bring up the rear.

https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/shop/wagons-coaches/freight-wagons/br-20-ton-brake-van-2.html

I've been in the hobby since 1999 and received my first Hornby train set when I was 3. Since then it's been one huge roller-coaster ride in this amazing hobby. I love to talk about trains all day long and I have a small but growing collection of Hornby, Dapol, ViTrains, Accurascale, Cavalex and Murphy Models products. As many of you'll know I also do a lot of 3D modelling and love to help and assist members and friends with all their 3D modelling and 3D printing needs. I also custom build Indian Railway models in N scale, HO scale and OO scale. It remains to be my most interesting aspect of the hobby. Many of you'll love to get in touch with me. If you're serious about getting in touch, please contact the admin for my contact details. Don't ask for contact details and then not get in touch.

@atom3624

Good effort there.

Missing the 5,000 led's 'though ...

 

Al.


I'd presonally not have those LEDs though. Just wanted a train that makes sense. To be an oversized/obesse Bagnall shunter, a random 4-wheel wagon and a large modern day container wagon make no sense as a set. At least the older Christmas sets made sense with an open wagon carrying gifts and a 4-wheel wagon to transport a reindeer.

 

I absolutely love the Coca-Cola theme sets, just don't like what they've done with it and what they have on offer.

 

Even a 4wDM/4wDH Sentinel with a few box vans in the Coca-Cola theme would've been far better, especially since they're aiming it towards the adult collector's market.

I've been in the hobby since 1999 and received my first Hornby train set when I was 3. Since then it's been one huge roller-coaster ride in this amazing hobby. I love to talk about trains all day long and I have a small but growing collection of Hornby, Dapol, ViTrains, Accurascale, Cavalex and Murphy Models products. As many of you'll know I also do a lot of 3D modelling and love to help and assist members and friends with all their 3D modelling and 3D printing needs. I also custom build Indian Railway models in N scale, HO scale and OO scale. It remains to be my most interesting aspect of the hobby. Many of you'll love to get in touch with me. If you're serious about getting in touch, please contact the admin for my contact details. Don't ask for contact details and then not get in touch.

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