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Ellocoloco

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ellocoloco

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@CedricHK

 

Rivarossi was acquired by Lima at some point and the whole operation folded in 2003. Hornby bought their assets in 2004 and moved production from Italy to China. Along with the separate acquisition of Electrotren, these brands form the basis of Hornby International.

 

Hornby issued models would have HR in front of the product number and would have been China manufactured form 2006 (It took them a few years to get their act together) If viewing on ebay, the box should have the Hornby 'H' logo somewhere....................

 

Good luck.

ellocoloco

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@Chrissaf & Ericm0hff

 

Thanks for the additional info...

 

I think I'll try and keep it simple. I'm already thinking I have chosen too complex a prototype for what will be my first scratch built structure. The LEDs and resisitors should arrive at the start of next week so I should get a picture of progress posted in the near future.............maybe!

ellocoloco

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@Margate-Richmond

 

Thanks for the point about higher resistance and bright LEDs - I had intended darkened windows for that very reason.

ellocoloco

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I had intended to put the link.....................

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-47163833

 

ellocoloco

207 posts

@CedrikHK

 

As Yelrow suggests, second hand - or preloved!

 

So many models out there get little use and remain in great condition so bargins can be had. The Rivarossi model has been around for about 40 years so there are 'varying' standards available. If you can find a Hornby built one you should be fine, or a later Rivarossi example from the late 90s.

ellocoloco

207 posts

There is an excellent articule on the BBC's website today covering Model Rail Scotland at the SECC this weekend

 

Some great pictures and videos, but I really like the Alloa interactive slide..............

ellocoloco

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@CedricHK

 

If you look under the Rivarossi new releases on this website you'll see the proposed 4014.

 

I had forgotten that Broadway offered one - I thought you ment Bachmann, but that was an NP 2-8-8-4, which I quite fancied but have never been convinced with the products I have of theirs. 

 

If you not sure about the curves then a S/H example might be better............

ellocoloco

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@CedricHK

 

Depends which one you are after....

 

Hornby don't have a minimum quoted on the Rivarossi page for the proposed 2019 release of 4014, but a quick search suggest you are correct for 18" for the Rivarossi model. MTH also suggest 18" and Athearn 22". The Trix Big Boy claims to handle 14".....Others are available. As suggested by Yelrow, make some adjustments - all your stock will look and operate better on larger radius curves, not just the BB.

 

They look great and I've often looked at them and thought..........mmm maybe.

 

@Yelrow

 

Which BB do you have?

ellocoloco

207 posts

@LC&DR

 

The above quote was from my (now removed) post and reflects what is just my personal opinion, and your correct, if you scroll down there are many threads that have no relation to railways......

 

My point was that 'off topic' should, I feel, be for topics not covered in the other 10 sections. But, as this is a model railway forum, it should (at least loosely) be connected to the subject.....

 

Just my thoughts - and yes, I have previously posted a picture of my cat (next to a train..)

ellocoloco

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Thanks Chrissaf, 

 

I'll pop to ebay for some shopping.................

 

(Got 'Taken' (series) on in the background and the Trans-Siberian Express was definately not filmed on location.........)

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