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Ellocoloco

Bio: Collecting (to model one day) RENFE and Montana Rail Link in H0...

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ellocoloco

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Looks like he's had great fun doing that and I love the personalisation of the coaches and buildings.

 

Thanks for sharing.

ellocoloco

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I also would recommend Kadees.

 

And have a couple of broken panes of glass in the the terminal roof so you can see where the loco is..

ellocoloco

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I've just noticed that the new Hornby Int'l items I had under consideration have increased in price by 15% since they were put up last week.............................!

 

I've not noticed that with the OO models.

ellocoloco

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As Hornby continues to grow into the future it has occurred to me that the sub forums don't really - in my opinion - reflect the current output of the company and therefor what is in its commercial interest.

 

I would suggest that the General Discussion section be limited to 'modern' analogue models. This could be set at either 1980/81 (Hornby Hobbies & management buyout ) or 1999 (completion of move of manufacturing to China).

 

Creation of a sub-forum for 'classic Hornby' - all the legacy brands such as Dublo, Triang, Rovex, Thomas TTE and others.

 

Replace the TTTE sub-forum with Playtrains. This should be the way forward and the same way that PT should be an introduction to OO, a PT section will introduce users (and parents) to the rest of the knowledge available in the forum!

 

Not sure about Steampunk, but if it is further developed than a sub forum may be warranted down the line.......  

 

Just a thought...........................!

ellocoloco

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An interesting subject Atom.....

 

I don't have a layout set up so all my stock - last 35yrs or so - lives in its boxes. Anything older than that which is my childhood Hornby/Triang/Lima is in large communal boxes. The original boxes long lost to my model enjoyment as a child. I really should get rid of it all but as it has sentimental value it lives on in a dark corner of the loft..............

 

I always add detail parts - why wouldn't you - and then modify the box to accommodate the model. I've never had any issues with damage, however, I must say I prefer the polystyrene tray and polythene 'sling' to the ice cube type packaging.

 

My biggest frustration is the size of packaging which in many cases is completely unnecessary. I think there is a tendency for smaller producers to equate a larger box with a more prestigious product..................I just think its a waste of space. 

ellocoloco

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I've managed to see the proposed Electrotren models for 2021 although they are not yet loaded onto this website and there are a couple of things of great interest though still no type 310!

 

I'll still be looking for a 596, which have been carried over from last year. 

 

The next items on my list are the two Al Andalus Expreso 3 coach packs for Electrotren's 70th Anniversary. I'll wait until more details are available, but after the accuracy of the OO LMS Coronation coaches announced last year, I would fully expect these to be specifically tooled to match the rebuilt selection of coaches and vans that make up the current train. Hopefully 2022 will bring further packs to extend the train to its usual 15 coach formation!

 

One day I must really start a layout............!

ellocoloco

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Hmmm.....not very impressive. It appears the clock has gone back 24hrs!

ellocoloco

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Looks like another fantastic selection for the OO modeller. Well done Hornby for keeping up the momentum after last years huge range.

 

Less than 2hrs until the HO selection gets unveiled so I sit with anticipation................though I am seriously tempted with the Rocket pack.

 

(I also saw JJ's similar thread that disappeared..!)

ellocoloco

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Well the countdown clock is back up on the Club Electrotren website.

 

I'm sure this year will be the one for a Class 310 and ARCO GL coaches...............if not, I'm sure there will be something else I never knew I needed!

ellocoloco

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You don't really say what your current layout/tracks are but this set should run fine on standard Hornby/Peco code 100 OO track - you will just need to make sure the tender switches are in the right position. 

 

With regards to sound, this might depend on whether your OO set up is DC or DCC or how the loco decoder is set? Apparently it can also be controlled via Bluetooth and a mobile device!! 

 

There is an interesting review here which might be of help and let others see the model.

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