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Wouldn't it be good if it looked something like the 1964 Triang catalogue cover:-



Only 40 pages mind but then only 1/-

For the youngsters among us who don't recognise that loco that is a Blue Pullman and the car is a Jaguar!

The train was the train of Queens and the car was the car of bank robbers!

Strange how the car seems to be moving at speed with the crossing gates shut?

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Somehow,I don't think a new Hornby catalogue will have a picture of the Blue Pullman on it


The Mk2 Jag is probably on the way back from a 'blag'...

It'd be nice if Hornby did some 4mm scale cars though...

Interesting to see the colliery pit-head gear in the background...,is this catalogue the issue that featured some colliery buildings? [I know they appeared in a catalogue around this time],-whatever happened to the plans to make them??
 

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Yes the catalogue features RML23 Pit Head Gear. It also features the M2001 operating big wheel. M2002 operating roundabout and M2003 operating octopus! And the infamous M1579 car water ferry based on the one at Sandbanks in Dorset.

Maybe all those new diecast additions to the Triang range that year changed the development priorities?

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It would just be nice to have a Blue Pullman again. If they can redo the Lord of Isles then a decent Blue Pullman shouldn't be to hard a task. Plenty of modellers out there that would buy one or two.

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QUOTE (Ozzie21 @ 5 Mar 2007, 10:36) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>It would just be nice to have a Blue Pullman again. If they can redo the Lord of Isles then a decent Blue Pullman shouldn't be to hard a task.

OH NOOOOOoooo!! Don't start that old chestnut of the Blue Pullman topic again!!


A decent Blue Pullman would require all-new tooling,and Hornby have stated that it's not going to happen...
Even a re-issue of the old Tri-ang tooling would require a newly tooled chassis to incorporate a modern motor etc.,-and can you imagine the response to a 40+ year old model with all it's inherant innaccuracies being marketed....


QUOTE Plenty of modellers out there that would buy one or two.

Depends on what you call plenty....we've been through all this before,but,in a nutshell,-to justify a massive investment of capital,-and to get a good return on that investment,- the manufacturer would expect to shift several tens of thousands of that product...

Do you really think the potential market is that big


With the 'Lord of the Isles',all Hornby had to do was retool the chassis to take a modern motor that that is used in other locos,-and as it doubles up as 'Emily' in the 'Thomas' range,it has a far larger sales potential for a lot lower R&D expenditure,-which makes a lot more financial sense.......
 

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QUOTE (60134 @ 4 Mar 2007, 19:25) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The Gaugemaster diecast OO cars are halfway decent - and British prototypes too!

Ahhh yes,-but they're not actually 1/76th scale,-are they??
 

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QUOTE (DS239 @ 5 Mar 2007, 11:49) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Ahhh yes,-but they're not actually 1/76th scale,-are they??

No - they are 1 : 87 - as it happens we sell more HO/1 : 87 road vehicles to OO/1 : 76 modellers (same with Noch figures !). Position carefully & the slight scale differance is hardly noticable - less so than using 1 : 72 scale military stuff.

Don't forget though 1 : 87 road vehicles are in scale with the track (unless you are modelling P4 or 18.83mm).
 

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QUOTE (Gary @ 4 Mar 2007, 15:47) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The train was the train of Queens and the car was the car of bank robbers!

Strange how the car seems to be moving at speed with the crossing gates shut?

Gary

It actually reminded me of a Cuneo painting of a car racing a train, mind you we would, in that case, have to assume that the road also continues off to the left.

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The working colliery stuff actually sounds really interesting.

Wonder if Hornby has any plans to make something like that in the future?
 

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QUOTE (dbclass50 @ 5 Mar 2007, 12:07) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>No - they are 1 : 87 - as it happens we sell more HO/1 : 87 road vehicles to OO/1 : 76 modellers (same with Noch figures !). Position carefully & the slight scale differance is hardly noticable - less so than using 1 : 72 scale military stuff.

Don't forget though 1 : 87 road vehicles are in scale with the track (unless you are modelling P4 or 18.83mm).

Yes,I was aware that they were HO,and the fact that they need to be positioned towards the rear of the layout for a 'perspective' effect,-hence my original comment that it would be nice to see some 4mm scale cars.....


BTW, P4 is 18.83mm,-I think you meant to include EM as well.....
 

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QUOTE (Gary @ 4 Mar 2007, 16:39) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Yes the catalogue features RML23 Pit Head Gear. It also features the M2001 operating big wheel. M2002 operating roundabout and M2003 operating octopus! And the infamous M1579 car water ferry based on the one at Sandbanks in Dorset.

As an aside to this I have a friend who used to work for Hornby as a model maker. The last project he worked on, and a prototype was completed, was of a working mechanical coaling tower, a la Carnforth. Now that would have been a model and a half.

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