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Hornby are knocking out shed loads of rolling stock at the moment - a lot of it being from the toolings aquired from their purchase of Lima.
The choice is great but Hornby are definately skimping on attention to detail. It seems nearly every model has a livery error or some silly mistake which could have been sorted before production had they done their homework properly. It might seem like 'nit-picking' to some but if you are going to produce something and replicate it many times you'd think they would at least try to get it right, surely!?
To get details correct on my rolling stock and layout, I simply look at the many quality pictures on the internet or in magazines and even actually look at the real thing if it is current. If I can do it I'm sure Hornby can too!
And that goes for all manufacturers.
I think most of us can forgive a rivet missing here and there (or maybe some of you can't?!).
But basic 'bread and butter' detail and livery should be looked at and checked before production begins.
Come on Hornby 'Put The Detail Back' - and your quality control - and stop making so many silly mistakes while you are rushing out all these models.
Quantity at the expense of quality is not good. If our models are going to have 'detail' then it should at least be researched properly and be correct.
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Quite agree Hornby let down by some slipshod research.

I was looking forward to the new SPT 156. However they've given it a grey roof! There are no 156s (apart from 1 which has a completely diffirent livery called "The Kilmarnock Edition")with grey roofs . They are all quite obviously black. So where did they get the grey from?

The last time there was an SPT 156 which was a limited edition from Harburn/D&F models the livery was absolutely correct. But that was back in the Riko/Lima days. Why can't Hornby get it right now?

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