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Not too sure what the DCC means. Clearly locos are DCC ready but are they going to have pre fitted chips?

There are 3 brand new digital sets and the new Hornby Digital system does look pretty simple to use.

And the Skaledale range gets ever better and larger with a complete canal system and a complete road and sign system!

Happy modelling
Gary
 

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Help I can't find the new bits on the Hornby web site I've seen no button to link to the 2006 programme and I've nothing new in the news section where are the new items
 

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Pity hornby haven't seen fit to model any super detail SR coaches to go with all those loco's. Still I see they have taken on board a lot of well documented requests about what to model. I notice the live steam releases are very thin on the ground was this just an expensive fad?
 

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They've gone toall the trouble of doing the pendolino with a dummy pantograph i see. Doesn't say if it can be raised or not.
 

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Some prices would've been useful, though possibly too much for the old ticker on new years eve on top of the artillery barrage outside.
 

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Presumably the new releases are going to run alongside last years models of the A3 and 4. I notice they seem to release 4 different versions at once on new steam models and 3 on diesel.
 

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Hornby website still not showing any news at 01:15am.

There will probably be some "specials" for sets and train packs available through the big chain stores so its best to keep eyes peeled.

There may well be further news at the London Toy Fair later this month.

I do understand that the 2006 Hornby catalogue is almost twice the size of the 2005 edition!

Happy modelling
Gary
 
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