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QUOTE (dbclass50 @ 9 Mar 2007, 07:15) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Course, you also have these strange people that model HO UK outline
(full marks though for being a bit different
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I resemble that remark! - I think I'm the only UK HO modeller on the forum, unless anyone knows different.

Good Poll Neil, I ticked the boxes I felt were most appropriate.

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John
 

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QUOTE (Ozzie21 @ 9 Mar 2007, 10:09) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I'm curious what is available in British HO. I would prefer it to OO as it would look correct with my US and Australian steam. And if it's only diesel well it's only diesel but I'll still be somewhat interested.

Ozzie21

Ozzie,

In answer to the above the honest reply is not much. As far as I am aware the ony current model available new is the English Electric 350HP shunter, which is currently available in NSB livery. (It has also been produced in NS colours). The Fleischmann Warship should still be available although it hasn't been made for several years, the same applying to their Bulleid coaches. Rivarossi made a Royal Scot and LMS coaches which if obtainable are nice Models. The main source for me has been Lima who made the class 33, Fowler 4F, BR mark 1's and an assortment of BR goods wagons. These are quite often to be found on ebay at sensible prices.

Additionally Jouef/Playcraft did a class22/29 and on 02 shunter in the 60's. Their coaches were too short but they did do some quite nice wagons.

Marklin do/did a Harry Potter set but I have never seen one in the UK, so can't comment on it.

The final item I am aware of is the Hornby ACHO USA tank, however the last one of those I saw was for sale at £120.00.

Mind you, at least my cars and trucks are to the correct scale!!

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QUOTE (dbclass50 @ 9 Mar 2007, 13:59) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Don't forget the 66 (did'nt the British HO Society do a kit for one "pre-Mehano" ?) & the extra short Eurostar Sets made by Lima/Jouef & marketed by Hornby. Rolling stock wise there's always goods stock that used to go back & forth on the channel ferries (I think the hazadous stuff still does) & now use's the tunnel.

How could I forget the 66!! The Eurostar is, however, seriosly flawed by a lack of intermediate coaches and a truly awful drive mechanism. The mention of the British HO society also reminds me that a number of kits have been produced for the society including the black 5 commented on by Gary in a different thread. Ferry vans are obtainable from most of the European manufacturers but care has to be taken to get the correct ones to the British loading gauge.

Ravenser suggested that the Marklin "Harry Potter" set would be either Bachmann or Hornby. I wouldn't have thought that Marklin would use either companies products on the grounds that they are not three rail. I am happy to be pulled up on that one if someone can come up with conclusive proof.

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John
 
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