You can see what they are trying to put up in front of the public like this.
Some of the images need a bit of tweaking. Not very friendly to folks using dial-up. The title images are the worst culprits. The main image on the Thomas page is 418 KB in size. I can re-compress it without loss to 132 KB... Who uses dial up anyway these days...
Good to see that they have embraced RSS. Welcome to Web 2.0 guys.
I like the product info database. Good clear info on the products. The search feature on the main page worked when searching for an R-number. Not sure what the Refine option does.
Good to see that accessories and options are given. Coaches and wagons for a particular loco are shown, not just listed.
>Some of the images need a bit of tweaking. Not very friendly to folks using dial-up. The title images are the worst culprits. The main image on the Thomas page is 418 KB in size. I can re-compress it without loss to 132 KB... Who uses dial up anyway these days...
On my "animal reduced" 480kbps link, these images do take quite some time to "fill in". I think I'm going to have to have to a new connection from the "lead sealed" junction box to the internal master socket installed.
The product releases section is promising. Firth of Tay in the shops this month
Hornby have a 53 second DCC installation video on their new site here. Good job Don. Ok, now do a Britannia or a M7 in 53 seconds
Sure, I'm being mean, but the install is dead easy and Don had obviously practised a bit with the decoder ready for the particular loco. There was also quite a bit of space in the boiler. DCC is that simple when all the variables are working in your favour.
Good to see Hornby using video online. I hope to see plenty more.
The text next to the video refers to another install. Don't get confused.
Those Hornby Decoders are small indeed. Another bonus - if I can get them to work. I have 4 on their merry way to me today.
>Why would anyone buy from Hornby direct at full RRP?
The un-initiated who are buying for someone else. I was given a Scalextric Ferrari F1 last year + decoder chip; both were bought on line direct from the Scalextric site. Fitting the decoder was "fun"
Epochs no thanks - keep it simple just list the actual dates for the model. Model Rail tried to use the Bachmann Epoch system and it makes a mokery of the SR M7 which is according to the Epoch is suitable from 1923-1948. Has it has no E prefix it portrays the loco after the July 1931 SR renumbering scheme and presumably before it recieved a Bulleid Sunshine lettered livery
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