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Many thanks, Doug!

I'll get something posted on Hornby's 'Live Steam' section of their forum by the end of the week.

In explanation to those who may not know it, there has been a desire expressed recently on the Hornby forum to get 'Live Steam' people together both on the Internet and particularly to arrange demonstrations at exhibitions and the like. The publicity is partly to encourage others to join in this form of modelling and partly to encourage Hornby to continue supporting and producing live steam models, which in the last two years seem to have taken a 'back-burner' so to speak

Now the Hornby website does not allow the posting of photographs, personal messaging, the exchange of names and addresses or the like which would enable interested persons to arrange such activities outlined above. This is understandable when you are aware that the site is often accessed by children.
Doug has been kind enough to separate out 'Live Steam' into its own section. Even more important, Hornby have given me their formal permission to say on their Forum that this Forum will be hosting 'Live Steam' as a particular topic!

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John Webb
 

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Welcome to the forum, folks.

For information, the e-mail conversation I had with Hornby was basically pointing out that their Forum was not set up for individuals to easily get together, electronically or physically, in order to co-operate in the way a number of people had expressed that they wished to do, and would they allow mention of a forum where such co-operation could take place.

The reply I got was the simple one that they had no objection to such a mention, and indeed invited me to state that they were happy with such a mention.

Whether or not they were '....shedding another responsibility as far as live steam is concerned...' I have no idea whatsoever. I do get the feeling that they consider the 12 volt models more profitable that the live steam and that's bound to influence their commercial decisions; alas for us live steam enthusiasts.

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John
 
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