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Well 2007 is almost over so I thought I'd make a few less than serious suggestions for what 2008 may bring.......

January:
Hornby deny all rumours on the internet and announce they are re-introducing a retooled range for TT.
Simon Kohler denies ever appearing with Grand Central on TV to respark the HST debate.
Bachmann 4CEP fails to appear.

February:
ViTrains announce an exciting new project - the 01 shunter.
First Thalys service into St Pancras.
Bachmann 4CEP fails to appear.

March:
Hornby announce they have bought Corgi. (even though it wasn't for sale)
Dapol announce the class 21 in OO.
Bachmann announce the 4CEP is now "imminent".

April:
1st - First photos of production 4CEP on internet - then every one realises the date.
Hornby announce takeover of Marklin group "to strengthen our European position".
A query on MRF about the select doesn't get closed by the moderators.

May;
Hornby "Roadside" series appears to enhance Skaledale, consists of the old Minix cars now with black wheels.
Bachmann announce their 2007 releases.
Bachmann 4CEP still "imminent"

June:
Hornby announce they have discovered all the miising Kitmaster moulds in a shed in Worksop.
60134 Tornado breaks the world steam traction record "by accident"
Bachmann announce 4CEP will be released in July.

July:
Simon Kohler holidays in Denmark - rumours start on internet about Hornby/Heljan.
60134 spped record dubbed "unreliable" by NRM.
Bchmann 4CEP fails to appear.

August:
ViTrains announce 01 was a typo- should have read 31.
New HST arrives and it's the prototype!
Bachmann 4CEP fails to appear.

September:
Hornby launch appeal for any more unused "Terrier" liveries".
60134 admit they may have cheated after panto fitted tender revealed.
Bachmann 4CEP fails to appear.

October:
Annual MRF Warley thread starts.
Simon Kohler visits Austria - rumours about Hornby/Roco partnership.
Bachmann say 4CEP- what 4CEP?

November:
Owing to last minute hall mix up Warley show to be held in a hanger at West Midlands Airport.
Hornby deny any involvement with any further European manufacturers.
Bachmann 4CEP appears in overall blue.

December:
Rumour mill starts concerning Hornby 2008 new products.
Bachmann 4CEP withdrawn with "major" flaws.
Old Brithos Second almanac banned.

Have a great Chreistmas and new year.

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and the bit about Hornby revealing the identity of their 'backers?'...in July.....some firm from Hong Kong with a name not disimilar to that of a famous auto coupler.....

Bachmann confused over ''Stroudley's Improved Engine green'...which apparently isn't.....by the way, haven't Bachmann already introduced the 4 -CEP in the Indian market, disguised as a Bombay metro?
which might' explain the blue?
 

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QUOTE (dbclass50 @ 21 Dec 2007, 15:12) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Must be a very slow day at the office.

That's one thing it wasn't - but lunchtime is.....

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Very entertaining!


A shoe-in for the Topic of the Year finals!

(DBClass50 withdraws from the voting panel to give non Kent voters a sporting chance!)
 

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If we are to believe ( & why not) this Almanac, then in December 2008 when the next Issue of the Almanac is banned , that perhaps this Issue should be sent to Pendon as an historical document & that we send copies to Britho & get him to sign it now before he gets too famous
( or is it in-famous?)
 

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QUOTE (alastairq @ 21 Dec 2007, 16:31) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>oh..and BRITHO forgot to mention the June release by Heljan, of a Tyneside Steeplecab loco.....

Do you know - I just knew I'd forgotten something!

QUOTE (Sol @ 22 Dec 2007, 05:37) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>we send copies to Britho & get him to sign it now before he gets too famous
( or is it in-famous?)

Too late - I start my world tour in January....


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Hands up all who remember last years piece of nonsense?

well I thought that 12 months on I would see what I inadvertantly got right! (although not always in the right month!)

QUOTE (BRITHO @ 21 Dec 2007, 14:00) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>January:
Hornby deny all rumours on the internet and announce they are re-introducing a retooled range for TT.
Simon Kohler denies ever appearing with Grand Central on TV to respark the HST debate.
Bachmann 4CEP fails to appear.

February:
ViTrains announce an exciting new project - the 01 shunter.
First Thalys service into St Pancras.
Bachmann 4CEP fails to appear.

March:
Hornby announce they have bought Corgi. (even though it wasn't for sale)
Dapol announce the class 21 in OO.
Bachmann announce the 4CEP is now "imminent".

April:
1st - First photos of production 4CEP on internet - then every one realises the date.
Hornby announce takeover of Marklin group "to strengthen our European position".
A query on MRF about the select doesn't get closed by the moderators.

May;
Hornby "Roadside" series appears to enhance Skaledale, consists of the old Minix cars now with black wheels.
Bachmann announce their 2007 releases.
Bachmann 4CEP still "imminent"

June:
Hornby announce they have discovered all the miising Kitmaster moulds in a shed in Worksop.
60134 Tornado breaks the world steam traction record "by accident"
Bachmann announce 4CEP will be released in July.

July:
Simon Kohler holidays in Denmark - rumours start on internet about Hornby/Heljan.
60134 spped record dubbed "unreliable" by NRM.
Bchmann 4CEP fails to appear.

August:
ViTrains announce 01 was a typo- should have read 31.
New HST arrives and it's the prototype!
Bachmann 4CEP fails to appear.

September:
Hornby launch appeal for any more unused "Terrier" liveries".
60134 admit they may have cheated after panto fitted tender revealed.
Bachmann 4CEP fails to appear.

October:
Annual MRF Warley thread starts.
Simon Kohler visits Austria - rumours about Hornby/Roco partnership.
Bachmann say 4CEP- what 4CEP?

November:
Owing to last minute hall mix up Warley show to be held in a hanger at West Midlands Airport.
Hornby deny any involvement with any further European manufacturers.
Bachmann 4CEP appears in overall blue.

December:
Rumour mill starts concerning Hornby 2008 new products.
Bachmann 4CEP withdrawn with "major" flaws.
Old Brithos Second almanac banned.

Well, the 4CEP didn't appear, but someone out there has indicated they will do a limited edition in overall blue. I got the wrong North British class from Dapol, but I thought it was pretty damn close, but I was spot on with Hornby buying Corgi (quite proud of that one!)

OK the Skaleautos was a bit out, but the idea was there.

Tornado certainly entertained us but didn't quite fulfill my thinking - mind you lads, get her on HS1 and let's see what she will do.

I don't think the re-tooled HST took a crystal ball, my suggestion of the prototype was very tongue in cheek

I don't think I could have got the Warley and Hornby rumours wrong had I tried!

Overall not a bad bunch of guesses, even if I do say so myself!

Now where did I file the crystal ball at the end of last year?

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QUOTE but I was spot on with Hornby buying Corgi (quite proud of that one!)

Indeed


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QUOTE (Brian Considine @ 22 Dec 2008, 18:08) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>It's probably buried under some of the SL/Euroscale stuff in the Cliftonville stores


If it's in there I'll need another crystal ball to find it!

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