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Yes, I know we have discussed this topic that; why aren't there any British Loco's in HO scale? and that lots of things has been said about it but I want to bring this subject up again and if any Hornby people are reading MRF ( I am sure they are ) would hopefully take notice of it.

The HO market is huge, Brits have a very fine loco range and quite famous ones as well that I personally would like to see in my collection and belive out there in HO land there would be a sizable amount of people thinking like me too.

Examples: A Flying scotsman, a 8F would be perfect starters. ( why am I always bringing up the 8F

I don't know, a poll done on this issue among HO people might give them an insight of to start off with which loco, they have all the resources for it; their web site, Hornby international, magazines.... Just ask: What British loco would you like to see in HO scale, or even narrow down your choice to 3 / 4 loco's that you seem more appropriate to produce.

I personally think it is worth thinking about.

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QUOTE (Brian Considine @ 4 Aug 2008, 06:27) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I did not mention the FLM offerings because of the limited range & the price (which was clearly unacceptable to the
European manufactures at the time simply did not understand the need for a hybrid scale/gauge.

Has anybody mentioned Trix who attempted to produce in a hybrid scale for the British market at 3.8mm to the foot if i remember correctly? Needless to say it bombed as it pleased no-one in the UK despite some quite good quality items? Every attempt to comercially manufacture British Outline in HO has been a disaster for the manufacturer. Face it, it will never happen it is not viable. Even the first Eurostars produced to HO by Hornby and Jouef as a joint anglo/french project sold very poorly (as they still do s/hand) if my shop was anything to go by!

David Y
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