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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 (Richard Johnson @ 27 Jul 2008, 15:34) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>***Ummm You mean this one Alistair?? Roco model number 63922 - admittedly Danish railways, but it looks very 08 to me.

It does look very similar.........

QUOTE (Brian Considine @ 28 Jul 2008, 11:31) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Been available in the Dutch version off & on (BRITHO has one) - although AFAIK it's not actually an 08.

Another ex UK loco used in over the water was the EM2.

.......because it's not an 08, it's nearest UK relative was the 11 - all of which were withdrawn years ago.

While on the subject of Brit locos abroad don't forget the trusty Austerity/J94 0-6-0ST. Quite a few of them were used in Europe, and I know for a fact that SNCB had a few until the early 50's.

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QUOTE (alastairq @ 28 Jul 2008, 15:31) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>anways...why WOULD a 4mm modeller really want any continental models running?

Night Ferry?

QUOTE (ebaykal @ 28 Jul 2008, 19:39) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Ok Gents, I give up. Seems it never will happen.

More's the pity - if the 8F was to appear I think it fair to say I would happily make room for one.

QUOTE (5696Arethusa @ 5 Aug 2008, 10:49) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>All new designed locomotives and rolling stock to be offered in RTR OO and a guage closer to that which it should be EM/S4/P4.

Didn't Dapol try that with some of there locos, the J94 seems to come to mind.

QUOTE (Dinwiddy @ 5 Aug 2008, 14:51) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>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?

Indeed some of the Trix items were excellent and others, the Warships for example, were dire.

Anyhow Baykal and I can always dream of a RTR 8F.......

Following on from the last comment, quite a variety of 2-8-0s, ROD, Stanier and Riddles WD spring to mind.

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