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Offline rmsailor  
#1 Posted : 06 January 2021 09:45:04(UTC)
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While perhaps of marginal interest to most people here, yesterday Hornby announced their programme of new releases for the coming year, amounting to more than 360 items. This is a reflection that for Hornby, despite the pandemic, 2019 was a good year.This is perhaps a reflection of the fact that while some people have lost jobs and income, others unable to travel or take holidays have found themselves with spare money available for what I would term hobby hardware, including model railways. Being confined to home is of course an additional incentive. I wonder if this will be reflected by other manufacturers as they announce their new releases over the coming weeks?

Bob M.
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#2 Posted : 06 January 2021 09:51:45(UTC)
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This is a reflection that for Hornby, despite the pandemic, 2019 was a good year.
Yes, 2019 was a good year.

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Offline ocram63_uk  
#3 Posted : 06 January 2021 11:30:31(UTC)
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Doubt very much Marklin will do anything like this. At most some new paint schemes but nothing completely NEW. But I may be wrong.
Offline Nigel Packer  
#4 Posted : 06 January 2021 11:43:10(UTC)
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Doubt very much Marklin will do anything like this. At most some new paint schemes but nothing completely NEW. But I may be wrong.



I think you are wrong, but my lips are sealed . . .

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Offline michelvr  
#5 Posted : 06 January 2021 15:10:46(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: rmsailor Go to Quoted Post

While perhaps of marginal interest to most people here, yesterday Hornby announced their programme of new releases for the coming year, amounting to more than 360 items. This is a reflection that for Hornby, despite the pandemic, 2019 was a good year.This is perhaps a reflection of the fact that while some people have lost jobs and income, others unable to travel or take holidays have found themselves with spare money available for what I would term hobby hardware, including model railways. Being confined to home is of course an additional incentive. I wonder if this will be reflected by other manufacturers as they announce their new releases over the coming weeks?

Bob M.


Hello Bob,

I just did a search on Hornby and it’s a win win situation!

Jun 7, 2013

Where are Hornby model trains made?

Hornby, the model train manufacturer that also owns Airfix, is to return some manufacturing from China and India to Britain, becoming the latest UK company to repatriate production because of rising wage costs in emerging markets.


Now that’s great news and since that was eight years ago how are they on track for producing products in Britain?
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Offline Dimi194  
#6 Posted : 07 January 2021 05:40:09(UTC)
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Hornby's new Playtrains looks a LOT like Maerklin MyWorld... and apparently cheaper too :O
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Offline kiwiAlan  
#7 Posted : 07 January 2021 12:57:54(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Dimi194 Go to Quoted Post
Hornby's new Playtrains looks a LOT like Maerklin MyWorld... and apparently cheaper too :O


They first introduced those about two years ago. There are more features on the Marklin one IIRC from a comparison I did back then.

Offline IanC  
#8 Posted : 07 January 2021 18:03:04(UTC)
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A couple of years back, Hornby weren't producing much new stuff so the two biggest British shops and on-line dealers, Rails of Sheffield and Hattons, formerly of Liverpool and now just down the road in Widness, started designing and commissioning production of new models from China.

They were the Class 66 - Hattons, Terriers - Rails, blue open wagon to go with the Rocket set - Rails, and 4 and 6 wheeled Genesis coaches - Hattons. There have been some fallings out with Hornby over this and now Rails don't stock Hornby any more. I imagine Hattons are a bit P'd off with them too as very similar items now appear in the new Hornby catalogue and range 2021. There's fair competition, there's duplicating and there's plagiarism. I would have thought Hornby could have made something else instead of copying RoS and Hattons designs.

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Offline 2fingers  
#9 Posted : 07 January 2021 20:37:20(UTC)
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I think you are wrong, but my lips are sealed . .

For how long?

Hans
Offline Dimi194  
#10 Posted : 10 January 2021 02:39:39(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: kiwiAlan Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Dimi194 Go to Quoted Post
Hornby's new Playtrains looks a LOT like Maerklin MyWorld... and apparently cheaper too :O


They first introduced those about two years ago. There are more features on the Marklin one IIRC from a comparison I did back then.



That previous one was more like a battery powered 'normal' HO train on plastic track, as opposed to the new one which is like MyWorld with it's own magnet system, RC controller, fully plastic track etc.
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Offline AntoinePrt  
#11 Posted : 10 January 2021 04:46:21(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: 2fingers Go to Quoted Post



I think you are wrong, but my lips are sealed . .

For how long?

Hans


Wait until the 21st of January Flapper
Austria and Switzerland fans shouldn’t be disappointed Drool

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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#12 Posted : 10 January 2021 05:36:06(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: AntoinePrt Go to Quoted Post
Wait until the 21st of January Flapper


You said the same thing in the Marklin thread, are you now taking about Hornby or are you talking about Marklin in a Hornby thread?

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