Oh dear indeed, it's even got D9016 style headlights! To be fair to Hornby, this is part of their 'Railroad' range which is aimed at the new starter which to quote "will consist of existing Hornby models that are less detailed than the current high detail models". I presume this is the former Lima Deltic model moulding.http://www.modelrailforum.com/forums/index.php?autocom=custom&page=H-2007-1
and as Nick rightly said on Msn http://www.modelrailforum.com/resources/Hornby2007/Images/image009.jpg oh dear
The way I see it, I think these models are probably being introduced for the 'family/beginner' end of the market. If Daddy want to buy his 6 year old son his first train set for Christmas, he's hardly going to need a full detailed loco and carriages, which nowadays isn't cheap (and Mummy, who must be obeyed, will say "you can't be spending that much on the trainset). This way, he can spend a lower amount on something basic, get the kid interested, and in due course they will probably move on to the more detailed stuff.Although the standard in quality is moving forwards, by introducing these models they are also going back on themselves. Is 'Railroad' is really just offering a cheap range for cheapskates?
The dapol one is a crap runner anyway.I assume you decided Hornby over Dapol then? With the other available coaches you can make a full set, now that was worth the wait!
The only problem with Bachmann is you generally have to add +1 year to the catalouge date , to work out when the stuff will come outYea, your best of with Bachmann for value for money tbh.
Only hornby items I own are the DCC which is pretty damn good!
Bring on the new Bachmann 47s - MY LORDZ
is the new pendo a new model OR is it the dapol one? as many of you may remember Hornby bought the tools to many old dapol models, terrier J94 4F etc. Maybe they bought this as well?Lots of nice models there. I especailly look forward to that new Pendo, the Blue Pullman set, and the Class 60s.
hopefully they'll do a better job than Dapol did, like making wheels that don't disintergrate when they go round (I'm never going to forgive them for that!) That was the only thing that really let the Dapol one down, it was a good model of an indifferent train!Ahh, that would make sense!