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    • I find the prices quite stunning, there's only one model that caught my interest but I'll not be spending half a week's wages on a tiny four wheeled diesel. The mechanism in this tiny loco is probably on a par with one of the the two power bogies in the original Bachmann HO scale 44 ton GE centre cab, so dodgy to say the least when running on Hornby's own points even if it is coupled to the match wagon. Of course, we all know about Hornby's (optimistic, to say the least) due dates so I reckon there's going to be enough wish-listing and pledges to buy "one each of every available livery" on a certain box-opening forum to keep its members' posting frequency at commercially acceptable levels for the next 18 to 24 months.
    • Hi all Well after a bit of searching have found the Tori Arch. If it fits it will be going on the back LH corner of the layout I say If because it is really meant for War Games rather than model railways. Fortunately there doesn't seem to be std sizes for them. Once assembled it will be painted red with a black base on the posts and the model base stone of some sort. regards John  
    • 2019 range now announced. https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2019.html
    • This is the third of three posts planned to cover the Ballachulish Branch. It includes the final length of the line approaching Ballachulish, some details about the quarries and a November 1950 article about the line which has been taken from The Railway Magazine of that date.  http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/01/05/the-ballachulish-railway-line-part-3
    • In Part 1 of this story we covered much about the history of the line between Connel Ferry and Ballachulish. We start Part 2 with a few reminders of what was covered in Part 1 and provide some additional material from various sources before continuing our journey North along the branch.

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