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Old 15th May 2008, 18:44   #16
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Do the engines toot their horns and make sounds?
Usually no! But Hornby has recently introduced a steam loco, which uses real steam (basically heats water thru the electric current picked up from tracks) to propel the loco!

It also emits steam like a real steam loco

These sets are currently priced around 400.

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Old 16th May 2008, 13:08   #17
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ive got the normal 00 scale hornby trakmat setup - each time I want to play trains I have to set the whole thing up - mainly because while I do have space in my upstairs music room, ive got three large dogs who love to pick up things and play with them, themselves - so I cant leave my trains and cars lying around, for fear of them being appropriated by one or other of the dogs!
one of these days I will set it up and take pics and post them for you to see.

I want to buy the second train with a full set of tracks - this way I can creat a parallel setup and some extra sidings where I can park some of the rolling stock and run one full set plus one engine and tender alone - this will also need a level crossing setup but I can buy all this only next time I travel to the UK.

I am posting however, a pic where you can see a toy train set up in the Railway Museum in York in which people can actually ride - (small kids) and of course the driver who is a full sized man and a model train / landscape setup in the Motor Museum in Coventry.

Another place you can see some phenomenal setups is the Great Railway Museum in Delhi as also the Indian Museum or Nehru Children's Museum in Calcutta if I remember right.
nice pics...
but wud love to see ur final completed setup...
all the best for that

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finally here are mine.
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Superb pictures guys ! Keep them coming.
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Old 23rd June 2008, 00:06   #20
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here are some more from my side.
i got both the engines from a local shop. the orange one has extra weight at the back to keep the balance. the black one has a lot more- flat bed, oil tanker etc. not posting those.
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Old 24th June 2008, 12:26   #21
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this is correct - it is a complete series called LIVE STEAM - basically a re-make of their popular 1950's -1960's ENGLISH MADE Train Sets which actually has Live Steam -
really lovely Train Sets!

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Usually no! But Hornby has recently introduced a steam loco, which uses real steam (basically heats water thru the electric current picked up from tracks) to propel the loco!

It also emits steam like a real steam loco

These sets are currently priced around 400.
HORNBY is supposed to Have an INDIA Distributor - but the listed tel no doesnt work.

plse see Home - Hornby website for stockist details in mumbai
the details are below
Hobby Makers
1/16 Ghanshyam Baug Cama Lane
Hansoti Road
Ghatkopar W
Mumbai 86
ph 39442040 - doesnt work
fax 22086732
email: parthglobal@hotmail.com - no reply so far

alternatively you could call ODYSSEY in Chennai - they are a book shop who used to sell HORNBY sets in their store.


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I would be really glad if any one can tell me where I can buy these sets in Mumbai? I used to see these sets in a shop called India Hobby centre located at Marinelines (dont even know if it still exists). However my folks always felt that I was not matured enough at that point in time.

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Old 8th October 2008, 10:59   #22
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Question Please help with scale compatibilities!!

Hey guys, good to see a thread for scale models of railroad train sets.

We couple of friends are looking out to set up a scale model city. We have zeroed down to the scale of 1:18, as most of the cars and bikes diecasts are available. Now our issues is compatibility. As this is a scale city, we plan to run railraod network through it and set up airport too. Setting up an air force base is not an issue as there a quite a few options available in 1:18 scales. The issue we are facing is in getting compatible commercial aircraft, ships for port and rail road models.

We have been researching since a while, and we realized, correct me if m wrong, that "G - Gauge"/"G - Scale" are of ratio 1:21 or 1:22.4, the most nearest to the scale 1:18!! Because as far as i know,there are no 1:18 scale models available in railroad as such??

So guys, please help me with right inputs over the same. It would be of great help if you could enlighten me over the best compatible railroad scale for 1:18 auto diecasts.
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Old 27th December 2008, 05:05   #23
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It is Xmas, there is a party! so what better occasion than this to add some excitement. So out came my train set from its boxes. I had just 15 minutes to set up the whole thing before our guests started to arrive hence as you would notice its not the greatest setup but was super exciting and entertaining with all us grownup kids watching the train go round and round

The set up was really shabby as the tracks ran a few inches outside the table and had to be supported by toilet rolls this made the tracks flexible and hence I didn't want to run my more expensive engines so out came my smaller, cheaper test engine.
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nice looking train and set up. saw a train set at lifestyle and wanted to buy for christmas..couldn't..
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Though I could never manage to buy one, have always had a fascination towards train sets since childhood. Those memories have been refreshed now.
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Old 3rd January 2009, 15:02   #26
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Wonderful thread!
Really love these trains though I have never owned one.

@Pune guys - Have you been to the Joshi Museum of Model Railways at Kothrud, near Karishma Society? Got reminded of my visit there some 3-4 years back.
Googled it to find their site, Joshi's Museum of Model Railways
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Default Yacht model . Pls don't mind

Hi friends,

I like to share a yacht model which I built few months back.

I am planning to make train models too. I will share the photos once done.

Thanks

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WOW, awesome job. It looks great. do you have pics on WIP.

Looking forward to those train models.
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@Shantanu : You actually made that boat?! WOW!
Please post all such creations of yours. i'm impressed.
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wow! nice thread. i love trains... used to play with them when i was kid.

would love to re-start it as a hobby but alas have a naughty son (4 year old) who will not keep quiet. so will have to wait for a few more years before getting into it.

will be tracking this thread.

shantanu... way to go with your boat... maybe a boat thread ?

or maybe we should have a model category ? model cars/trains/planes/boats
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