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The RIse And Fall Of Hornby Dublo Part 3 of a Trilogy
Go on!
Just FIVE seconds of your time - from 32:37 to 32:42.

Post back here tomorrow when you have finished laughing.

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Chris,

I'm with Hans. Perhaps we should wait for Part 4.
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jstevens wrote:
24 Nov 2020, 21:06
I'm with Hans. Perhaps we should wait for Part 4.
No need to wait.
Did you watch the video in the range from 32m:37s to 32m:42s?
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Yes, and I'm none the wiser.
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HansV wrote:
24 Nov 2020, 21:53
Yes, and I'm none the wiser.
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I'll not hear a bad thing against Hornby Dublo. I've still got most of mine. I sold the track but retained the engines and rolling stock when I laid out new track on a board out in the garage when my boys got an age when they could appreciate it. They, and all the other children on the street, had endless hours of fun.

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HansV wrote:
24 Nov 2020, 22:35
Polydactyly...
OK. :surrender:
I suppose that a five-fingered Dad is no scarier to an eight-year-old lad than a three-fingered rodent from Walt Disney is to the same lad two years previously.
But why go spooky in a toy-train catalogue? That seems like gratuitous something-or-other. :warts:
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stuck wrote:
25 Nov 2020, 09:22
I'll not hear a bad thing against Hornby Dublo. I've still got most of mine.
Well, Ken, you are in luck!
I never owned an atom of Hornby-Dublo, otherwise I could probably have found something to complain about.

I was raised on Triang and Airfix and Kitmaster. Started with a black pacific and two blood-and-custard coaches and ten (count 'em!) pieces of carpetable track.
Over three or four years it grew to an 16'x10' layout with three locos and about a million telegraph poles made from black-gloss painted fencing wire from a coil I found out by the back fence.

My main complaint is my against my dad. Apparently divinity school did not prepare him for explaining to me why HO and OO were two different scales, but that both would run on 16.5mm track with no problems. It took me four years of mathematics towards a B.Sc. to resolve that little mystery.

On of my 25 12vDC projects is a tiny table-top round-and-round, probably in N or Z or something smaller scale. Your Hornby-Dublo locos are safe (unless I decide to model a locomotive-graveyard siding)

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I still have two complete Hornby Dublo trains, and quite a lot of track. The trains are in working condition, but the track sections are generally in a poor state, with bends and twists that would probably cause lots of derailments if I tried to use it.
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I still have two complete Hornby Dublo trains, and quite a lot of track. The trains are in working condition, but the track sections are generally in a poor state, with bends and twists that would probably cause lots of derailments if I tried to use it.
Cool! Are these 00/HO scale, or the old O-gauge clockwork models?
If OO/HO, are they 2-rail, or 3-rail?
Please post us some photos.
( :whisper: I didn't realize you were that old (grin!))

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I would have to get up to my attic to find these. I will see what I can do, but don't hold your breath.
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25 Nov 2020, 13:01
...Are these 00/HO scale...
Hornby Dublo was OO scale, Hornby have never made HO scale models.

If I remember correctly, the OO/HO conundrum came about because O scale was 7mm to the foot, meaning half O ('HO') would be 3.5mm to the foot and that gives a gauge of 16.5 mm. However, while it was straightforward to make track with a gauge of 16.5mm it was not as easy to model the locos and rolling stock at 3.5mm to the foot, so apart from the gauge, everything was done at 4 mm to the foot. As that's not half O / HO, it became known as OO (double O). Unless you view a proper HO scale model next to a OO one you don't notice the 'oversized' nature of the bodywork on the OO model that the 0.5 mm difference in the scaling makes.

The true gauge for 4 mm to the foot is 18.8 mm, search for 'protofour' for more on that.

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StuartR wrote:
25 Nov 2020, 13:20
I would have to get up to my attic to find these...
You're living under a gold mine. Some people will pay a lot of money for Hornby Dublo, especially if it's in good condition, and if it's in it's original boxes, they'll go weak at the knees.

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25 Nov 2020, 13:37
You're living under a gold mine. Some people will pay a lot of money for Hornby Dublo, especially if it's in good condition, and if it's in it's original boxes, they'll go weak at the knees.
STUART!!!
Don't believe a word Ken says.
I have long suspected that he uses PhotoShop.

I do NOT have a lot of money.
And Pension Day is NOT until tomorrow anyway.
I was a Triang boy, so Hornby-OO or Hornby-HO or whatever has NO big emotional attraction for me.
Owning a Hornby-Dublo set, or even two of them, will NOT magically take me back to my childhood
And the boxes have NO value to me; my shed loft is crammed with flattened empty wine cartons from my nightmare trip to Bonavista some eighteen months ago.
Boxes are NOT my problem.
I am NOT on record of going weak at the knees except when a wedge of Asiago drops to about $10, and even then it has to be $cdn.

Again, I suspect that Ken has a copy of PhotoShop.

Do yourself a favour: go easy on your joints; make just ONE trip to the attic, to bring down those two kits, and find the roll of brown paper you were saving up for Christmas Presents, also the ball of string.
If you mail them off today they will probably reach me in time for my birthday next June.

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ChrisGreaves wrote:
25 Nov 2020, 14:12
my shed loft is crammed with flattened empty wine cartons from my nightmare trip to Bonavista some eighteen months ago.
Finally the admission that you were drunk during the entire trip! :evilgrin:
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ChrisGreaves wrote:
25 Nov 2020, 14:12
...Ken...
I have long suspected that he uses PhotoShop...
Not sure where my suspected use of PS fits into this thread but in true Scuttlebutt style I'll react and give you the clarification you seem to crave.

I do use Photoshop.

It's the application I use when I want to print a picture because it's the application I best understand when it comes to controlling the hard copy I get from my printer. When I view one of my photos in PS I know what tweaks to brightness and contrast are required to get a good photo on paper. That's about all I do use it for though. If I want to photoshop (the verb) an image I'll actually use tools in either my main RAW processing application (DxO Photolab) or my other main photo editing application (Affinity Photo)

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HansV wrote:
25 Nov 2020, 14:57
Finally the admission that you were drunk during the entire trip! :evilgrin:
Good Grief, Hans!
You know that I haven't touched a drop of wine or beer in years!!
What didn't you understand about my frequent references to glycol on that seven-day odyssey?
Only the truck drank more glycol than me!

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stuck wrote:
25 Nov 2020, 15:06
Not sure where my suspected use of PS fits into this thread but in true Scuttlebutt style I'll react and give you the clarification you seem to crave.
Crave, Ken?
That's the sort of terminology I'd use for someone who would happily turn to glycol to relieve strain.
I do use Photoshop.
Well, thank you for confirming my warning to Stuart.
I figured that someone with a passing knowledge of PhotoShop would be keen to mock-up images onto old wine-cartons and use the fake boxes to bring someone to their knees.

Poor Stuart is liable to give his toy trains away to the first person who asks; it is so easy nowadays to be taken in by phishing, especially when one of the parties is from the Bonavista Bay.

:whisper: Want to go halves ? I think that I deserve the SR West Country or Battle of Britain Pacific, given that so many of Bonavista's settlers sprang from Bristol.

:whisper: :whisper: Or here's a better idea: you take the boxes and I'll dispose of the locos and rolling stock.

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