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Author Topic: Hornby Steampunk train set  (Read 1409 times)
Madasasteamfish
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« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2020, 05:25:23 pm »

Well, the first of my aforementioned ideas has formally taken shape.

Details here if anyone else wants to get involved with it;
http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,50777.0.html
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« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2020, 05:54:16 am »

I am not aware of wizards riding the railways in Victorian towns - have I missed something there?


Only half a library full of literature! Remember, this is a work of fiction, so you just imagine a wizard there and it shall be. I've seen layouts populated by anthropomorphic teddy bears, and one with an ironworks powered by the breath of a dragon.


Usually wizards are a little more discrete when travelling on public transport - after all, spells have been know to go awry at times!
Sometimes. Magic classes in Deadlands or The Sixth Gun may dress like other travellers due to magic, which you can't get away from in either setting, not being officially recognised. In Kaisers Gate, it's because mages are an asset and there's a war on. Not that there's a particular way wizards dress in those settings. Though in Deadlands: Noir a houngan will look rather like a stereotype of the dandy, richer vodoun practitioner from New Orleans.
In Raising Steam, however, wizards ride the train looking like wizards, because everyone knows they're wizards already.[/quote]
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Railway layouts populated by anthropomorphic teddy bears - poor, misplaced ursines!
Right. Because dollhouses are their natural habitat, obviously.
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« Reply #27 on: January 13, 2020, 04:58:13 pm »

Hornby now have clear pictures on their website, I'm astonished at the quality:


https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/shop/bassett-lowke-steam-punk.html

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« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2020, 05:40:21 pm »

I cannot imagine in my wildest dreams (or nightmares) that anyone would shell out good, or even not so good, money for that, or the other pieces I saw on the website.

Except for the gear package...now that was super-dee-duper, neato-torpedo!   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2020, 06:40:05 pm »

Wow. So that's what happens when you put a Hornby engine in a scalextric track. It melts...
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« Reply #30 on: January 13, 2020, 08:02:42 pm »

The ‘Rogue’ Lady Triphenia Lovelace’s Diesel Dames Engine looks like they had a spare engine for a Grumman 'Bearcat' and just glued it on top.
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« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2020, 10:15:13 am »

Nothing for me. Absolutely.
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« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2020, 01:19:42 pm »

Hornby now have clear pictures on their website, I'm astonished at the quality:


https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/shop/bassett-lowke-steam-punk.html

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Oh it's all truly hideous. I'm more and more  convinced of my original impressions. By the photos it looks like they're trying to mass produce the models this Laurie Calvert person has created and are working from their interpretation of Steampunk.

Personally I think they'd have been better off producing a set of basic chassises and body shells with interchangeable parts so that people can create their own models.
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« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2020, 08:27:10 pm »

Hornby now have clear pictures on their website, I'm astonished at the quality:



That is terrible.  It seems to me, they could have taken a normal steam locomotive, painted it copper and highlighted the rivets and called it good.
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« Reply #34 on: January 19, 2020, 09:49:57 pm »

Hornby now have clear pictures on their website, I'm astonished at the quality:


https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/shop/bassett-lowke-
steam-punk.html


You think that's bad, look at the buildings! It looks like a clock vomited on them.

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« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2020, 10:00:00 pm »

Another few things to bare in mind:
1 - The Hornby 0-4-0 chassis is terrible, it is utterly incapable of slow speed running.
2 - The track layout for sale on the Hornby website doesn't actually work. As the Hornby points also switch the power (insulfrog) there is a part of this setup you cannot run the locos to unless you have a second controller or add additional track feeds https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/shop/bassett-lowke-steam-punk/shunting-starter-pack.html
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« Reply #36 on: January 19, 2020, 10:31:29 pm »

The ‘Rogue’ Lady Triphenia Lovelace’s Diesel Dames Engine looks like they had a spare engine for a Grumman 'Bearcat' and just glued it on top.

Well Hornby do also happen to own Airfix!
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« Reply #37 on: January 20, 2020, 08:00:56 pm »



When the trade stand looks more appealing than the product.
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Madasasteamfish
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09madasafish
« Reply #38 on: January 20, 2020, 08:18:20 pm »



When the trade stand looks more appealing than the product.

That it does, and it certainly looks more Steampunk IMHO.
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« Reply #39 on: January 20, 2020, 09:50:56 pm »



When the trade stand looks more appealing than the product.

That it does, and it certainly looks more Steampunk IMHO.

When you spend all the budget on marketing and have nothing left for product development!
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