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Re: Hornby Steampunk train set
« Reply #50 on: June 20, 2021, 09:14:00 pm »
"Brickpunk" Aaaaargh!

I leave the forum for a wee bit and this is what happens?

Horrible Hornby steampunk??

Lazy Lego rip off Brickpunk???





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Re: Hornby Steampunk train set
« Reply #51 on: February 09, 2022, 02:44:14 am »
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I mean the figures look interesting, as do some of the locos, but the coaches, wagons and building look like they've been in the proximity of an explosion in a clock factory.

Agree whoelehartedly. This has a very 'dip it i nglue and roll around in the gears and cogs bin and call it steampunk' look, which I find dishearteningly tacky given trains are a deeply important part of the period. Even some of the locos themselves just.... look like ther'es unneeded greebling hither and yon for the sake of just adding detail.

That said? A couple look like promising armored trains, or bashed together post-post-apocolyptic 'having started to rebuild society' trains that got cobbled together from parts. However you couldn't PAY me to take those buildings, and i'd probably grab one of my more weighty walking sticks if you tried to get me to use that dreadful rolling stock.

We have a Mikado running about an hourish from here and.... she's a fine lady indeed with a long working life carrying frieght, passenger, and coal traffic. She's steam enough for me.

Just get some right proper period pullman-esque cars rather than the modern cabins it's pulling, and there ya go.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocSjA4YmJww

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Re: Hornby Steampunk train set
« Reply #52 on: February 09, 2022, 04:22:43 am »
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I mean the figures look interesting, as do some of the locos, but the coaches, wagons and building look like they've been in the proximity of an explosion in a clock factory.

Agree whoelehartedly. This has a very 'dip it i nglue and roll around in the gears and cogs bin and call it steampunk' look, which I find dishearteningly tacky given trains are a deeply important part of the period. Even some of the locos themselves just.... look like ther'es unneeded greebling hither and yon for the sake of just adding detail.

That said? A couple look like promising armored trains, or bashed together post-post-apocolyptic 'having started to rebuild society' trains that got cobbled together from parts. However you couldn't PAY me to take those buildings, and i'd probably grab one of my more weighty walking sticks if you tried to get me to use that dreadful rolling stock.

We have a Mikado running about an hourish from here and.... she's a fine lady indeed with a long working life carrying frieght, passenger, and coal traffic. She's steam enough for me.

Just get some right proper period pullman-esque cars rather than the modern cabins it's pulling, and there ya go.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocSjA4YmJww

Tell me that ain't a fine train. Go on. I know there are many better, but she's a looker.





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Re: Hornby Steampunk train set
« Reply #53 on: February 09, 2022, 06:41:06 pm »
Oh dear God... are these eldritch horrors still on the market? (Mind you, I suppose Hornby need to make their money somehow now that they've been chased off a knock-off Titfield Thunderbolt set). 
I wouldn't even buy them as scrap/ components for hackbashing. 
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Re: Hornby Steampunk train set
« Reply #54 on: February 13, 2022, 05:03:13 pm »
If they actually ran on live steam...

No. Just ...no. Never mind.

Maybe if they ran on live steam and blew up on command?

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Re: Hornby Steampunk train set
« Reply #55 on: February 13, 2022, 05:43:38 pm »
If they actually ran on live steam...

No. Just ...no. Never mind.

Maybe if they ran on live steam and blew up on command?

(Sorry, Nscaler with delusions of something like deranged grandeur. Wants nscale live steam but knows it's incredibly unlikely.  But... !)

I can picture it. You'd feed the firebox with surgical tweezers and a jeweller’s loupe, and water the engine with an eye dropper.
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Re: Hornby Steampunk train set
« Reply #56 on: February 13, 2022, 08:42:58 pm »
If they actually ran on live steam...

No. Just ...no. Never mind.

Maybe if they ran on live steam and blew up on command?

(Sorry, Nscaler with delusions of something like deranged grandeur. Wants nscale live steam but knows it's incredibly unlikely.  But... !)

I can picture it. You'd feed the firebox with surgical tweezers and a jeweller’s loupe, and water the engine with an eye dropper.




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