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Peter Howell 109/10/2021 19:41:46
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Some months ago Smokerings in Model Eng, mentioned Yesterday TV were making a series behind the scenes at Hornby.

I've just seen a trailer on Yesterday TV for it saying it starts this Monday.

V8Eng09/10/2021 20:54:42
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Yes that’s right, I am on the Hornby mailing list and am linking to relevant info here:-


Hope this helps.

Edited By V8Eng on 09/10/2021 20:59:23

Pete White11/10/2021 08:59:12
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Thankyou for that information Peter, I will set the recorder. Only one reply and 565 views, 566 now......surprise

IanT11/10/2021 09:14:40
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Posted by Pete White on 11/10/2021 08:59:12:

Thankyou for that information Peter, I will set the recorder. Only one reply and 565 views, 566 now......surprise

I was more of a Triang kind of kid.... wink


Pete White13/10/2021 10:01:04
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Well I watched it, certainly didn't like the 30 minutes of adverts, content was only marginally better !

it was mainly about Hornby producing a Navy Class loco, which would sell to collectors for £500 to keep in the box as an investment if I understood it corrrectly, seem the market has changed I think. I might have got this all wrong it nearly put me to sleep.

I will watch one more episode do see if it improves, at least I can fat forward the ads, think I might be using the cancel record button, we will see.

Looks like I got up grumpy again laugh


John Hinkley13/10/2021 10:29:05
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Grumpy has my sympathy ...........


Chris Gunn13/10/2021 10:49:23
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I watched too, and was a little disappointed, all a bit superficial, and of course no chance of seeing shots of the factory churning out their product range, I presume flights to China were not in the budget.

Chris Gunn

Peter G. Shaw13/10/2021 11:36:53
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I watched the recording this am. Not good, appeared to be jumping about between various subjects, and, sorry to say, sleep inducing. Anyway, the recorder's set up for the next episode. Perhaps I should watch it just before bedtime!

Agreed, far too many adverts.

Peter G. Shaw

SillyOldDuffer13/10/2021 13:28:00
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I wonder how well a TV Programme on Model Engineering would go down with the general public if it were made by Model Engineers to please other Model Engineers? I suspect we would find it fascinating while everyone else was bored rigid! You have to be something of an obsessive aficionado to get the best out of Model Engineering. And that's a good thing!


Peter Howell 113/10/2021 13:48:44
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I agree. Rather disappointing. Too general, not enough detail.

Yesterday TV does have some interesting programs, but trying to watch them on catch-up (UKTV Play) is really bad for adverts, often get 8 in a row + 3 or 4 on start up.

Clive Hartland13/10/2021 14:22:07
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Obviously the moulding dies have been made and the end product the Loco is being tested but, boring to watch.

Again, production in China and it looks as if very little mech. work is done in Hornby. Packaging I am sure.

I saw the lathe behind the scxene, what make was it.?

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