S'Big trouble in model britain'

Greetings all.

Thought the show was fantastic!

Jim did a superb job on the Hellcat, such mastery, pleasure to watch.

He also had me in fits with the "Sable" quip, I'd never heard that term in relation to Airfix, but it describes me & my (unstarted) collection perfectly! Explains why I can longer fit my car in the garage!

Spoiler Alert; it's "Stash Aquired Beyond Life Expectancy"

twinpin

15 posts

Thoroughly enjoyed the programme and looking forward to the next.

Whatever tooling was being referred to I wish Airfix would say what (old} tools survive and whether they are still of use...

twinpin

Old Grumpy

4 posts

I would have loved to watch... yet it was impossible as I am located in Germany. Guess I have to wait for YT, sigh.

Besides, when I learned about the troubled waters Hornby was (and is) in, it reminded me of our famous Märklin company which almost went belly-up after decades of  success. Fearfully, I think it is just not the time for model kits, trains and stuff - though people usually spent big money on smartphones or - even worse - virtual internet games gadgets.

Crazy world.

Ratch

2645 posts


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@twinpin

Thoroughly enjoyed the programme and looking forward to the next.

Whatever tooling was being referred to I wish Airfix would say what (old} tools survive and whether they are still of use...

They will not divulge that information as it hands sensitive facts to their opposition (Revell, Italeri et al)

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Part 2 last night, I think we need a series 2 to see what happens next. Maybe every year to how it has gone.

Why is my undercarriage stuck to my thumb?

Ratch

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Hardly any reference to Airfix in part 2 and none of Corgi Frown

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ian_rutland

94 posts

A very candid view.  I liked the fact that they were moving back to the old factory.  There were some uncomfortable scenes around the new loco releases.  I can see both sides, but it would be too much for one heritage manufacturer to give up their own legacy lines.  The other companies are long established, but not as big as Hornby.  I am surprised to see that the hobbies are still going strong, albeit with less modellers every year.   Some great ideas rush through my head when I see the link to Virtual Reality.  I must write them down!  I would like to see some more links to the virtual world, and also to making more links to PC based ideas.For example:  How about some download able programmes to 3D Print some conversion parts for your model kits?  Maybe some printable scenic features, both 2D and 3D,  hangar doors, backgrounds, concrete hard stands.  All these for making a scenic base for your new Airfix kit.  These could be available with membership of the Airfix Club.

GNR-Gordon-4

370 posts

I have, as of yet, only seen the first episode. It was not as intresting as I was hoping it to be, sadly. Frown

 

GNR-Gordon-4 (HF)

A Thomas & Friends OO, HO and OO-9 Model Railway Gauge's Collector Since 2005, an Eddie Stobart Spotter and Collector Since 2010 and an Airfix QUICK BUILD Collector Since 2017

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