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Old 04-05-2018, 03:36 PM   #1
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Hornby have been teasing about big new announcement. I had email today from colleague that they are not renewing licence so no more Thomas after this year.. This may be known to all. But was news to me. John
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It was on the Hornby forum a week ago so I have been told. I donít use it any more. The owners of Thomas are by all accounts very greedy. Thanks anyway John.
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News to me as well. I guess if one wants a collectors item, start buying Hornby Thomas items now!
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What about Grumpy Gordon ?
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Its the whole range. Lack of demand, so it says
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I think the licence was very expensive compared to how many were sold so they would need to sell at a silly price to recoup the outlay.
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I'm not sure that Thomas is as popular with the kids as he once was, if my crop of grandchildren is anything to go by. So if the owners are sticking to the same prices, or increasing, I can understand Hornby being reluctant. But it will be a shame as it's a way into this hobby. The Fat Controller has a lot to answer for.
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I am afraid model railways are becoming a trend for Grandads, to buy to play with Grandkids, as too pricey now, Ipads, games, taking centre stage. Sign of the times.
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I donít think it is a way into the hobby. My kids had Thomas but have no interest in model railways although they make out they do to please their old dad.
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Kids please their dad? now there is a novelty. Borrow money, no problem. My lad phoned at 9 pm last night with leak under his sink, in Lancaster. Remember those valve type things dad, how do i stop it leaking. I have enough problems remembering Heathers name, what valve type things. john
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