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ZeldaTheSwordsman
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« on: October 14, 2009, 11:31:22 PM »

Does anyone know any good websites where U.S. residents can get the Hornby Thomas models?

This is now an information topic. Antics Online sells to the U.S.A. as well as Britain. They carry the Hornby Thomas range and many other European 00 Gauge models. They can be found at:
http://www.railway-models.co.uk/
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Cheeky_ULP


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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2009, 07:25:42 AM »

www.ebay.com
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ZeldaTheSwordsman
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2009, 11:16:13 AM »

Someplace a bit more reliable. Someplace that stocks them. Who I'm after specifically is Duck.
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thomasj219

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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2009, 05:40:28 PM »

Just to say www.ehattons.com has a lot more for a lot less
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All I want is, Stepney, Boco, Daisy, Harvey.
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2009, 01:50:55 AM »

Someplace a bit more reliable. Someplace that stocks them. Who I'm after specifically is Duck.
The stores are reliable.
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2009, 07:53:04 PM »

Do these models work on the HO - EZ track?
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ZeldaTheSwordsman
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2009, 09:17:02 PM »

Since HO and OO use the same gauge of track, yes. Bachmann's Thomas line is more OO scale anyway.
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mclarenman4ever
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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2009, 07:10:18 PM »

oo thomas works on ho thomas? great! i really want oliver and stepney!could some one post a photo of stepney, oliver, and duck, side by side with the other engins,just so i know how much they stick out?
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trainguy111

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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2009, 09:53:07 AM »

I got a hornby Thomas from Choo Choo barn long ago.
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tac

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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2009, 05:00:22 PM »

Since HO and OO use the same gauge of track, yes. Bachmann's Thomas line is more OO scale anyway.

Sorry, Zelda, but Bachmann's version is more like H0 - all the UK Hornby Thomas trains are based on their 00-scale standard models.

H0 = 1/87th scale

00 = 1/76th scale.

...and for anybody else interested, only the UK uses the 00 scale for model trains since it was given up in the USA before WW2.  The rest of the world uses the correct scale/gauge ratio of H0.

tac
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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2009, 06:26:38 PM »

Since HO and OO use the same gauge of track, yes. Bachmann's Thomas line is more OO scale anyway.

Sorry, Zelda, but Bachmann's version is more like H0 - all the UK Hornby Thomas trains are based on their 00-scale standard models.

H0 = 1/87th scale

00 = 1/76th scale.

...and for anybody else interested, only the UK uses the 00 scale for model trains since it was given up in the USA before WW2.  The rest of the world uses the correct scale/gauge ratio of H0.

tac
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I'd say more so OO, as they stand a bit big next to British HO, and fine next to British OO stock. More to the point, wagons and coaches in the range are mostly adapted UK stock, which all scales in at 4mm to the foot, rather than the 3.5mm of HO. Stick a Thomas loco next to your typical American Loco, and you'll see how overscale Thomas is for HO.
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« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2009, 09:24:52 PM »

Tac, I asked a similar question too. Heres a link to the topic, and mr.Bachmann himself answered.
http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,8593.msg70939.html#msg70939
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« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2009, 07:34:41 AM »

Tac, I asked a similar question too. Heres a link to the topic, and mr.Bachmann himself answered.
http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,8593.msg70939.html#msg70939

Sir - I am not the one who asked the question or queried the Bachmann's response..

Here in UK we do not have Bachmann Thomas products, for the reasons that The  Bachmann has noted. 

Bachmann Thomas products are based on their H0 scale models.

Hornby Thomas models are based on their 00 scale models.

The difference in actual size of the two Thomas locos side-by-side is considerable, although the track gauge is the same, of course.

tac
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ZeldaTheSwordsman
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« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2009, 11:40:22 AM »

It is mainly the difference between the show models and the real-world prototypes. The engines are more 00 than they are HO (like the Bach Man said), and the rolling stock IS 00 scale, being almost entirely repurposed Bachmann 00 toolings. As for Toby, the Bachmann Toby, if it is smaller than the Hornby one, is in fact more in-scale than the Hornby one, which uses a tooling adapted from an oversized clockwork toy.
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« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2010, 06:56:22 PM »

well i have a hornby gordon and he runs fine on my ho track. Tongue





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