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Frost* => Frost* => Topic started by: Trapezium Artist on August 31, 2013, 10:53:23 AM

Title: Hornby graffiti
Post by: Trapezium Artist on August 31, 2013, 10:53:23 AM
As the man says in his post (lest anyone think that I found this  :) ), the picture from the Hornby catalogue of a Frost*-graffiti'd freight train wagon is singularly agog-making  :o

http://www.planetfrost.com/post/59853195721/ive-been-immortalised-by-hornby-im-absolutely (http://www.planetfrost.com/post/59853195721/ive-been-immortalised-by-hornby-im-absolutely)

Surely a leg pull, I hear you say, but no:

http://www.hornby.com/shop/rolling-stock/freight-rolling-stock/r6628-graffiti-wagon (http://www.hornby.com/shop/rolling-stock/freight-rolling-stock/r6628-graffiti-wagon)

Just how did this happen? Does Jem run around at night tagging wagons as they roll through the leafy East Sussex cuttings and, if so, why would he be quite so daft as to write his own name, let alone the band's and the Frost*erisk?

Add in the "Maximum rock!" symbol on the other side of the wagon, and I'm left wondering quite who "Kata :-*" is in the Frostie*verse, what "Peor1" means, and, most scarily of all, what we're to make of (what I think says) "The beard is out there".

Completely bonkers way to be immortalised, Mr G  ;)

(Edit: a further check reveals that only 1,000 of this £6.99 limited edition contemporary Hornby wagon were made: I wonder how many will be snaffled up in short order by denizens of this board?  :P)

(Further edit: they're out of stock  :-\)
Title: Hornby graffiti
Post by: LivingForever on August 31, 2013, 11:31:28 AM
Well I never. That's insane!

"The Beard is Out There" is the name of a Spock's Beard live album, which surely can't be a coincidence?
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: Renters on August 31, 2013, 11:36:42 AM
What I want to know is, how did he spot it?  Not only is it on a model train website (model trains? Really Jem?), it is three branches into the menu.  Obviously looking to update his OO gauge (which suffers from inaccurate scaling, BTW.  EM gauge and P4 scale are much more accurate) rolling stock...
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: Renters on August 31, 2013, 11:41:00 AM

"The Beard is Out There" is the name of a Spock's Beard live album, which surely can't be a coincidence?

I feel a spoof coming on.  Two Prog references on one model train?  Either that or some Proghead in the Hornby product line department putting the word out there!!
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: ich_bin_besser on August 31, 2013, 12:38:12 PM
That's cool! Nice find!  8)
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: JakeWorrell on August 31, 2013, 02:51:48 PM
model trains? Really Jem?

How dare you! Model trains are cool!

I am absolutely perplexed / blown away by this. How the hell did it happen? It can surely be no coincidence!
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: Renters on August 31, 2013, 03:13:25 PM
model trains? Really Jem?

How dare you! Model trains are cool!


Easy Tiger, I had model trains once.  When I was 7...  ;) ;D ;) ;D
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: Renters on August 31, 2013, 03:24:33 PM
Surely there must be copyright infringements here.  I'm sure there are many fast pounds to be made here, enough for a christmas party?.  Give Lionel Hutz a ring....  ;)
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: rogerg on August 31, 2013, 05:12:00 PM
model trains? Really Jem?

How dare you! Model trains are cool!


Easy Tiger, I had model trains once.  When I was 7...  ;) ;D ;) ;D

I still have boxes of my model trains, and finally have some space in the basement to think about a layout. I would love one of these cars.  ;D
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: lyn on August 31, 2013, 11:30:16 PM
model trains? Really Jem?

How dare you! Model trains are cool!


Easy Tiger, I had model trains once.  When I was 7...  ;) ;D ;) ;D

I still have boxes of my model trains, and finally have some space in the basement to think about a layout. I would love one of these cars.  ;D


Trucks...;-)
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: rogerg on September 01, 2013, 01:43:41 PM
heh
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: owen on September 01, 2013, 09:19:36 PM
I preferred scalextric. I await their next catalogue with hope and expectation. Otherwise, seriously good
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: Renters on September 02, 2013, 08:05:09 AM
I preferred scalextric. I await their next catalogue with hope and expectation. Otherwise, seriously good

I had my first Scalextrix when I was one (1961!).  My dad said I really wanted it....
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: Pedro on October 01, 2013, 04:11:48 PM
It's back in stock now.  :)
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: lyn on October 01, 2013, 04:33:06 PM
It's back in stock now.  :)
None in the model shop in Bury St Edmunds last Saturday morning... Maybe next time!
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: DueyC on October 01, 2013, 07:16:29 PM
It's out of stock again now  :(
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: Pedro on October 01, 2013, 10:55:08 PM
Flippy Neck! Are they making them one at a time??
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: JakeWorrell on October 01, 2013, 11:25:27 PM
Well they take a full size one and get Jem to graffiti it, then they shrink it down using 'Wonkavision' before they package it up and sell it.
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: rogerg on October 02, 2013, 02:05:26 AM
heh
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: owen on October 02, 2013, 07:58:21 AM
And most of the frosterisks went down with the website, so the raw materials aren't there either
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: Brom on October 03, 2013, 11:25:41 AM
Maybe their till goes.... "Bee ching"  :D
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: Pedro on October 03, 2013, 01:09:20 PM
Groan.... (actually huzzah, well played etc.) :)
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: JakeWorrell on October 04, 2013, 02:10:00 AM
Maybe their till goes.... "Bee ching"  :D

Ha! One for the railway geeks!
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: Pedro on October 04, 2013, 01:06:24 PM
Maybe their till goes.... "Bee ching"  :D

Ha! One for the railway geeks!

...as in; "I'm not your kind,  I'm rail!"? ;)
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: Ivor on October 05, 2013, 08:38:09 AM
And most of the frosterisks went down with the website, so the raw materials aren't there either

Seriously? No off-site data backups?  :o
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: Pedro on October 05, 2013, 08:56:52 AM
And most of the frosterisks went down with the website, so the raw materials aren't there either

Seriously? No off-site data backups?  :o
:) I love how the term "off-site backups" is used on a forum dedicated to one bloke pursuing a hobby in his shed! :)
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: Trapezium Artist on October 05, 2013, 10:34:38 AM
And most of the frosterisks went down with the website, so the raw materials aren't there either

Seriously? No off-site data backups?  :o
:) I love how the term "off-site backups" is used on a forum dedicated to one bloke pursuing a hobby in his shed! :)

Oh, I dunno, Pedro: if there's anything I ever forget about Frost*, I know that I only have to contact you as my off-site backup  ;)
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: Pedro on October 05, 2013, 10:53:40 AM
And most of the frosterisks went down with the website, so the raw materials aren't there either

Seriously? No off-site data backups?  :o
:) I love how the term "off-site backups" is used on a forum dedicated to one bloke pursuing a hobby in his shed! :)
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: Trapezium Artist on October 05, 2013, 07:08:12 PM
And most of the frosterisks went down with the website, so the raw materials aren't there either

Seriously? No off-site data backups?  :o
:) I love how the term "off-site backups" is used on a forum dedicated to one bloke pursuing a hobby in his shed! :)

Is this one of those "I'm not listening, I can't hear you" games, Pedro?  ;)
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: aguynamedsid on October 09, 2013, 07:53:22 PM

"The Beard is Out There" is the name of a Spock's Beard live album, which surely can't be a coincidence?

I feel a spoof coming on.  Two Prog references on one model train?  Either that or some Proghead in the Hornby product line department putting the word out there!!
I can't keep it in any longer! It was me, I work in product development at Hornby. Following on from this I did a series of made up locos called - 'Morse Collieries', 'Portnoy Collieries', 'Trewavas Aggregates', 'Stolt Industries', 'Gildenlow Salt Co.' and 'Transatlantic industries'.
They all went to production and no one twigged the connection
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: Mikey on October 09, 2013, 08:33:19 PM

"The Beard is Out There" is the name of a Spock's Beard live album, which surely can't be a coincidence?

I feel a spoof coming on.  Two Prog references on one model train?  Either that or some Proghead in the Hornby product line department putting the word out there!!
I can't keep it in any longer! It was me, I work in product development at Hornby. Following on from this I did a series of made up locos called - 'Morse Collieries', 'Portnoy Collieries', 'Trewavas Aggregates', 'Stolt Industries', 'Gildenlow Salt Co.' and 'Transatlantic industries'.
They all went to production and no one twigged the connection

Top man

Impressive ploy

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: DueyC on October 09, 2013, 09:31:29 PM
Nicely done Sid.  8)
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: MikeEvs on October 09, 2013, 09:35:50 PM

"The Beard is Out There" is the name of a Spock's Beard live album, which surely can't be a coincidence?

I feel a spoof coming on.  Two Prog references on one model train?  Either that or some Proghead in the Hornby product line department putting the word out there!!
I can't keep it in any longer! It was me, I work in product development at Hornby. Following on from this I did a series of made up locos called - 'Morse Collieries', 'Portnoy Collieries', 'Trewavas Aggregates', 'Stolt Industries', 'Gildenlow Salt Co.' and 'Transatlantic industries'.
They all went to production and no one twigged the connection

Welcome to the forum aguynamedsid, and well done on getting all that onto Hornby models 8)
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: D S on October 09, 2013, 09:53:34 PM

"The Beard is Out There" is the name of a Spock's Beard live album, which surely can't be a coincidence?

I feel a spoof coming on.  Two Prog references on one model train?  Either that or some Proghead in the Hornby product line department putting the word out there!!
I can't keep it in any longer! It was me, I work in product development at Hornby. Following on from this I did a series of made up locos called - 'Morse Collieries', 'Portnoy Collieries', 'Trewavas Aggregates', 'Stolt Industries', 'Gildenlow Salt Co.' and 'Transatlantic industries'.
They all went to production and no one twigged the connection
Brilliant!  Well played.  8) 
I once wrote a serious article for my profession's magazine and managed to slip in some Rush song titles and lyrics, just to see if anyone would notice.  Thought I'd got away with it until months later at a conference someone said "Oh, I see you're a Rush fan!".  ;D  But having prog train sets, now that's something else!
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: rogerg on October 10, 2013, 12:54:55 AM
heh

awesome!  and welcome!!  ;D
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: johninblack on October 10, 2013, 08:57:56 AM

"The Beard is Out There" is the name of a Spock's Beard live album, which surely can't be a coincidence?

I feel a spoof coming on.  Two Prog references on one model train?  Either that or some Proghead in the Hornby product line department putting the word out there!!
I can't keep it in any longer! It was me, I work in product development at Hornby. Following on from this I did a series of made up locos called - 'Morse Collieries', 'Portnoy Collieries', 'Trewavas Aggregates', 'Stolt Industries', 'Gildenlow Salt Co.' and 'Transatlantic industries'.
They all went to production and no one twigged the connection

Awesomely well done and welcome to the forum :)
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: RacingHippo on October 11, 2013, 10:08:37 PM
Very, very well played sir!
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: lyn on October 11, 2013, 10:24:52 PM
Overground, underground! ;)
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: Rook on October 12, 2013, 03:02:23 AM
Thanks lyn, now I have this stuck in my head.

http://youtu.be/FZ2mJPSccvo

The rest of you are free to share it with me :)
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: FreeThoughtTH on October 12, 2013, 05:35:39 AM
Keen for the Transatlantic locomotions! Transatlantic is one of my favourite prog outfits ever, so it's great to see them finally immortalised in.... trains.... :P
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: Mikey on October 12, 2013, 08:45:12 AM
Thanks lyn, now I have this stuck in my head.

http://youtu.be/FZ2mJPSccvo

The rest of you are free to share it with me :)
No, no, no, no & no
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: lyn on October 12, 2013, 08:58:46 PM
Thanks lyn, now I have this stuck in my head.

http://youtu.be/FZ2mJPSccvo

The rest of you are free to share it with me :)

Derailed at Wimbledon!
 ;D
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: DueyC on November 21, 2013, 10:26:45 PM

I can't keep it in any longer! It was me, I work in product development at Hornby. Following on from this I did a series of made up locos called - 'Morse Collieries', 'Portnoy Collieries', 'Trewavas Aggregates', 'Stolt Industries', 'Gildenlow Salt Co.' and 'Transatlantic industries'.
They all went to production and no one twigged the connection

Is this one of yours too?
http://www.hornby.com/shop/rolling-stock/freight-rolling-stock/r6595-j-hackett-and-co-6-plank-wagon/

 8)
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: Pedro on November 24, 2013, 12:08:29 PM
Welcome aguynamedsid, nice work...but sadly the item is no longer listed on the Hornby site. :(
I hope you are still listed on the Hornby payroll! ;)
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: aguynamedsid on July 25, 2014, 12:14:15 PM
Right Ho Frosties! Ideas time, I've been asked to do another 'graffiti' wagon. Any good Prog band logo suggestions???
Also for your info there will be a selection of Marillion locos early next year. 'Rothery Industries' etc.
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: rogerg on July 25, 2014, 01:31:04 PM
How about tinyfish?  or Lazuli?
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: D S on July 25, 2014, 02:23:48 PM
Or Rush, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Yes, It Bites, etc, etc! There's a whole railway network waiting to be 'progged'! ;)
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: lyn on July 25, 2014, 07:00:07 PM
Yes and the prism from Dark Side of the Moon... ???
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: ich_bin_besser on July 25, 2014, 08:01:37 PM
There's a whole railway network waiting to be 'progged'! ;)

Absolutely! Just let us know when it's finished!
Might add Spock's Beard or Enchant (might find the logos for you). And what about a re-run of Frost??
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: aguynamedsid on November 05, 2014, 03:18:10 PM
Update on latest PRog wagon!
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: aguynamedsid on November 05, 2014, 03:19:13 PM
Other side!
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: Mikey on November 05, 2014, 04:56:22 PM
Nice  8)
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: owen on November 05, 2014, 10:41:45 PM
I saw a Frost* one last week. I nearly laughed but the owner wouldn't have thought much of it
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: rogerg on November 06, 2014, 11:33:11 AM
Excellent!!
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: ich_bin_besser on November 06, 2014, 02:11:33 PM
Cool!!  :D
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: ich_bin_besser on November 06, 2014, 10:18:50 PM
Oh, and let us know if/where to buy it! Would be cool collectors items. Are any of the older editions with prog stuff still available?
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: owen on January 21, 2019, 10:02:22 PM
https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2019/blundell-king-timber-merchants-type-d-0-4-0t-no-7-era-3-4.html

So thatís all the Frosties. Plus a S.Wilson Paper Mills and. Beggs Tooling :o
Title: Re: Hornby graffiti
Post by: rogerg on January 22, 2019, 11:54:45 AM
I need these.