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Hornby graffiti
« 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

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

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  :-\)

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« Reply #1 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?
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Re: Hornby graffiti
« Reply #2 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...
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« Reply #3 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!!
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2013, 12:38:12 PM »
That's cool! Nice find!  8)
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« Reply #5 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!
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« Reply #6 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
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« Reply #7 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....  ;)
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Re: Hornby graffiti
« Reply #8 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

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Re: Hornby graffiti
« Reply #9 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


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Re: Hornby graffiti
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2013, 01:43:41 PM »
heh

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« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2013, 09:19:36 PM »
I preferred scalextric. I await their next catalogue with hope and expectation. Otherwise, seriously good

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« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2013, 08:05:09 AM »
I preferred scalextric. I await their next catalogue with hope and expectation. Otherwise, seriously good

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« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2013, 04:11:48 PM »
It's back in stock now.  :)
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« Reply #14 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!
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