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Re: Hogwarts Express

Postby steve131 » Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:48 pm

Do you think this will be popular? Saw the real thing at Watford with the family surprisingly quite a good day and big queue to board it dont get me on about the prices though :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :angry-banghead: ;) :lol:
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Re: Hogwarts Express

Postby royjess » Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:01 pm

steve131 wrote:Do you think this will be popular? Saw the real thing at Watford with the family surprisingly quite a good day and big queue to board it dont get me on about the prices though :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :angry-banghead: ;) :lol:


I saw the real thing at the studio too with Jess, I'm sure that this won't take much persuasion from Jess and we might just find some room for this one :mrgreen:
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Re: Hogwarts Express

Postby Hilux5972 » Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:53 pm

Well hopefully they paint the top of the tender. It should be black. As should the front of the superheated header cover in the smokebox. That’s the first issue spotted.
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Re: Hogwarts Express

Postby Graham » Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:35 pm

Certainly looks good and like the option for the platform. Having just finished the Routemaster, I'll definitely be subscribing.
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Re: Hogwarts Express

Postby royjess » Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:04 am

Looking at the scale of the model, it should run on a G scale track even though the scale is slightly smaller than my G scale trains. I could somehow add a motor to it :think:

If you think the partwork is pricey, then the larger G gauge locos can cost around £1000 each

SWMBO has already given me orders that I'm not allowed to do it, as Jess said that it is her that want's to subscribe to it and build it. I did suggest that we go half's on it. But I've been ordered that she want's to build it herself.
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Re: Hogwarts Express

Postby royjess » Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:49 pm

Looks like this has gone live on the web page, the premium subscription for an extra £ you will receive parts to build a Nine and Three Quarters platform to display the model in

Free gifts if you subscribe includes chocolate frog key ring, travel card holder, binder, tin poster.

I've just subscribed, I'm assuming that this could be a test run

https://hogwartsexpress.hachettepartworks.com/
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Re: Hogwarts Express

Postby Hum » Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:44 am

This looks like so much fun to build, I'm so excited for this to go live.
Can our UK members please share pics and reviews when you receive it. Might be a while before we get this is in Australia.
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Re: Hogwarts Express

Postby Nexusuk » Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:43 pm

Just to confirm this is definitely a test run here in the UK as the information was given out yesterday it should be in all shops from today it hasn't been in and has only appeared in a selected places in Scotland issue 1 have already started appearing on eBay
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Re: Hogwarts Express

Postby Hum » Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:12 am

The guy on eBay has 10 copies for sale, he either works in one of the shops, or has gone around and bought up all the copies.
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Re: Hogwarts Express wheels

Postby MODENAMAN » Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:30 pm

This technique of " rolling roads " is used by railway modellers to test engines after repairs and servicing. the loco wheels rest on small retaining wheels either side of the loco driving wheels, within a frame or cradle.
This is a great idea for this model display stand.
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Re: Hogwarts Express

Postby switch99 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:15 pm

My local newsagent had copies of the Hogwarts Express - quite surprised, don't remember having a test partwork before round here

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Re: Hogwarts Express

Postby Hum » Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:23 pm

Thanks for posting these, this will be an awesome build....
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Re: Hogwarts Express

Postby switch99 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:37 pm

Pics from 1st issue build of the smokebox door - which opens

Some of the parts were TINY (at least one shot across the room out of my tweezers lol)

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Re: Hogwarts Express

Postby switch99 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:51 pm

Part 2 in the newsagents today, including Harry Potter figure

The parts were vacuum sealed on a piece of card, more fiddly to get out than Part 1

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Re: Hogwarts Express

Postby conqueror060 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:00 pm

I have subscribed to the test run from the first day, but I haven't received any test issues yet.

Has anyone received?
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Re: Hogwarts Express

Postby royjess » Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:40 pm

conqueror060 wrote:I have subscribed to the test run from the first day, but I haven't received any test issues yet.

Has anyone received?


Same here, I had the same problem when I subscribed to the Harry Potter Pen Wands, because I was outside the test region, I wasn't sent the test. I've got a horrible feeling that it would be the same for this test run :(
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Re: Hogwarts Express

Postby Hum » Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:53 am

The more people that sign up the better, I'm family certain this will get a full release due to its popularity.
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