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SIDEBAR - Yahoo have added a sidebar on the righthand side of each page, you can remove this by simply clicking on the >> by the red Yahoo sign. From the 1915 Lionel catalogue, the centre page spread showing a Lionel Standard (wide) gauge train on a bridge made of Meccano. In the 1930s Hornby introduced the `Silver Jubilee` with streamlined locomotive and articulated coaches. This item will be sent through the Global Shipping Programme and includes international tracking. By clicking Confirm bid, you are committing to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder and have read and agree to the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab.
By clicking 1 Click Bid, you are agreeing to buy this item from the seller if you're the winning bidder. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. This is a private listing and your identity will not be disclosed to anyone except the seller. Certain towns seem to have an almost inseparable bond with their local manufacturers – think Ford in Dagenham, Wedgewood in Stoke or Cadbury’s chocolate in Bourneville, near Birmingham. Sadly, the factory no longer produces box upon box of toy railway sets or model aircraft kits — the main operation was moved to China at the start of the millennium with the loss of around 600 employees — but the company headed by chief executive Frank Martin is in surprisingly rude health with the opening of its new Visitor Centre and the acquisition of heritage toy brands such as Airfix and Corgi. Hornby continue to operate from the very same factory premises on the Ramsgate Road which originally opened in 1954 as Rovex Scale Models Limited. Hornby sells more 165,000 locomotives, 290,000 coaches and wagons, and about 3,000 scale kilometers of track each year.
With its parade of plastic kits ranging from Goodwood-era Bugattis and Ferraris to an RAF Mosquito with 617 pieces, an afternoon in the centre makes for a fascinating journey down memory lane as well as a crash course in the decade-by-decade evolution of classic British toys. When asked who exactly the Hornby target customer is today, Cole has little hesitation in answering. But while Hornby’s much-loved brands show that the heritage toy industry is alive and well here in East Kent, there was a time when these collectable plastic kits were part and parcel of everyday life in the area. Talking to Pete with his memories and mementoes of life in the factory conjures up a now lost working world of boozy staff get-togethers, sports teams and hobby clubs and outrageous gossip. The walls in his print room are plastered with old news cuttings and black and white photographs; there are bosses with thick kipper ties and rooms full of typists, a visit by the Jim’ll Fix It television crew and pop star Adam Faith, a severe looking uniformed staff nurse, not forgetting the annual Miss Rovex competition held at the Winter Gardens in Margate. But as many people still working for the company will testify, almost everybody living in Thanet used to work at Rovex at some time or other, or at least knew someone who did.
If previous form is anything to go by, it would appear that the toy and miniature modelling industry will always have a degree of uncertainty around it, but for the moment the current Hornby management is keeping the company firmly on track.


The Weekender is a free quality independent magazine distributed to over 350 select outlets in and around East Kent. Made by Pex of Leicester this girls school pinafore dress is included in this list because of the fantastic ?7.38 buy it now price tag.
Dating from the 1960’s this bit of vintage exercise equipment is boxed, looks in usable condition and comes with full instructions. Reviewing and finding out about these products from Ebay has been great fun and I suspect that it might become a regular feature on our blog.
It sounds like you are admitting to being personally responsible for Hornby’s move to China.
Perhaps surprisingly it was at the low end of the Hornby range, using the clockwork motor of the cheapest series.
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In Thanet, one name always sprung to mind when it came to keeping the working population on the straight and narrow, and that was Rovex, later to become Hornby, the famous model railway and toy manufacturer known affectionately by children and adults alike throughout the world.
This year the company has been further boosted by a deal to produce the official London 2012 Olympic merchandise and their Visitor Centre has attracted 60,000 tourists in its first two years of opening. They employ around 180 people, mostly engaged in distribution, administration or sales and marketing.
The Airfix kits are admittedly made in India and Hornby trains in China, yet, says Hornby’s Operations Director Nick Cole, things have never been so good. Pete unearths a cutting from the staff magazine Happinews from autumn 1979 with its announcement of the year’s winner, a Miss Tina Manyweathers from Quality Control. The names of Smiths, Ingersol and Timex were known throughout the globe as a mark of quality timekeeping. A British made dress for under ?10???( and people do not understand our annoyance when people say that clothes cannot be made at a competitive price in the UK). The Spenby brand, based in Lancashire, was quick to catch on to the men’s fitness trend coming from across the Atlantic with their own range of products aimed at the UK market.
If you have any memories or recollections of these products or find something interesting on Ebay please do comment below. After years of listening to music on cheap docking stations, the sound quality is astounding.


And sadly, alot of JL goods are not good quality in my experience, given manufacturing origin!
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The story of Rovex and its impact on Margate and the surrounding area is a long and complex one and features triumphant moments of innovation and business acumen, bold takeovers and brand mergers, but also long uncertain periods highlighted by shut downs and mass redundancies.
On the former factory floor are stacks of boxes inside of which are kits assembled in China waiting to be transported to customers such as Tesco and Amazon, as well as the smaller specialist stores throughout the UK.
This replica Mallard train was made in Britain before Hornby moved production to the Far East in the 1980’s, along with the rest of the UK toy industry. Smiths, as I understand it, still make specialist instrumentation in Derby but sadly non of these once great names make watches in the UK any more.
What makes JL worse is that they do a lot of promotion around their British credentials but deliver no substance to the claims. Production of the rolling stock, but not the locomotive, continued in England during the 1930s. Behind the wheel or not, Tina has a lovely personality which we are sure will enable her to maintain the high standards set by her predecessors when she represents the factory at various venues around the nation,’ runs the issue’s cover story.
He has witnessed both the firm’s highest points and its lowest and “at least three liquidations”. Recently there have been mutterings of Hornby moving some production back to the UK… fingers crossed. Anyone who tried to be efficient and conscientious was bullied out of it because otherwise the managers would expect everyone to work that hard.
Currently there are five pages of pictures, (to see Page 2 click on `2` below, etc.)plus some additional special pages - links to which are on Page 5. Altough the spring is a little tired, when running without load it travels 270 feet on a winding.
This Timex from 1975 is a great looking piece and at ?17.50 it is less than the price of a crappy plastic Swatch.
If we’re serious about moving production back to the UK, factory staff need to improve their work ethic.
It was so boring, we had to have a dartboard out the back – there were no computers to keep you occupied or anything like that.



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  • BAKI_FC, 27.04.2015 at 11:19:48
    With the Southern Pacific railway headquarters on Industry not only is a collection.
  • Delete1, 27.04.2015 at 13:43:13
    States, a massive N scale semipublic layout.
  • Loneliness, 27.04.2015 at 17:52:34
    Computerized games, but an electric train.