Hornby and global warming

Well no, those of us whose budget only allows the purchase of a UKP9.99 Britannia or a UKP99.99 Britannia miss out and those companies who might produce said model within our budget range are discouraged due to the existing product.
Regards, Greg.P.
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Greg Procter
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After that comes Africa, then Europe, then the USa!
Not to worry, you will still be able to afford NZ lamb and Polynesian handwoven coconut palm table place mats
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Greg Procter
I've got a better idea - you're in the trade and have the contacts and the credibility - why don't you ask Hornby to contract their manufacturing to Peco. Or ask Peco to offer a new range in competition with Hornby.
When you get a straight answer from either, you can inform us all, and we can stop the endless futile speculation!
Cheers, Steve
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Steve W
How dare you attack John Turner in this way! Is he not entitled to make a profit from his efforts?
Cheers, Steve
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Steve W
Why on earth would a company do that. Their sole motivation should be to make money. Any company that uses the phrase 'pass on savings' is just trying to fool you with marketing.
Cheers, Simon
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simon
Dont forget in reality the jury is still out on if we (humans) are a serious contributor to global warming and even if the globe is warming.
Just cos its fashionable it doesnt mean its right.
Nope, not going to duck or cover and its too warm in here for my coat.
cheers, Simon
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simon
John returned about six of my emails to make a sale - that puts him at least in the "whose guiding force is medium term profit" category! ;-)
Regards, Greg.P.
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Greg Procter
"Steve W" wrote
Eh? You asked if there was an alternative to sourcing in China and all I said was that Peco do so quite successfully, so don't try putting words into my mouth.
There are other options than China, which is why India's economy is also booming, and no doubt if someone can persuade the African continent to work rather than believe the world owed it a living then there might be some mileage in developing production there too.
I'm also of the opinion than the UK is slipping towards becoming a third world economy and soon it might be economical to restart production here. I believe Hornby are now doing just that with Airfix plastic construction kits.
Read the above, I think it's straight enough.
John.
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John Turner
"simon" wrote
LOL - I agree entirely with those sentiments, global warming is a fact, it's been happening for millions of years. Bear in mind that the UK has been totally covered in ice on at least two occasions, and has warmed up between and since.
In my humble opinion global warming is another of those government ruses to justify additional taxation. Anyone realise that all this recycling of rubbish idealism actually uses considerable amounts of energy and adds to global warming?
John.
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John Turner
If any government was REALLY serious about global warming, CO2 emissions etc they would immediately close down all airports and ban flying except by military aircraft. It's a bit like deciding that an economic disaster is REALLY happening when the bookies & pubs start to close down.
Reply to
Bruce Fletcher
And as recently as 10000 years ago (= 1/2 life of tiddy-oggie) there were sub-saharan conditions in what is now London.
And Termites generate more CO2 than all of mankind...
Doesn't look good for the Truthiness of Al Gore.
David
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chorleydnc
and how are they going to get to the conferences to discuss the crisis - do the military have enough planes or can they convert one of the mothballed frigates into a cruise ship ?
Cheers, Simon
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simon
No, in "my world" manufacturers will be free to decide who is fit to sell their products without interference from the state just as they were before 1962.
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kim
Of course there is. We could rent orphans from the workhouse like the 19th century watchmakers did. The kids will go blind before they're 12 but who cares?
(kim)
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kim
Shareholders won't get a look-in, the middle management will cream it all off for themselves. They're like a creeping plague, gradually choking the lifeblood out of the country.
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kim

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