Important story embargoed until Sunday

According to MREmag,
There is an important story breaking which is embargoed until Sunday. I
shall, therefore, be producing a Sunday issue of the magazine so that we
can be first with the news.
Anyone got any idea what this may be?
However, do bear in mind that Sunday just happens to be the first day of
April.
Reply to
Jane Sullivan
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Jane Sullivan said the following on 30/03/2007 07:03:
Flippin' 'eck - do magazines still indulge in this childishness? :-)
Reply to
Paul Boyd
Pretty certain is the agreement between Bachmann and Hornby to stop releasing things in OO and use HO like the rest of the world instead. They've been discussing it for years.
- Nigel
Reply to
Nigel Cliffe
Nah, stiring would be the EU banning home assembly of kits as its a health hazard (solder, heat, toxic fumes from glues, etc) and its putting upmarket Swiss and German RTR manufacturers out of business. Instead, kit assembly will have to be by qualified experts, in suitably assessed buildings, with appropriate safety processes.
Purchasers of finescale kits will still be allowed to frame the etches and hang them on their walls (subject to using safety glass, weight limits of frames, structural assessment of wall load bearing, and getting local authority building inspector sign-off the nail in the wall as a modification to a house).
- Nigel
Reply to
Nigel Cliffe
I suspect Hornby are to announce the discontinuation of two rail track systems and return to the three rail version from the days when they were under the Meccano banner ;o)
Reply to
Keith Willcocks
"Keith Willcocks" wrote
*This* Hornby were never under the Meccano banner, but were known as Tri-ang in their previous incarnation. They only assumed the Hornby name after Meccano went bust.
John.
Reply to
John Turner
Well, the german magazine Eisenbahn Kurier announces that the EU has prohibited running of live steam models unless the user has bought the equivalent number of CO2 emission certificates... That directive takes effect at april 1. of course.
-Søren
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Søren Monies
Nigel Cliffe said the following on 30/03/2007 10:15:
What's really quite disconcerting is that it doesn't take much of a leap of imagination to see this sort of thing actually happening, the first bit at least!
Some purchasers of finescale kits would be better off framing the etches and hanging them on the walls :-)
Reply to
Paul Boyd
They're not quite banning it. The various finescale groups are to run an accreditation scheme. Members will be able to study for City & Guilds 1883 qualifications and, on payment of subscription, be allowed to self certify their own kit building as meeting the new legislation.
Ordinary modellers will first need to submit a "kit building notice" to their local environmental health officer who will arrange and charge for a fully built kit to be signed off after checking that it was built in a "green" manner.
MBQ
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manatbandq
wrote
Is that before or after the modeller had produced & submitted a 'safety case' and had it approved?
John.
Reply to
John Turner
It has been decreed dangerous to run model railways with unprotected rails electrified at 12000 millivolts. As from 1st April, only clockwork mechanisms will be permitted.
Bevan
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Bevan Price

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