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Sudden Atlas rolling stock and locomotive factory closure.

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Picked this up on RM Web sudden Chinese factory closure affecting supply of Atlas locos and rolling stock https://shop.atlasrr.com/b-atlas-rolling-stock-and-locomotive-factory-closure.aspx combined with rumours on US news groups of Hornby shifting production to Hungary. Apparently Intermountain and Trainworx also affected

Apparently the factory closed as a result of the owners ill health .

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1 minute ago, Mayner said:

Picked this up on RM Web sudden Chinese factory closure affecting supply of Atlas locos and rolling stock https://shop.atlasrr.com/b-atlas-rolling-stock-and-locomotive-factory-closure.aspx combined with rumours on US news groups of Hornby shifting production to Hungary. Apparently Intermountain and Trainworx also affected

Apparently the factory closed as a result of the owners ill health .

I believe the Hornby to Hungary rumour is nonsense. Intermountain has sadly been affected too.

And before anyone asks; we’re fine! 🙂 But we hope those affected get sorted really soon.

cheers,

Fran.

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Crikey! No one to run a presumably profitable enterprise? Or was the factory in ill health rather than the owner? 🤔

Fortunately, I don’t really purchase these products just MM, IRM, JMD and a few others 

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Picked this up on RM Web sudden Chinese factory closure affecting supply of Atlas locos and rolling stock https://shop.atlasrr.com/b-atlas-rolling-stock-and-locomotive-factory-closure.aspx combined with rumours on US news groups of Hornby shifting production to Hungary. Apparently Intermountain and Trainworx also affected

Thanks for this, John. I don't buy Atlas, but the Hornby / Hungary  reference sent me looking to see just where LGB is made, having recently started a garden railway. LGB as well as using China uses a factory in Gyor, Hungary - iffy reports of the work of both places. I'll be careful what I buy on eBay from now on!   I think most of my stuff is German, pre-2006.

Amazing the info you pick up on this Irish site!

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1 hour ago, leslie10646 said:

LGB as well as using China uses a factory in Gyor, Hungary - iffy reports of the work of both places. I'll be careful what I buy on eBay from now on!   I think most of my stuff is German, pre-2006.

Amazing the info you pick up on this Irish site!

I bought a Chinese assembled LGB Forney (American 0-4-4T) about 10 years ago, the most trouble free and reliable loco on my large scale roster 😊. The main difference seems to be that the Chinese assembled locos had nylon rather than metal valve gear.

Funnily enough I had problems with achieving reliable running with the smaller German built  LGB locos I bought second hand on e-Bay. The chrome plated wheel tyres on two locos were pitted/spark eroded from running on  track power. This only appears to happen to the plain tyre on the wheel set with traction tyres. 

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