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AHJAY
I'd have to say that neither attempt is even close to the supposed prototype for the memorial. If they were in fact supposed to be the horncastle memorial then the designer needs to perhaps change his medication. Overall they are about as accurate as a WW2 bombing raid.

Suggestion...

Given the need for relative accuracy and the wildly inaccurate <Scale-related> measurements we seem to see in all these building ranges from time to time...
It would be helpful and useful to place a standard 4mm scale (Of known correct dimensions of course) alongside each "building item".

and... If the same model person was always used, then it would give a good "reference at a glance"

regards, Ahjay
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Jaz Avalley JazAvalley

...and I just noticed Hornby have a actually rebranded it the Horncastle Pub R8705 retaining the Saracens Head on the pub.

R8705 &quot;Horncastle&quot; Pub - Skaledale Range

 

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Jaz Avalley JazAvalley

AHJAY wrote:
I'd have to say that neither attempt is even close to the supposed prototype for the memorial. If they were in fact supposed to be the horncastle memorial then the designer needs to perhaps change his medication. Overall they are about as accurate as a WW2 bombing raid.

Suggestion...

Given the need for relative accuracy and the wildly inaccurate <Scale-related> measurements we seem to see in all these building ranges from time to time...
It would be helpful and useful to place a standard 4mm scale (Of known correct dimensions of course) alongside each "building item".

and... If the same model person was always used, then it would give a good "reference at a glance"

regards, Ahjay

I suspect it is Chinese whispers literally, we use English photographs and send them over, they have only say the height of the doors to evaluate from, and then calculate all the other details from that. 

WE Brits know when something is the 'right' size or right colour, and I say colour because the first Skaledale buildings were all a sepia colour, and I assume they worked from Sepia photographs.

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AHJAY
Nope Jaz, you are very wrong.

It is not the Chinese maker, but the client who places the order who should specify and manage sampling to control the size and detail or colouring (or fail to do so).
Poor local / brand product management is at fault 100&

I still say that a known reference person would be a great way for people to see and decide if its right for them or not. Much better than a ruler etc really because its a real "scale visual relationship"

Without it, buying other than in person is simply tossing a coin as to its usefulness.

Ahjay
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Jaz Avalley JazAvalley

r8504

 <a href=hattons.co.uk - Hornby R8504-PO04 "Holly Farm" cottage ...">

r8513 the vicarage

 <a href=hattons.co.uk - Hornby R8513-LN01 "The Vicarage" - Hornby ...">

a good number were sepia coloured in the begining

 

early Skaledale models used to  represent Hogsmeade.

2012-04-05 026 (2).jpg 

 

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