We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties, and some parts of the site are inaccessible.
We have temporarily removed the affected areas which include the store, user registration/accounts and competitions. We apologise for any inconvenience.

30 second interview - Simon Kohler

27 July 2010

  Simon kohler hornby  

We have a quick chat with Simon Kohler, Hornby Hobbies' Group Marketing Manager

Modeller or collector? Neither - exhibitor!

Describe your layout in a few words: A big building between Ramsgate and Margate.

Your first time in the hobby? Visiting Parkers shop in Louth, Lincolnshire, aged ten, and seeing the Hornby-Dublo Sir Nigel Gresley.

Favourite locomotive and why? Gresley’s A4 – awesome, powerful and an evocative icon.

Who do you admire in the hobby?
Tony Wright for his very honest, balanced approach to reviews and Pat Hammond for his knowledge, integrity and editorial ability.

Favourite show moment?
Young children rushing up to the layout at shows and standing there awestruck.

Club man or do your own thing? Own thing.

One thing you would change in the hobby: Extremism.

Name five train related films: Von Ryan's Express, Leaving Jerusalem, Manhunt, The Man Who Watched Trains Go By, The Man Who Would be King, The Silent Passenger, The Signalman - easy when you’re reading Railways on the Silver Screen!

How do you see the hobby in ten years time? Exciting!

Best thing you've seen in the hobby in the last 12 months? Excluding Hornby products, Bassett-Lowke’s Flying Scotsman at Nuremburg.

What are you listening to at the moment? Please, Please Me (The Beatles).

Interested in railway modelling events? Take a look at our Diary Dates and Exhibitions.

 

Promotions & Offers

Cookies on Model Railways Live

We use cookies to improve your experience on our website. Find out more about how we use cookies.

You can update your settings by clicking the Cookie Policy link which can be found any time at the bottom of the page.

Close this message and prevent it from showing in the future.

Login

Please enter your username and password below to gain access.

  • Login

  • Login to your FREE Model Railways Live User Account here, ensure you are taking full advantage of all the latest user features of our website.

Forgotten Username | Forgotten Password | Register Now

Already a British Railway Modelling Magazine Subscriber?
Invalid Text Tag Requested [openpages_General-Terms-and-Conditions] [Quantum.GlueText]
Loading...