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Old 27-05-2018, 11:13 PM   #1
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Does anyone know where I can get pictures of tracks and hornby numbers on it, so I can look at them as it would save me looking on the internet every time I want to know a piece of track or finding out what is the hornby numbers are?
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Old 28-05-2018, 07:06 AM   #2
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Have you tried purchasing a copy of the Hornby track plan book. My old copy contains both recommended layouts, pictures and details of all the sections then available.
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I have a hornby track plan book but the numbers are different.
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Old 28-05-2018, 09:18 AM   #4
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Really I thought the numbers had been the same for years. How old is your book?
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The numbers I know off by heart.
R612 & R613 are the left and right hand points. (Now R8072 & R8073)
R600. Standard straight.
R601. Double straight.
R604. First radius curve.
R605. First radius double curve.
R606. Second radius curve.
R607. Second radius double curve.
R608. Third radius curve.
R609. Third radius double curve.
R610. Short straight.
R620. Retailer/uncoupling ramp track (Same length as R600).
R083. Buffer stop.

All those are done through memory. They may now have different numbers as for a few years now Hornby have had an extra number on their code system to cope with a few extra products. The R stands for Rovex which used to be the parent company of Triang who started the range of products many years ago before Triang and Hornby converged. (One bought the other out...Trying to remember. Think it was Triang buying out Hornby? They became Triang Hornby for a few years before the Triang brand name was sold to a company who manufactured kiddies go carts and kiddie garden items (Swings, slides etc)).
I'd have to look up the codes today to see if any changed.
From what I can see it is the points that have different codes. They are the same size and shape as before, but the new ones are made to a far more realistic design which work from different point solenoids then the old ones did. (Different design). Other then minor changes like that and the introduction of a 4th radius curve and double curve, the range is basically the same.

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Don't forget there is a new Hornby track plan due out soon!
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Hi,
Does anyone know where I can get pictures of tracks and hornby numbers on it, so I can look at them as it would save me looking on the internet every time I want to know a piece of track or finding out what is the hornby numbers are?
Is this track geometry any help? Can be saved or printed and used for reference.. Link to Hornby track pieces
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Thanks for that, but does anyone know what hornby R.500's and R.400's are and PC/1 & PC/3 mean?
Also when I look on line and put some numbers in it comes up with something completely different.

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If you Google R500 it says platform. Why not give it a try. Not sure what the PC items are.
Where does it say PC/1?
Don’t put a . after the R. Might make a difference.
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It says PC/1 in a hornby track plans 5th edition I think they are controllers, it shows that PC/1 is a single & PC/3 Is a double.
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