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Re: Your latest acquisition

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:27 pm
by eagle125
ImageDSCF4342 by t n, on Flickr

Re: Your latest acquisition

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:07 pm
by Paul Palmer
A possible latest acquisition,HORNBY R3514 00 GWR HITACHI IEP BI-MODEL CLASS 800/0 FIVE CAR TRAIN PACK ,but and its a very big but,its very expensive,plus the cost of 2 decoders,buts whats worrying me is all what I have heard of this loco and coaches derailing very easily,I did contact Hornby today for advice,and was told that if there are derailing issues Hornby will mod the loco,including collecting and redelivering the loco back to me,some people have had no problems and many have,so not sure yet what to do

Re: Your latest acquisition

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:12 pm
by Mountain Goat
I would imagine that if there are issues it will be either the wheel profiles or the wheel back to back measurement. It could be also something snagging or not enough weight.
It's really your choice. Hornby are being very fair to offer the service to put things right should there be an issue.
About the price. If you are going to enjoy it and use it then it's worth every penny. If you buy and don't get to use it, then your money is better spent on other things.

Re: Your latest acquisition

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:32 pm
by Walkingthedog
Nothing like that MG. I believe basically the wheels are too close to the body so they are adding a spacer to make the bogie slightly lower so the wheels are clear of the body.

Re: Your latest acquisition

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:23 pm
by Paul Palmer
spot on WTD

Re: Your latest acquisition

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:24 pm
by Paul Palmer
Vey true Mountain goat about the price

Re: Your latest acquisition

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:30 pm
by Itch45
I have the set in question, runs well no problems, really nice model if you like modern image. The decoder for the dummy car can be a cheap one as it only controls the lights. All coaches in the set have lighting. Length it is the same length as a HST set with four mk3 coaches, if this helps

Re: Your latest acquisition

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:38 pm
by Paul Palmer
Thanks for the info Itch,funny, but I do run a GWR hst with 4 coaches,i also have the GWR night riveria with 3 sleeper coaches and one standard coach

Re: Your latest acquisition

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:20 pm
by hunslet
Hi all.
I just re-joined and I received an Email from Flickr explaining their new policy on free photo hosting ( I thought that I had resigned !)
To test if it still works hopefully I show below my latest purchase - a Trix Meteor for the Trix -Twin AC system.

Image

Regards, Colin.

Re: Your latest acquisition

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:51 pm
by RogerB
hunslet wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:20 pm
To test if it still works .....
Not only does it still work you have uploaded a perfectly sized photo of a great looking train :D R-