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Post by Steve M » Fri May 10, 2019 8:46 am

Not new, John, it's been on the shelf in the shed for a couple of years. No id marks either.
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Post by footplate1947 » Fri May 10, 2019 12:08 pm

I meant the part number on the side of motor if you still have the body off, but if you have put the body back on dont bother. As you have had it for a while it would still have the old motor for sure. Hornby are staying very quiet about the poor motors in the RR Scotsman -Tornado and the P2.
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Post by Walkingthedog » Fri May 10, 2019 12:29 pm

John I read that this is a good P2 motor replacement although it doesn’t have a flywheel.


As I said it is only something I read.

https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/motor-asse ... wound.html
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Post by Steve M » Fri May 10, 2019 1:03 pm

Nothing on the motor to identify it John. Runs absolutely fine by the way.

I’ve ordered some lining for the tender (Hornby left the black off the white/black/white lines) and etched brass nameplates. Still puzzling over the best/easiest way to replicate the red chassis lining.
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Post by Walkingthedog » Fri May 10, 2019 2:54 pm

"Still puzzling over the best/easiest way to replicate the red chassis lining"

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Post by footplate1947 » Fri May 10, 2019 7:39 pm

Thanks, Steve for looking. Odd it had no numbers on it so that is very hopeful you have one of the 5 pole better motors in yours. If not it is an easy fix. Thank you Steve
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Post by Steve M » Sun May 12, 2019 4:54 pm

Another Bachmann/TTS conversion completed. This time it’s a Bachmann Black 5 fitted with the Hornby Black 5 TTS decoder.
The model is designed to take a 21 pin decoder so I had to use a 21:8 converter for the 8 pin TTS plug. This actually made the stack of socket/adapter/plug too high to fit in the tender so I had to shorten the mounting posts in the tender to lower the whole lot by about 2mm. The decoder and sugarcube speaker sit comfortably on the tender weight.
All in all a simple job.

Image20190512_163359 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr
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Post by Steve M » Thu May 16, 2019 3:50 pm

Having successfully added TTS to the Railroad P2, I thought it might make sense to upgrade the detail with additional lining, correct lettering style, etched plates and a bit of light weathering.

Image20190516_153646 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr
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Post by RogerB » Thu May 16, 2019 4:28 pm

Looks great. Good to have a steady hand.

I'd be no good - for some reason concentration make me tremble. Trying to use a screwdriver for small screws is a nightmare. R-
Not sure if I have plenty of time on my hands - or I’ve simply forgotten to do something really important.

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Post by glencairn » Thu May 16, 2019 5:31 pm

Nice looking model. Well done.

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