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WilliamDavid

644 posts

It is a Railroad model, but a very good one.

 

I think the asking price is a bit high.

You can get the Olton Hall for about £60 and tts decoders are about £40.

I suppose the extra is to pay for the Hogwarts  connection.

I hope they release the Hall decoder separately.  I need two.

WilliamDavid

644 posts

@walkingthedog

Might be helpful if you sent your post to Hornby, they don’t really read this forum, well not the R and D section. 

I would hope they do read this forum. Poor show if they don't.

Probably not allowed to respond, unless anonymously.

WilliamDavid

644 posts

I think Hornby is ace. Roll on the Princess Royals.

Bachmann, however, is very poor,

Where is that V2 I have been waiting for for so long? I wish Hornby had modelled this.

WilliamDavid

644 posts

Could the functions remaining on be caused by the above mentioned contacts issue, the off signal not reaching the decoder?

I've had something similar, and fixed it by rolling the wagon up and down the track a few times.

 

I rather like that 'wagons passing' effect.

Would be nice to have that option in loco decoders, tied up to match loco speed. 

 

WilliamDavid

644 posts

I'm not sure what the actual colour of those rods is on the real thing. The semi gloss black looks, well, plasticy. 

I would just touch them up with matt black.

I think you can buy a spare set from Londons and Peters Spares.

 

 

WilliamDavid

644 posts

I, and others, have used the one for the Princess Coronation R8117, on the Princess Royal classes.

Close enough for me.

Looking at Hatton adverts in the Hornby Magazine special 'Express Steam' I see they recommend the following compatibilities .

R8110 Castle - Grange Class, Star Class.

R8116 S15 - King Arthur N15, Lord Nelson,                           B12.

R8115 Merchant Navy - West Country,                                                       Battle of Britain.

R8117 Coronation - Princess Royal,

                                    Royal Scot, Patriot.

R8108 Tornado - Peppercorn A1.

R8106 A3 - Peppercorn A2, B17.

R8107 A4 - Class P2, Duke of Gloucester.

R8113 9F - Clan, Britannia.

WilliamDavid

644 posts

@RAF96

I've  never seen an answer to this issue.

This has has been covered before on the forums...

The same old excuse, not Hornby's problem, and not Bachmann's problem.

Hornby makes great efforts to incorporate support for other makes kit into RM e.g. very many loco and accessory decoders and the Baccy sound loco generic profiles....

 

Rob

I've been following this forum for many years and don't recall an answer to setting up Bachmann locos.

If RM support Bachmann locos please enlighten me.

I generally get the view that you can't expect RM to cover Bachmann.

WilliamDavid

644 posts

I've  never seen an answer to this issue.

I set my Bachmann locos using the nearest Hornby equivalent, which is very hit and miss.

Some come close, others way out.

The same old excuse, not Hornby's problem, and not Bachmann's problem.

WilliamDavid

644 posts

I was not aware of your channel, but have now subscribed.I actually enjoy the efforts of people like you as much as actually playing trains.

There can never be too many of you guys.

Two of my favourites are no longer running their channels, InterCity82 (gone again??) and the very interesting Barrie Davies (I really miss him).

WilliamDavid

644 posts

My Airfix Victor is a model. I build it and display it.

My Hornby Patriot is a toy and I play with it.

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