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Hornby Two axel china clay hoppers (MGR CDA) Review

Recommended - This model is Recommended to purchase. Recommended models should be fully featured and have only a few minor mechanical or detailed limitations. For a railway model to be rated as "Recommended" a model must score 8 or more. New ECC weathered. (Two axel china clay hoppers MGR CDA) (R6223) Rating 8/10, Much improved model

wo axel china clay hoppers MGR CDA


This new model features NEM coupling, spring loaded buffers and a weathered finish. The chassis has had some changes and the whole model is more detailed than its previous version.


wo axel china clay hoppers MGR CDA OLD - NEW


I am assuming that the track handling of this model has also been improved although I haven't brought any of this model yet. A picture of this model will be coming soon.


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Not Recommended - It is not recommended you purchase this model unless there is no other option. These models have major limitations and are lacking in even the most basic mechanical or detailing features. For a railway model to be "Not Recommended" a model must score 3 or less.  ECC closed Hopper (R6106) Rating 3/10, Its an average model with poor handling.


Hornby ECC Hopper R6106


The detailing on this model is good but it looks a bit plastic. This model is not weighted and came with plastic wheels. All in all a very basic model. This model has very poor handling problems due to the design if the chasse. It derails at points and is unstable even on straights. I have managed to modify it so that it runs better, but it should have been made better in the first place. Its my understanding that there is a new version of this out with spring loaded buffers and more detailing. this may be the case but it still may have a handling problem. my advise stay away from this one.


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