Hornby 86 637 anyone ?

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Hornby 86 637 anyone ?

Postby eagle50043 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:55 pm

hi all,

Ive been looking into getting a 86 for repainting, as its looking increasingly likely that they wont produce the livery im after
depsite the 86's wearing it for many years, and as the heljan one's are very expensive ive been looking at getting a Hornby one.
86637 in freightliner, R3058.

Ive seen conflicting info on the motor (ringfield or 5-pole skew round), and wether or not, it is 'all wheel pickup' ............

can anyone who has one, or knows better, advise what is the case with this model please ?

thanks.

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Re: Hornby 86 637 anyone ?

Postby martin_l_jones » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:12 am

Personally I would shell out the extra and buy the Heljan model, unless you can pick up a really cheap Hornby one and maybe double motor it, although not perfect see the thread:-

viewtopic.php?f=33&t=18943&start=75

I think it's a good representation and has extremely good haulage qualities.

The good thing is they are also now running as single locos on the WCML F/L'ers so you only need to buy one...
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Re: Hornby 86 637 anyone ?

Postby amsie » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:31 am

I personally think the Hornby 86 is better looking than the Heljan offering, so another option would be to buy one of the newer DCC ready "Limby" ones and respray that.

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Re: Hornby 86 637 anyone ?

Postby martin_l_jones » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:04 pm

amsie wrote:I personally think the Hornby 86 is better looking than the Heljan offering, so another option would be to buy one of the newer DCC ready "Limby" ones and respray that.


It's ok if you only want to pull a couple of spine wagons not a full train :shock:
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Re: Hornby 86 637 anyone ?

Postby martin_l_jones » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:10 pm

No more fotopic, now onto flickr...

Just started to load up my photos and video, see my layout and the real things at..
http://www.youtube.com/user/mljones21
http://www.flickr.com/photos/16645820@N06/6157779077/

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Re: Hornby 86 637 anyone ?

Postby scottw » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:00 pm

Search you tube for me,scott17373,my son has one and did a review...basically same as old one with staggered traction tyres on power bogie

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Re: Hornby 86 637 anyone ?

Postby amsie » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:24 pm

martin_l_jones wrote:
amsie wrote:I personally think the Hornby 86 is better looking than the Heljan offering, so another option would be to buy one of the newer DCC ready "Limby" ones and respray that.


It's ok if you only want to pull a couple of spine wagons not a full train :shock:


Sorry just seen that reply. Works fine on a rake of 8mk2's plus DVT for me. Bit more than a few spine wagons. Runs better with a decent decoder in I use Lokpilot.


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