Duke of Gloucester

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Duke of Gloucester

Postby D605Eagle » Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:23 am

Anybody got anything to say about this new Hornby Model? I've one on order but not received it as of yet.

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Re: Duke of Gloucester

Postby trainlover23 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:09 am

It arrived Christmas Eve a cracking model

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Re: Duke of Gloucester

Postby 6C » Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:47 am

Are we talking about the main range or RR version ?
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Re: Duke of Gloucester

Postby trainlover23 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:13 pm

6C wrote:Are we talking about the main range or RR version ?



Both

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Re: Duke of Gloucester

Postby 6C » Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:53 pm

Ah - I'm off to Hattons to have a look.
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Re: Duke of Gloucester

Postby redcos » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:29 pm

mine arrived today very nice model. just need a 3 cylinder sound decoder now.

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Re: Duke of Gloucester

Postby sir hayden » Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:20 pm

well Hornby is making a TTS duke of gloucester for next year.

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Re: Duke of Gloucester

Postby D605Eagle » Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:08 am

Mine arrived this morning, very nice model indeed, good value for money too. No idea how it runs, nowt to run it on as of yet!

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Re: Duke of Gloucester

Postby Bigmet » Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:21 am

The hope would be that with an entirely satisfactory mechanism layout used on Hornby's Britannia and Clan models, the Duke will be 'the same again' , just with the rear truck axle a scale foot further back.

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Re: Duke of Gloucester

Postby redcos » Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:49 am

sir hayden wrote:well Hornby is making a TTS duke of gloucester for next year.
talking of tts does anyone know anything about it ? been looking but cant find anything.

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Re: Duke of Gloucester

Postby GWR_fan » Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:23 am

Bigmet wrote:The hope would be that with an entirely satisfactory mechanism layout used on Hornby's Britannia and Clan models, the Duke will be 'the same again' , just with the rear truck axle a scale foot further back.


With a 'Railroad' tag, I am not as optimistic as you. I would be very surprised just how much the Duke shares with the Britannia and Clan models.


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Re: Duke of Gloucester

Postby Bigmet » Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:33 pm

Have to wait for a pic with the body off to make the assessment. However, in the past Hornby have used existing tooling/design in Railroad with little change, so I am hopeful. Always cheapest to base a new product off work that has already been long paid for. (Following the prototype, in reality the Duke was a three cylinder Brit, with an extra foot in the chassis behind the coupled wheels to increase the grate area by six and a half square feet. Relatively cheap way to develop an 8P, had a quantity build proved necessary.)

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Re: Duke of Gloucester

Postby redcos » Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:08 pm

redcos wrote:mine arrived today special edition very nice model. just need a 3 cylinder sound decoder now.

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Re: Duke of Gloucester

Postby ERMick » Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:59 pm

redcos wrote:talking of tts does anyone know anything about it ? been looking but cant find anything.


To quote from Hornby Magazine, in a nutshell...

"Digital technology is set to receive a strong push forward with Hornby’s new Twin Track Sound decoder which offers a 16 function sound decoder for just £25 on top of the normal price of a locomotive. Specific locomotives have been chosen for the launch of the new budget priced decoder including Peppercorn ‘A1’ 60163 Tornado, BR ‘8P’ 71000 Duke of Gloucester and Gresley ‘P2’ 2001 **** O’ The North."

Sounds (pardon the pun) very interesting, I guess the proof of the pudding remains to be seen.

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Re: Duke of Gloucester

Postby D605Eagle » Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:25 am

GWR_fan wrote:
Bigmet wrote:The hope would be that with an entirely satisfactory mechanism layout used on Hornby's Britannia and Clan models, the Duke will be 'the same again' , just with the rear truck axle a scale foot further back.


With a 'Railroad' tag, I am not as optimistic as you. I would be very surprised just how much the Duke shares with the Britannia and Clan models.


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Mines not a railroad model, and the wheels look identical to the Brit ones. I'd be very supprised that Hornby would got to the expense of designing a new chassis when they have one on the shelf already.


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