Drummond's 700 Class - The 'Black Motor'

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Lysander
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Drummond's 700 Class - The 'Black Motor'

Postby Lysander » Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:05 pm

Hornby has simply excelled with this new model. One wonders whether they are manufacturing through two different factories as the quality here is so high. Look at the fineness of the lining for example, and I could not find a single fault in terms of quality control. I've not run it yet, but have no reason not to expect what others have found: smooth, controllable performance straight from the box.

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Re: Drummond's 700 Class - The 'Black Motor'

Postby skyblue » Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:10 pm

That looks absolutely stunning. You must be very pleased with that purchase!

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Re: Drummond's 700 Class - The 'Black Motor'

Postby alex3410 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:25 pm

looks really nice, now stop posting photos before you tempt me into buying one :lol:

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Re: Drummond's 700 Class - The 'Black Motor'

Postby glencairn » Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:35 pm

Does it run has good as it looks?

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Re: Drummond's 700 Class - The 'Black Motor'

Postby Lysander » Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:46 pm

I'm sure it will - I'll found out tomorrow at the club. Others report excellent performance though.

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Re: Drummond's 700 Class - The 'Black Motor'

Postby Mike Parkes » Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:36 pm

Lysander wrote:Hornby has simply excelled with this new model. One wonders whether they are manufacturing through two different factories as the quality here is so high.

Hornby are using a number of factories which can be identified by the letters on the small sticky label attached to the box and service sheet.

SK was Sanda Kan
REF is Refined Industries
Others are LOT, TAL, CHL, TEC. Also ART has appeared on Skaledale items and HCT on some HO European models although it could possibly be that these are descriptive, HCT Hornby ContinenTal.
700s appear to be CHL who also now make the J94, M7 and King Arthur but not the J15 (LOT)
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Re: Drummond's 700 Class - The 'Black Motor'

Postby Lysander » Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:53 pm

It runs beautifully ! Result, Hornby !

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Re: Drummond's 700 Class - The 'Black Motor'

Postby Bigmet » Sat Jul 04, 2015 4:28 pm

Given one a try out while down in the South West. Running every bit as good as the earlier J15. So that's 100% for running on small 0-6-0s from 'New Hornby'. So now hopefully they can get weaving on all the other small 0-6-0 types that lasted to the end of steam but have never had models. The 700 is very close in appearance to many of the Scottish Drummond 0-6-0 designs, so Hornby might be able to re-use some of the CAD - from the 700's mechanism layout at least - to speed the way to something nice for NBR or CR?

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Re: Drummond's 700 Class - The 'Black Motor'

Postby rejrob » Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:42 pm

Hi all,Yes the 700 is a lovely model.I have the late BR which has been renumbered 30694 which in 1958 was at 70A and has been photographed with freight at hither Green at the time.Runs beautifully and looks the part.purchased from rails along with a replacement Bachmann 4MT tank renumbered 80146 at 75A All the best ron

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Re: Drummond's 700 Class - The 'Black Motor'

Postby Bigmet » Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:48 pm

Now here's a 'marker'. I have just been asked if I would be prepared to look over an 'OOworks' 700, which has abruptly stopped running by account of the owner. (Probably just a wire come detached.) I had forgotten about this model which I fitted with extra pick ups and a decoder seven or so years ago. It cost £185, and is to the standard of a typical white metal DIY kit build, no glazing, fairly basic detail. A medium sized RTR tender loco from Bachmann, like the N class, Crab or K3, could be got for under £60 at the time. So this model was over three times the cost of fairly equivalent RTR at the time, and still way more expensive than the new Hornby model.


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