Discuss Hornby Model Railway products and related topics here. This includes (Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren).
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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.
Enjoy the photos........
Enjoy the photos........
Last edited by Lysander on Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:29 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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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)
Last edited by Mike Parkes on Fri Jul 03, 2015 5:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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?
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
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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