Hornby Peckett, Three Axle Coaches, Terrier

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Hornby Peckett, Three Axle Coaches, Terrier

Postby Chops » Tue Jan 04, 2022 12:09 am

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The low gearing of the Hornby Peckett and Terrier provide smooth, slow running. They navigate points without hesitation. The detail is splendid.
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Re: Hornby Peckett, Three Axle Coaches, Terrier

Postby Mountain » Tue Jan 04, 2022 12:11 am

Nice. I have not bought one as they are not cheap, but they are tempting.

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Re: Hornby Peckett, Three Axle Coaches, Terrier

Postby Dad-1 » Tue Jan 04, 2022 4:20 pm

I have a couple of W4 Pecketts.
Superb running from the W4, dare I say it even better running than the Peckett 0-6-0 B2
Obtained mine last year on some 'deal' prices well under £100.
Can't fault them.

Geoff T.
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Re: Hornby Peckett, Three Axle Coaches, Terrier

Postby Teedoubleudee » Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:48 pm

I bought the Peckett last year from Rails for a very reasonable £69. It is an attractive model and runs very well and crawls along nicely even under DC control.

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Re: Hornby Peckett, Three Axle Coaches, Terrier

Postby SRman » Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:14 am

Dad-1 wrote:I have a couple of W4 Pecketts.
Superb running from the W4, dare I say it even better running than the Peckett 0-6-0 B2
Obtained mine last year on some 'deal' prices well under £100.
Can't fault them.

Geoff T.


Experience* over here with the B2 Pecketts suggest the pickups are both too brittle and not springy enough, so lose contact with the wheel backs after a period of running. The W4 Pecketts don't seem to suffer from these problems, with their only vice being the cheap plastic whistles that get broken off the moment any maintenance is attempted on them.

* Referring to models owned by me and a good friend nearby.

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Re: Hornby Peckett, Three Axle Coaches, Terrier

Postby Dad-1 » Wed Jan 05, 2022 9:19 am

Ahh SRman,

I can tell you've had one - My B2 had one 'leg' of the pick-up wipers snap off as it was being adjusted.
At the time no spares were available and anyway IF/When I make time I was going to solder a thin
springy copper strip in it's place.
It still runs O.K ish, but not happy with insulated frog points in it's current state. The W4's are so good
I've not been bothered to fix yet.

Geoff T.
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