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Re: Hornby featured on tv

Postby Flashbang » Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:30 pm

craziej2k wrote:I'm watching the latest episode atm, what would be the purpose of having a motorised carridge like the one they showed being repaired?

Typical example (Dont know what the repaired was?) https://uk.hornby.com/products/scotrail-class-153-153377-era-11-r30011
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Broken? It was working correctly when I left it.

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Re: Hornby featured on tv

Postby craziej2k » Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:49 pm

The one on the showed looked like it was more like a traditional long carridge;

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Re: Hornby featured on tv

Postby Flashbang » Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:52 pm

Its part of the Hornby 4 VEP EMU (Electric Multiple Unit) set. Its the powered centre car.

A typical example is shown in this video.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX_GiMtLp_o&ab_channel=stormtkmf Power car from 3:12
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Re: Hornby featured on tv

Postby b308 » Thu Nov 11, 2021 7:47 pm

I wondered that as well, I assume to help the loco on a long train. Or possibly a centre coach on a multiple unit train?

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Re: Hornby featured on tv

Postby craziej2k » Thu Nov 11, 2021 8:39 pm

Flashbang wrote:Its part of the Hornby 4 VEP EMU (Electric Multiple Unit) set. Its the powered centre car.

A typical example is shown in this video.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX_GiMtLp_o&ab_channel=stormtkmf Power car from 3:12


Thanks for clearing it up!

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Re: Hornby featured on tv

Postby Bigmet » Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:40 am

craziej2k wrote:...what would be the purpose of having a motorised carriage like the one they showed being repaired?

My opinion: this question fully justifies Hornby deciding to participate in the making of this series. Hornby, and RTR OO products generally, have clearly not been properly advertised to the potential market. Bachmann produced the first of their BR mk1 based MU's in 2009, twelve years ago (4CEP) and the reply from Hornby was the 4VEP, two or three years later.

(I skimmed episode 4 entirely, without detecting anything of enough interest to go back and watch!)


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