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Hornby Model Railway Locomotive Reviews -  Class A4

(Mallard - Silver Jubilee)



Recommended - This model is Recommended to purchase. Recommended models should be fully featured and have only a few minor mechanical or detailed limitations. For a railway model to be rated as "Recommended" a model must score 8 or more. Class A4 Silver Jubilee  Rating 8.5/10  Author: Ijdagger

 

From the Hornby Matched Train series of train packs, this is the "Silver Jubilee Train Pack". This pack was released in 2005 as a limited edition, containing an A4 Class 4-6-2 Locomotive and Tender, No.2510 "Quicksilver" in LNER silver and grey livery. It is fitted with a single chimney and has a full valance. I personally think it looks fantastic.

Hornby Model Railway Review - Class A4 Silver Jubilee R2445

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This locomotive comes with three Silver Jubilee coaches, comprising an All-3rd no.1586, a further 3rd no.1585 and a Brake 1st no.1581. All are in LNER lined 'Silver Jubilee' livery and look extremely attractive. They have blue interiors and coach boards that read 'Silver Jubilee'. Also included is a quantity of unused detailing parts, including some spare wheels for the loco and a rear coach board 'The Silver Jubilee', instructions, a limited edition certificate from a run of 2,000 pieces.

 

Function:  The Hornby 2005 A4 Silver Jubilee is a lovely runner even at slow speed. It looks magnificent whilst in motion, and even better when stationary. This model is fitted with a sealed 5 pole long life motor in the locomotive. Previous models the motor was fitted into the tender. This model is limited to 2nd radius (438mm) curves or greater.

 

Detail:  The Silver Jubilee has a nice paint job in silver which is extended to the wheels which are a quicksilver colour which i feel sets them off nicely. The model has fine detailed handrails and pipework. This is the very latest version of the A4 and is fitted with sprung buffers.

 

Overall: My overall impression is well worth buying because its a good runner and looks very nice. For the money it includes three carriages and locomotive worth every penny

 

Hornby Class A4 Features:

Display Parts.

Spring Buffers.

Painted and detailed cab interior.

Locomotive driven. (ie not tender driven)

10 wheel power pickup

 


Worth Buying - This is an average model. The model has limitations and does not have a full range of mechanical or detailing features. For a railway model to be rated as "Worth Buying" a model must score between 4 and 7. Mallard. Rating 6/10 Newer models are much improved.

This model is green, not the normal blue and is about 10 years old. Has had little servicing except wheel cleaning and still runs well if a bit noisy. This model came as part of my first train set. Its got a good to speed as well as good slow speed control.

Hornby Mallard Picture

Although this model has 20 wheels, it stays on the track remarkably well. Detailing is good especially for a model of its age. Survives crashes very well. well it had too. This model came with three composite coaches of average detailing. The new versions of this model are super detailed and have five pole motors which should give them great slow speed control, and reduce stalls. The motors are also installed in the locomotive instead of the tender.

 

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Available Liveries:

Hornby A4 Mallard- LNER R2339 Hornby A4 Woodcock BR Late R2535 Hornby A4 Guillemot BR R2494 Hornby A4 Charles H Newton NE R2338


 

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