Hornby T9

Any opinions from those who have got their hands on one yet?
I purchased one today but will not be able to examine it really
closely till tomorrow evening when the other half will be out.
Wasn't able to smuggle it in this evening.
G.Harman
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damduck-egg
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On 11/12/2008 21:48, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.co.uk said,
An absolutely beautiful model, very smooth running. The cab detail is the best I've ever seen on an RTR model, and it's better than a lot of kits as well! I've got the Maunsell green version with the 6-wheel tender. I'm not able to test haulage ability, but on my lone length of OO track (I model in P4) it seems to be pretty good. It doesn't slip too easily, although those traction tyres will be coming off when it's converted to P4!
A couple of catches. My model had a bent coupling rod - easily fixed. The fall plate prevents the close-coupled position from being used, even as a static model. I felt that the wires twixt loco and tender were a bit on the long side. Minor points, really.
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Paul Boyd
From: "Paul Boyd" Subject: Re: Hornby T9
It looks fabulous but wouldn't entertain one because of the traction tyres - the bloody things collect muck & spread it around the layout - a nightmare on a DCC operated set up.
John.
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John Turner
Well mine is in the house now, On display as an ornament for the time being.Looks very nice. Other half noticed it and likes it as well. When I first moved in to her home the room in which it is displayed had a painting hanging in it of an LSWR loco painted by some friend of the family sometime ago. "Looks just like the one in the painting she said" . As it happens the painting depicted a T3 possibly the one that is preserved.Close enough for me to get approval without getting too technical. Any how a small but adequate cheque from earnie arrived today so I have a clear conscience again.
G.Harman
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damduck-egg
I overheard a conversation in a local model shop on Saturday to the effect that all of their stock (OK, it was only 2) of T9s were rejected due to obvious damage.
MBQ
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manatbandq
wrote
rejected due to obvious damage.
If I did that with the ViTrains 37s & 47s none would ever get on sale - now there's a thought!
John.
Reply to
John Turner
Regardless of how good it may, I wouldn't have there was that great a demand for an engine of that period in that scale?
(kim)
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kim
As modelled in Urie condition it is valid between 1922 and 1961. I rode behind one of the last survivors on an Ian Allan special to Ashford and Eastleigh works that year.
A smaller engine like this plus 4 or 5 coaches is much more realistic than a top link one on such a short train.
Reply to
Christopher A. Lee
John,
that is a problem peculiar to specific manufacturers. Buy traction tyres from the Maerklin or Roco ranges and replace your nasty ones.
Regards, Greg.P.
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Greg.Procter
"Fred X" wrote
Don't have anything with traction tyres or plastic wheels so don't have a major issue with dirty track.
Can't see the point in buying something like that when a Peco track rubber (GBP2.65) plus a hoover does for the once or twice a year that I need to clean my track.
John.
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John Turner
"kim" wrote
On the contrary Kim, it's a loco with a long time-scale of use. If only it hadn't been restricted (pretty much) to south of the Thames.
Now some ex-NER locos of similar vintage would be mega-popular up here int' North of England.
John.
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John Turner
Just a shame it's in uglied condition (OK, I know that was how they looked for the last 3/5 of their working lives, but it's still hideous).
The R springs to immediate mind - something of similar proportions and long working life, as does the C/C1.
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Andrew Robert Breen
But would be frecking useless to those south of the Themes - or the west of England, and I say that as a born and breed exLNER person (admittedly, or because of, now living well and truly in SR territory)...
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Jerry
;)
Coming back to your point about similar-sized and aged NER engines having some appeal - the NER did run a considerable amount of express mileage off its own lines, with the result that at one time (1890s to 1922ish, IIRC from Ahrons) NER engines could be seen on NER trains at places like Blackpool, Edinburgh, London (Kings Cross) and - of interest to the south of the Thames mob - Southampton...
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Andrew Robert Breen

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