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Hornby are going to introduce 6. 7 and 8 pole skew wound motors into their new Class 20 according to their website. They are going to have some pulling power and be super smooth at slow speed! I bagsy the 8 pole one!

R2760 BR Diesel Electric Class 20
Livery: BR Length: 187mm Finish: Pristine Motor: 5 pole skew wound Features: NEM Couplings DCC Ready

R2761 BR Diesel Electric Class 20
Livery: BR Blue Length: 187mm Finish: Pristine Motor: 6 pole skew wound Features: NEM Couplings DCC Ready

R2762 BR Diesel Electric Class 20
Livery: BR Green Length: 187mm Finish: Pristine Motor: 7 pole skew wound Features: NEM Couplings DCC Ready

R2763 BR Diesel Electric Class 20
Livery: BRT Length: 187mm Finish: Pristine Motor: 8 pole skew wound Features: NEM Couplings DCC Ready

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MS Excel at its best i'd say...."i'll drag down the cells to increment the R numbers" and "Oopse! In doing so its added an 8 pole motor to the range"

Fantastic
 

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QUOTE "i'll drag down the cells to increment the R numbers" and "Oopse! In doing so its added an 8 pole motor to the range"

Maybe they were too busy fixing the class 21, class 22, class 23 and associated lengths of 188, 189, 190mm.

I suspect it was that "Clippy" feller again.

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It will be interesting to see how long that "good info" stays on the Hornby site. 8 pole - don't want that but a 7 pole - yeh, that would work well - let me at 'em.
( it is not April 1st yet ,is it?)
 

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QUOTE (Doug @ 4 Jan 2008, 21:26) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I'm amazed they're all the same length.


I've already ordered a BR Green Class 20.

**Pristine motors.... I wonder if they'll release the weathered ones?

Do the ones with even numbers of motor poles come with a scale sized hand crank so they can be made to turn over? Perhaps they are the new 3 phase DCCCCCCC motors


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perhaps the Hornby influence will prevail...and the 'weathered' ones will be weathered with paint this time around....instead of being left out in the rain for four months.....just like certain Lancias?
 

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QUOTE (80class @ 3 Jan 2008, 22:05) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>MS Excel at its best i'd say...."i'll drag down the cells to increment the R numbers" and "Oopse! In doing so its added an 8 pole motor to the range"

Fantastic


Perhaps the goods would be well transported by the Excel organization, making it a virtual reality to arrive on time, etc...

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I always understood that the old Lima 20 shell had some serious errors - or am I mistaken?

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QUOTE (BRITHO @ 7 Jan 2008, 14:00) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I always understood that the old Lima 20 shell had some serious errors - or am I mistaken?
Doubtless there will be some 'Thousand horse' specialists around who can describe the precise ill-proportions afflicting the bonnet sides. Seem to recall an Iain Rice rebuild which required dissecting the bonnet sides into half a dozen pieces, then rearranging them slightly to overcome the major deficiencies. There is also the little matter of the buffers right at the bottom of the bufferbeam, because the body sits too high above the bogies - I did sort that out on mine as the 'on-tiptoes' appearance really did offend the eye.

But with Bach 20's having one of their sweetest running AWD chassis, and often at below £35, anybody of the modifying persuasion is likely to start from there, unless Hornby come in with an ultra low price...
 

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I had pre-ordered a Hornby Class 20 at #46, but when it seems that the mechanism may not be upto the Class 31 standard but just the motor bogie like the Clsss 73, well I canceled the order &will wait t ose what actually happens.
It is a pity the Hornby site & no doubt others, do not give the type of mechanism, etc - 5 pole skewed motor means nothing by itself. Does it mean bogie mounted like the Class 73 or a centrally mounted motor driving both bogies via cardan shafts?
 

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QUOTE (Sol @ 7 Jan 2008, 21:05) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I had pre-ordered a Hornby Class 20 at #46, but when it seems that the mechanism may not be upto the Class 31 standard but just the motor bogie like the Clsss 73, well I canceled the order &will wait t ose what actually happens.
It is a pity the Hornby site & no doubt others, do not give the type of mechanism, etc - 5 pole skewed motor means nothing by itself. Does it mean bogie mounted like the Class 73 or a centrally mounted motor driving both bogies via cardan shafts?
All the re-released Lima to date has been like for like on drive system. The 67 had a central motor with shaft drive to both bogies, and still has; everything single bogie drive now has Hornby's (way better) motor bogie. The Lima 20 was an 'oddball': central motor with shaft drive to one bogie. My bet is a motor bogie replacement.
 
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