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Apparently, early releases of this model had rubber tyres fitted, but later models came without.

It's safe to say current Hornby listings are rubberless, but there are still earlier models for sale in the likes of Hattons.

Does anyone know which models had the tyres, so I can avoid


Many Thanks

Paul
 

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QUOTE (paul_d @ 18 Feb 2006, 19:56)Does anyone know which models had the tyres, so I can avoid


Go to the Hornby website,download the Class 50 service sheet and check which models [by the R number] are fitted with tyres.
 

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It's funny how I seem overlook the most commonsense ideas


Anyway I did that, but the service sheet is generic to all models, so doesn't really tell me owt


I will send Hornby an e-mail instead.
 

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The first 3 released definitely had them eg R2348,9and50 50018 50035 and 50045 I wouldn't be surprised if the limitd edition Ark Royal had them too. After that I think they dropped them. I wouldn't mind pitting the pulling power of the tyred version against the one without. See which is better or if there is any difference.
 

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I have R2349 Ark Royal 50035 and R2374 Hood 50031. Both of these do not have traction tyres. The Hornby Class 50 is so heavy that I don't think traction tyres would really make that much difference in hauling power.
 

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It may be that after the initial batch with traction tyres hornby did away with them. Sorry got Hood and ark royal the wrong way round. I have Achilles and that one has, it also has the decoder plug wired incorrectly which i believe was also a problem with the original ones (something else to look out for).
 

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The Hornby c35 Hymek has two tyres fitted to the powered bogy. In checking, I note that the replacement of worn tyres on the c35 Hymek will be a nightmare, to anyone not having experience in model repairs.
 

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QUOTE (double00 @ 22 Feb 2006, 16:56)The Hornby c35 Hymek has two tyres fitted to the powered bogy. In checking, I note that the replacement of worn tyres on the c35 Hymek will be a nightmare, to anyone not having experience in model repairs.

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Awww, come off it!,-it's childs play,really easy-peasy,literally a 2 minute job!


Even the most technically challenged can manage this one,-you don't even have to take the body off [although that unclips easily],-just gently ease the power bogie from the chassis frame [it's a clip-fit] then unclip the drive unit from the bogie frame moulding [again it's a clip-fit],then,-hey presto! you're there!,remove tyres [if they're worn and loose they'll almost fall off,if not,lever off gently with a small screwdriver],replace tyres,then reverse the sequence to re-assemble.


This is the advantage of the Hornby Margate designed models,they're so simple and basic, servicing really is a piece of cake.
 

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Thanks guys, I received an e-mail from Hornby confirming that R2348, 49, 50 all had traction tyres.

Kal....strange that your Ark Royal doesn't have them when Hornby say otherwise
Could possibly have been a transition period.
 

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I seem to remember there being 2 batches of Ark Royal due to the initial demand for the livery so that could explain it. Could also explain why there are still a lot left for sale compared to other examples.
 
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