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I've been tossing up whether to get Hornby's Patriot and Bachmann's Royal Scot classes . I've heard that these earlier models aren't all that good. Anybody got one or other that can comment on them or should I buy kit loco?

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The Patriot has a tender drive. Fit a Bachmann split frame chassis fitted into the body.
I also modified the tender and fited a sound only decoder there runs OK.
Your alternative is the comet chassis.
 

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G'day Double, How anout the Tower Models kit or the Wills fine cast kit. Good, no good? or does nobody build kits anymore?


I have a three tender drive Brittania's and a 9F that I fitted Lenz 1035 decoders to. They run okay although the gear noise is noticable at speed. I've been thinking of modifiying a "Brit" to take a NWSL gearbox and an 1833 Mashima when I can get the time!

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QUOTE (Makemineadouble @ 21 Feb 2006, 03:11)The Patriot has a tender drive. Fit a Bachmann split frame chassis fitted into the body.
I also modified the tender and fited a sound only decoder there runs OK.
Your alternative is the comet chassis.

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The latest patriot has an 8 pin decoder plug in the tender though where you could fit the decoder i wouldn't like to say, the pic i saw also had a lot of excessively long wire in there just waiting to snag on a gear.
 
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