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It seems R2306 was 'The Caledonian' Train Pack with a Super detail Duchess/Princess Coronation loco in BR Green.

In theory, this SHOULD be DCC Ready with an 8 pin socket, however, my experience with recent Hornby Train Packs is that they do seem to penny pinch by not fitting a socket. It's true, my Silver Fox A4 Train pack required the use of a soldering iron, as there was just a gap on the chassis where the DCC socket should be
 

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QUOTE (Gary @ 9 May 2007, 15:04) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Does the Hornby service sheet help? They normally answer any questions about taking locos apart.

http://static.hornby.com/files/ss-260c-233.pdf

Happy modelling
Gary

A service sheet will help yes, but it is not a King Class loco, rather a Princess Coronation/Duchess (The sheet for this is also on the Hornby website)

http://static.hornby.com/files/ss-223e-77.pdf links to the sheet for a version without a DCC socket.

I too was initially misled by the name, but then looked up the train pack using the R number.

If there is a DCC socket, then it will be in the loco, but my recommendation to you, as you are understandably cautious about dismantling it, is to take the loco to a specialist dealer who can fit a DCC chip for you whether it has a socket on the chassis or not.

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AshleyH
 

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I'm pretty sure if it's an R2306 then it is the loco drve super detail model.

I could be wrong, but I'm looking at one on Ebay at the moment.

Item number: 330115820026

However, in either case, the best advice any of us can give is to find a dealer who ofers a DCC chip fitting service.

Good Luck!
AshleyH
 
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