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Hornby R2419 Class 09 Dick Hardy review

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This new loco from Hornby sets a very high standard:-

Hornby Class 09 "Dick Hardy" Review

It is very difficult to see how Hornby could top this and in terms of the value that Hornby are offering with this new model they must now be the number one manufacturer in Europe.

If any of you have purchased one of the new Class 08/09 locos then you are invited to share your thoughts as the review seems too good to be true!

Happy modelling
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Very interesting to read and to look at. A wonderful model

I'm hopefully getting one of these - if my boss gives me the go-ahead. I'll try and add a decoder to it to see how it performs under DCC.

There are more photos of GRONKS here. With a photo of 09012 here.
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Thinking about these locos, which end is the front and which way is the back?

Is there a front and back anyway?

Sure there is one end that goes forwards when pulling a train on a mainline - that has the chevron and identification disk hooks. The other end has the radiator though...

When installing the DCC chip, I noticed that the chevron end was by default the front for standard forward movement. I switched it using CV29, but now I'm not certain anymore.

Perhaps someone more knowledgable can enlighten me.
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