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HI all,
We have all got our opinions on this years hornby offering and I am not raising that chestnut again. But I made the mistake of trying to run it on some hornby (new) track with one set of points. Big mistake, every time it hit the points it decided to become aglider and take flight. The question is has any one any ides as to A) weight this monster down efficiently or
sort the point out brand new s it is. It is that light that it cannot even pull a single hornby Dublo carriage never mind a train.

Allides gratefully considered ken
 

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Sorry - which loco are you talking about?

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I am taking a guess that it is the Hornby T9! But even if it is not you should be able to put some extra weight in it somewhere. I tend to use lead and cut it into strips and glue it either inside the boiler low down or if there is any space on the bottom of the loco!

You can get "liquid lead" I think from model rail.

Kind regards

Paul
 

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What curve radius are you running ?

Are you using Hornby track ?

Try Peco track, mutch better, (can I say that !!)

The T9 seems to have running difficulties, from all the info I have read, although a great looking Loco, I'm waiting for mine, till all the running problems have been sorted.

My best advice is to check your track, & to Google on the net anybody else with the same problem.

Good luck. & keep us posted with your solutions.
 

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Paul Hamilton aka "Lancashire Fusilier"
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Check the back to back of the wheels too. A recent out of the box purchase of mine had a significant variation in back to back. I found spacing the wheels a little wider than normal (14.5mm - 14.7mm) results in better running in general. It stopped my 0-6-0T from "hunting" down the track.
 

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QUOTE (rb277170 @ 27 Mar 2009, 17:20) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hornby loco running on Hornby track. The least a normal punter would expect is for it to run OK. Shouldn't need to check back to back measurements or fill with lead.

Russell

Well, following the passage of the Model Railways Act, the old state-run Hornby Rail has been split up and sold off. Track is now managed by 16M Infrastructure plc, while the services are run by a number of shadow operating units, known as Enthusiasts. The trains themselves are designed and manufactured by train builders, some of whom are old enough to have inherited techniques from the pre-nationalisation Tri-ang and Bassett-Lowke empires. This disaggregation can sometimes result in less-than-optimal engineering performance, but the benefits of unprecedented private capital investment still outweigh these minor pitfalls.

For anyone who tried to commute on South West Trains a few years ago, this picture should bring back some warm memories of why this approach is best.

/thread hijack -- sorry if it's cryptic
 
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