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I have a Hornby HST from 1980-ish (R70-060), probably the 1st edition model. The model is in pristine condition apart from the burnt out 3-pole armature. I was just planning on finding a 3-pole armature to slot in and away we go again, but cannot find one anywhere (scoured the internet/ebay etc)

I am now wondering if a modern 5-pole powered bogie unit (entire unit) will clip straight into the chassis? I have a feeling it won't. The Hornby service sheets arn't very helpfull, as they only refer to modern HST's.

Any help would be appreciated (with the exceptions of - buying another power car off ebay, or buying a modern HST unit and swapping the bodyshells)
I am a cheapskate after all
 

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Paul have you tried asking Hornby direct for information on this. They are usually very helpful and should be able to tell you whether the 5 pole unit will fit or not. Here's a link to there contact facility:

http://www.hornby.com/pages/cont_hlp.aspx

Only other thing I can suggest is to try East Kent Models or Model Spares of Burnley for a 3 pole armature.
 

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Thanks for your help gofer. My eyesight must be failing as I scanned that spare parts page, and didn't see the 3 pole armature 1st time round


I was going to contact Hornby as my next move, but no need now.

oakydoke - "Wouldn't it be better to go for the 5 pole unit, if it fits?"

Yes it would be much better if the 5 pole fits, but I would rather just wait and see if hornby eventually bring out a new superdetailed version with central motor drive via cardan shafts to both bogies.


In the mean time the old servant will just receive a 3-pole armature for minimal cost. She rarely gets any use anyway, so £20 on a 5 pole bogie unit cannot be justified.

Thanks for the help guys
 

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I replaced a 3-pole with a 5-pole ringfield by buying an entire power unit. The difference is substantial but not as substantial as a centrally mounted job!
I hope you are right in hoping for an upgrade. I did hear somewhere that in 2007 there will be more of an emphasis on D&E. Although I thought this year wasn't too bad with all that ex Lima stuff.
 

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Oz warrior...when you say power unit, do you mean as in just the powered bogie assembly, or the power car as a whole? If just the motor unit, then does it just clip straight in, or do you have to modify the chassis in any way?
 

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Sorry I wasn't as clear as I could have been. It was a complete power bogie. I got it from East kent Models I think and it just clipped in. I don't believe Hornby have done much if anything to their chassis. The later ones have improved pickups. I hope this helps.
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Yes, the 5-pole drive unit [part no.X.942/5P/NISK] clips straight in to the plastic bogie frame,they havent altered the chassis except to add pick ups to both sides of the trailing bogie,you can do this if you wish,but it isn't neccesary...
East Kent Models [tel.01227 770777] have them in stock,they also have the 3-pole armature in stock,if you want to go down that route....
These are both standard stock items that should be available from any service dealer,
-I'm a bit suprised that you didn't try the spares specialists first [they advertise every month in RM and Modelrail mags] before trawling through eBay!
 

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QUOTE (DS239 @ 21 Jun 2006, 23:54) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>-I'm a bit suprised that you didn't try the spares specialists first [they advertise every month in RM and Modelrail mags] before trawling through eBay!


Yes, I realise that now
. My problem is I wanted a quick fix and being on my PC a lot of the day, with credit card on stand by, I tend to purchase most things off the internet these days. Having to trawl through mags is second choice, but It would have been more appropriate in this instance, and will probably do that in future.

This is the first time I've had to order spare bits, as I'm still relativley new to the hobby, so still learning.
 
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