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QUOTE (sandringham @ 22 Jun 2007, 02:20) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Talking about reviewing problematical loco mechs, any opinions about the Hornby type 7 motor?

I have stuffed my "Lorna Doone" with 40 grams of lead to increase the traction. But this horrible motor... Just 3 long clerestory coaches and 4 with great pain.

This motor is the very weak (it's just too cheap) spot of a few Hornby items and I think it's the reason why they have reverted to rubber tyres in 1 or 2 cases.

By the way, does anyone know of a good replacement motor that is a direct fit?

I really wanted the new Caledonian single but it's the same loco as Lorna Doone with different paint on. I am reluctant to get it after hearing this and other similar stories. Hornby do seem a bit hit and miss with their steam models.
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