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Old 16-01-2018, 03:12 PM   #1
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Just a heads up for those who may have an older loco which was waiting for a spare.
I have over the last week noticed that a lot of spares which were getting hard to get seem to be arriving on Hornby Agent shelves. Have noticed that Peter Spares and newmodellersshop.co.uk seem to have lots more stock arrived.
Lots of it I had assumed was no longer available stuff. So may be worth checking for that item you could not find a while back.
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thanks john, that`s really helpful.
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I rarely look at the Hornby website, but yesterday I did as I wanted to find what price packs of wheels are. (I tried looking at Hattons site, put in the word "Wheels" and every loco, coach or wagon seemed to come up, hence I gave up after many searches and tried the Hornby site instead!) While I found the wheel prices, I was really surprised how many other spare wheels they had in stock. It was really impressive indeed! Well done Hornby. That's the way!
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Hi MG try looking at places like Peter Spares. Who is an Hornby Repair Agent. As well as a Model Shop.
There are not much in the way of spares on the Hornby site. My favourite places for spares is Peters he also sells on E-Bay but he is bit cheaper on his site.
You can of course google Hormby spares and you will find lots of places that sell Hornby spares.
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Used to buy from Kingcraft and places like that. Peters spares are brill. I dont think I've ordered from them... I may have a few years ago. To be honest I think I've spent less then 40 a year the last few years as I've not had an income to spend! (Does not stop me looking though).
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Hi MG what brought this to my attention was that A4 I just purchased. One thing it needed was new Pony truck Screw and Spring and found them. While ago there were none to be had any where, and while I was looking I noticed lots of other stuff around.
I did not get the pocked out tongue so though I should explain.
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I have an A4. I saw a glimpse of it today while sorting through things looking for something else. The only A4 I've ever had. It is a 3 rail version.
Dont worry Footplate. No need to explain.
I like looking at spares myself. I was amazed how much certain motors are the last time I looked. I think (If I remember correctly) one was over 50.
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Hi MG well I dont have a loco which has a motor which costs that much. I dont like looking for spares I only look for them when I need them. I have mainly Horby in my collection and I think and one of the most expensive would be an A1/A4 motor about 20 to 25 complete with wheels. I bought a load of motor spare parts from Rails of Sheffield a while back and I am quite self sufficient with most motor spares for long time to come. Bought well over 100 worth for about 20
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The motor I saw that was expensive was for the Hornby class 08 (Modern type). I have one of the first they made though my motor has screamed since new! Not really spent much time looking at it though.
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The motor I saw that was expensive was for the Hornby class 08 (Modern type). I have one of the first they made though my motor has screamed since new! Not really spent much time looking at it though.
I recon you were stung I can get them for about 20 if it is one with pulley and fly wheel. If it screeches I would have thought it was lack of oil. Those can motors don't normally give much trouble.
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