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Old 13-11-2017, 05:16 PM   #1
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Default Question about Ac and Dc motors

Hello, so i have some hornby sets (from amazon uk), are the motors ac or dc powered? (all are non dcc, 00 scales). And if they are let's say ac powered will a dc powered loco run on the same track (and visa versa)?
The usual adaptor i use is the p9000w
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Old 13-11-2017, 05:23 PM   #2
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All modern Hornby analogue (and all other current OO scale UK models) run on 12-15 v DC and MUST NEVER BE RUN ON AC, nor on DCC unless they have subsequently fitted with a DCC chip..

AC was used historically by TRIX but they went DC in the 1960s.

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Old 13-11-2017, 05:57 PM   #3
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Hornby Dublo, Tri-ang Hornby or current Hornby have never used AC motors. All their items sold in the UK have been/are DC at a nominal 12 volts.

The Hornby P9000w provides 15/16v AC output but this is converted to DC by the controller
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