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Hornby Railroad class 2721

Post by Steve M » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:55 pm

I had this on pre-order from Hornby. OK it’s a ‘Railroad’ version but for less than £40 it’s a bit of a steal.
Not DCC ready and lacking in some detail but let’s see what we can do with it over the next few days. :D

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Re: Hornby Railroad class 2721

Post by Steve M » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:33 pm

One screw to get the body off reveals a good amount of space for a decoder. The chassis looks as if it could have a DCC socket fitted at the front while there is space in the top of the body t fit a normal size decoder on a wiring harness.

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I happened to have a DZ126 in the bits box which has been hard wired into the loco and secured at the front of the chassis with a double sided sticky pad.

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Tomorrow I will paint some of the details in the cab and add some coal. On order are some new transfers in red/black/gold to cover the gold lettering applied at the factory.
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Re: Hornby Railroad class 2721

Post by RAF96 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:48 am

I squeezed TTS sound into mine with no real problem.
See here
http://myweb.cytanet.com.cy/honnor/article1.html
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Re: Hornby Railroad class 2721

Post by Steve M » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:54 am

That's a nice conversion Rob. Personally I would use a sugarcube speaker to make the job even easier. Not sure which of the current TTS decoders available would be most suitable.
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Re: Hornby Railroad class 2721

Post by RAF96 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:29 pm

The one I used was an early Tornado test article from memory. I know it has most (6 or 7) of the available TTS whistles at the time and the chuff rate is almost an exact match for the track speeds I use it at.
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Re: Hornby Railroad class 2721

Post by Steve M » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:37 pm

Someee basic detailing done. Staples for lamp irons, lamps (I need a couple on the side) coal, bucket, fire irons, crew and picked out some detail in the cab.
Some new lettering is on order from Fox Transfers and, if I get a new airbrush, I may even try a spot of weathering. :?

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Re: Hornby Railroad class 2721

Post by Walkingthedog » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:01 pm

Amazing what a bit of detail can do and the Railroad range is perfect for it.
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Re: Hornby Railroad class 2721

Post by Steve M » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:22 pm

The replacement transfers arrived today, a couple more dabs of paint and a couple of lamps on the side and we’re done.

Starting to investigate a new airbrush for some light weathering.

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