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Old 01-15-2020, 08:03 PM   #1
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Stephensons rocket

For anyone interested, Hornby is rereleasing it this year, I believe in February....... saw it on the hattons website..
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Old 01-15-2020, 09:21 PM   #2
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That announcement is on Hornby's web-site as well.....
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Old 01-16-2020, 06:55 PM   #3
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I had one of the originals. Doesn't run any more.
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Old 01-17-2020, 03:40 PM   #4
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I have two, both run if I swap the brushes between them, need to find a source for one brush!!! Those x500 motor are rare now and parts even more rare, wondering what motor they will be using in the new one..20190512_170721_1579293591900.jpg
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Old 01-17-2020, 05:58 PM   #5
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Was that a set that was once offered by Bachmann years ago? I recall seeing something like that.

Does the Bachmann Dewitt Clinton use a similar motor?

Bachmann sold sets that were made by other companies. I have the Orient Express set they put out some 30 years ago. The engine and cars were made by Joeuf. The track and transformer were made by Bachmann...

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Old 02-17-2020, 10:11 PM   #6
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Trying to fit an AHM switcher chassis
into the coach of the Triang Rocket in hopes of
making it a push/pull for the Rocket consist.
The worm fits the gear well enough, but the motor
sticks a few millimeters above the roof line.

I got hold of a smaller motor, but its worm is too

This Hornby reissue is not cheap, but for a First Gen
fan it may prove irresistible. I hope it does not have
the same useless motor as the Bachmann DeWitt,
and the old Triang motor wasn't very good either. Thanks
for the update, I was not aware.
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