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This just in from Hattons:
Hello

We thought you may like to know that an item you have on order with us, on order id xxxxxxx, has had some information about its release date added or updated.

Hornby R3721  61xx 'Large Prairie' 2-6-2T 6110 in GWR green £126.00

Our latest information from the supplier suggests this item will arrive with us on or after Friday 26th June 2020

Yippee, I can forget about renovating my old Aifix model!

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Sadly I have to wait a little longer.....the “GWR”  livery will not be in Liverpool until August........so probably late September for me :sad:
I do hope you will post lots of photos Bill......I am trying to work out how much space there is for a decoder and Stay Alive because unless I gamble and pre order there will then be a further delay until I can actually run them.

The early releases seem to be getting very favourable reviews so I am getting quite excited. 

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John,

In "the other place" there's a review with sound fitted so bound to be enough room for standard DCC and Stay alive setup. I see he used a Loksound 5 micro - will have a look around to see which decoders will fit.


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Hornby's service sheet is here, showing an 8 pin socket so that makes it easy. Must be plenty of room as the sound demo is with a 26 *11mm speaker fitted

https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/downloads/view/index/cat/34/?p=2


see HSS449B



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Hi John,

I found this most useful detailled review with lots of photos, which answers many questions which we all may have (''DCC fitting has been thought of in the design and I think will be a simple process to fit ''), prior to getting our paws on this model. I like the posable cab roof shutter.

Sorry that you have a while yet to wait, but it sounds as if it's worth it. Hattons say minme is in the post, but post is taking a little while longer to reach us here from the UK at the mo.

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Bill




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Thanks guys.
I found that review very encouraging......I missed the bit about speaker size Colin......thanks for pointing it out......hopefully there will be another 5mm in width for a Supercap.

I guess I will be removing the Socket and wiring direct as per your recent project Colin.....I do that for most of my installs ......the Zimo MX617 is amazing value and unfortunately the economy Zimo 8 pin doesnt support SAs

What decoder will you be using Bill?

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In stock now Bill.

https://www.hattons.co.uk/newsdetail.aspx?id=427&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=content&utm_campaign=mar-129-hornbylargeprairiegwrgreeninstock&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJlZGtpcmtAaG90bWFpbC5jby51ayIsICJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIkpHUWVYaCJ9

(not much longer)


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Thanks Ed and hopefully not too much longer, but the Liverpool / Loire mail train has been taking a tad longer of late, my last order on the 17th June is still meandering towards me almost two weeks later!

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