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Thinking of buying a R3188 Hornby N2 (late BR) but I've not seen any reviews to help me make a decision, anybody got any info or links for this model?
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Well in the absents of any remarks I have purchased one from Hatton's online.
I will do a review once it's run in and think about which sound chip I should save for??

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Perhaps it,s a rare beast .   Let us know how you get on ,maybe even a vid?



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Hi Ron

I've got the Dapol version which I believe is where Hornby got the tooling for their version (although mine is split chassis).

This is how I managed to get a decoder in it.

http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=12581&forum_id=173

If you check out the Bromsgrove Models decoder pages (thanks John) there's a link to a nice little video about installing a decoder in a Hornby version, which may or my not be of use.

http://www.bromsgrovemodels.co.uk/decoderinstallation4mm.htm#hornbyst


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PS I'm jealous 'cos yours will be more modern, detailed and probably run better :mutley




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sorry about this but I have been through a lot of late, I have the  airfix model of this loco,runs really well and is easy to to chip as the decoder fits in the smoke box,hope this helps
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Thanks for the info, the new N2 is DCC ready and IF I fit a sound chip I will send it off to Digitrains to do!!

Ed, also looking forward to a V3 this year!!

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Really fancy a J15 now Ron.


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Although a little late, as you have already purchased a model, I knew I had read a revue about the N2.

http://locoyard.com/2013/01/05/hornby-gresley-n2-class-model-review/

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Yes Ed , looking forward to the J15 too!
Thanks for the review Gary   :)

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Is that the same version Gary ?

I read that review and wondered why anyone would want to buy it .................:roll::roll:

Looking at Ron's R3188, it must be a later model surely - it seems to be priced at £80-ish (but not available).  Loconet only valued the one they reviewed at £30 to £40 .................:hmm



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It is a different model, the new N2 has a clear cab area although not completely re-tooled. I would not have bought the earlier model for all the negative comments in that review!!
I will do a review when I can and I hope to take it to Digitrains in Lincoln for a sound chip to be fitted in due course!

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I thought it must be Ron. :thumbs

I'll look forward to your review although it seems none of the "normal" box shifters have it in stock at present ..............:cry:

I need an extra tank engine just now but can't find a suitable one .................



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N2 arrived today and it spent the afternoon on the rolling-road getting run-in on DC. It was a bit noisy to start with but seems better now but not perfect! I have taken some photo's and will do a report when I've fitted a decoder and tested it properly!

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try this link to u tube to see my airfix model for comparison
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6beELrcWXY&index=1&list=UUZBoxVNouwqsojjZZje3O5A:thumbs;-):cool:



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