Hawksworth ‘Hall’ sound

Hawksworth ‘Hall’ sound

The arrival of a new batch of GWR ‘Modified Hall’ 4-6-0s from Bachmann for ‘OO’ gauge prompted MIKE WILD to take a fresh look at the model’s potential for sound. In this step by step guide, we install a ZIMO decoder and powerful speaker for a realistic and immersive driving experience.

The Great Western Railway ‘Hall’ 4-6-0 was a goanywhere mixed traffic locomotive. The first of the breed were introduced in 1928 by Charles Collett with their ancestry coming from the successful Churchward ‘Saint’ 4-6-0 but with smaller 6ft diameter driving wheels. In total, 258 were built at Swindon Works by 1943 to the Collett desig and so useful and successful were the ‘Halls’ that his successor, Frederick Hawksworth, created a revised version known as the ‘Modified Hall’. 71 were built over six years from 1944 with the last being constructed under British Railways.

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