Locomotion No 1 EP arrives

Hornby has received the first working Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its forthcoming newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge model of the Stockton & Darlington Railway 0-4-0 Locomotion No. 1 (Cat No. R30346) for evaluation by the company’s development team.

Announced as part of the new Hornby 2024 catalogue range (HM200), this all-new ‘OO’ gauge model will feature a three-pole motor, Nxet18 Digital Command Control (DCC) decoder socket and all-wheel pick-ups. It will also make much use of metal parts, as well as featuring working parallel motion. The development team has also confirmed that the model will now be supplied with magnetic chain couplings and Era-1 style Hornby couplings. A pair of period footplate figures have also been developed for this model.

Locomotion No1 ep

Following extensive testing, several modifications are set to be made to the parallel motion to improve its strength and reliability, while a sugarcube speaker for digital sound applications will be incorporated in the tender.

Priced at £169.99, release is scheduled for later this autumn.

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