Hornby A3 variants

 

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Hornby has produced models for the A3 for many years but the level of detail and prototypical accuracy for the revamped versions introduced in 2005 was significantly better than the previous versions. The situation is even more confusing because Hornby have now introduced the “Railroad” series; however these are based on early models some of which had tender-drive and Hornby now markets these as “budget” models. The EasiChas kit is not compatible with these models. It was specifically designed around the revised A3 introduced by Hornby in 2005.

We have tried to list all the models that the EasiChas kit is suitable for, although we do not have a complete list, and we will endeavour to update it when more information becomes available.

Revised Hornby A3

This was introduced in the autumn of 2005 and the major differences over the previous versions are:

 1.    Detailed lamp irons on the front of the loco.

2.    The Cartazzi truck is fixed to the frames and there is no gap between the bottom of the cab and the top of the truck.

3.    Wide flangless wheels fitted to the trailing Cartazzi truck (a separate flanged set of wheels were available in a separate packet).

4.    Sliding cab roof ventilator.

5.    Wind deflectors fitted to both sides between the side cab windows.

6.    An 8 PIN DCC decoder socket.

7.    Super Detail and a magnifying glass on the front packaging.

8.    Sprung buffers.

The post-2005 models we are aware of are:

Ref Number

Year

Name/Number

Comments

R2341

2005

60035 Windsor Lad

Single Chimney/Early BR emblem.

R2342

2005

60077 The White Knight

German smoke deflectors/Late BR emblem.

R2617

??

60067 Ladas

Single chimney/Small Dome/Early BR emblem

R2441

??

4472 Flying Scotsman

LNER Livery with German smoke deflectors. NRM special edition.

R2549

??

4475 Flying Fox

LNER Green

 

??

2549  Gladiateur

LNER Green. Loco was part of a Queen of Scots set (R2598M)

R2966

??

60043 Brown Jack

German smoke deflectors/GNR style tender/Late BR emblem.

R3013

2011

60093 Coronach

Double chimney without deflectors. GNR style tender. Late BR emblem.

 

 

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