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My apologies for a rather banal question but is the Hornby large Peckett as good a runner as its smaller cousin or does the extra axle improve running still further? 
 

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 Cheers and Stay Safe

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The extra axle offers no improvement to the running qualities, but the extra length of the wheelbase does minimise the possibilities of stalling on insulated common crossings, as you would expect.

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Both engines run equally well but the larger engine has greater pulling power as one might expect. The B2 has the additional advantage of having a brass whistle rather than the plastic one on the W4.

 

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David

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Hi, The B2 was acquired solely to share duties with the incumbent W4 on an exhibitable diorama - hence the query about running. Its 'load' will be no more than a couple of wagons but faultless running will be a priority.

 

Its origin on the Fovant Military Railway were an added bonus.

 

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Royal Logistic Corps archive

 

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4 hours ago, davknigh said:

Both engines run equally well but the larger engine has greater pulling power as one might expect. The B2 has the additional advantage of having a brass whistle rather than the plastic one on the W4.

 

Cheers,

 

David

Ummmm, that plastic whistle didn't last long on mine.  

 

Can anyone suggest a suitable replacement?

 

Thanks

Steve

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13 hours ago, sjp23480 said:

 

Can anyone suggest a suitable replacement?

 

 

More than you might need, but worth considering.

 

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From RT Models,

 

"4SLP056

Peckett W4 and B2 Safety valve cover, salter safety valves and whistle suitable for the Honby models"

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