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Title: Hornby R9045 Thomas & Percy Set Compatibility with Bachmann Thomas
Post by: Len on December 02, 2017, 07:31:37 PM
I just 'inherited' a Hornby R9045 Thomas & Percy set, with some kind of "Radio Control" box. A couple of questions for anyone that might be familiar with this set before I decide whether to unpack it or pass it on:

1.  Will the Thomas & Percy from this set operate on a regular DC layout, without the RC box?

2.  Are the couplers compatible with Bachmann's Thomas & Friends rolling stock?

Len


Title: Re: Hornby R9045 Thomas & Percy Set Compatibility with Bachmann Thomas
Post by: AJW98Productions on December 02, 2017, 09:39:42 PM
Iím afraid I donít know the answer to the first question, but from experience I can say that the answer to the second is yes. However, the couplers from the different ranges donít quite work as well with each other, as they do with the couplers from their own ranges. For example, express coaches from Hornby seem to be more prone to detailing behind a Bachmann Gordon, than a Hornby Gordon, and vice-versa. However, itís only a slight difference, and in my experience, the couplers from both companies do work rather well with each other. Best of luck, Len! I hope someone can answer your first question! :)

~Alex


Title: Re: Hornby R9045 Thomas & Percy Set Compatibility with Bachmann Thomas
Post by: Len on December 03, 2017, 04:33:51 AM
Thank. I guess I'll have to open the package and pull out one of the locos to figure out the answer to 1.

Len


Title: Re: Hornby R9045 Thomas & Percy Set Compatibility with Bachmann Thomas
Post by: TrainshockeylifE on December 03, 2017, 01:42:49 PM
Yes they are compatible with DC layouts and yes the couplers are compatible too.


Title: Re: Hornby R9045 Thomas & Percy Set Compatibility with Bachmann Thomas
Post by: Len on December 03, 2017, 01:46:14 PM
Thanks. I wasn't sure if I could mix them in with the Bachmann equipment I've already got or not. This helps.

Len