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Hornby 2721 Pannier Tank 0-6-0 Review

The Hornby 2721 Pannier Tank 0-6-0 in OO Gauge is a half-cab design that has been in their catalogue since the early 1980s. The overall appearance of this Hornby stalwart is very reasonable since its much needed makeover in 2001, with early versions being much less detailed to say the least.

Hornby 2721 Pannier Tank 0-6-0

Hornby 2721 Pannier Tank 0-6-0 R3066 Railroad Edition

The chassis of the Hornby 2721 Pannier Tank now has blackened wheels and rods for added realism. It’s also lost its traction tyres too since the makeover, giving much smoother, more reliable performance over uneven pointwork and track.

Key Features Of The Hornby 2721 Pannier Tank

Detailed features such as the blackened buffers and other iron work on this diminutive locomotive add greatly to its realism. Cab back head detail is very good indeed plus the separate coal moulding is an added bonus too. Raised number plates  add to its overall appearance, but compared to the Bachmann versions of the Pannier Tanks the Hornby version is still very basic. The other downside are the lack of DCC socket and no NEM pockets either.

Livery wise, you have a choice of various Great Western Railway (GWR) liveries if you’re shopping for second hand models. All liveries have been produced to Hornby’s usual high standard, and the base GWR green paintwork has a very nice satin sheen to it.

Is It Worth The Money?

Although it’s a fairly basic train set standard locomotive, the much improved quality since the 2001 makeover makes it good value for money, especially on the second hand market.

For

Neat and pleasing entry level GWR Pannier Tank locomotive from Hornby

Against

Quite basic compared to some other locomotives in their range at the same price point.

Overall Rating

65%

 

Hornby GWR 0-6-0 PT LOCOMOTIVE CLASS 2721

Hornby GWR 0-6-0 PT LOCOMOTIVE CLASS 2721
Current price:
£30.00
Ends in:
0d 10h 47m
Seller: eBay

Hornby R.2006 G.W. Class 2721 Open Cab P/Tank Engine 2788

Hornby R.2006 G.W. Class 2721 Open Cab P/Tank Engine 2788
Current price:
£24.95
Ends in:
2d 16h 36m
Seller: eBay

HORNBY R-760A GWR 0-6-0 CLASS 2721 PANNIER TANK 2783 BOXED (OO285)

HORNBY R-760A GWR 0-6-0 CLASS 2721 PANNIER TANK 2783 BOXED (OO285)
Current price:
£29.99
Ends in:
3d 6h 36m
Seller: eBay

BOXED HORNBY LOCOMOTIVE R2198 GWR 0-6-0 CLASS 2721 PANNIER TANK 2771

BOXED HORNBY LOCOMOTIVE R2198 GWR 0-6-0 CLASS 2721 PANNIER TANK 2771
Current price:
£28.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
4d 11h 16m
Seller: eBay

OO/HO HORNBY R059B CLASS 2721 PANNIER TANK LOCO, GW GREEN - BOXED

OO/HO HORNBY R059B CLASS 2721 PANNIER TANK LOCO, GW GREEN - BOXED
Current price:
£44.99
Ends in:
6d 4h 42m
Seller: eBay

Hornby GWR 2721 Class Open Cab 2744 GWR Green

Hornby GWR 2721 Class Open Cab 2744 GWR Green
Current price:
£17.99
Ends in:
10d 1h 13m
Seller: eBay
 

Specification

Locomotive Nos.:3721-2800
Body Material:PlasticScale:OO Gauge
Chassis:Metal/Plastic
Period:1897-1950Use:Light Goods & Shunting
Weight:166gRetail Price:£45.75
DimensionsPrototypeScaleModel
Length (over buffers):30ft 4in121125mm
Height:12ft 10in51mm56mm
Width (Over steps):8ft 7in34mm35mm
Wheel Diameter:4ft 7.5in18.5mm20mm
Wheel Back To Backs:--14.5mm
DCC Ready:NoMinimum Curve Radius:R1 (371mm)
Lights:No

See This Locomotive In Action


Secondhand Values Of The Hornby 2721 Pannier Tank

Expect to pay around £25 for a good condition Hornby 2721 Pannier Tank. Trade in wise you’re looking at around £25.

Where Can I Buy One?

  • Model Railway Shop

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