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#1 Hugh Flynn

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 17:54

Hi

Just noticed on Hattons site a OO gauge Bayer Garratt listed at £199 must have been asleep as i dont remember seeing any info on it.


Hugh
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#2 Blackthorn

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 18:06

Wow! great find Hugh!! :good_mini:

Can't wait to find out some details about it, I'm drooling already.

#3 Roy P

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 18:06

Hi

Just noticed on Hattons site a OO gauge Bayer Garratt listed at £199 must have been asleep as i dont remember seeing any info on it.


Hugh

At present there is no further info available other than the details of the 12 variations. This does smack of a "Hattons Special" so good luck to them if this is so. Anybody want more than one?
RP

#4 petethemole

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 18:07

uh, er...where?

#5 Sailor Charon

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 18:09

Makes me wish I was modelling in OO :)

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 18:13

uh, er...where?


here:-

http://www.ehattons....archfield=beyer

If you search from the Hattons site rather than ehattons it won't show in the search results, even if you use the product code from the ehattons page.
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#7 petethemole

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 18:21

Thanks now I wonder...

#8 2ManySpams

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 18:21

Is no prototype safe? :lol:
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#9 Blue Max

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 19:04

Looks like I will be £400 lighter next year after pre ordering both bunker versions of the early LMS Garrett.

#10 Roy P

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 19:23

Next year? That soon? ...sorry!
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Posted 06 August 2011 - 19:51

I'm lost for words!

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#12 Pete Piszczek

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 20:04

The Teddy Bear left a little to be desired, the Co-Bo has exhibited a bit of clumsiness, if this is a Hattons special edition, they need to study hard, if they want any of my dosh....

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 20:12

Blimey! They sneaked that one in!
Will it be Heljans first steam outline model?

#14 Invicta

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 20:43

That's a big surprise- but a very welcome one!

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 20:45

First UK steam outline. They have definitely offered Scandinavian steam in the past. I wonder how they are going to power it? Centre motor and shaft drive to both bogies?

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 21:37

First UK steam outline. They have definitely offered Scandinavian steam in the past. I wonder how they are going to power it? Centre motor and shaft drive to both bogies?


Yes, that makes sense. Interesting idea about a possible drive train.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 21:51

If so it will need to be a beast of a motor - possibly one of their O gauge units!

Dave.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 21:57

Gawd, unbelievable.....but must have :yahoo:

Think my pension fund will be suffering a further enexpected drawdown next year.....can't take it with me so better spend it and enjoy it :drinks:

Will this lead to another announcement from another retailer/manufacturer that they have been working on a similar project for the last few months........ :rolleyes:

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 22:37

I am stunned and lost for words as well.:drinks:

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 22:40

If so it will need to be a beast of a motor - possibly one of their O gauge units!

Dave.


And hopefully not from their upcoming railbus!!

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 22:42

Is no prototype safe? :lol:


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Posted 06 August 2011 - 23:17

If so it will need to be a beast of a motor - possibly one of their O gauge units!

Why so? In principle it is no more demanding than an Co-Co diesel type, six axles driven in two independent bogies. Regular HO size motors power these perfectly adequately and will move a longer train than most layouts can accomodate. What made me think centre motor and shaft drive is the relatively low asking price for a two chassis steam model; using a single motor is one possible way to keep the price in bounds. (If there was a 'treat all this as just one person's speculation' emoticon I would insert it here.)

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 01:10

Will this lead to another announcement from another retailer/manufacturer that they have been working on a similar project for the last few months........ :rolleyes:


I'd say fairly unlikely - this has to be right at the top of the pile of very high risk projects for OO. Best of luck to Hattons and Heljan on this one, they are going to need it.

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 03:01

If so it will need to be a beast of a motor - possibly one of their O gauge units!

Dave.


Reading the Hatton's spec., the first four examples have "twin motor loco." in the description.
cheers, Peter C.

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 04:33

Cor blimey........ Now that is a turn up for the books.... Got to give them their dues that is one big call. I am slightly scared by the next thread of the people using second radius going "it won't go round curves"

That is really surprising and amazing all at the same time
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