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    Heljan UK representative, former editor of Model Rail magazine and BRM, involved in the model railway market professionally since 1996 and as a modeller for as long as I can remember.
    Interested in railways of all kinds, especially BR Sectorisation era, Woodhead electrics, Irish/German/Swiss railways and Class 50s. I model BR 'OO' late-1980s/early-1990s and late-1990s German/Swiss 'HO', amongst other things!

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  1. We have a plan for interior lighting on the Mk2s. All will be revealed in due course. Ben
  2. I would be interested to know how many O gauge class 50s have you made in this first run.

     

    Alan

    1. 61661

      61661

      Hello,

      I'm afraid we don't share commercially sensitive information such as production quantities. 

       

      Kind Regards

       

      Ben

    2. Captain Cuttle

      Captain Cuttle

      Okay

      Regards

      Alan

  3. We have removed the rivet heads from around the tail lights and windscreen frames, which were far too prominent compared to the real thing and made a couple of internal changes to improve the lighting/electronics. With regard to the cab front, this appears to be a myth carried over from the first O gauge Class 25, which did indeed have a flat front. It was rectified on the second version with late body and the OO model has been scaled down from that.
  4. As usual, all other parts on sprues will also be produced as a run-on to provide a pool of spares. We have no plans to produce a cross-arm pan at the moment. We are looking at a Brecknell-Willis single arm pan for some of the later 86/4s though.
  5. I have asked for a run-on of new pantographs to be sold as spares. The legs of the pan base are glued firmly into the insulators.
  6. That's the plan, although we don't intend to offer the disc brake parts etc for the E&G push-pull Mk2s. The intention is to offer representations of the VB and AB underframe parts on a detailing sprue for customers to fit as required.
  7. Yes. They’re signed off and may already be in production:
  8. OK. Here goes... Class 27s - due December Class 33 rerun - Jan/Feb Class 33 V3 with headlights - Q2 2020 Class 25 - delayed to make mods/improvements but hopefully end of Q2 2020 Class 45 - Q3 2020 Class 47 retool - Q4 2020 Class 86/0 - Q2 2020 Class 86/4 - first half of 2021 GWR Railcar - Q3 2020 Gresley O2s with GN tenders etc - Q4 2020 As with the O gauge list, all dates are provisional and subject to alteration. Hope this helps Ben
  9. OK. Here goes... Class 27s - due December Class 33 rerun - Jan/Feb Class 33 V3 with headlights - Q2 2020 Class 25 - delayed to make mods/improvements but hopefully end of Q2 2020 Class 45 - Q3 2020 Class 47 retool - Q4 2020 Class 86/0 - Q2 2020 Class 86/4 - first half of 2021 GWR Railcar - Q3 2020 Gresley O2s with GN tenders etc - Q4 2020 As with the O gauge list, all dates are provisional and subject to alteration. Hope this helps Ben
  10. Wat-Ex trains were usually formed of TSOs and 2x BFK, rather than an FK. Although FKs occasionally appeared too, they weren’t the norm.
  11. Yes. We have made a number of changes based on feedback. Thanks to everyone who took the time to provide info and suggestions.
  12. Not weird, it’s a commercial decision based on experience. Unfortunately all-First coaches tend to sell in much lower quantities than the others (for obvious reasons) and manufacturers almost always end up stuck with lots of unsold stock. We know we can sell the TSOs and the two Brakes (which share a body shell) but are less certain about an FK. If there proves to be huge demand, we can reconsider later - nothing is set in stone yet.
  13. Certainly, a very good idea I think, so here goes. This is the status and approx release window for the O gauge models currently in progress. Class 03 - 2016 - IN PRODUCTION, ABOUT TO BE SHIPPED. DUE JAN Class 50 - 4/17 - SHIPPED - DUE DEC 17TH Class 56 - 8/18 - CAD SIGNED OFF. IN TOOLING. LATE-2021 Class 17 - 11/18 - IMPROVED SAMPLE NOW BEING CHECKED. ASSUMING NO FURTHER MAJOR CHANGES, DECO STAGE NEXT AND RELEASE IN Q3 OR Q4 2020. Class 31/1, 31/4 - 9/19 - MINOR ALTS BEING MADE TO TOOLING. AWAITING DECO SAMPLES. Q3 2020. Class 40 centre headcode - 11/19 - FIRST COMPLETE SAMPLE NOW BEING CHECKED AND MINOR ALTS IN PROGRESS. DUE MID-2020 Class 47 retool - 1/18. NOW IN TOOLING (FINALLY!) - FIRST SAMPLES EXPECTED IN THE NEW YEAR. DUE LATE-2020. Class 117 - IMPROVED SAMPLE NOW BEING CHECKED. ASSUMING NO FURTHER MAJOR CHANGES, DECO STAGE NEXT AND RELEASE IN Q3 OR Q4 2020. Class 120 (rumour this has been cancelled) - NOT A RUMOUR. THIS HAS BEEN SHELVED FOR SOME TIME. Class 121 - IMPROVED SAMPLE NOW BEING CHECKED. ASSUMING NO FURTHER MAJOR CHANGES, DECO STAGE NEXT AND RELEASE IN Q3 2020. Class 122 - IMPROVED SAMPLE NOW BEING CHECKED. ASSUMING NO FURTHER MAJOR CHANGES, DECO STAGE NEXT AND RELEASE IN Q3 OR Q4 2020. GWR AEC Railcar 8/18 - IMPROVED SAMPLE NOW BEING CHECKED. ASSUMING NO FURTHER MAJOR CHANGES, DECO STAGE NEXT AND RELEASE IN Q3 2020. Mark 1 CCT 9/19 - CAD IN PROGRESS. RELEASE DATE TBC.
  14. The Bachmann OO 2251 is not the old Mainline model. Although they did initially release it like that, it was retooled some years ago and to my knowledge is a reasonably good representation (although I'm sure GWR fans will put me straight on that if I'm wrong).
  15. No trouble. We had a complete and motorised sample on display at Warley. It hasn't progressed as quickly as we were hoping but it is heading in the right direction now. Once we have authorised the tooling (hopefully soon), we can move on to the deco samples.
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