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27 minutes ago, Paul.Uni said:

To be accurate, they have arrived in Guildford. The models are due in Cornwall very soon.

 

That's good news, looks like the customs clearance is getting better. I've got 2 railcars and a 33 in this consignment, I was wondering how to spend todays state pension payment, apart from the bills. Still only money.

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On 12/04/2021 at 00:37, scottrains29 said:

It will be interesting to see how the forthcoming weathered dutch 33025 looks. The sample model showed quite a bold yellow shade when the real loco had a more faded, washed out yellow for the period modelled at the turn of the century. I've also noticed the middle bodyside warning flash appears to be in the wrong position (it should be to the right of the engine door and lower down) so hopefully they'll fix this on the production run.

 

I really hope Heljan improve their factory weathering, especially around the cab front. Some of the weathered models from last year looked awful.

Kernow now have pictures up.

Bad news. Looks like Heljan haven't fixed any of the issues. The weathering around the cab front is just as awful as last year's models and doesn't look prototypical at all! Starting to wish I hadn't pre-ordered it now.

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Just seen the pics on Rails site, just wondering if the cantrail line above the grill is from a painted sample or that's the finished model. They all look to suffer from the fate as if it's been applied with a cheap paintbrush. It'd be good to know if this is how they'll be?

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21 minutes ago, MattG said:

Just seen the pics on Rails site, just wondering if the cantrail line above the grill is from a painted sample or that's the finished model. They all look to suffer from the fate as if it's been applied with a cheap paintbrush. It'd be good to know if this is how they'll be?

It does look a mess, looks as the cantrail line only went as far as grill and then a blind  a  finished it off 

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45 minutes ago, MattG said:

Just seen the pics on Rails site, just wondering if the cantrail line above the grill is from a painted sample or that's the finished model. They all look to suffer from the fate as if it's been applied with a cheap paintbrush. It'd be good to know if this is how they'll be?

Looks better on hattons..... rails are pics supplied by Heljan, which isn't great that they would supply pics like that 

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My DRS 33029 has arrived today and when standing next to my other DRS locos (including Heljan DRS 33207 from many years ago), the shade of blue is clearly wrong so god knows what has gone on there.  Shade aside its a good loco!

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Heres my 33052, I really love these models….

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unfortunately, 1 lamp iron missing (it seems to be a common Heljan thing), as its my 4th Sulzer to have one missing, fortunately a bit of 0.5mm brass will do the trick.

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a lovely rendition, as repainted in 1994, complete with embellishments like yellow lifting lugs, yellow cab window strips etc, blue stars raised above tail lights, blue sole bar. (Note in late 94 one BR Emblem was painted out, but this model is accurate for appearance).

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Ive had posts popping up on my Facebook this week from Hattons advertising two new class 33s from Olivias Trains. One being 33012 'as preserved' as D6515 in BR Green. The other as 33035 in NSE livery.

Both of these have been done by Heljan before, i already have 33035, but i missed out on D6515 as i wasnt happy about the the shade of 'white' around the windows etc which as we all know should be cream.

 

So my question is, are these Olivia trains models just repeats of what Heljan done, or are they all new? From the pics ive seen, they look exactly the same?

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12 hours ago, GEARJAMMER said:

Ive had posts popping up on my Facebook this week from Hattons advertising two new class 33s from Olivias Trains. One being 33012 'as preserved' as D6515 in BR Green. The other as 33035 in NSE livery.

Both of these have been done by Heljan before, i already have 33035, but i missed out on D6515 as i wasnt happy about the the shade of 'white' around the windows etc which as we all know should be cream.

 

So my question is, are these Olivia trains models just repeats of what Heljan done, or are they all new? From the pics ive seen, they look exactly the same?

Looks like the old molding to me too 

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We have on offer currently our Legomanbiffo Class 33 for £105.00 on a V5 ESU Decoder with the Standard Round Speaker people seem to be raving about !!!  And we also have a couple of V4 decoders for even less.   See:

https://www.dckits-devideos.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=68&product_id=222

 

 

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17 minutes ago, charliepetty said:

We have on offer currently our Legomanbiffo Class 33 for £105.00 on a V5 ESU Decoder with the Standard Round Speaker people seem to be raving about !!!  AWe also have a couple of V4 decoders for even less.   See:

https://www.dckits-devideos.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=68&product_id=222

 

Now if only Heljan did some more 33/0s in TOPS Standard Blue to put such decoders in...

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5 hours ago, Ian J. said:

 

Now if only Heljan did some more 33/0s in TOPS Standard Blue to put such decoders in...

The Function list we have for this is quite comprehensive too:

F0 Lights On / Off (New Fade on/Fade off feature enabled)

F1 Engine On / Off / Multistart with sound fade in / out

F2 Playable High Horn

F3 Playable Low Horn

F4 Buffering Up (when moving slowly) / Coupling Hook (when stationary)

F5 Playable Brake Application (when moving) / Brake Dump (when stationary)

F6 Driver's Door Slam

F7 Compressor

F8 Drive Hold (DriveLock)

F9 Variable Speed Flange Squeal

F10 Despatch Whistle

F11 Guards Right Away Bell  & Optional reply Buzzer

F12 Radiator Fan

F13 Not Used

F14 Exhauster (Two Speed)

F15 Spirax Valves

F16 Not Used

F17 Not Used

F18 Track Detonators (Speed Dependant 3 bang stop)

F19 Push-Pull mode at No1 End (When used with 4TC Unit)

F20 Push-Pull mode at No2 End (When used with 4TC Unit)

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On 24/07/2021 at 10:47, owentherail said:

Looks like the old molding to me too 

Really? It’s in the new mould catalogue range and has all the detailing from the updated mould?

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1 hour ago, amwells said:

Really? It’s in the new mould catalogue range and has all the detailing from the updated mould?

It mite be new mold... mite be old, roof just looks flat in the pic. 

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2 hours ago, owentherail said:

It mite be new mold... mite be old, roof just looks flat in the pic. 

Its the new mould.

The new mould erroneously has both rivets and latches on the roof panels, but its shape is overall better, and the bufferbeam detailing (including step) is much better.
 

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15 hours ago, adb968008 said:

Its the new mould.

The new mould erroneously has both rivets and latches on the roof panels, but its shape is overall better, and the bufferbeam detailing (including step) is much better.
 

it is the new mould the printed on plates below the radiator grills are the giveaway, on the older mould these were moulded raised detail

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33008 arrived (along with 33052) and unfortunately I've got some issues with it:

 

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My retailer says his remaining stock is all the same! So just wondering if this is across the batch or if other people have good copies? Apparently sold out at Gaugemaster now so he can't source any more stock.

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Hi All,

I have been busy today on my model railway.

One of the tasks was to chip up my recently acquired class 33,052 ‘Ashford’ which was easily achieved & within 10 minutes or so she was running on my layout complete with a new Bachmann chip.

She is a lovely smooth runner & the lights are a nice improvement too. 
 

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