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Class 66 in OO Gauge - New Announcement


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9 minutes ago, stock_2007 said:

Just how many times can I say " sorry there was a hold up, but I'm sure your Christmas present will be here for January"....maybe?:crazy_mini:

 

 Up to seven times in the case of another manufacturer...…………..

 

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52 minutes ago, stock_2007 said:

So my rush to pre-order 66587 before the 14th was a waste of time!

 

45 minutes ago, anstyman said:

A shame after all the rush and added air freight costs to get the models i was after for Christmas, and now all the sound versions wont be shipped out until January.

 

You'll just have to find another loco to go around the X-mas tree :jester:

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1 hour ago, Marcoblanco said:

I see one person has received there 66 today... Anybody else? Probably to busy playing!!! 

 

Thanks for letting us know. 

 

Out of interest where has the person posted that their 66 has arrived. I haven't seen anything on here or on any other railway or social media sites either. 

 

I'm asking because I'm interested to hear reviews. I may buy a couple next year if the reviews are positive. 

 

Thanks in advance. 

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1 hour ago, Marcoblanco said:

Richard, new junction, on his Facebook. Although he hasn't uploaded a YouTube vid yet.. But he usually does. I'm sure he won't mind me mentioning it!! Been waiting all evening but nothing yet.. Almost time for bed.. Hold on... 

Afraid not. 

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To be fair, with the Bachmann vs Hattons debate, think most of it will be down to pure looks and value - I’d expect running to be exemplary on both. I’ve never really been a fan of online or magazine reviews (except Rail Express Modeller’s bold Phil/Gareth/Simon-era) as you never know the credentials of who’s reviewing it and how much they have poured over the prototype pics - no one else was brave enough to call out the original Bachmann 37/4 issue for example!

 

IMHO you can’t beat hi-res still images from all angles to pour over the detail yourself and make the choice, I also love it when people do a montage with the prototype to assist (anyone remember the Heljan ‘Western’ cab?).

 

As an absolute ‘66’ nut I’ve spotted parts on the Hattons one that I’d like to experiment playing around with, but it’s so far forward on underframe and grille detail compared to the outgoing Bachmann example, and a good value price point that it’s a no-brainer that Hattons examples would be the ones for the discerning enthusiast to go for in future!

 

That said, if I see more used & abused Bachmann 66s at the price points I buy at (£50, and trust me you can still find ‘em!) then they will win out for now, and intermingled with some new Hattons ones when feeling flush!

 

Cheers,

James

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I complete agree with you James. I’ve kept hold of nearly all my Bachmann 66’s and don’t intend to reduce this. Over the last few years I’ve only got rid of 2 or 3 that just didn’t fit in. 
 

However the new Hattons model is far superior in detail and lighting not to mention the EM2 speaker and Bifs new sound file. With Hattons getting input from Bif and Mick to help get aspects right this really will be worth waiting for. Having had a sample running on Rannoch back in August, it ran faultlessly round my rather tight fiddle yard curves and into a siding I don’t normally use right at the front of the layout and could crawl along without any issue. The big speaker really works well and I hope to get a couple of EWS examples with sound in service ready for Glasgow.

 

Thanks

Mark

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16 hours ago, Marcoblanco said:

Richard, new junction, on his Facebook. Although he hasn't uploaded a YouTube vid yet.. But he usually does. I'm sure he won't mind me mentioning it!! Been waiting all evening but nothing yet.. Almost time for bed.. Hold on... 

 

14 hours ago, Hilux5972 said:

Afraid not. 

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6 hours ago, No Decorum said:

New Junction is one of a handful of people known to provide careful video reviews and acknowledged as such by Hatton’s. It might be that he received a review example early.

 

Thank you for the replies everyone. 

 

I haven't seen any others arrive so yes it does look like it's a pre-production sample. Hopefully it won't be too much longer before we see the production models arrive. 

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38 minutes ago, rob D2 said:

Just wait till they arrive.

 

we will be treated to about a million “ opening the box “ videos ....” here it is in the attractive packaging “.

 

Don't forget the videos showing off the sound features..............

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2 hours ago, newbryford said:

Waits for flurry of "me too" posts...…………..


On a more mundane note,check your cc details are up to date.Just had a slightly frustrating  but ultimately satisfactory exchange with Hattons who phoned me when unwittingly I placed another order with the new card which would......due their system....have gone to the back of the queue .All’s well and thanks to Kate who was very kind and patient with my confusion.Anyway,it all ended happily. No not a “ me too “ post....just a reminder.After all,it’s been quite a while since orders were placed.

 

 

 

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