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3 hours ago, ERIC ALLTORQUE said:

Theres a you tub vid showing it on Everard Junction,Richard puts a decoder in to run his.to make the steps part of the chassis would mean colouring them different on different chassis.not going to happen as its made the body is the variations,the chassis is universal.

 


I googled “you tub”.  Scary stuff but but couldn’t find any decoder fitting videos...

 

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Darius

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3 hours ago, ERIC ALLTORQUE said:

to make the steps part of the chassis would mean colouring them different on different chassis.not going to happen as its made the body is the variations,the chassis is universal. 

 

Possibly, although I'm more inclined to think that by having the steps fixed onto the chassis would inevitably create an unwanted and unprototypical looking gap between body and solebar - very similar to the Bachmann model in fact, whereby the representation there often left steps etc at peculiar/unrealistic angles. So it seems Hattons have opted for the most realistic looking option.   The chassis is indeed more-or-less universal, the obvious difference of course the variation between the two fuel tank sizes, but then there are also more subtle differences such as differently sized sandboxes for some later build machines etc.

 

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24 minutes ago, ERIC ALLTORQUE said:

Anyone know what happened to Hattons live stream Friday as it either never happened or its been removed.Thought it may have had 66 sound news unless Daves had enough...

 

They had a post on FB saying it has been postponed for a week due to issues with YouTube

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On a serious note let us hope that everyone connected with these, and any other models being made out in China, stays safe from the current medical crisis out there. Life and death is more important than me getting my Class 66.

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16 minutes ago, ERIC ALLTORQUE said:

Well we are down to the wire to have a sound fitted 66 before the end of Jan now and as stated with the medical issues do we want anything until they work out how this new flue strain works and travels.

 

I doubt very much it can infect a class 66 and viruses tend to need a living host - that's why we don't all have herpes - it doesn't live long outside the body.

 

16 minutes ago, ERIC ALLTORQUE said:

One wonders if we could make our own models once brexit clears and do it in house as we used to rather than the back and for its wrong fix it we have now.........being yards of the DJH factory here there must be a market as people do pay to have high quality models??

Not the thread to re-open this old chestnut

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22 minutes ago, ERIC ALLTORQUE said:

Well we are down to the wire to have a sound fitted 66 before the end of Jan now and as stated with the medical issues do we want anything until they work out how this new flue strain works and travels.

 

I am unaware of a press release stating this is why they are delayed...so is it?

The sound decoder was reported as being ready last autumn, so why are the sound models still delayed?

Unless we hear something from Hattons, we can only speculate, so here is mine:

 

I wonder if the late decision to air freight some models was a bit confusing & the wrong amount were sent this way, so they sent out the easy ones leaving the more complicated sound-fitted models to be delivered by boat? If this is the case, they may have left before the virus outbreak & could be somewhere on their journey here.

If this is the case, would you expect Hattons to openly admit it, or just try to be quiet about it? It would be consistent with their latest estimate for 'late January'.

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On 21/01/2020 at 17:19, richscylla said:

 

All this talk of the health issues in China affecting the delivery of the models doesn't make sense to me.

 

Hattons Dave posted on the 14th of January both on here and their website the revised delivery schedule. 

 

I take it the first batch were airfreighted in before xmas and the remaining models are being shipped by sea. With the delivery dates being as below and with roughly 6 weeks on the seas they must have already been shipped

 

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1 hour ago, Pete the Elaner said:

 

 

Can't seem to remove the remains of the quotes on my phone so apologies

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I ordered 2 EWS sound fitted in January last year. When the option to pay an additional £10 to have your individual model air freighted was announced in the autumn I ordered an additional DB sound fitted with £10 surcharge.

 

It was then stated that all models ordered before 15/11/2019 would be air freighted without the additional charge.

 

I am therefore awaiting 3 sound fitted which I expect to be air freighted, but there has been no confirmation that any more have actually left China after the initial air freighted batch.

 

Hatton's timeline diagram shows that shipping generally has not yet happened.

 

It therefore seems likely there will be a further long wait.

 

I think a statement or update from Hattons is due.

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31 minutes ago, 89A said:

I think a statement or update from Hattons is due.

 

Then it would be made to the benefit of all of their customers, either on their site or by email, not just to those on RMweb.

 

Why don't you contact them directly? You could even post the response here, should you be so inclined.

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1 minute ago, truffy said:

 

Then it would be made to the benefit of all of their customers, either on their site or by email, not just to those on RMweb.

 

That's what I think is needed.

 

Hatton's Dave is active on this site so that's why I posted it here.

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Afternoon everyone. I used the hattons online chat feature today to ask about the sound fitted 66s and was told they are due to arrive any time now but havnt been given a specific date. They did offer to check specific codes for me but I didn't have one to hand so I'll ask again tomorrow for the 66 I'm after and that's the 66 large logo livery that was due in the first batch. so I'll see what they say tomorrow and feedback.

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20 hours ago, ERIC ALLTORQUE said:

To be honest it would be nice if it was kept up to date on this and there project page and i guess Dave must be sick of this by now with the a box issue and the failure of the delivery of the promissed sound models.

It may be they are looking into producing a better fix on them for the a box before they churn out SHED loads.....see what i did there,eh eh

I would rather have it right than a pain and i would have a pair more of the Colas ones for a RHTT if they corrected the body colour cut.

One would think they would know whats going on better than this guessing game though.

 

I'd imagine that this latest batch would have long been complete and already in a shipping container and on the high seas by the time it was realized there would be any issues surrounding axle boxes, liveries or otherwise.  Likewise, I cannot imagine for one moment that someone will be sitting there individually unpackaging hundreds of models to inspect each and every axle box once they arrive in the UK either - although I could be wrong of course.  We also have to factor in that any delay may well not be due to issues with the models themselves and could realistically be for any other logistical reason.  In my own experience of importing/exporting products/shipments many delays are often due to HMRC, who are very much a law unto themselves and answerable to no one, and if not HMRC then any other myriad of logistical mishaps/delays that can, and usually do occur, for any expected/unexpected reason(s).

 

Just my twopence-worth... 

 

cheers

Al 

 

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7 hours ago, YesTor said:

 

I'd imagine that this latest batch would have long been complete and already in a shipping container and on the high seas by the time it was realized there would be any issues surrounding axle boxes, liveries or otherwise.  Likewise, I cannot imagine for one moment that someone will be sitting there unpackaging hundreds of models to individually inspect each axle box once they arrive in the UK either - although I could be wrong of course.  We also have to factor in that any delay may well not be due to issues with the models themselves and could realistically be for any logistical reason.  In my own experience of importing/exporting products/shipments many delays are due to HMRC, who are very much a law unto themselves and answerable to no one, and if not HMRC then any other myriad of logistical mishaps/delays that can, and usually do occur, for any expected/unexpected reason(s).

 

Just my twopence-worth... 

 

cheers

Al 

 


You could well be right about non-model related issues. A whole host of government departments are currently overloaded preparing for Brexit, including some of those that you would not initially have thought would be impacted. 
 

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8 hours ago, YesTor said:

 

I'd imagine that this latest batch would have long been complete and already in a shipping container and on the high seas

 

Hattons are air freighting the sound fitted versions ordered by customers prior to 15/11/2019.

 

These are yet to arrive never mind those that are being dispatched by sea.

 

With passenger flights being suspended I don't know what the implications now are for air freight.

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27 minutes ago, 89A said:

Hattons are air freighting the sound fitted versions ordered by customers prior to 15/11/2019.

 

These are yet to arrive never mind those that are being dispatched by sea.

 

With passenger flights being suspended I don't know what the implications now are for air freight.

I was on the understanding that because they weren't airfreighted in before Xmas that the rest of the models would arrive by sea.

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11 minutes ago, Pre Grouping fan said:

I was on the understanding that because they weren't airfreighted in before Xmas that the rest of the models would arrive by sea.

Incorrect. All models ordered before 15/11/2019 are to be airfreighted as stated by Hattons.

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2 hours ago, 89A said:

Incorrect. All models ordered before 15/11/2019 are to be airfreighted as stated by Hattons.


Which in itself is incorrect.
I think the method of travel no longer matters as the original timeline of releases is now lost.

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said all orders that are within 001-031 range will be air freighted (and arrive before Christmas).  032-037 will arrive in December (but may not arrive before Christmas).  A little confusing as I ordered a Sound model - not clear if that was included.

 

The latest delivery estimates show sound fitted models up to 031 as arriving in "January 2020" - which of course there's only one more day left.

 

The problem is, because there's only one more day left, it's unlikely they have arrived in the UK, hence those people with expected arrival dates in "January 2020" are getting a little concerned.

 

I don't really care whether mine is flown or boated - I have already accepted it will probably turn up in the next couple of months - I'll eat my hat if it's arrived today or tomorrow.

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I rang Hattons to be told that they are being told to tell people they will still be here in January, even though I said to him it is the end of January tomorrow. He said they are all coming by boat but have not actually had confirmation that they have left China yet. If they haven’t left yet then they will be delayed due to the Corona Virus.  He said to try ring back next Friday to see if they have an update.

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Indeed the webchat people I spoke with again today say they havnt been recently updated but we're still expecting them by the end of the month/ beginning of next month. And i did say could Dave or someone update the rmweb page and website to keep people happy and theyvsaudcthey would pass that on to Dave. So fingers crossed they'll be an update soon. And there is also the platform 1 YouTube session tomorrow for the same questions to be asked about the 66.

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