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I see that Heljan have just announced on their Facebook page a re-run of their original split headcode box class 37 in O gauge. Is this regarded as a decent model as it's an old release and Im struggling to find reviews? Best wishes, Phil 

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45 minutes ago, philiprporter said:

I see that Heljan have just announced on their Facebook page a re-run of their original split headcode box class 37 in O gauge. Is this regarded as a decent model as it's an old release and Im struggling to find reviews? Best wishes, Phil 

 

This was announced a while ago - Tower have a photo from Telford on their website.

 

I think the original predated this incarnation of the forum but the centre headcode and recent 37/4 used the same basic body so the same comments apply (see thread below).

 

Cab doors, cab windows, side windows and roof have all been mentioned (it came up in the new class 47 thread yesterday coincidentally). It has sold several versions now so presumably most can live with it.

 

Edit: not trying to be negative - just highlighting what to look for in threads if you are bothered.

 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, philiprporter said:

I see that Heljan have just announced on their Facebook page a re-run of their original split headcode box class 37 in O gauge. Is this regarded as a decent model as it's an old release and Im struggling to find reviews? Best wishes, Phil 

I have one on order but did

debate whether it was better to spend a bit more on the ex JLTRT version.  I had a suspicion when it first came out that they had used the CADs from the then Bachmann 00 model of the time as there seemed to be some common bits that both had got not quite right. According to Tower the new release will have a better undeframe than the first release which was a bit detail light. The nose side grilles are not great but PHD do them and the roof fan panel grille can be replaced by an etch brass one from Shawplan. That aside it looks ok, As my user name suggests I am a big class 37 fan so a bit picky on some of the details but most people will be happy with it out of the box.

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The model from the first run is ok, I got the green small yellow ends but for me it lacked something I can’t quite put my finger on it. I did have to renew a split cog virtually straight away. When I saw they were re running it I was going to get a br blue one but for the money I may just respray my green model. If you’re a 37 fan have a good look at it before you buy I would say as the JLTRT is a more accurate shape, but then you have to build it and will set you back best part of £900 to wheel and motor it.

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17 hours ago, Hal Nail said:

 

This was announced a while ago - Tower have a photo from Telford on their website.

 

I think the original predated this incarnation of the forum but the centre headcode and recent 37/4 used the same basic body so the same comments apply (see thread below).

 

Cab doors, cab windows, side windows and roof have all been mentioned (it came up in the new class 47 thread yesterday coincidentally). It has sold several versions now so presumably most can live with it.

 

Edit: not trying to be negative - just highlighting what to look for in threads if you are bothered.

 

 

 

 


I can’t live with it :diablo_mini:

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Just out of interest for all of the detail doom mongers......BR blue and large logo 37116 have already sold out on pre orders from Heljan. They can't be that bad then! :D

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1 hour ago, blueeighties said:

Just out of interest for all of the detail doom mongers......BR blue and large logo 37116 have already sold out on pre orders from Heljan. They can't be that bad then! :D

It is when you see it, certain liveries make the issue more obvious, but it they are all the same then it becomes less of a problem I guess.

 

It wouldn't look good if the 37/4 had the issue corrected when it stood next to a 37/0 - but accept the fault and perpetuate it and you're onto a winner.

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3 hours ago, blueeighties said:

Just out of interest for all of the detail doom mongers......BR blue and large logo 37116 have already sold out on pre orders from Heljan. They can't be that bad then! :D

 

On that basis I must make a point of watching love island!

 

 

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Is the 37/0 split head code just a rerun of the 2010 model.

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21 minutes ago, delticfan said:

Is the 37/0 split head code just a rerun of the 2010 model.

Not quite,  it has the chassis from the later 37/0 with narrower fuel tanks and the pub from the 37/4. The body shell is unchanged. 

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2 hours ago, 37114 said:

Not quite,  it has the chassis from the later 37/0 with narrower fuel tanks and the pub from the 37/4. The body shell is unchanged. 

I have the old green one and I’ve never really liked it can’t put my finger on it so I’m going to respray it into br blue instead of buying the new one. Might use the cash get two 47’s these look good.

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