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Good to see Heljan releasing another batch of 27's, especially D5353 & D5361 in green from the original batch (D5347-D5369) of Scottish 27's, but still waiting for the BR Blue version with TOPS numbers which became 27001 to 27023.

 

Of course there are No prizes for guessing which example I would prefer....

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still waiting for the BR Blue version with TOPS numbers which became 27001 to 27023.

 

Of course there are No prizes for guessing which example I would prefer....

 

I can't manage 16 but I have done 19 -

 

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I got fed up of waiting! kev.

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i do wish Heljan would add cab interior lights like the Bachmann diesels. this would be a nice improvement.

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BSYP 5389 in stock at Hattons.

 

Dave.

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teacup-teacup-teacup-teacup-teacup-teacup-teacup-teacup-teacup-teacup-teacup

 

 

You won't regret this slice of Fife life...

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Baby Sulzer Porn!!! I've watched that one more than a couple of times Chard. Kev.

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1:20 could almost be Gorebridge or Melrose in a parallel universe!

 

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Hi,

I've received an email direct from Heljan in the last couple of weeks saying that they intend to release the class 27/0 in BR Blue etc with TOPS numbering and 'sliding style' cab windows from the original batch of Scottish allocated locos (27001-27023) in the near future - once the latest new releases have sold out.

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I can't manage 16 but I have done 19 -

 

post-8271-0-01543500-1350637082_thumb.jpg

 

I got fed up of waiting! kev.

Very nice!

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Realise this is a little old but really struggling with this. Does anyone have a nice clear image showing what pipe goes where? The Heljan one is terrible and from what I can find on the web nothing tells me if I should include the air control pipes or which is higher, the main reservoir pipes or the air brake pipes.

 

Thanks in advance!

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Just going from the cab door height, I assume it wasn't possible to actually walk through this and you had to stoop or crawl instead?

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Thanks for posting the image, is there any evidence that the connections were ever used when the locomotives were hauling trains? 

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Thanks for posting the image, is there any evidence that the connections were ever used when the locomotives were hauling trains? 

 

The description given with the picture says ". . . here we see D5371 and D5370 departing from Neville Hill Leeds with a train of empty steel bolsters for Tees Yard 18th April 1962. . . ", so looks like they were active on a train in service.  The publisher has also posted a picture of the same thing on Class 25s on the same working, this time on March 21st, 1962.  Again, the information given says that the train is departing, not just stabled:

 

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Neville Hill East, Leeds. by cabsaab900, on Flickr

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Thanks for the clarification.

 

+100.

 

Would be an interesting sight on a layout.

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Hi,

Have the new batch of 27's got improved lights - very poor on my example! Haven't got round to do anything with them yet - spent the money on a 'sound decoder'!

Bill.

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Hi,

Have the new batch of 27's got improved lights - very poor on my example! Haven't got round to do anything with them yet - spent the money on a 'sound decoder'!

Bill.

 

I can't give you an answer as I don't own a Class 27.  However, if you mean they are dim, it's worth bearing in mind that they always were on the prototype (and this wasn't limited to Class 27s), unlike today's LED lights.  With all my locos, I turn the lights down to the dimmest CV value settings and I will also disconnect one of the tail lights as only one was used.

 

If you do want them brighter, have you tried changing the lighting CV value upwards?  If you are using a Version 4 sound decoder, make sure you follow instructions for doing this, otherwise you can affect other CV values.

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Hi,

Your quite right - they were dim! Might just leave well alone, like the idea of just one tail light though! ( do you think anyone would notice? ).

Bill.

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