Baby Deltic / class 23

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Re: Baby Deltic / class 23

Postby Bigmet » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:34 am

Bigmet wrote:Generally, provided the demand is there, it looks like every diesel type that ever ran on BR is going to get a RTR model as time goes on. Even once classes 21/29 28, 07 and 11 are knocked off there's plenty of choice in the onesy-twosy department: Lion, DP2, LMS 10000/10001 for those who found the FIA trains price too steep, the three SR/EE prototypes, the Fell, and OK they aren't diesels but are still bogie boxes, Swindon's Kerosene Castles.

Still waiting for classes 07, 11, and the 16 I forgot to mention - Heljan must be favourites for that last as the class 15 mechanism will fit - Lion available, 21/29. 28, DP2, the LMS twins, SR triplets all announced. The 'mopping up' is going at some speed...

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Re: Baby Deltic / class 23

Postby 56089 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:25 pm

For anyone that's ordered one there due next week

http://www.heljan.dk/faste_filer/modul. ... ikelid=297

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Re: Baby Deltic / class 23

Postby Phipps » Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:55 pm

Those four-digit headcodes look a little lost on such a large nose end,but I'm guessing the real things had the same "face" :?

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Re: Baby Deltic / class 23

Postby D605Eagle » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:37 am

Phipps wrote:Those four-digit headcodes look a little lost on such a large nose end,but I'm guessing the real things had the same "face" :?

The nose looks wrong. Compare it to this (I know is a poor picture but shoiws what we need to know)
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Its basically the same as a class 37, which is a streched baby deltic anyway. From the side they look spot on, but the front just aint right. I'll take a picture of my SilverFox baby deltic (which looks right) tomorrow and compare them.

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Re: Baby Deltic / class 23

Postby Bigmet » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:41 am

Doesn't bother me as I need them in original disc headcode form, so that numerical headcode is coming off, dreckly. Still a little puzzled that with such a small class with a short life Heljan have not covered the two significant variants. But it will keep me out of mischief.

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Re: Baby Deltic / class 23

Postby Phipps » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:42 pm

I was beginning to come around to the idea of one,but having seen that front end now,no thanks.
You'd think there was at least one person at Heljan who'd seen a sample,compare it with a picture & think "hang on a sec..."
Like I mentioned on another forum,I've just saved myself quite a few quid.

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Re: Baby Deltic / class 23

Postby Campaigner » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:34 pm

Agreed, Ouch!!!! that looks so wrong :(

On the bright side, I've just saved some money :)

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Re: Baby Deltic / class 23

Postby Bigmet » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:43 am

Phipps wrote:Those four-digit headcodes look a little lost on such a large nose end,but I'm guessing the real things had the same "face" :?

The size of the headcode frame looks right (should scale 4'3" wide , 2' high) and the 'window' for the headcodes looks good too for size and shape. What is definitely wrong is the representation of the font of the headcode, needs a BOLD version of that typeface. At least that should be easy to correct if it is the usual Heljan arrangement.

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Re: Baby Deltic / class 23

Postby Splop. » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:06 pm

Kernow is now selling them @ £109.99.

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Re: Baby Deltic / class 23

Postby D0260 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:29 pm

IN stock and available from Durham Trains of Stanley for £89.95- already got mine..

http://durhamtrainsofstanley.co.uk/my_s ... &x=27&y=11

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Re: Baby Deltic / class 23

Postby Bigmet » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:40 pm

Perhaps the Hattons pictures will put minds at rest on the headcode panel? http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hattons-M ... 7844895322

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Re: Baby Deltic / class 23

Postby Campaigner » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:31 pm

Yep, that looks better. :)

More expense :(

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Re: Baby Deltic / class 23

Postby 6C » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:16 pm

Available from Hattons from yesterday....
Pete

Fetch me a bottle of your finest Chateau Bichon Frise '65 !!

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Re: Baby Deltic / class 23

Postby Phipps » Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:00 pm

...........which is where this came from at lunchtime today(ordered Sun afternoon!)
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It's the Railway Test Centre's model no D5901 with the small yellow panel.Curiously,the other small yellow panel model is £116!
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Have to swallow large amounts of humble pie about this :oops: :oops:
As I had quite emphatically said,I wasn't going to bother,moaned about the headcode,having to remove detail,model too expensive blah blah blah de blah.
Well,I'd always hoped the model's popularity would wane & the cost be reduced,but it would seem that if it sold out,I would have cursed myself.TBH,the smaller yellow panel makes the front end a lot better to look at & the headcode(as someone's pointed out to me) is no better or worse than Kestrel's.Best thing from my POV is the running number makes it plausible that at least one could've been saved for preservation in 1976/1977 & restored to reside on my own line by the line's owner.

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Re: Baby Deltic / class 23

Postby D0260 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:13 pm

What is the RTC livery exactly?... All the shots I have seen look exactly like the BR livery wih small yellow panels.


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