LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

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LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

Postby Free_at_last » Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:45 pm

Either just announced or it has sneaked under the radar.
Hattons are advertising no less than 12 versions of the LMS Beyer Garrat.
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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

Postby Lysander » Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:32 pm

Oh dear, that's £200 down the tube......

Actually, this might be just a little too expensive for me but I'm sure it'll fly. Heljan are making it - their first UK outline steam engine.

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

Postby kennyGWSR » Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:42 pm

Certainly sounds good! Might have to invest in one of these, now anyone want to do the LNER one now? :mrgreen:
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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

Postby 83A Models » Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:09 am

Just pre-orderd ours.
266209 Beyer Garratt 2-6-0 0-6-2 47975 in BR "Lion on wheel" emblems on cabsides with standard numbers on tanks, 1950-55. Pristine OO Gauge (1:76th scale)
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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

Postby Zunnan » Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:01 pm

I'm not one for pre ordering before a pre production model has been seen, usually. This is a very different case though, an absolutely spectacular prototype that transcends region and era, and at £200 is an absolute steal. The fact that they worked into my most local yard (Washwood Heath) and were known to work into the collieries nearby just makes them even more desirable for me, two duly ordered! I wonder if the model will match the real thing and take 60+ minerals. I need more 7 & 8 planks and 16 tonners...

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

Postby whynot » Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:13 pm

Sounds attractive and, given the complexity etc, probably a "fair enough" price. But at my age I certainly don't think nor plan ANYTHING 12-18 months ahead!
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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

Postby 83A Models » Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:37 pm

whynot wrote:Sounds attractive and, given the complexity etc, probably a "fair enough" price. But at my age I certainly don't think nor plan ANYTHING 12-18 months ahead!


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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

Postby Bigmet » Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:47 pm

Zunnan wrote: I wonder if the model will match the real thing and take 60+ minerals. I need more 7 & 8 planks and 16 tonners...

'Half the engine' in the form of a Bachmann mogul like the Crab, Ivatt 4MT or K3 will easily drag 60 wagons around on level track, so an articulated loco with the equivalent of two such engine units and the potential for a lot more weight should have ample traction. It should be roughly equivalent to an all wheel drive centre motor Co-Co diesel model; most UK layouts simply cannot accomodate the maximum train load these can move. I can fill the scale half mile of my test circuit with vehicles (roughly 130 SWB minerals), and these types will start and accelerate the lot with no difficulty. Give the train a bit of a jerk and you can pull a coupler out of an NEM pocket mind...

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

Postby trainsandco » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:38 pm

I have £220 in my saving account. In 12-18 months there will be £20. Nuff said.
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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

Postby Gronk12 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:08 pm

See the real thing here with many examples and all in steam:

[b]EVENT: [/b] Great Garratt gathering 2011:
[b]DATES: [/b] 17th & 18th September.
[b]WHERE:[/b] Moors Valley Country Park http://www.moorsvalleyrailway.co.uk/specialevntes.html

[b]LOCATED AT:[/b]
Horton Road,
Ashley Heath,
Hants.
BH24 2ET.

[b]CONTACT:[/b] 01425 471415
[b]EMAIL:[/b] Shopmoorsvalleyrailway.co.uk
[b]HOW TO FIND:[/b] http://www.moorsvalleyrailway.co.uk/how.html

Anyone else going?

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

Postby 6C » Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:44 pm

Pete

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

Postby Black-Marlin » Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:16 pm

I see it, I want it, I cannot possibly afford it...

Maybe as a christmas present down the line?

LMS weathered black for me, I think...

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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

Postby Bushey Troughs » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:13 pm

Rather fancy this one myself. 47996 BR Black, early crest
The problem is not only the £199.00 price tag, but buying another 30 - 40 coal wagons for the beggar to pull. I just want a Totton - Brent coal train just like the ones I saw as a toddler passing Carpenders Park station.

Though the pristine LMS standard 4970, with the pony wheel brake looks really smart too....
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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

Postby Bushey Troughs » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:15 pm

Doh! no edit.

Meant to add this would be my first Heljan locomotive.
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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

Postby Ranger » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:51 am

Learnt about these yesterday, and I've still got a smile on my face.
Ordered 2 last night when I got home from work, one standard bunker, and one revolving. I've now got 17 months to save up for them. :D

Can't wait to run them along side my AD60 Garratt.

Now if I can just get someone to build a Backwoods NGG16 Garratt for me I'd be in heaven.
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