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Re: LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:52 am
by Bushey Troughs
Hattons now say due November, but not which year. They can send it along with my Bachmann L&YR 2-4-2T, that's due in November too. Might save on postage.

Re: LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:17 pm
by Bushey Troughs
Beyer Garratt, is now supposedly arriving early 2014! Its like watching treacle flow uphill. :x

Re: LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:02 pm
by Free_at_last
It was originally supposed to be out March this year. I did ask them then if there were problems but they said they were just finalising the livery details.
I read elsewhere that Heljan have had problems with another commission model and there are other stories of delays with Chinese manufacturers.
Now they have said the beginning of 2014 when I posed the question on their FB page.

Re: LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:19 am
by D605Eagle
I can wait.... As this will be Heljans first foray into kettles for the UK market, and lets face its not a straight forwards model to produce, theres going to be Heljan reputaion riding on it. I'd rather wait and they get it right than it produced early with faults.

Re: LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:26 am
by Bushey Troughs
It's a finished article and ready to go. It seems waiting for a production slot is the problem.

Re: LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:48 pm
by Lysander
Ye Gods.............

E-mail from Hattons telling me to expect it within a week or so.......

Tony

Re: LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:06 pm
by Free_at_last
Not expecting mine until May, lets hope the wait has been worth it.

Re: LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:16 pm
by alex3410
Limited Edition Beyer Garratts Now In Stock! - marketing email has just done the rounds

view online here

Re: LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:24 pm
by Bigmet
The first of, anyway. These are a couple of fixed bunker LMS liveried versions, further livery variants and especially the rotating bunker version still to come.

So, who's going to be first to see how it runs, and then holds up in extended service?

Re: LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:01 pm
by slipalong
Not me. The first of mine isn't due in until the end of March and have to wait until May for the second.

Re: LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:05 pm
by Lysander
Arrived - unwrapped - explored - rewrapped - to be returned. Missing parts which are cosmetically too obvious to tolerate.

Tony

Re: LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:54 pm
by Free_at_last
Oh dear....

Re: LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:34 pm
by Lysander
Quite so. But hopefully a good replacement will follow.

It is extremely impressive however, very heavy and doubtless will pull every piece of rolling stock you have........

I think I'll start with 50 coal trucks !

Tony

Re: LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:02 pm
by PeterH
It does seem a but hit and miss whether or not you get a 'good un'. Some have been fine, others not. Interesting video of it here on a 1 in 30 gradient with 65 wagons...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wznPEsWilR8

Re: LMS Beyer Garratt at Hattons

Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:56 pm
by Old Man Phil
Strange that we are told that the only ones available at the moment have the standard coal bunker and the one on the You Tube Video has a rotating bunker.!!!