Heljan Gresley O2 2-8-0 'Tango'

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Heljan Gresley O2 2-8-0 'Tango'

Post by Brush53Falcon » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:07 pm

Well as promised I am able to add that Heljan have in development a Gresley O2 2-8-0 'Tango' with the aim of eventually producing all versions to include both boilers, both cabs, both bufferbeams, high and low running plate and four tender styles. The model is expected to be released in 2014 and further material is being sought to enable a very accurate model. There are also some experts in this field who have been approached and have confirmed their valued support which should also help to with the authenticity. It will also have the option of authentic O2 3cyl sound which will be produced from original sound recordings.
I hope to be able to keep this forum updated with the development stages at regular intervals and look forward to receiving any valid comments during the course of the project.

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Post by manna » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:14 pm

G'Day Gents

Excellent news, at last another big GN loco, better start saving my pennies :lol:

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Post by davidwest » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:37 pm

Wow any thought on the RRP?

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Post by Atlantic 3279 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:40 pm

Excellent news! Would it be too much to hope that the design will include some consideration for the possibility of re-building the chassis for other applications, such as

1. Sticking to one of the existing after-market "industry standard" axle sizes such as 3mm or 1/8th inch, rather than introducing an oddity, so as to facilitate alterations to EM gauge.
2. Making it "not impossible" for enterprising modellers to move the second coupled axle to the correct position for the Gresley 2-cylinder 2-8-0s, i.e. the original O1 (later O3) class?

Dare we even hope that the GN tender might be offered as a stand-alone accessory item?

Go on. Pleeeeeeease!
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Post by Atlantic 3279 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:41 pm

Of course if you safeguard the re-wheeling option you are also within spitting distance of an RTR P1.......
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Post by workev » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:47 pm

Better get saving, I need a few for Grantham........
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Post by Tom F » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:04 pm

Fantastic news. They did use to turn up at York from Doncaster and the South so I'll be having at least 2.

All cabs and tender types!!! Overjoyed! Well done Heljan!
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Post by 60800 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:08 pm

And on that note, I definitely won't be buying a Hornby 01 :lol:

I can see a GNR liveried 02 hauling my freight stock already (drools)
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Post by Tom F » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:20 pm

Blackout60800 wrote:And on that note, I definitely won't be buying a Hornby 01 :lol:

I can see a GNR liveried 02 hauling my freight stock already (drools)
Get both Blackout. :) Support Hornby and maybe see some more LNER stuff from Margate! :)

Plus the O2 isn't going to appear until 2014......you freight services will need something to haul them! ;)
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Post by 60800 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:01 pm

I have my Bacchy 04 at present ;), besides, my pennies are low (another shelling of the already over stretched bank accout will commence on Sunday at Warley) and I'll be supporting Hornby next year with a B1 or Black 5 :)

I've bought a fair amount of Hornby products this year. If I had the money I would have got DP2 or a baby Deltic to stable with D9008
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Post by Atlantic 3279 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:05 pm

It occurs to me, somewhat belatedly, that we should express our gratitude for the early annoncement on this forum. The matter seems still to be under wraps elewhere.
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Post by Tom F » Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:29 pm

Atlantic 3279 wrote:It occurs to me, somewhat belatedly, that we should express our gratitude for the early annoncement on this forum. The matter seems still to be under wraps elewhere.
Yep I noticed that too. Great news!
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Post by Steve05 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:05 am

That’s a great scoop for the Forum, well done. :D

And to Heljan my congratulations, I cannot wait to add several to my collection. 8)

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Post by S.A.C. Martin » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:30 am

One of those news announcements that makes a person's day. I am hoping that the Heljan Gresley O2 will be every bit as impressive as the Heljan Beyer Garratt is looking.

Overall ladies and gents, we're not doing too badly at all from the RTR manufacturers at the minute...not too badly at all.

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Post by Horsetan » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:40 am

I wonder if this could spark another full-size "new build" scheme :?:

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