Heljan class 05 in O gauge.

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  1. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    SWMBO gave me the ok to buy one of these from Rails of Sheffield. They sent an email showing their reductions on the 05's, 56% off!! £175 instead of £399, bargin!!
    Just waiting for its arrival.

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    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice loco you have there Pete... a well good bargain. :tophat::thumbs:
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    mmmmm ...... no satan get behind me.
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Nice and even better with the saving. :tophat:
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Hey Pete... just a though... with the £175 odd you saved on this crackin bargain you could order in another one and at the original price you'd still have some dosh left over. :avatar::avatar::avatar::thumbs::tophat:
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Update; It arrived this afternoon, only thing is I ordered the plain green and I've been sent the early wasp stripe version! Not going to complain as it is the one I would have preferred, it was also listed at £189.50, £14.50 more than I was charged, being a tight wad I didn't want to pay the extra :avatar: Result!!
    I will post up some photos later.

    Cheer's, a very happy Pete.
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    This gets even better Pete:tophat: Winner :tophat: and happy for you too mate.:thumbup:
     
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    Think I prefer the striped version too.
    Plain green looks a little bland.
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    I'll second that Andy !:thumbs:
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    The other reason I went for the plain green was because my 08 is also plain green.
    Any way a few photos of the loco, it's also a heavy beast!

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    I also gave it a running in session, 30 minutes in both directions. Next job, fit a dcc chip, 21pin which I have in stock until I can get a sound chip from Digitrains.

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    Makes me wonder why you don’t get a number in O gauge (do you get transfers with it? ) yet they are always numbered in OO
     
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    That’s great Pete! Looks the biz
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Great pictures of your new stead Pete :thumbup::tophat:, now I wonder if Toto will take a shine to the 05 type as many were Scottish Region allocations.
     
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    Snap, mine arrived the other week, bit out of period but rule 1 saves me. Couldn't resist at that value.
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    Cheers

    Brian
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Chipped her up today, a Lais chip, she runs a treat! I will have to look up a number hopefully something localish ;).

    Pete.
     
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    While I don't model BR I could easily be tempted to buy one of them.
    :>(
    cheers
    Bob
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks for that Paul, I had found the web site but not that particular page, really useful!
    Where it says a loco was scrapped would it be close to where it finished its life? I'm thinking of those that were cut up in Rotherham.
    Actually I have just answered my own question. If you click on the locos number, D2409, it brings up that locos history, it finished up at Staveley Barrow Hill 41E in 1965 before scrapping in 1970.
    What a brilliant site!!

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    I suspect the case with shunting engines was that they were disposed of locally and very often cut up on site due to their inability to run on mainlines at speed even as class 8 partially fitted consists, whereas scrap mainline engines were often clustered together at depots or stabling points and put up on scrap tender lists as job lots. Thus half a dozen scrap mainline locos stabled together at say Toton or Crewe South would be purchased for disposal by a metal dealer in Port Talbot or Leicester and then travel there in consist as a special working.
     
  20. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    Hi Pete,

    There were a couple of these on layouts at Thirsk show last weekend and they looked and performed very nice (for diesels that is:thumbs:)....
     
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