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No, I didn't forget about the pulling power - I just never got the chance to run it because the loco did nothing but wobble from side to side. I also got the sound-fitted version which believe me, after all the pre-release hype, was nothing to write home about. In all a bad experience and one I won't be repeating anytime soon.

Which begs the question, how come you don't know the size of OO gauge track, the best way to purchase it, how to create gradients, or 'how to start' an oo gauge railway, and yet you can offer such a scientific assessment of the Hattons class 66?

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On 3/27/2020 at 6:19 PM, mick said:

 I've always missed the omitted marker lights on the Bachmann but the Hatton's marker lights are so dull that it's barely noticeable either. It still looks like there's only two lights instead of the triangle arrangement.

People keep demanding ever more detail and realism. I find the same thing with the Oxford Rail Mk3as, they made a beautiful super-detailed model but they also made a not very robust model.
With the lights, on the real railway you wouldn't see train lights from anything but track level and a fairly narrow angle. Helicopter view (normal model rail viewing angle) you wouldn't see the lights at all. So from that point of view it is realistic. I think the point of a model is to entertain though and part of that is having the lights visible, even if that ultimately compromises realism.

I've come to the conclusion that for me, losing some detail to retain some more robustness is a fair compromise. And that gives another plus about a garden railway, you view the models from enough of a distance that rivet counting is pointless :-)

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14 hours ago, mick said:

No, I didn't forget about the pulling power - I just never got the chance to run it because the loco did nothing but wobble from side to side. I also got the sound-fitted version which believe me, after all the pre-release hype, was nothing to write home about. In all a bad experience and one I won't be repeating anytime soon.

Which begs the question, how come you don't know the size of OO gauge track, the best way to purchase it, how to create gradients, or 'how to start' an oo gauge railway, and yet you can offer such a scientific assessment of the Hattons class 66?

i watch youtube. 

 

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  • 6 months later...

The FOOL that is me!!

Did anyone else receive a promotional email from Hattons' a couple of days ago with details of their Festive Sale? They're advertising price reductions on several items including their O gauge A3, A4 and OO gauge class 66s locomotives. Despite the problems I had with my previous purchase of a class 66 loco that I ended up returning for refund, I decided that a 'festive' price reduction from £150 to £119 was worthy of another chance and that I could perhaps rectify any similar problems that I came across. After all, there's plenty of advice available online now due to the number of errors others have encountered.

So this morning my order was delivered but when I opened it up I was greeted with a box carrying a sticker marked with the errors the loco contained! THESE ARE NOT NEW ITEMS! The promotion suggests they are new, and so does the online website listing, but the one I received certainly is not. It has either just been previously returned or has been reconditioned.

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I imagine if this is indeed the case then it will also apply to the other items listed in their Festive Sale so perhaps a note of caution for anyone else contemplating an order for anything listed on that promotional email.

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