Hattons.Co UK Brengt grote Engelse Stoomlocs zo als de A3 en A4 1/43

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Hattons.Co UK Brengt grote Engelse Stoomlocs zo als de A3 en A4 1/43

Bericht door bernard » 11 mei 2018, 21:14

Hallo,

De Firma Hattons.Co brengt voor spoor nul een LNER Class A3 & A4 Hatton's Exclusive locomotives in O gauge Hieronder heb ik even het verhaal in het Engels.

In 1928, after the success of the A1 class, the LNER introduced what was to become the iconic A3 class of 4-6-2 express passenger locomotives. They were built to run on the whole length of the East Coast Main Line from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh Waverley, some services running non-stop. The most famous of these locomotives was the 'Flying Scotsman', the locomotive being named after the train which ran non-stop daily North from Kings Cross. This was the longest non-stop service in the UK and really tested both the locomotive and crews (2 were used for each run, changing over via the corridor tender) and much use of water troughs was made. The locomotives received relatively few modifications in their lives, the main one being the tenders of which there were corridor and non-corridor versions depending on the intended use of the locomotive. The only other big modification was to the boilers, with higher pressure boilers being introduced, the main visual indication being the larger 'banjo' dome fitted to these. Some A3's were also fitted with German style smoke deflectors to help improve the drivers view when double chimneys were fitted. Most A3's lasted until 1963 with a few lasting until 1965 and one until 1966, by this time some being relegated to more mundane freight duties as the diesels took over the front line passenger services. One A3 has been preserved, Flying Scotsman, and is now owned by the National Railway Museum.
Following on from the success of the A3, and at the insistance of the LNER publicity Department, Nigel Gresley revealed his next class of high speed express engine in 1935. They were introduced, like the A3's, for the long distance, high speed, runs on the ECML to which they settled in very quickly. They were an almost instant success, building on the foundations laid by the A1 and A3 classes with the added streamlining both of the outer casing of the engine and a lot of internal components. In 1938 Class A4 4468 'Mallard' set the world steam speed record of 125.88 mph on Stoke Bank south of Grantham while running on a trial service with a dynomometer car (for recording speed etc) and 6 standard coaches. During the war years it was found that the valances covering the main running gear was hampering quick maintenance that on other classes would be relatively easy. The decision was taken to remove the valances completely to aid general servicing with the intention of restoring them at the end of hostilities, however this never happened and for the rest of their lives they ran without them. The only other major change to the look of the locos came with the fitting of double chimneys, although with the abundant streamlining this was lees obvious than on other classes. The A4 lcomotives started to be withdrawn in 1962 with the final members lasting until 1966. Luckily 6 have been preserved, including Mallard and 3 others in the UK, 1 in the USA and 1 in Canada.

Model Specification
Scale and Gauge 7mm 1:43 Scale - O Gauge
Motor Type 5 pole
Electrical Pickups All wheels
DCC Ready? Yes - DCC interface in Tender
DCC Sound Ready? Yes - speaker enclosure in tender and smokebox
Couplings? Screw link
Minimum Curve Radius 6ft - TBC
Separate Detailing parts? Pre-fitted to model
Lights? None
Sprung Buffers? Yes

H7-A3-004 Class A3 4-6-2 60072 "Sunstar" in BR Express blue with unstreamlined non-corridor tender

H7-A3-007 Class A3 4-6-2 60103 "Flying Scotsman" in BR green with late crest and unstreamlined corridor tender with smoke deflectors

De A4 wordt in diverse kleur uitvoering geleverd waarschijnlijk in negen kleuren waaronder deze H7-A4-008 Class A4 4-6-2 60009 "Union of South Africa" in BR green with late crest and unstreamlined corridor tender

H7-A4-009 Class A4 4-6-2 60008 "Dwight D Eisenhower" in BR green with late crest and streamlined non-corridor tender

Ondanks dat er wel wat Engelse spoor nul liefhebbers hier in Nederland zijn verbaasd mij dat deze info niet geplaatst is in het Nederlandse spoor nul forum. Zelf vind ik beide engelse stoomlocs qua model erg mooi om te zien. Ik denk dat beide locs een grote aanwinst zijn voor Engelse stoomloc fans

Midden Februari 2019 wordt de A3 en A4 uitgeleverd

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Met spoorse groeten,

Bernard

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Re: Hattons.Co UK Brengt grote Engelse Stoomlocs zo als de A3 en A4 1/43

Bericht door fredlubb » 11 mei 2018, 22:37

Bernard,

Ik had de aankondiging van Hattons hierover al gelezen op het Engelse RM WEB in Augustus 2016, daar stond bij: Delivery is expected mid 2018. Dus ze zitten al een half jaar in de vertraging :-))
Zelf had ik op voorhand niet veel interesse; de loc wordt van ABS plastic gemaakt. Maar wellicht gaat het er wel mooi uitzien en de prijs is vanwege het plastic natuurlijk niet zo schrikbarend (750 pound). De geheel metalen A3 en A4 van 3Rd Rail waren enkele jaren gelden (toen ik ze kocht) bijna 2 keer zo duur. Ik zie trouwens niet erg veel interesse op dit forum mbt Engels spul (maar misschien let ik niet goed op).

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Re: Hattons.Co UK Brengt grote Engelse Stoomlocs zo als de A3 en A4 1/43

Bericht door KarelB » 12 mei 2018, 10:08

Dag Fred,

Engels 'spul' intesseert me wel en ik volg het graag hoewel mijn voorkeur uit gaat naar Luxemburgs 'spul'.

Äddi (zeggen ze in Luxemburg),
KarelB.
Äddi, KarelB.

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Re: Hattons.Co UK Brengt grote Engelse Stoomlocs zo als de A3 en A4 1/43

Bericht door robstuart » 11 jul 2018, 13:17

Ik heb de aankondiging bij Hattons ook gelezen wilde al overgaan tot reserveren tot ik de radius van 6Ft las. Ruim 1.8meter radius.
Dat gaat het niet worden op mijn baantje.

mvg,
Rob
:-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

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