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Monday, March 13, 2017 - 05:01 AM GMT+7
Tim Hatton [Litespeed] discovered this OO/1/76 Yorkshire Engine Co 'Janus' 0-6-0 Diesel Locomotive from Golden Valley Hobbies is almost ready for general release. Pre orders have been understandably brisk for such a fine looking Loco.
Janus awaiting green light

The OO/1/76 Yorkshire Engine Co 'Janus' 0-6-0 Diesel Locomotive from Golden Valley Hobbies is almost ready for general release. Pre orders have been understandably brisk for such a fine looking Loco. Initially there are four liveries on offer:

-National Coal Board NCB blue livery.

Ref no: GV2012

-British Steel livery.

Ref no: GV2013

-British Petroleum green livery.

Ref no: GV2014

-Port of London blue livery

Ref no: GV2015

Using original engineering drawings, press publicity and published history we have developed an accurate 1:76 scale locomotive for OO gauge model railways. The desk research has been backed up with on-site visits to view and measure surviving locomotives.

The model has been designed to incorporate many fine details of the original locomotives and also offer key detail variations made during their long operational ownership.

Permission has been obtained from a variety of famous British companies who owned and operated these locos, giving us the ability to reproduce their branding on the models. Some brand owners have applied restrictions to the production run quantity we are allowed to produce and so they will become more sought after once released.

The product development has been under way for the last 12 months and we are delighted to be working with a partner who is developing a range of competitively priced models on their own account in this market - Oxford Rail. The Research, CAD and final CAD reviews have all been completed, with tooling now under way.

The Sound recording of the Janus has been completed and is included as an option on the DCC chip. You can see the loco in full sound glory on these Youtube clips.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg_AFz_23QE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7w18WNqsxY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuLqIilsniw
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