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Re: Oxford Diecast - 2017 deliveries and announcements
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2017, 08:02:52 am »
Yes, I understand the body is likely to be a new casting but will this not by on the same base plate more suitable for a wide bodied box therefore save some tooling



The new ambulance is completely new including the chassis. Pictures of the casting confirm that the shape corresponds with this drawing.

http://www.oxforddiecast.co.uk/search?q=nma001

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Re: Oxford Diecast - 2017 deliveries and announcements
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2017, 09:23:38 am »
I suspect the reason we don't see so many Tomytecs any more is that they are not as easily obtained as they once were. For instance, DM toys in Germany used to sell them separated from the pack, but their supplies seem to have been drying up in recent times.

I haven't been following developments closely, but my impression is Tomytec haven't released any new cars/vans for quite a while (though they're certainly putting out enough buses). Many of the existing models are still widely available in packs of 4 here though.

I've noticed that too.

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Re: Oxford Diecast - 2017 deliveries and announcements
« Reply #32 on: February 10, 2017, 04:07:09 pm »
I was a bit surprised to see that PlazaJapan/Hobby Search plan to stock the new Oxford Diecast items.

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/search?typ1_c=104&cat=rail&target=Make&searchkey=Oxford
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Re: Oxford Diecast - 2017 deliveries and announcements
« Reply #33 on: February 14, 2017, 08:36:02 am »
Photos of some pre-production buses and coaches, and two first shots of coaches are in the News item for 13 February 2017. Choose news from the left hand menu, and then select the dated post.

http://www.britishmodelbuses.com/
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Re: Oxford Diecast - 2017 deliveries and announcements
« Reply #34 on: February 14, 2017, 08:57:57 pm »
New releases next week include the low-loader trailer and a red Borismaster bus.

NNR002       New Routemaster bus - Go Ahead London
NSHL001ST Scania Highline with Nooteboom low loader trailer - Stobart Rail
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Re: Oxford Diecast - 2017 deliveries and announcements
« Reply #35 on: February 14, 2017, 11:30:11 pm »
any sign of the armoured car? i caught a brief blurred glimpse of one of the Toy FAir photos.

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Re: Oxford Diecast - 2017 deliveries and announcements
« Reply #36 on: February 15, 2017, 11:28:27 am »
any sign of the armoured car? i caught a brief blurred glimpse of one of the Toy FAir photos.

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This was what Oxford's MD said on Facebook just before the London Toyfair:- "On my last visit, I advised that we were having some difficulty on the tooling for some of the new N scale items. The problem being that as they are being tooled as a group ľ they all must be correct. The MGB looked wrong so that cavity has been recut and thankfully now we have 1st shots of the moulds for these items - MGB. New Mini, Ford Transit SWB, Mercedes Ambulance, CMP Truck and the Weymann Fanfare, D TEC Trailer and Container, Farm Trailers, Daimler Dingo and Cortina MKIII."

There is a crisp photo of the raw casting of the scout car on the Oxford Diecast Collectors Facebook page. Members of the Group can view it here:-

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154273891755949&set=g.282491821467&type=1&theater

Apart from the aerials it looks fine.
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Re: Oxford Diecast - 2017 deliveries and announcements
« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2017, 06:31:30 pm »
thanks, I am a member of the FBG but missed it.

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Re: Oxford Diecast - 2017 deliveries and announcements
« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2017, 06:50:42 pm »
I am after a Ford Granada MK2 Ghia X in N gauge anyone know were I can get one, I do believe they are like rocking horse dung... lol. :laugh:

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Re: Oxford Diecast - 2017 deliveries and announcements
« Reply #39 on: February 15, 2017, 06:59:46 pm »
I am after a Ford Granada MK2 Ghia X in N gauge anyone know were I can get one, I do believe they are like rocking horse dung... lol. :laugh:

The only N Granadas  I am aware of are Mk3s in 1/160 as the US version:-

http://www.atlasrr.com/HOFreight/hontaurus2.htm    also in H0.

Unfortunately Oxford has not yet bit the bullet on 1970s/80s cars. Though there are some due as in the list in the original post.
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Re: Oxford Diecast - 2017 deliveries and announcements
« Reply #40 on: February 15, 2017, 07:06:33 pm »
The Taurus, despite its similar size, is not related to the Granada. It is front wheel drive. The Granada was always rear wheel drive.

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Re: Oxford Diecast - 2017 deliveries and announcements
« Reply #41 on: February 16, 2017, 05:44:12 am »
The Taurus, despite its similar size, is not related to the Granada. It is front wheel drive. The Granada was always rear wheel drive.


I know, i used to have a MK2, she was a 5 time show winner.











The wheels are from a MK3 that i used everyday, i put the originals on for shows.


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Re: Oxford Diecast - 2017 deliveries and announcements
« Reply #42 on: March 14, 2017, 09:27:50 pm »
Two new releases due with retailers next week commencing 20 March 2017:-

NIRZ005 Irizar PB coach - unlettered white livery
NMN005S Mini - Lime green

The Mini is a reissue and has been given a slightly different catalogue number with an S suffix. A car Mr. Bean would be proud to drive. Maybe it has lost its padlock on the drivers door.

 Be interesting to see how well a plain white coach sells.
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Re: Oxford Diecast - 2017 deliveries and announcements
« Reply #43 on: April 06, 2017, 03:37:10 pm »
Although there is nothing specifically N related yet Lyndon Davies (MD of Oxford Diecast) has a blog on the Oxford Diecast website where he talks about design and manufacturing issues. There is an item on the challenges of scaling down a model, another on designing from the manufacturer's CAD before the actual vehicle is available, and a third on trying to hide joint lines in the multi-part moulds. This could be of interest to anyone who likes to understand the design and manufacturing process, and can translate to trains. I have bookmarked it for future reference.

https://www.oxforddiecast.co.uk/blogs/news
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Re: Oxford Diecast - 2017 deliveries and announcements
« Reply #44 on: April 20, 2017, 02:03:25 pm »
Releases for w/c 24 April 2017:-

NBED003        Bedford Lomas ambulance - Dublin
NPP005           Plaxton Panorama 1- Sheffield United Tours
NLAN188010   Land Rover Series 1 88" - Rover Works Fire Brigade

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