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Author Topic: DJM Announcement - Crowdfunding King Class  (Read 4130 times)

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Offline Bornin1980something

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Re: DJM Announcement - Crowdfunding King Class
« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2017, 12:51:08 am »
Great to have you back, Dave. I love my Dapol 26. Not interested in the King, but I've put my name down for the Clayton and the Hudswell. It's the Hudswell l'm really waiting for, what with the shortage of industrials in N.


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Re: DJM Announcement - Crowdfunding King Class
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2017, 07:45:38 am »
One of the questions I would ask (No, I'm not weakening for a King) is what it's restrictions will be regarding minimum radius curves.

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Re: DJM Announcement - Crowdfunding King Class
« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2017, 07:48:22 am »
I would hope that with 2 bogies the restrictions will match current Graham Farish steam locomotive models.

However, everything is a compromise, and a tighter radius will involve putting on the 'altered' bogie to allow for enough swing on tighter track.
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Re: DJM Announcement - Crowdfunding King Class
« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2017, 08:37:45 am »
@DJM Dave  Slightly off topic here Dave, but is there any chance you could crowd fund the much awaited Baby Deltic in the same way ?



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Re: DJM Announcement - Crowdfunding King Class
« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2017, 08:44:10 am »
Hi mate,

It's an interesting proposition but I'm hoping to see the 23 before years end, and income from the j94's AND the 17's should go a long way to tooling this loco.
Ideally I'd like the 2 loco's out this year, but I'm ok with the 23 being first quarter 18 if it needs to.

Besides, too many people ( obviously not the majority, but the glass half empty type) think that crowdfunding so many is wrong and possibly 'iffy' so why give them ammunition.
Mind you if they want to sell their house and try and do better?

Cheers
Dave
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Re: DJM Announcement - Crowdfunding King Class
« Reply #35 on: March 18, 2017, 07:11:54 am »
I'm tempted, even as a North Eastern Region modeller.

Clun Castle ran through to Newcastle in the late sixties, so why not a King? 

However I also need a Schools to go with a 2P I've kept back from an earlier project.  30925 reached Darlington on a special pushing a 2P which apparently was as much use as a chocolate fireguard.

It will depend on how healthy my bank balance is after Easter.  Two more OO gauge J94s arriving, then several Mermaids and B Tankers.

Les
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Re: DJM Announcement - Crowdfunding King Class
« Reply #36 on: March 18, 2017, 02:22:18 pm »
I've signed up for two of these; British Railways blue with early crest and British Railways green with late crest.  Looking forward to seeing the progress on this one.

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Re: DJM Announcement - Crowdfunding King Class
« Reply #37 on: March 18, 2017, 03:24:11 pm »
Hi John,

I would appeal for every N gauge modeller to spread the word to clubs and friends to help push this through.

It could be, rather like the OO one, a gauge defining locomotive, and i'd love to see one on a layout like Vale Of Oxbury at the head of 10+ bogies speeding through the station.

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Re: DJM Announcement - Crowdfunding King Class
« Reply #38 on: March 21, 2017, 10:47:25 pm »
Following progress on RM Web it seems there's been strong take-up of the King, which is very encouraging.

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Re: DJM Announcement - Crowdfunding King Class
« Reply #39 on: March 21, 2017, 11:13:54 pm »
Following progress on RM Web it seems there's been strong take-up of the King, which is very encouraging.

Yes indeed. I have my name down for one and I might stretch to a second if it looks borderline. I can't really afford 2 but if the payments are staggered then the pain to the wallet will be spread out a bit.
Well, that's just not good enough. Some fount of all knowledge you are!  :no:  ;)

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Re: DJM Announcement - Crowdfunding King Class
« Reply #40 on: March 21, 2017, 11:27:21 pm »

Yes indeed. I have my name down for one and I might stretch to a second if it looks borderline. I can't really afford 2 but if the payments are staggered then the pain to the wallet will be spread out a bit.

That's my plan too.  I'd like three or four really (everything bar the shirt button livery) but even with the staggered payments it'd be too much for me. Knowing what the payments will be certainly gave me the confidence to order two instead of one.

Hopefully the project will lead to further variants in time (even if at a higher price). I'm not bothered about having a particular King in a particular livery, so I don't think I'll miss out forever on a G-crest-W or BR early crest version.

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Re: DJM Announcement - Crowdfunding King Class
« Reply #41 on: March 22, 2017, 02:24:11 am »
With the demise of the Dapol BOB/West Country, I'm in! Off to sign up now...

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Re: DJM Announcement - Crowdfunding King Class
« Reply #42 on: March 22, 2017, 11:02:41 pm »
Order placed for a late crest loco to run on Vale of Oxbury; It will finally replace my Foxhunter kit based King based on that aged Farish Castle chassis ; it still looks good being  built  and painted by Mr Jones way back in his Nsprays days.

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Re: DJM Announcement - Crowdfunding King Class
« Reply #43 on: April 03, 2017, 09:33:47 am »
Hi John,

I would appeal for every N gauge modeller to spread the word to clubs and friends to help push this through.

It could be, rather like the OO one, a gauge defining locomotive, and i'd love to see one on a layout like Vale Of Oxbury at the head of 10+ bogies speeding through the station.

Cheers
Dave

I was in my local model shop at the weekend to pre-order a Graham Farish Castle and mentioned this project. Hopefully the shop owner will mention it to any GWR or BR Western Region modellers.

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Re: DJM Announcement - Crowdfunding King Class
« Reply #44 on: April 06, 2017, 09:18:38 pm »
I have made an expression of interest for a blue King. I'm assuming this is in the condition it ran in B.R. days?

The more I think about a King loco, the more I am tempted to additionally go for a green early crest.

Do we get an acknowledgment of our expression/s of interest, so we know we are counted in?

I wait with bated breath to hear how much expression of interest has been generated!

 

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