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Author Topic: Durham Trains of Stanley APT crowdfunding campaign  (Read 5663 times)

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Re: Durham Trains of Stanley APT crowdfunding campaign
« Reply #105 on: April 12, 2018, 12:36:52 pm »
Apparently fewer than 100 orders thus far. I think I'm surprised it's not more popular.  But maybe I'm not given the price.

To my mind, it's a bit of a 'niche' purchase. Compared to any other loco/dmu/emu/specialist rake there is probably a quite reduced number of people that would want one. The anticipated cost then reduces the number again.

Just my thoughts. That said, for those that DO want one, I really hope it succeeds.

Good luck.

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Re: Durham Trains of Stanley APT crowdfunding campaign
« Reply #106 on: April 12, 2018, 06:19:19 pm »
I am not sure the price is the only issue - my problem is too many to choose from - I would go for a 14-car and another but which one?? No way can afford all so a bit bewildered. Sometimes choice is good and other times it is in fact off putting.... So still confused....

Apparently fewer than 100 orders thus far. I think I'm surprised it's not more popular.  But maybe I'm not given the price.

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Re: Durham Trains of Stanley APT crowdfunding campaign
« Reply #107 on: April 12, 2018, 07:27:43 pm »
From the web page,  durhamtrainsofstanley :
 
To order the N Gauge APT-P click on the model you wish to purchase at the bottom of this page and enter your name and contact details.
When you get to the postage section just click on the store collect and this will reserve that model for you.
Providing we get to the target number you will be notified about any progress and deposits to take this forward.
The real thing will be scanned thanks to The Crewe Heritage Centres help in this project.
Any questions regarding the reserving of the model can be done as well by email to durhamtrainsofstanley@gmail.com
 Tel 01207 232545 ask for Mick for any questions.

DJM-APT-N-0002
5 car set (1 power car 49006) 
370006 & 370007 Black front window
549.95    48106/48606/49006/48607/48107

DJM-APT-N-0001
6 car set (1 power car 49001)
370001 & 370005 Yellow front window
599.95  48101/48201/48601/49001/48205/48105

DJM-APT-N-0003
7 car set (1 power 49006 1 dummy 49003 City of Derby)
370006 & 370003 Black front window
649.95  48106/48606/49006/49003/48603/48203/48103

DJM-APT-N-0004
7 car set  ( 1 power 49004, 1 dummy 49002
370004 & 370002 Yellow front window
649.95  48104/48604/49004/49002/48602/48202/48102

DJM-APT-N-0006
10 car set (1 working power car 49006 & 1 Dummy 49003 City of Derby)
370006 & 370003 Black front window
799.95   48106/48206/48406/48606/49006/49003/48603/48403/48203/48103


DJM-APT-N-0007
14 car set (2 working power cars 49005 & 49002)
370005 & 370002  Black front window
899.95   48105/48205/48405/48305/48505/48605/49005/49002/48602/48502/48302/
               48402/48202/48102

Well  To simplify its 550 for a N gauge version of the Iconic Hornby set.
The 600 option is typical of the test trains before and after the public workings and best short train option with one power vehicle
The 650 version is a 2 power car shorty
The 800 is a 10 car with two power vehicles- albeit one a dummy and this I wonder if a realistic option with build costs
The 900 "full fat" is the option every engineer wanted  but stretched the railway somewhat- doubling the crew costs straight away .

I would say "simples" but is not  but that is the basic choices , I would run the 10 car set with a two vehicle half train, two powers and a 6 car half train as that is how I remember them.  And in that formation I would suggest you order. It is just a bit longer than the Full fat HST formation.   

The exciting vehicle numbers given just show an attempt to cover more bases with the amazing variety of paint games on the driving ends - almost puts Tinsley depot to shame - thinks of 47145 with more embelishments every weekend!!

What you cannot get away from is the 100 per vehicle cost but this reflects the very small build that is going to happen and recover costs given the investors are not intentionally in the charity  business !  Web site does say payments in 4 parts which does reduce the pain but with the risk of losing money if project flounders but I would expect it to be returned if that were the case.  Dave might have a view on that or get the investors behind to make a statement on risks.

The biggest risk (apart from Trump/ Putin asI type) is that folk sit by and dream rather than invest. Please act is all I say.
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Re: Durham Trains of Stanley APT crowdfunding campaign
« Reply #108 on: April 12, 2018, 09:08:32 pm »
Thanks for pointing out the staged payments Robert.  I hadn't noticed that before and it has made committing to one palatable.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Durham Trains of Stanley APT crowdfunding campaign
« Reply #109 on: April 14, 2018, 10:39:17 am »
I think what would help the project further is introducing a payement plan so you can pay in 10 instances to reduce the burden in the wallet a bit.

I expressed interest for the big fat 14 car full version and hope it will take some time before they charge me as I currently have a heck of a lot on order from Rapido and RevolutioN.

 

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