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Author Topic: DJM announces HUO Hopper for N  (Read 2518 times)

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Offline JBQFC

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Re: DJM announces HUO Hopper for N
« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2017, 09:26:16 am »
just ordered 2 x 4 packs  :NGaugersRule:

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Re: DJM announces HUO Hopper for N
« Reply #31 on: November 16, 2017, 07:34:30 am »
Dave Jones has posted an update on progress of the crowdfunding on RMWeb (post #95):-

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/127705-new-oo-gauge-huo-n-gauge-245t-hopper-wagon-crowdfunded/?p=2925392
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Re: DJM announces HUO Hopper for N
« Reply #32 on: November 23, 2017, 11:07:59 pm »
I've registered my interest - all four four-packs plus the single wagon. Don't tell the boss at home!  :-X
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Re: DJM announces HUO Hopper for N
« Reply #33 on: November 24, 2017, 11:18:08 am »
If the OO gauge one is out selling the n gauge one by 12:1, and itself is only 18% of the way there, assuming the same quantities are needed for each, then he's only got 1.5% of the required volume for N gauge.

That seems surprising given the number of people saying they've ordered all 17 variants, one person alone should be that volume if it's 1000 needed, even if it's 3000 (as he gives as the break even figure for the Mermaids) then 3 people buying that number would see more than 1.5% progress made. :hmmm:

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Re: DJM announces HUO Hopper for N
« Reply #34 on: November 24, 2017, 01:27:45 pm »
Not everyone will agree I'm sure but from what I understand there may be two factors that are impacting take up: -

1) All variants are post TOPS and that restricts the Market to a very specific blue Diesel era and I'm not convinced that in isolation it is that big in N. Now I know there will be those that say you just need to paint out the TOPS panel, but given the quality of RTR these days many, including me will want them as authentic as possible straight from the box including correct for period running numbers applied. Now before anyone says, I enjoy modelling and making things but it is a choice and my work, however good will not be up to the standard of factory tampo-printing,

2) Traffic flows - fairly restricted, a high capacity hopper not suitable for many locations and for non "Rule 1" users that may be impacting the take up on top of the above.

I hope they do make the cut as I am sure Dave would deliver another excellent wagon.

If there were any pre-tops, transition modellers may be enticed too, and we could have our Farish J39s or UM J26s lumbering along with rakes of them. I would buy a 4 pack to support the project as a "Rule 1" purchase were that the case.

My final thought is that in addition to all of the above restricting possible take up, the "rule off" date for the RevolutioN Class B tanks, plus soon to be released NGS Carflats and Hunslet shunters on the way in 2018 may just mean that funds are short with Christmas on the horizon people aren't looking to even express an interest at this point.

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Re: DJM announces HUO Hopper for N
« Reply #35 on: November 24, 2017, 05:22:52 pm »
I'm sure there is a couple preserved on the MRC at Butterley that they run in a mixed goods train with Diesels and those stinky kettle things

I will have a better look next time I am there.

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Re: DJM announces HUO Hopper for N
« Reply #36 on: November 24, 2017, 08:30:30 pm »
Just heard from Dave that he has updated the HUO originally announced to a 1956 built one that lasted into the 80s thus suitable for transition and pre-TOPS modellers too.

CAD Cams to be released tomorrow on RM Web and Dave's website.

As people probably know he will be at Warley this weekend - Stand A13 according to the Warley website, I'll certainly be making a bee-line there amongst a long list of other places!

No connection to Dave's business just a modeller keen to do my bit to support his work in bringing new models to N.

Roy

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Re: DJM announces HUO Hopper for N
« Reply #37 on: November 26, 2017, 04:49:30 pm »
Just ordered 4 x 4 packs as Dave has confirmed on the equivalent RMWeb thread that these are in pre-TOPS livery.

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Re: DJM announces HUO Hopper for N
« Reply #38 on: November 27, 2017, 11:22:09 pm »
CAD was on display at Warley and is now also posted on RMweb.

The box of goodies that arrived at Dave's the day before Warely didn't have the expected HUO model so nothing hard.

Updates will be on RMWeb.

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Re: DJM announces HUO Hopper for N
« Reply #39 on: November 28, 2017, 08:57:18 am »

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Re: DJM announces HUO Hopper for N
« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2018, 01:51:02 pm »
Ordered a big pile of pre TOPs, guess i'd better start saving now !

 

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