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General Category => N Gauge Discussion => Topic started by: Lindi on May 17, 2018, 10:43:41 am

Title: Two new livery Class 66 from Guagemaster
Post by: Lindi on May 17, 2018, 10:43:41 am
Guagemaster have announced a new range called the "Gaugemaster Collection".

The first two items in this range are being produced in conjunction with Dapol

GM2210101 GBRf Class 66789 'British Rail 1948-1997' Large Logo Blue

(http://www.gaugemaster.com/_upload/imgs/lrg/198940788/gm2210101.jpg)

and GM2210102 GB Railfreight Class 66783 The Flying Dustman Biffa Livery

(http://www.gaugemaster.com/_upload/imgs/lrg/198940788/gm2210102.jpg)

both priced at 119.95 and will be available through model shops from November 2018
Title: Re: Two new livery Class 66 from Guagemaster
Post by: njee20 on May 17, 2018, 10:46:55 am
Pleasing that their first items are N gauge, and intriguing that they're going to be available from all GM retailers. Even though it's my local shop I can see me procuring one from another retailer if they discount.
Title: Re: Two new livery Class 66 from Guagemaster
Post by: Lindi on May 17, 2018, 11:14:03 am
Pleasing that their first items are N gauge, and intriguing that they're going to be available from all GM retailers. Even though it's my local shop I can see me procuring one from another retailer if they discount.

Possibly because they got 'stuck' with stock from the A4 commission Union of South Africa. They have recently made the stock available to Hattons and Rails. Hattons listed it at the same price as Gaugemaster. Rails discounted it and 'Sold Out' quickly
Title: Re: Two new livery Class 66 from Guagemaster
Post by: woodbury22uk on May 17, 2018, 11:25:31 am
Maybe the Trans Pennine Express Class 68 will be the next in this range to complete a trio of very recently applied liveries.
Title: Re: Two new livery Class 66 from Guagemaster
Post by: RailGooner on May 17, 2018, 11:38:48 am
 :heart2: Ooh, just in time for Xmas! :D
Title: Re: Two new livery Class 66 from Guagemaster
Post by: Bob G on May 17, 2018, 12:34:48 pm
Pleasing that their first items are N gauge, and intriguing that they're going to be available from all GM retailers. Even though it's my local shop I can see me procuring one from another retailer if they discount.

These are not their first items of existing models in new liveries at all. What about the class 73s they did last year. And their A1X terrier Brighton Works a few years previously?

ALSO

Our local shop has started stocking Dapol diesels again, but supplied from GM rather than from Dapol. Easier for them to deal with an existing supplier than restart a contract with Dapol that they stopped dealing with a while back when they had too many returns.

Bob
Title: Re: Two new livery Class 66 from Guagemaster
Post by: njee20 on May 17, 2018, 12:46:16 pm
I thought those were only available through Gaugemaster (even if eventually distributed elsewhere), even if it's purely a brand marketing exercise the first items they've chosen for their "Gaugemaster Collection" are in N, which goes against the grain of most manufacturers presently.

It's not even the first Dapol 66 they've done as a special edition FWIW, they did a DB red one a while back.
Title: Re: Two new livery Class 66 from Guagemaster
Post by: Claude Dreyfus on May 17, 2018, 02:29:23 pm
:heart2: Ooh, just in time for Xmas! :D

Which one?
Title: Re: Two new livery Class 66 from Guagemaster
Post by: Claude Dreyfus on May 17, 2018, 02:35:39 pm
I thought those were only available through Gaugemaster (even if eventually distributed elsewhere), even if it's purely a brand marketing exercise the first items they've chosen for their "Gaugemaster Collection" are in N, which goes against the grain of most manufacturers presently.

It's not even the first Dapol 66 they've done as a special edition FWIW, they did a DB red one a while back.


Correct. This is a new initiative from GM.

http://www.gaugemaster.com/news/Announcing-the-Gaugemaster-Collection (http://www.gaugemaster.com/news/Announcing-the-Gaugemaster-Collection)

Okay, so this may be a question of semantics, however previous were general shop commissions as opposed to being a 'range' in its own right. By kicking this off with an N gauge offering, suggests their previous commissions were a success, even if they took forever to be delivered from Dapol.
Title: Re: Two new livery Class 66 from Guagemaster
Post by: Ben A on May 17, 2018, 04:21:45 pm

Hi all,

Great to see this - I am in for the BR Large Logo one and the Biffa one if funds allow nearer the time.

Gaugemaster did the Barton liveried 66 "Sence" before - a very nice model though missing some lettering on one side IIRC.

Cheers

Ben A.
Title: Re: Two new livery Class 66 from Guagemaster
Post by: GroupC on May 17, 2018, 05:40:05 pm
Well done to them for this initiative I say, and I hope it works out. Too modern for me but I'll definitely keep looking to see what else they do.

As a completely off-topic side issue though, I do hate that dreadful flying dustman name... so much so that I can't bring myself to capitalise it. What happened to the days of noble, epic names for locos? I suppose I should be grateful nothing's (yet) been called Loco McLocoFace or some such inanity. And don't get me started on meaningless corporate slogan names for locos, such as 66751 being lumbered with the simply awful "Inspiration Delivered Hitachi Rail Europe".

Anyway, getting off my high horse and remounting (?!!) the topic, as I say I do hope they sell well so Gaugemaster continue the programme. If I had the money I'd have one of each, never mind the era. And then I'd have to start buying current stock and locos which would be the start of a right old slippery slope. But GM et al would do well out of me, so I hope there are plenty of others out there who can do what I can't so the industry thrives.
Title: Re: Two new livery Class 66 from Guagemaster
Post by: RailGooner on May 17, 2018, 06:20:39 pm
 :D

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/65/5427-170518181822.jpeg)
Title: Re: Two new livery Class 66 from Guagemaster
Post by: GroupC on May 18, 2018, 01:18:36 pm
Oh no.
Title: Re: Two new livery Class 66 from Guagemaster
Post by: LeftToMyOwnDevices on May 24, 2018, 12:20:36 am
I do hate that dreadful flying dustman name... so much so that I can't bring myself to capitalise it.

I would ever-so-politely beg to differ on that one.
Given the 'wonderfully' lurid orange colour, it struck me as a witty play on "The Flying Dutchman".

I didn't really know what that name referred to, until I Googled it and found this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Dutchman (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Dutchman)
It made me think of what the railway equivalent might be... :hmmm:

However, I'm right with you on this one...
And don't get me started on meaningless corporate slogan names for locos, such as 66751 being lumbered with the simply awful "Inspiration Delivered Hitachi Rail Europe".

That name (and far too many others like it), just sound like so much nauseating management-speak. It's the sort of thing that gets so wonderfully parodied on TV programmes like 'W1A' and 'Twenty Twelve' (not that I've watched either of them; just seen the trailers).

If anyone is keen to know more, take a look at this:
https://inews.co.uk/culture/television/w1a-nonsensical-quotes/ (https://inews.co.uk/culture/television/w1a-nonsensical-quotes/)
I do think the actress Jessica Hynes gleefully sends up all that you/we detest most with such dead-pan humour. :)

Or may be we should turn back to the N gauge model trains we individually like, to preserve our sanity in this crazy world...

And it's "Good Night and Good Luck..."
...from me.

Charles.
Title: Re: Two new livery Class 66 from Guagemaster
Post by: Lindi on August 21, 2018, 03:08:54 pm
Gaugemaster have now received pre production livery samples of these

http://www.gaugemaster.com/news/Sneak-Peek-of-Gaugemaster-Collection-Class-66s (http://www.gaugemaster.com/news/Sneak-Peek-of-Gaugemaster-Collection-Class-66s)
Title: Re: Two new livery Class 66 from Guagemaster
Post by: GroupC on August 22, 2018, 02:40:01 pm
As 66789 has now been named (as they say in their own blurb) I hope they get some nameplates put on it. Then again it is just a sample.

http://www.railwayherald.co.uk/imagingcentre/view/521325/TW (http://www.railwayherald.co.uk/imagingcentre/view/521325/TW)

Excuse to post a large logo pic.
Title: Re: Two new livery Class 66 from Guagemaster
Post by: njee20 on August 22, 2018, 02:44:31 pm
It was named at launch back in February. I imagine the sample simply doesn't have them yet. Perhaps they're etched with marks on the bodyside to show where to put them, like the Westerns.
Title: Re: Two new livery Class 66 from Guagemaster
Post by: GroupC on August 22, 2018, 02:53:21 pm
Obviously it very much isn't a class 56 but I'd also like the real thing to be renumbered 56789. Just because.
Title: Re: Two new livery Class 66 from Guagemaster
Post by: ntpntpntp on August 22, 2018, 08:52:46 pm
... I'd also like the real thing to be renumbered 56789. Just because....
... they're the only numbers you have left in your Letraset?   :D  :D
Title: Re: Two new livery Class 66 from Guagemaster
Post by: GroupC on August 23, 2018, 01:53:58 pm
...not as such. The reasons are:

1. They never made enough HST power cars to get up to 43210 which would have been even better.

4. I can't count and it might help.