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Re: N gauge Cars (crowdfunded proposal)
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2016, 01:40:51 pm »
I would certainly have at least one pack of each proposed issue.
But I agree somewhere along the line a Ford Cortina is essential :)

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Re: N gauge Cars (crowdfunded proposal)
« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2016, 03:15:47 pm »
As far as I know there was never a Morris Allegro, only the Austin Allegro.

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I thought that too as I used to own an Austin Allegro.

I would be interested in one set of these.

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Re: N gauge Cars (crowdfunded proposal)
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2016, 03:18:08 pm »
I model the early to mid 1950s...However, I think your crowdfunding idea for 70s/80s vehicles is REALLY good and will be well supported Dave.

There are some glaring gaps with vehicles,especially cars, and the main player in their manufacture seems to be  (IMO) oblivious to what customers actually want and will buy. Some of their releases have been called "oddball" choices.

I would like more for the period I model in plastic, but in fairness the 70s/80s period is crying out for the vehicles that were so common on our roads back then.

Good luck with this crowdfunding project. I hope it comes to fruition for modellers of this era. If demand meets, or even exceeds your expectations you may extend crowdfunding to cover earlier periods in time.

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Re: N gauge Cars (crowdfunded proposal)
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2016, 03:38:57 pm »
I would go for at least one pack, but which viva  and zephyr are you planning

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Re: N gauge Cars (crowdfunded proposal)
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2016, 03:56:34 pm »
some pig's , bubbles and infact any model three wheeler would be welcome .

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Re: N gauge Cars (crowdfunded proposal)
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2016, 04:13:53 pm »
I model the early to mid 1950s...However, I think your crowdfunding idea for 70s/80s vehicles is REALLY good and will be well supported Dave.

There are some glaring gaps with vehicles,especially cars, and the main player in their manufacture seems to be  (IMO) oblivious to what customers actually want and will buy. Some of their releases have been called "oddball" choices.

I'm pretty sure the main player has established a range of things which definitely sell (I suspect to collectors rather than modellers) - otherwise they wouldn't make them - but what they don't see are scenes such as when I was standing in a UK model shop with a loose wallet gazing over a large range of their models, yet finding only one or two items I actually recognized (one was a BR Commer van). I could easily have walked out of there with a dozen or two vehicles but as I'm not into modelling scenes which could feature in a 1950's Ladybird book, on the shelf they stayed.
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Re: N gauge Cars (crowdfunded proposal)
« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2016, 04:45:26 pm »
I think this is a good initiative Dave. I'd be in for two or three packs at around the 25 per pack mark.
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Re: N gauge Cars (crowdfunded proposal)
« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2016, 05:03:43 pm »
I would prefer later vehicles, but like woodbury22uk I would take a couple of packs of these at the 25 price area to swap for the longer lived vehicles, and to support the project in the hope that vehicles of the later 70s and 80s will follow! Do we know what the NGS are considering for vehicles yet? Is this Dave getting in early and leaving the NGS to produce the early Cortinas, Marinas and Toledos and the previously mentioned 1980s rust buckets? Whatever, I sincerely hope this comes off.

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Re: N gauge Cars (crowdfunded proposal)
« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2016, 05:05:01 pm »
Well, second forum page since around midday. I think you have your answer!
I'm up for a set or two if they settle at the projected 3000 price. I would want more when the colours and/or models change too.
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Re: N gauge Cars (crowdfunded proposal)
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2016, 05:07:04 pm »
Do we know what the NGS are considering for vehicles yet?

Yes  :D

Seriously, I've been in touch with Dave and whilst I haven't broken any confidences I think it is fair to say there is plenty of scope for all and we could really do with some 60s-90s cars.

Cheers, Mike




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Re: N gauge Cars (crowdfunded proposal)
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2016, 05:43:30 pm »
Do we know what the NGS are considering for vehicles yet?

Yes  :D

Seriously, I've been in touch with Dave and whilst I haven't broken any confidences I think it is fair to say there is plenty of scope for all and we could really do with some 60s-90s cars.

Cheers, Mike

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Re: N gauge Cars (crowdfunded proposal)
« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2016, 06:42:46 pm »
Dave

I'm not sure about more than one or two of these, as specified above, but if you had said Ford Transits circa 1970-74 in white, white, white, red, white and blue, I would have had at least 20 cars (seven carflats worth). Eastleigh was a great place to see these shipped out, and a great way to justify carflats on the southern.

White van man needs his van!

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Re: N gauge Cars (crowdfunded proposal)
« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2016, 07:46:01 pm »
Like this?

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Re: N gauge Cars (crowdfunded proposal)
« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2016, 08:03:41 pm »
Good luck I may be interested in 1 pack 80's would have been better for me. I trust you will be able to get the appropriate licences to use these names. It is my understanding having spoken to others in the industry, including yourself in a past life that this can be difficult and costly. Would      hate to see you end up in court over this.

I take it then the 3000 unit sales would be made up of 6 different colour schemes?
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Re: N gauge Cars (crowdfunded proposal)
« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2016, 10:57:25 pm »
Depending on the Mark of Zephyr, I'd be in for enough cars to fill ten NGS car flats at least.

I'd prefer the 1962 Zephyr which was the mark III, funnily enough also known as Zephyr 4 and Zephyr 6.

OR

The Viva, but only, again if it's the early version, ie the HA.

OR

The 1100, if it's the Mark 1.

I second the call for 1960s transits.

 

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