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Re: Oxford Diecast 2018 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2018, 04:27:05 PM »
mega missed opportunity not getting the Cola Christmas lorry out for Christmas!

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Re: Oxford Diecast 2018 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2018, 04:47:35 PM »
mega missed opportunity not getting the Cola Christmas lorry out for Christmas!

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Simon

I don't think it will be late. A large number of 1/76 Cola vehicles were produced for 2015, 2016 and 2017, and the N gauge is for Xmas 2018.
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Re: Oxford Diecast 2018 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2018, 04:58:34 PM »
yeah for maybe 2019, they are not the quickest to produce stuff hehe.

not really my era but will get one anyway, when ever it is released!
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Re: Oxford Diecast 2018 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2018, 05:31:03 PM »
Whenever the Coca Cola truck arrives, I'll be placing an order with my favourite seller. Just have to decide who that is! :hmmm:
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Re: Oxford Diecast 2018 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2018, 10:37:06 PM »
Just looking at the 00 releases on their email makes their approach to n gauge look at odds

Lots of really useful models over most earas, particularly cars

Very frustrating when you are trying to populate a layout with realistic vehicles not lumps of misshapen white metal

Looks like I will have to continue buying 1/150 from Japan but these are also now thin on the ground these days

 

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Re: Oxford Diecast 2018 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2018, 11:22:01 PM »
I agree, looking at the oo range is depressing!!

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Re: Oxford Diecast 2018 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2018, 11:34:24 PM »
I too get a bit frustrated with some of OD's releases in N. Or should that be the missing releases in N?

They might not be making all the models that we want. But they must be making the N models that sell, or surely they wouldn't make any(!)? And I'll settle for that.
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Re: Oxford Diecast 2018 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #37 on: January 24, 2018, 08:17:41 AM »
I understand that one of the major issues nowadays is licensing. Apparently in the motor vehicle world licences are very specific as to scale, shape, colours and logos. Particularly in the case of Oxford Diecast they have lost a copyright case which led to them being prevented from selling their Chipperfields range of models, and they are clearly not going that way again. Licensing takes time and money. Lyndon Davies (CEO of Oxford's holding company) admitted on Monday evening that the first issue of the crew cab Ford Transit tipper in 1/76 scale is held up by licensing issues. That is a Ford licence and a Stobart Rail licence. They will be agreed eventually, and both companies will want to inspect the final samples before approval. Now spread that back across a market one tenth of the size, and the scope is much more limited for producing n vehicles. The licencing for the "Propercorn" New Routemaster bus adds £1 to the RRP on an £8.50 model. Older vehicles are also subject to licensing, with the ownership of the "intellectual property" sometimes in the hands of people who no longer have a direct interest in vehicle manufacture, or whose whereabouts is obscure until after production has been completed. Ford licensed Greenlight in the USA to produce some of their modern US models in 1/43 and 1/64 scale, but will not licence to other makers in other scales.

I think that Oxford is missing out on some sales in N by not making some of the models which have been popular in 1/76. But the licensing in N will take the same time and cost the same (probably) for an N version, and Oxford do understand the relationship between volume and selling price.  Very few of the N range have sold out - mainly modern trucks, quite a lot of the buses and coaches, and some of the Transit vans. These are bought by collectors as much as by railway modellers. The Green Goddess and the Freightlifter have both been popular in 1/76 and are now going to be produced in N. A third colour on the Cortina Mk3 is squarely aimed at the NGS Carflat market. The military range is spanning more than just the model railway market.

This weeks Oxford Diecast announcement covered 5 scales and 122 models. 11 were in N which is probably a fair reflection of the N market proportion. After Hot Wheels/Matchbox they are probably the most prolific model vehicle producer today measured by the variety in the range, and probably the biggest producer of constant scale vehicles.

Looking at other road vehicle ranges across the world it is hard to find anyone in N with a comprehensive all eras range, and apart from Oxford Diecast not one introducing ten new shapes each year.

I know I sound a bit "glass half full" but I do not see anyone else coming to the market to augment or replace them, and without them we would not have a chance every 4 months to review what they are not making. It seems that the offer is still open for anyone who wants to commission a sure-fire winner direct from Oxford to sell themselves, or persuade Oxford to make it.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10919.msg115520#msg115520

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Re: Oxford Diecast 2018 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #38 on: January 24, 2018, 08:25:25 AM »
My thank you button's done a runner so...


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Re: Oxford Diecast 2018 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #39 on: January 24, 2018, 10:20:32 AM »
I've ordered 3 x red Mark 3 Cortinas for the Carflats. More plain colours please--and for the older Transits vans.

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Re: Oxford Diecast 2018 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #40 on: January 24, 2018, 12:26:05 PM »
My thankyou button must have gone to visit emjaybee,s  so  :thankyousign:
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Re: Oxford Diecast 2018 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #41 on: January 24, 2018, 12:41:43 PM »
My thankyou button must have gone to visit emjaybee,s  so  :thankyousign:
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Re: Oxford Diecast 2018 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #42 on: January 24, 2018, 12:55:22 PM »
Ah well, it's always nicer to properly say thanks, so thanks Mike for the details about the licensing and its ramifications. :thumbsup:
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Re: Oxford Diecast 2018 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #43 on: January 24, 2018, 01:00:06 PM »
Personally I still think Ivo Peters' Bentley in N gauge would sell very well.

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Re: Oxford Diecast 2018 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #44 on: January 24, 2018, 01:34:55 PM »
Personally I still think Ivo Peters' Bentley in N gauge would sell very well.

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