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Re: NGS present day commissions
« Reply #105 on: January 29, 2014, 06:12:45 PM »
Hopefully not coming off topic to much. To those in the know, has it been considered doing a different liveried locomotive to those already for sale by Bachmann?

A good example is the Class 47. This is an excellent model and has been available for some time now. Being such a popular, multi era loco in real life means and abundance of liveries (from modern image Colas rail right back to two tone BR green)
My minor gripe is that GFarish don't utilise the many different liveries out there which they seem to do for OO Gauge.

Could the NGS Capitalise on this and get some different 'commissioned' liveries done on available models like the class 47?

(Dutch liveried 47 would be cool :ngauge:)

Just a thought. ;)


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Re: NGS present day commissions
« Reply #106 on: January 29, 2014, 08:00:28 PM »

Hello Owl,

Since we can't even get close to the threshold for an item of rolling stock, can there be any justification for even thinking about a locomotive?   The costs are much much higher and again while Class 47s are a long-lived type as soon as you specify a livery you immediately turn off a large number of potential buyers.

TBH I have been very surprised and disappointed at how hard it's been to even generate interest in an item of rolling stock among a group other than the BR steam-diesel enthusiasts but at least we tried!

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Re: NGS present day commissions
« Reply #107 on: January 29, 2014, 08:40:17 PM »
Alas, it seems that the majority of N Gauge modellers really do prefer the 1960s steam to diesel transition era. Kudos to you all for trying.

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Re: NGS present day commissions
« Reply #108 on: January 29, 2014, 08:48:39 PM »

Hello Owl,

Since we can't even get close to the threshold for an item of rolling stock, can there be any justification for even thinking about a locomotive?   The costs are much much higher and again while Class 47s are a long-lived type as soon as you specify a livery you immediately turn off a large number of potential buyers.

TBH I have been very surprised and disappointed at how hard it's been to even generate interest in an item of rolling stock among a group other than the BR steam-diesel enthusiasts but at least we tried!

cheers

Ben A.

Thanks for the reply Ben, and I'm sorry to hear that the rolling stock is not shifting. Don't know why or what to say other than your efforts ( NGS) are very much appreciated by me and a small minority. :thumbsup:


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Re: NGS present day commissions
« Reply #109 on: January 29, 2014, 10:53:28 PM »

Hi Owl

Thanks for your support!  As Mike has pointed out, we've extended the deadline four the four options, then narrow it down to the best-performing too and give it up to the AGM before the final count.  Since we pointed out the low level of response about a week ago the number of orders has gone up, but still nowhere near the threshold.

But we'll give it out absolute best shot to make this happen.  At the end of the day if the appetite isn't there it isn't there!  And at least by doing it this way we haven't wasted members' cash; only a bit of our time!

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Re: NGS present day commissions
« Reply #110 on: March 05, 2014, 02:20:23 PM »
Just a quick reminder that the deadline for the 1st stage of expressions of interest is rapidly approaching - 31 March 2014. We are still a long way short of making any of these models a reality so we really do need NGS members to express interest to the NGS Shop if they are interested in any of these options.

At the end of March we will narrow down the choices to 2 options with the final deadline for interest the NGS AGM on 7 June.

Full details here (including how to express your interest to the NGS Shop): http://www.ngaugesociety.com/index.php?page=modern-image-com

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The options are:

1) Mk1 Pullman PSP 99347 in West Coast maroon. This model would be a useful addition to any rake of maroon Mk1 coaches to replicate a modern steam charter rake.

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2) JJA Autoballaster GERS12904 in Carillion maroon/cream. This livery is often seen mixed with standard Farish or NGS autoballasters.

 (Photo courtesy Robert Stevens)

3) Mk2a BSO 977337 in Network Rail yellow.  This vehicle is used by Network Rail as a staff coach and has been operating as part of one of the Ultrasonic test trains - UTU4 - with 999606 and 72630.

 (Photo courtesy Andy Jupe)

4) Mk2 TSO 5350 in Riviera trains chocolate and cream. This vehicle is used on charters operated by Riviera trains.

 (Photo courtesy Hugh Llewellyn)


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Re: NGS present day commissions
« Reply #111 on: April 08, 2014, 10:28:08 AM »
Phase 1 of the voting has now closed and we have narrowed the choice down to the 2 most popular choices (to date) - please only let the shop know of any interest in these two choices:

2) JJA Autoballaster GERS12904 in Carillion maroon/cream. This livery is often seen mixed with standard Farish or NGS autoballasters.

 (Photo courtesy Robert Stevens)

3) Mk2a BSO 977337 in Network Rail yellow.  This vehicle is used by Network Rail as a staff coach and has been operating as part of one of the Ultrasonic test trains - UTU4 - with 999606 and 72630.

 (Photo courtesy Andy Jupe)

We are still a long way short of making any of these models a reality so we really do need NGS members to express interest to the NGS Shop if they are interested in any of these options.

The final deadline for interest is the NGS AGM on 7 June 2014.

Full details here (including how to express your interest to the NGS Shop): http://www.ngaugesociety.com/index.php?page=modern-image-com

Cheers, Mike

(NGS Product Development Officer)



 

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