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Re: NGS Collett BG
« Reply #30 on: June 10, 2014, 03:54:29 PM »
Thanks, I don't feel so bad about the number I've ordered now ;)

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Re: NGS Collett BG
« Reply #31 on: June 10, 2014, 06:11:09 PM »
I pre ordered 3 for different eras, only to find the GWR one I ordered bears the Crest rather than the Shirtbutton logo I wanted.

So it looks like I'll have to order a fourth.

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Re: NGS Collett BG
« Reply #32 on: June 10, 2014, 07:10:10 PM »
You know, I have no idea how many of these I ordered or even what liveries.  What liveries were begin offered?  I know I placed a pre-order back when they were originally proposed.  In fact, weren't they originally supposed to be something else and then later changed to Colletts?  Or am I just confused (again)?

In any case, the EP looks extremely nice and I'm sure I'll be happy to receive whatever it was I ordered!   :doh:

Matt

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Re: NGS Collett BG
« Reply #33 on: June 10, 2014, 11:16:29 PM »
You know, I have no idea how many of these I ordered or even what liveries.  What liveries were begin offered?  I know I placed a pre-order back when they were originally proposed.  In fact, weren't they originally supposed to be something else and then later changed to Colletts?  Or am I just confused (again)?

In any case, the EP looks extremely nice and I'm sure I'll be happy to receive whatever it was I ordered!   :doh:

Matt

From memory the liveries were:

GWR Chocolate & Cream
GWR Brown
BR Crimson
BR Maroon
BR Blue
BR Enparts olive

And I have a feeling it was a different sort of GWR BG until someone pointed out that the Collett lasted longer and wore more liveries; making it a better commercial proposition.

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Re: NGS Collett BG
« Reply #34 on: June 11, 2014, 01:17:35 AM »

And I have a feeling it was a different sort of GWR BG until someone pointed out that the Collett lasted longer and wore more liveries; making it a better commercial proposition.

The NGS GWR BG was originally to be a Hawksworth design - I think one of the major manufacturers was going to do Hawksworth coaches and a BG was included in their plans, hence the switch.
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Re: NGS Collett BG
« Reply #35 on: June 11, 2014, 08:59:45 AM »
Well, that's just not good enough. Some fount of all knowledge you are!  :no:  ;)

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Re: NGS Collett BG
« Reply #36 on: June 30, 2014, 06:59:55 PM »
Hi,

Just received the August edition of Model Rail to find a photograph of the first sample of the NGS Collett Brake on page 10.
Looks good.

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Andy Hoskins
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Re: NGS Collett BG
« Reply #37 on: June 30, 2014, 08:35:27 PM »
what year did it run in br blue up to?  was this for mail traffic?

cheers

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Re: NGS Collett BG
« Reply #38 on: June 30, 2014, 08:41:23 PM »
They were in use until the late 70s (don't have an exact date). Towards the end they were primarily used on parcels and newspaper trains. Maybe mail too, I think they retained their gangways so they would have been suitable.
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Re: NGS Collett BG
« Reply #39 on: June 30, 2014, 09:24:30 PM »
ok cheers for info mate


tim

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Re: NGS Collett BG
« Reply #40 on: July 25, 2014, 11:45:00 AM »
They were in use until the late 70s (don't have an exact date). Towards the end they were primarily used on parcels and newspaper trains. Maybe mail too, I think they retained their gangways so they would have been suitable.


For gangways I believe it's a matter of picking the right number.  Mid 1970s parcels trains in the South West are probably the best place to search for suitable vehicles. They also often included Siphons for newspapers and a Western on the front.
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Re: NGS Collett BG
« Reply #41 on: July 25, 2014, 12:19:59 PM »

Hello all,

At the moment the livery diagram for the BR Blue version shows W141W.  This is the artwork I produced, working with Matthew (Karhedron) that has been submitted to Dapol.  If anyone has any comments or suggestions please say so now!



cheers

Ben A.



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Re: NGS Collett BG
« Reply #42 on: July 25, 2014, 12:36:51 PM »
Looks good to me.



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Re: NGS Collett BG
« Reply #43 on: July 31, 2014, 03:41:27 PM »
Apologies if it's already been said, been out of the loop far too long, but is the plan still for these to be ready for TINGS? Also has the final price been set?

I have a BG BR Maroon Lined and a BG BR Lined Crimson and Cream on order with deposit paid.

Yet again I expect to miss the show due to a house move so would need these to be posted to wherever I am at the time!

Dave G

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Re: NGS Collett BG
« Reply #44 on: July 31, 2014, 04:35:54 PM »
Hi Dave

The engineering prototype has been approved and we are waiting for livery samples.  Realistically we are looking at a launch for Warley.

The final price hasn't been set yet.

Cheers

Mike

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