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Would You Buy a Crowd Funded Electrostar 377/2 in N Gauge?

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Re: Electrostars
« Reply #45 on: January 20, 2015, 10:12:02 AM »
One problem already identified with Electrostars seems to be that people only want the *exact* right one. - even if the differences are as trivial as light cluster sizes....

I wouldn't mind - if it looks like an Electrostar and has the right livery I would be happy!

...but that's just me..!

Cheers  Jon  :)

PS: preferably with a sprung pan and 9" curve capacity!

No, it's not just you; it's me as well. I don't need the pantograph, though, but if it were to be included it could possibly be removed or the train run with it in the down position.

Since these units run in 8- and 12-car formations as well as singly, I reckon I will need at least a dozen of them, in all sorts of liveries.
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Re: Electrostars
« Reply #46 on: January 20, 2015, 10:24:21 AM »
One problem already identified with Electrostars seems to be that people only want the *exact* right one. - even if the differences are as trivial as light cluster sizes....

I wouldn't mind - if it looks like an Electrostar and has the right livery I would be happy!

...but that's just me..!

Cheers  Jon  :)

PS: preferably with a sprung pan and 9" curve capacity!

that me too i would want 2 or 3 sets of each in thameslink and southern liveries
some dummy units would be nice   

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Re: Electrostars
« Reply #47 on: January 20, 2015, 12:13:09 PM »
One problem already identified with Electrostars seems to be that people only want the *exact* right one. - even if the differences are as trivial as light cluster sizes....

I wouldn't mind - if it looks like an Electrostar and has the right livery I would be happy!

...but that's just me..!

Cheers  Jon  :)

PS: preferably with a sprung pan and 9" curve capacity!

that me too i would want 2 or 3 sets of each in thameslink and southern liveries
some dummy units would be nice

Farish seem reluctant to do dummies, whereas Dapol and DJM seem reasonably happy to do them. I wonder what Rapido's take on it would be?

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Re: Electrostars
« Reply #48 on: January 20, 2015, 01:38:42 PM »
I think most folk would be happy with any Electrostar, providing there is the choice of SouthEastern, Southern and Thameslink liveries, along with the option for a pantograph version.

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Re: Electrostars
« Reply #49 on: January 20, 2015, 03:50:46 PM »
Aren't Electrostars also serving Cambridge too? The more routes the better!

Gerry

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Re: Electrostars
« Reply #50 on: January 20, 2015, 07:13:30 PM »
I would buy at least one 4 car set of Southern liveried 377/4, it would look great next to my SWT trains.
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Re: Electrostars
« Reply #51 on: January 21, 2015, 09:07:01 AM »
Farish seem reluctant to do dummies, whereas Dapol and DJM seem reasonably happy to do them. I wonder what Rapido's take on it would be?
It could be because Farish only do a single motor bogie per unit (I think). Perhaps their MUs don't have enough extra haulage to pull dummy units?  ???
Well, that's just not good enough. Some fount of all knowledge you are!  :no:  ;)

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Re: Electrostars
« Reply #52 on: January 21, 2015, 09:15:42 AM »
Farish seem reluctant to do dummies, whereas Dapol and DJM seem reasonably happy to do them. I wonder what Rapido's take on it would be?
It could be because Farish only do a single motor bogie per unit (I think). Perhaps their MUs don't have enough extra haulage to pull dummy units?  ???

Possibly, but they don't do dummy locomotives either. At the last call, they cited that it would cost them almost as much to produce a dummy as it would a motorised version, which of course would be reflected in the selling price. But again Dapol and DJM seem to find a way and keep the price reasonable.

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Re: Electrostars
« Reply #53 on: January 21, 2015, 11:25:52 AM »
Yes, you are right on both counts. Farish are just a brand owned by Bachmann and as such seem rather less flexible than Dapol/DJM. A good example has been the NGS attempting to buy extra bits like bogies from the QM brake van which would be useful to SR modelers for kit building. Farish refused (even though the NGS offered to order thousands) on the basis that they are not a bits provider.

Strangely, Bachmann are happy enough to sell spare parts like bogies. :headbutt:
Well, that's just not good enough. Some fount of all knowledge you are!  :no:  ;)

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Re: Electrostars
« Reply #54 on: January 23, 2015, 08:46:15 AM »
Me? Happy as long as it looks like an Electrostar, and can come in 3 and 4 car DC variants in Southern Colours

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Re: Electrostars
« Reply #55 on: January 23, 2015, 11:31:36 AM »

Hello all,

Let's keep it simple.

Consider a powered 4-car Class 377 with large light clusters and ribbon glazing, offered in Southern, Thameslink and as a 375 in South Eastern colours, with "bits bag" containing dummy end couplers and customer fit panto.

What would be a fair price?

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Re: Electrostars
« Reply #56 on: January 23, 2015, 11:38:32 AM »
Personally speaking, depending on the spec, I would consider 100 - 150 for a 4-car unit.

The basic premise you list above should appeal to the vast majority of those of us who would live to have at least one of these units.

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Re: Electrostars
« Reply #57 on: January 23, 2015, 12:14:28 PM »
Personally speaking, depending on the spec, I would consider 100 - 150 for a 4-car unit.

The basic premise you list above should appeal to the vast majority of those of us who would live to have at least one of these units.

I agree I would love to have one of these and would be prepared to pay the same. Being new to all this I don't know all the technical differences between what units are what. But give me a picture and I know what appeals to me :D :thumbsup:
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Re: Electrostars
« Reply #58 on: January 23, 2015, 12:39:35 PM »
I think a fair price would be similar to what GF charge for their 4-car Desiro sets, which I understand is just under 160, but available cheaper from the usual box-shifters.

Of course, that doesn't mean I wouldn't be prepared to pay more, within reason.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2015, 12:41:12 PM by BudgieJane, Reason: add another sentence »
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Re: Electrostars
« Reply #59 on: January 23, 2015, 12:50:58 PM »
I agree with Claude and put it between 100 and 150 - ideally around 120. The cheaper it is the more likely people will buy multiples.

 

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