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Offline MalcolmInN

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Re: DJModels Ltd Press release - 18th October 2015
« Reply #30 on: October 18, 2015, 10:56:04 PM »
Feel free to PM Richard. I'm sure he'd be grateful to hear from you and anyone else. - Tank
Yep, I'm sure, but that aint the point of a forum is it ?  :laugh3:  :laugh3:

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Re: DJModels Ltd Press release - 18th October 2015
« Reply #31 on: October 18, 2015, 10:58:59 PM »
The forum is a community where we can communicate.  The Private Message button does that.   :P ;D

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Re: DJModels Ltd Press release - 18th October 2015
« Reply #32 on: October 18, 2015, 11:08:24 PM »
The forum is a community where we can communicate.  The Private Message button does that.   :P ;D
;D
but I dont know him,
so being English (sort of) I would not presume to inflict myself personally upon him (and thereby deprive you all of my wisdom !)
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where's the wicked emoticon gone when one needs it ?

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Re: DJModels Ltd Press release - 18th October 2015
« Reply #33 on: October 18, 2015, 11:30:04 PM »
Was wondering the same thing.

If the DJM 'Mermaid' has been brewing for a while it would have been nice if someone from DJM had had a quiet word with someone at CRS. At the very least it'd have given CRS the option of coming up with something else.

Cheers, NeMo

Are this the same type of Mermaid that currently is crowd funded on Kickstarter ?
see: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24895.0

Is this duplicatio

n? Is the Kickstarter project dead now?  Just wondering….



Unfortunately I guess business is business... Ford and bmw dont share ideas or info in the next release, neither will any smaller cottage industry.
Thats life unfortunately..... With regards to the other now locked thread where a member mentioned the Pendolino kickstarter didnt meet its requirements, its worth noting. A) that is still went ahead and B) that it was only roughly £10K off its total of something like £220K....the mermaid kick starter was still almost 75% under its required financing so DJM is the realistic way forwards...
« Last Edit: October 18, 2015, 11:35:22 PM by Only Me »



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Re: DJModels Ltd Press release - 18th October 2015
« Reply #34 on: October 18, 2015, 11:43:07 PM »
Unfortunately I guess business is business... Ford and bmw dont share ideas or info in the next release, neither will any smaller cottage industry.
Sadly I think it is so but rather 'personalities are personalities'
we are hardly comprable to Ford and BMW !

In such a small world as ours there is no room for attempts at exclusivity ?
I would have thought there would be mutual benifit if a common mechanism,
could be, , ,
oh dream on Malcolm.

I am going to embargo myself from reading any further 'stuff' till middle next year when there may be a prospect of actually buying summat ! (what an exersize in pointlessness that'all was :) )



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Re: DJModels Ltd Press release - 18th October 2015
« Reply #35 on: October 19, 2015, 05:06:12 AM »
Well,
A brave list to bring to market, I too have Harris and NGS Kits for the models that Dave has listed so cannot see me spending straight away, Still waiting on 17 and 23 but understand cashflow arguement.
However the Road van is a great project and certainly as a rotting static will look good in a siding, never new Old Oak/ Elm had one site !!

I look forward to seeing something arrive.
Robert

 

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Re: DJModels Ltd Press release - 18th October 2015
« Reply #36 on: October 19, 2015, 09:34:11 AM »

My second reaction is, if there is so little interest in a Kickstarter Mermaid,,  is this because of a reluctance to 'put up in front' and a suspicion of 'things internetty'.


Not sure you're right on that, Malcolm, as in any such project there is no 'putting up front' until the target has been achieved and the item will be produced, purely an expression of interest.

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Re: DJModels Ltd Press release - 18th October 2015
« Reply #37 on: October 19, 2015, 10:38:59 AM »
Not sure you're right on that,

there is no 'putting up front'
Yes, no, but  :D ,  you are right I agree, but I was speculating on how other punters might think and  I did give an 'or' ! :)

and yes, what you say is worth saying again  :thumbsup:

Nevertheless, something on the shelf when you potter about in a shop can have an attraction almost as great as the Strong Nuclear Force  ;D

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Re: DJModels Ltd Press release - 18th October 2015
« Reply #38 on: October 19, 2015, 12:16:02 PM »
My second reaction is, if there is so little interest in a Kickstarter Mermaid,,  is this because of a reluctance to 'put up in front' and a suspicion of 'things internetty'.

Hello Malcolm,

That's a good point.

The Pendolino succeeded (albeit post Kickstarter) because enough people had the vision to see that it was the only way.  They had to show a degree of faith in order to see the production of a model that would otherwise simply not have seen the light of day, for all the reasons previously mentioned.

Those who helped us forward now have not only the joy of a new model to look forward to, but also the knowledge, whenever they look at it in the future, that it would not have happened without their personal involvement. 

The same holds true for the Revolution TEA tankers, which are now in tooling as well.

For the Class 320/321 EMUs and 21/29 diesels we are at a similar position - they just won't happen unless people decide to work with us.

This is a new way of working, and I appreciate it will not be to everyone's taste.  Unfortunately, for some items considered niche, it is either do it together ourselves or go without.

The upside is that by using the internet together we can make things happen that we actually want, rather than what the manufacturers decide we want.

The downside is that for crowd-sourced models, due to the nature of the funding method, there will never be that "browsing in the shop" moment - you have to take the opportunity now, or you miss out.

cheers

Ben A.



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Re: DJModels Ltd Press release - 18th October 2015
« Reply #39 on: October 19, 2015, 12:35:41 PM »
'put up in front' and a suspicion of 'things internetty'.
either do it together ourselves or go without.
Indeed so Ben, very well said,,, heads and knocking together are other words that come to mind !

may I backtrack a bit, to what NPN picked up on, I was not just meaning money up front, there is the small matter of making a decision so far ahead, indeed some of us may not be here when some of these projects come to maturity !! Oh, praps I should put that in the "Jokes" section ?  ???

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Re: DJModels Ltd Press release - 18th October 2015
« Reply #40 on: October 19, 2015, 12:52:06 PM »
'put up in front' and a suspicion of 'things internetty'.
either do it together ourselves or go without.
Indeed so Ben, very well said,,, heads and knocking together are other words that come to mind !

may I backtrack a bit, to what NPN picked up on, I was not just meaning money up front, there is the small matter of making a decision so far ahead, indeed some of us may not be here when some of these projects come to maturity !! Oh, praps I should put that in the "Jokes" section ?  ???

With a double by pass operation looming, please don't go there, Malcolm :stop:
I want to see my Poppylino before I cark it

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Re: DJModels Ltd Press release - 18th October 2015
« Reply #41 on: October 19, 2015, 01:03:16 PM »
Eeeek !
yes I was forgetting !

Enters plea of   in mitigation :-
note I said "some of us"
not the classic William Hague-ism, "some of you" !

Counts heart attacks and raises you a few ;)



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Re: DJModels Ltd Press release - 18th October 2015
« Reply #42 on: October 19, 2015, 01:03:51 PM »
Great news that we'll have a few more RTR wagons; I could find a home for several of them, although like many others, I've built kit versions of three out of the four models (Ian Stoate Mermaid, Parkside Turbot and NGS Shark).

Interestingly the RRP of the Mermaid is £3 more than the single price of a wagon if Richard/CRS's Kickstarter project had gone ahead.

I wish DJM all the best in getting these models in the shops. However, given the slow progress of the Clayton, Baby Deltic and J94 I'd won't be holding my breath.

Happy modelling.

Steven B.

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Re: DJModels Ltd Press release - 18th October 2015
« Reply #43 on: October 20, 2015, 02:35:47 AM »
Great news, I'll be ordering about 10 mermaids and 2 sharks when they show up in the stores.    :thumbsup:

Jamie

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Re: DJModels Ltd Press release - 18th October 2015
« Reply #44 on: October 20, 2015, 08:32:40 AM »
Some interesting announcements there!! Albeit only 2 that tickle my fancies the Shark and Turbot.

Just a question of actually seeing some thing physical and not just some CAD pictures. Although if they look as good in real life as they do in the CAD pictures then that's another addition to the get list!

 

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