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Author Topic: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS  (Read 38455 times)

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Re: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS
« Reply #375 on: May 25, 2018, 04:43:05 PM »
Well, that's certainly encouraged me to get a pre-order in for one within the next week, even if I have got a US outline layout..... :thumbsup:

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Re: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS
« Reply #376 on: May 25, 2018, 04:44:51 PM »
I am seriously considering ordering a few more of these for conversion to other models.  At an estimated price for a mechanism and DCC controller for such a small footprint 0-6-0 they look to be a good investment.

@Ben A   Ben is there an option for buying the mechanisms without bodies for less or will the undercoated model be available for less?

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Re: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS
« Reply #377 on: May 25, 2018, 05:10:59 PM »

Hi all,

Pricing is down to the shopkeeper.  We are getting some undecorated models.

Cheers

Ben A.



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Re: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS
« Reply #378 on: June 03, 2018, 09:59:02 PM »
Gosh, that was quick!  Beat me to it, and I'd only just posted it on the NGS website!!

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Re: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS
« Reply #379 on: June 03, 2018, 10:45:29 PM »
Brilliant idea, this project just got even better!

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Re: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS
« Reply #380 on: June 04, 2018, 07:25:09 AM »
 Hi
Saw one running at DEMU on the Revolution models display track - lovely runner and as said for a first off a grand piece of work.  I am sure several industrial layouts will blossom off this project.

Thanks to the gang producing this .

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Re: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS
« Reply #381 on: June 04, 2018, 08:08:19 AM »
I'm still dithering over which to order - any update please on when pre-orders will close?

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Re: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS
« Reply #382 on: June 04, 2018, 08:46:51 AM »
I also saw the N G S Shunter running on  the Revolution  stand and had a chat with Colin Allbright who told me that he is going to redevelop the gearing as he wasnít happy as it was , it was slipping a bit pulling the B tanks but they are quite heavy ,I am very pleased with my Mollases tank which I also picked up at the time.
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Re: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS
« Reply #383 on: June 04, 2018, 08:57:59 AM »
How many was it pulling Bob? More than 24?
Still planning a layout...

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Re: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS
« Reply #384 on: June 04, 2018, 09:17:21 AM »
I didnít actually count them but I THINK there was about twelve tanks ,but as I said they are quite heavy and it has been shown in a video clip to be pulling twenty other type wagons , and that was only the first motorised unit and it is going to be re developed and of course it didnít have ALL of the fittings so it wasnít the full weight that the finished model will be .
Iím not an expert on these locos so I donít know what the real locos could manage  but they are very very small ,the model is about the same length as one of the tanks , so I wouldnít expect they could pull a huge train of full tanks anyway.
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Re: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS
« Reply #385 on: June 04, 2018, 09:31:44 AM »
Hi all,

The Hunslet samples are the first EPs to check the fit of mouldings, etched parts etc.  Here is a quick shot I snapped on the Revolution stand:



The model does run, but needs work now to tighten the chassis.  Contact between the worm and the top gear in the drive needs to be improved and the model has a tendency to wriggle from side to side.

It also does not have the PCB, which will improve the smoothness of running too.

We were running a short train of B-tanks on the Revolution stand (with a brake van) - the number varied as we sometimes lifted models out to show people - but I think for the Hunslet it was around 10 inc a brake van.

The next samples of the loco will be running samples designed to check the actual performance and will have these issues addressed.  To save time they may have have liveries applied for checking too.

We expect to have these in 6-8 weeks, after which time the model will be ready for production.

The order book won't close as such - we are producing a fixed number of each livery variant with the expectation that the shop will hold stock.

The best selling so far are the NCB two tone green, NCB olive green, BP and Esso so if you particularly want any of those ones I recommend ordering sooner rather than later.

Not surprisingly, the worst selling are the undecorated ones.  It's the old, old story - everyone says undecorated models are a great idea but no one actually buys them!!

Cheers

Ben A.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2018, 09:32:58 AM by Ben A »



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Re: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS
« Reply #386 on: June 04, 2018, 10:47:30 AM »
Instead of undecorated version I would have liked a Br blue or a Br green one .Yes I know that's not prototypical but I would of liked one to run on my layout without the need to paint one up

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Re: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS
« Reply #387 on: June 04, 2018, 10:51:09 AM »
Just slightly off topic. I lost my receipts for my two pre-orders so sent an email to the shop asking, when convenient, could they possibly let me know which liveries I had ordered. This was at 10.14pm last night. At 10.35pm I received a reply from Adrian giving the requested information - excellent! I realise the NGS is run by volunteers but this is what you call 'customer service'!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS
« Reply #388 on: June 04, 2018, 11:32:07 AM »
How about making the un-decorated model a full chassis and a bag of bits and reduce the price to make it attractive to scratch and kit builders. :thumbsup:

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Re: Hunslet Industrial Shunter from the NGS
« Reply #389 on: June 04, 2018, 11:39:23 AM »
How about making the un-decorated model a full chassis and a bag of bits and reduce the price to make it attractive to scratch and kit builders. :thumbsup:

Hi there,

By the time you have paid for the completed chassis, and for the packaging to protect the unassembled bits, and modified the factory workstreams to produce the models in this form, the actual saving would be minimal.  It might even cost more.

Cheers

Ben A.



 

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