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Re: Oxford Diecast 2018 deliveries and announcements
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2018, 06:02:32 PM »
My order through Hatton's (for example) would be 8.00 + 2 shipping minimum so 10 at least.

Automodels total cost is 7.80

Quite pleased.  :)

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Re: Oxford Diecast 2018 deliveries and announcements
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2018, 07:28:11 PM »
Imp and Actros D Tec container trailer delivered today from Hattons

These did come to about the same cost all in as Automodels as the Actros was cheaper

The Imp seems an OK model. The Actros cab does look a little over scale but I do need to check against the dimensions of the real vehicle. Modern tracks are large so it may be fine

Still a bit confused on the models Oxford decide to produce when you see how quickly Hattons sell the obvious ones the market want like the Cartina, low loader and D Tec but they produce nonsense like the 1950s Princess



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Re: Oxford Diecast 2018 deliveries and announcements
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2018, 08:24:53 PM »
Eleven new items announced this evening.

NCHT002 Churchill Tank 1st Canadian Army Brg. Dieppe 1942 - released October 2018
NCOR3003 Cortina MkIII Sebring Red - released September 2018
NFDE008 Ford 400E Van Southdown Q3/2018
NFT012 Ford Transit Mk5 Stobart Rail Low Roof Q3/2018
NGG001 Green Goddess AFS Q3/2018
NMB007 Mercedes Actros Curtainside McGawn Bros Q3/2018
NNR006 New Routemaster LT50 General Q3/2018
NSDF001 Shelvoke & Drewry Freightlifter British Rail (Western) Q3/2018
NSEA002 Burlingham Seagull Stratford Blue -released July 2018
NTCAB007CC Scania T Cab Box Trailer Coca Cola Xmas Q4/2018   
NTRAIL004 Mobile Trailer Walls Q3/2018

The Shelvoke & Drewry Freightlifter and the Green Goddess fire appliance are new tooling.


Extra military item has appeared in the catalogue:-

NTIL004 Austin Tilly Light AA Brigade Q3/2018
« Last Edit: September 26, 2018, 08:44:37 PM by woodbury22uk, Reason: updated release information »
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Re: Oxford Diecast 2018 deliveries and announcements
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2018, 08:32:53 PM »
Very disappointing with regards to new tooling

As I said in my last post there seems little logic in the choices of odd balls when there are lots of 00 options to shrink that are clearly going to be better sellers

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Re: Oxford Diecast 2018 deliveries and announcements
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2018, 09:00:59 PM »
Out of this lot I'm sure the Green Goddess will be popular.
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Re: Oxford Diecast 2018 deliveries and announcements
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2018, 10:06:17 AM »
you can already get yourself a green goddess in N


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Re: Oxford Diecast 2018 deliveries and announcements
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2018, 10:58:25 AM »
Osborns is a bit of a mix of 4x4 and 4x2 features light in the Bedford S cabs position and hose in the RL's

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Re: Oxford Diecast 2018 deliveries and announcements
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2018, 10:59:31 AM »
Oxford is just another company that used to provide great product for us N-gaugers, but has turned away because of the greater market opportunities available in OO and aviation (if only some of those civil types could be made in 1:144). Their involvement with Hornby is likely to see us left even further out in the cold. I remember a couple of years ago getting really excited about their future release programme, with e-mail reminders set up on Hattons to be sure not to miss out when stock arrived. But this year only 2 new castings, the forklift, which some of us may buy, and the Goddess, which is already available elsewhere. Not worth the wait, although the Stratford Blue Seagull will be nice.  From my point of view, last year the agricultural trailers were something of a minority interest (the tractors too, although three of them make an attractive load on a bogie bolster, if you can find one!). Just wish they would produce an FX3!! So sad.
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Re: Oxford Diecast 2018 deliveries and announcements
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2018, 11:09:21 AM »
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Re: Oxford Diecast 2018 deliveries and announcements
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2018, 11:14:03 AM »
you can already get yourself a green goddess in N





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Re: Oxford Diecast 2018 deliveries and announcements
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2018, 11:14:48 AM »
But this year only 2 new castings, the forklift, which some of us may buy, and the Goddess, which is already available elsewhere.  :(

Worth remembering that Oxford make 3 announcements per year so one more in late May and another in late September. Last year they announced 7 new tool items at the end of May. Understand some folk are disappointed, but I am not so pessimistic about any Hornby influence. Oxford cannot afford to compromise itself whilst Hornby is only a minority shareholder, and unless Oxford's CEO succeeds in rescuing Hornby, he has the right to buy back Hornby's 49% share in the Oxford holding company.


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Re: Oxford Diecast 2018 deliveries and announcements
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2018, 01:03:16 PM »
When it comes to N gauge Oxford seem to not "get it"

They delivery the right models such as the modern trucks, normal cars and farm equipment. They sell based on how quickly the big retailers sell their stock by looking at the numbers drop on their web sites. Yet they do not seem to learn from this when they go back to their odd ball releases again.

If they reflected their approach to make popular models that people would buy more than one in different colours as they do in 00 they would sell more. The usual statement that the N gauge market is small therefore they limit the numbers of models provided is made significantly worse by not providing that the market would buy more off.

   

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Re: Oxford Diecast 2018 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2018, 01:31:38 PM »
When the VW Transporter was released in 4 variations and each in 3 colours I was hopeful of more , there were other vehicles that could have had the same treatment . It may be that this model was unsuccessful and they then reverted
to their usual release policy
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Re: Oxford Diecast 2018 deliveries and announcements
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2018, 03:11:08 PM »
When I read they were releasing a Green Goddess I was more than a bit surprised. Perhaps they had this well advanced before Osborne's 3D printed one...or maybe that's why they have released one to go head to head?

Several have referred to Oxford releasing odd balls, me included. Whilst you can never satisfy all folk, I have to wonder if they undertake customer survey's to arrive at their choice of models.

Osborne's did ask for suggestions of future models on their website, and I suggested a Bedford T.K.  Back in the day they were everywhere, with so many different types of body. They do not fit the period I model, but hey, I'm sure their introduction would please many modellers.

As I said you will never please everyone, but there are so many models they could / could have released.

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Re: Oxford Diecast 2018 deliveries and announcements
« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2018, 03:27:21 PM »
In case anyone from Oxford is reading, a couple of years ago I stood in front of the comparatively large N gauge vehicle display in a model shop with a wallet full of ready cash available for anything which ran on British roads between say 1970 and 1985, and came away with jusr a BR Commer truck and a 2CV, as everything else was either ridiculously modern or suitable for a 1950s farm layout which had just been overrun by the military.
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