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Author Topic: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's  (Read 2856 times)

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Offline Bob G

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Re: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's
« Reply #30 on: September 02, 2018, 01:22:27 PM »
isn't it typical.

We've already had an E6003 with a SYP. Now we get the same loco without a SYP. Why couldn't Gaugemaster do one that had not been done before.

Bob



It's possible somebody asked Gaugemaster to produce this livery/number. When they announced the previous run of Class 73 they asked for suggestions for future liveries

Check the bottom of this web page where they said they would be doing future runs and requested suggestions for liveries.  http://www.gaugemaster.com/articles/guides/br-class-73.html


It is also one that Dapol has done in OO, so they've got the livery details already.

I just don't understand the Dapol Digest statement now! As GM are seemingly doing both JA and JB variants???

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Re: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's
« Reply #31 on: September 02, 2018, 02:12:08 PM »

Am I right in thinking the Green version is a JA and the Electric Blue JB? The bodies are quite different. 


I would hope this will be the case, as they have the different bodies in their toolkit, but they managed to do 73142 Broadlands last time with a headlight...and the wrong shades of grey!
I know some folk were happy with their models, but mine went back.

Thanks Bob, guess we'll see what comes out of the lucky dip in January.

Why don't you email Gaugemaster to see what mould they are using?

Have emailed Gaugemaster - when they reply I'll post an update.

Mark

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Re: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's
« Reply #32 on: September 02, 2018, 07:03:13 PM »
These are really nice models.  E6003 is preserved on the Swindon & Cricklade Railway (near me) so I may go for this (although my layout plans revolve around BR Blue Hydraulics).  The BR Blue one is very fetching too.  What a shame that there isn't another run of the Pullman livery which seems to be almost universally popular.

The Colletts price is very competitive.  It even beats the current Dapol InterCity Special Offer!
I get a bit delayed in the Waiting Room

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Re: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's
« Reply #33 on: September 03, 2018, 10:27:22 AM »
I just ordered my green E6003 !
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Re: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's
« Reply #34 on: September 03, 2018, 04:42:55 PM »
Just had an Email from Gaugemaster, the Green 73 will be a JA, the rest will be JBs.

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Re: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's
« Reply #35 on: September 03, 2018, 05:34:48 PM »
Damn!

I've just ordered mine through Gaugemaster  :veryangry:
RESULT  :claphappy:
I sent an e-mail to Gaugemaster explaining how incompetent I was and they have agreed to cancel my order with them.

I have now ordered via Colletts  :beers:

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Re: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's
« Reply #36 on: September 03, 2018, 05:57:30 PM »
Just had an Email from Gaugemaster, the Green 73 will be a JA, the rest will be JBs.

Martin

Martin

Thatís what we wanted to hear! And my GM order was cancelled this morning and I have two coming from Collette too.

Hurrah!
Bob

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Re: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's
« Reply #37 on: September 03, 2018, 06:00:16 PM »
Just had an Email from Gaugemaster, the Green 73 will be a JA, the rest will be JBs.

Martin

Yes - good news!

Mark

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Re: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's
« Reply #38 on: September 03, 2018, 06:33:31 PM »
Just picked up on this thread, darn it!

Despite my promise to self of 'no more locos' I rather fancied a green one.

Looks like Colletts may have sold out of the green livery 73's. Happily I do have one in Pullman livery Royal Alex (£70 when purchased) so will have to be content with that.

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Re: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's
« Reply #39 on: September 04, 2018, 03:36:49 PM »
If Colletts are beginning to sell out, Hattons are advertising them all at £85.

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Re: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's
« Reply #40 on: September 04, 2018, 04:08:44 PM »
Added a green 73 to my order today with Colletts. No problem.

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Re: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's
« Reply #41 on: September 04, 2018, 04:22:14 PM »
You can cancel an online order up to 14 days after delivery for no reason whatsoever, so if Gaugemaster had refused, or told you they needed to charge a 'restocking fee' or there was a 'non-refundable deposit' or any such rubbish then they can't do that. Not suggesting GM would ever do that, but a lot of online retailers do try that sort of thing.

If it's already been delivered to you then you may be responsible for the return shipping, but that's it.

These do look good, I've seen the GBRF 73s a few times, including one at the Bluebell Railway diesel gala last year, so perhaps one will find its way into my collection.

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Re: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's
« Reply #42 on: September 04, 2018, 04:46:32 PM »
Tried Colletts again and got to place a pre-order fro the green livery.

Not sure if I should have done that with CoT due from Colin Heard in the next few weeks.

Perhaps I can say the 73 is a late Christmas present!

Dave G


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Re: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's
« Reply #43 on: September 04, 2018, 06:13:49 PM »
To clarify some points in previous posts:

the GM2210201 - E6003 Green model is a JA - Dapol have previously produced this model with the same number and livery as a Special Edition for Signal Box Models (Kent), and as 73 001 in Rail Blue with FYE in the Cargowaggon train set.

the GM2210202 - E6039 Electric Blue is a JB - and is not in Electric Blue. Only E6007-16 were in the early EDL Blue, and that was a different shade of blue to 'Electric' Blue as on the AL series locos on the WCML. The rest of the EDLs (E6017-49) came out in standard BR Rail blue.

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Re: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's
« Reply #44 on: September 04, 2018, 09:38:15 PM »
Iím sure that Photo is in rail blue as the JB doesnít have a white roof
Bob

 

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