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Author Topic: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's  (Read 2858 times)

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Re: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's
« Reply #60 on: January 14, 2019, 11:35:15 AM »
I just hope it doesn't whine loudly like 95% of my Dapol locos do, as that just makes me whine loudly :uneasy:

On the positive side, it does save you loads of dosh by not having to add sound to the beastie!  :no:

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Re: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's
« Reply #61 on: January 14, 2019, 11:45:11 AM »
That leaves me a loco short for my new layout  :(

I guess I might have to try to convert another old 73 to dcc  :hmmm:

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Re: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's
« Reply #62 on: March 12, 2019, 10:11:17 AM »
Anyone know if Jan 2019 is still on for availability or is it just another Jackanory tale from the manufacturer? My wallet urgently needs to know :worried:

I got in touch with Gaugemaster whose response is...............................


    Dear Sir,

    These have now unfortunately been put back to March, whilst we carry out changes and check to ensure the best model we can.


Have been in touch with Gaugemaster again and they say "We have no additional information"
Looks like March will come and go but form your own conclusions.

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Re: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's
« Reply #63 on: March 12, 2019, 11:29:46 AM »
Disappointing and I know how frustrating the extended wait can be.

I think I've mentioned at some point my Royal Alex was months later than even the second or third delivery estimate.

GM wait for Dapol, who wait for .......... Godo, perhaps?

No consolation but it is a very nice loco and I think it's worth hanging on for.

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Re: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's
« Reply #64 on: March 13, 2019, 01:23:43 PM »
i have paid up front for 2 of them

if they turn up this year and both run well and have correct livery ill be happy though

i suppose a new tooling 73 will be on the cards in the next 5 or so years as well as manufacturers look around for prototypes that need new spec models and would appeal across a few eras


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Re: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's
« Reply #65 on: September 03, 2019, 02:58:47 PM »
Just thought I'd bump this topic as we forgot to sing Happy Birthday when the announcement turned one year old  :(

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Re: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's
« Reply #66 on: September 03, 2019, 03:19:07 PM »
I contacted Gaugemaster twice over the last 6 months and they could tell me nothing.
It's all I have come to expect from Dapol (and Farish) ::)

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Re: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's
« Reply #67 on: September 03, 2019, 04:44:58 PM »
Patience is a virtue but ....  :(

My order placed March 2015

Chased a dozen times.

Email from GM in January 2017 to say they'd be holding the original order price (69.95).

Loco paid for, ergo shipped 22/03/17.

Not long to go now!  :doh:

All the best.

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