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Author Topic: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's  (Read 5540 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:

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Re: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's
« Reply #68 on: September 30, 2019, 01:34:10 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) ::)

Does anyone know anything about this project e.g have Dapol put it in their bloody pipe yet? :veryangry:

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Re: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's
« Reply #69 on: September 30, 2019, 03:20:35 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) ::)

Does anyone know anything about this project e.g have Dapol put it in their bloody pipe yet? :veryangry:

I was in the shop on Saturday and did ask about it as one of our members has a blue one on order. Still didn't have a date other than it should be here in the Autumn (on reflection they didn't say which year). Thier in store poster about it still said January 19....

Upperton: https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=41248.msg505636#msg505636
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Re: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's
« Reply #70 on: September 30, 2019, 09:03:19 PM »
Thanks for that. Seeing as it is now autumn I guess your comment about them not stating which year is likely to be proved correct ::)

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Re: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's
« Reply #71 on: September 30, 2019, 09:54:57 PM »
A group of us usually go down there every 4-6 weeks, it's an hours drive from Eastbourne but almost as quick and certainly less hassle than trying to navigate their website, so will keep pestering the sales staff whether they are actually going to be ever released.

Upperton: https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=41248.msg505636#msg505636
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Re: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's
« Reply #72 on: November 18, 2019, 08:08:23 PM »
I sent 'em a note regarding the E6039 in Electric Blue which has a "2019" release date. In the very polite reply, Pat said that the "2019" estimate was the best they had. I told 'em that they'd better get their skates on being as it's already November.

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Re: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's
« Reply #73 on: November 18, 2019, 08:31:39 PM »
It's probably the right numbers, just not in the right order......... 2091 perhaps?

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Re: Gaugemaster Collection: Class 73's
« Reply #74 on: November 23, 2019, 01:42:11 PM »
It's probably the right numbers, just not in the right order......... 2091 perhaps?

I visited the shop this morning and tried my best to fathom when these elusive models may be available but left a little more confused.



The in-store promotional literature has been updated since October. Before it said the model was expected in January 2019, but now there is no release date specified.

I did interrogate a member of staff. The only painted sample of the complete loco, with bogies, is pictured below.



Which is nice and was likely in his view, to be the first one released. However, this BR Blue 73124 - Catalogue number GM2210207 isn't mentioned on that in-store promotional dream wish list of Class 73s either.  :doh:

To summarise, this phantom BR Blue 73, or any other Class 73 won't be out by Friday and there isn't a firm date we can expect it or any others either.








Upperton: https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=41248.msg505636#msg505636
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