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Author Topic: Cavalex Models Redland/Lafarge PGA  (Read 4091 times)

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Re: Cavalex Models Redland/Lafarge PGA
« Reply #105 on: September 01, 2019, 10:06:37 PM »
Agree sad to see the PGA and the rest of the possible N models being pulled for now.

The newsletter also mentioned the lack of backing from retailers.   I think this shows how lucky Revolution were when they first started with Rapido taking the gamble to produce the Pendolino, though it was close to hitting the needed Kickstarter numbers.

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Re: Cavalex Models Redland/Lafarge PGA
« Reply #106 on: September 01, 2019, 10:17:19 PM »
The newsletter I received today (subject: Cavalex Model's OO gauge RTR Class 91 update) made no reference to...  :hmmm: Wait... Oh... I didn't realise I had to click-thru to their site(!). :-[ Talk about burying bad news.

Can't say I'm surprised. Perhaps for the new niche players (Cavalex, RevolutioN, et al) the only modern stock that stands any chance of success is bogie stock or twins. There doesn't seem (to me) to be much price variance between non/bogied modern models from these players. Is the market saying "we'll pay £40-50 for a bogie wagon, but that's too rich for a non-bogie wagon."?
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Re: Cavalex Models Redland/Lafarge PGA
« Reply #107 on: September 01, 2019, 10:35:10 PM »
I think you had to have expressed an interest in the PCA to get the PCA email/newsletter.

Mine mentioned nothing about the CL91 in the title, it was a PCA (bad)newsletter.

Also Rapido are a manufacturer, not a retailer. I can only assume that retailers didn't want to back the project as they may have had too much unsold stock?

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Re: Cavalex Models Redland/Lafarge PGA
« Reply #108 on: September 01, 2019, 10:42:41 PM »
Hi all,

Yes it is sad news for us and especially me as a 2mm modeller myself. We are not canning 2mm altogether however we are having to re-evaluate how we do it. The PGA just didn't get the backing needed from the retailers. The comments from all of our supporting retailers was simply that N gauge doesn't sell well enough to order any.

We are hoping the IC225 will change peoples minds and give us the necessary credentials in 2mm to obtain future pre-order levels.

For everyone that supported the PGA a massive thanks.

Regards
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Re: Cavalex Models Redland/Lafarge PGA
« Reply #109 on: September 01, 2019, 10:53:48 PM »
Yes, wishing you the best of luck with the 91 and mk4 sets. A shame not to be seeing the PGAs.

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Re: Cavalex Models Redland/Lafarge PGA
« Reply #110 on: September 01, 2019, 11:01:27 PM »
Having flagged up the possibility of these wagons when the 4mm ones were announced, I am naturally disappointed by putting the project on the back burner.

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=34623.msg402766#msg402766

I hope now that the Class91 + Mk4s will gain enough support to be realised so Cav and Alex can come back to the freight wagon projects.

Back in the late 1970s I was deeply involved in devising the complicated train plan for these PGAs, so seeing them in my favoured scale would be memorable event.
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Re: Cavalex Models Redland/Lafarge PGA
« Reply #111 on: September 02, 2019, 01:34:10 AM »
I would have loved to have supported this project, but funds only go so far.

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Re: Cavalex Models Redland/Lafarge PGA
« Reply #112 on: September 02, 2019, 09:04:51 AM »
@Smiffy and @jpendle both refer to "PCA" - it's the Cavalex PGA that's been cancelled

The PCA is a completely different wagon - a version done by Farish with another one due from RealTrack Models and is still very much alive and well.

It's a shame Cavalex have also canned the BBA; Hopefully Revolution or Sonic will pick them up.

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Re: Cavalex Models Redland/Lafarge PGA
« Reply #113 on: September 02, 2019, 09:27:09 AM »
@Smiffy and @jpendle both refer to "PCA" - it's the Cavalex PGA that's been cancelled

The PCA is a completely different wagon - a version done by Farish with another one due from RealTrack Models and is still very much alive and well.

It's a shame Cavalex have also canned the BBA; Hopefully Revolution or Sonic will pick them up.

Steven B.

Thanks Steve - I wish I could say that was a typo, but more likely memory failure. Iain

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Re: Cavalex Models Redland/Lafarge PGA
« Reply #114 on: September 02, 2019, 09:29:29 AM »
There are two versions of PCA from Farish (albeit one not current), and a third forthcoming from Realtrack. Farish also do a PGA of course, but not the same as any of the variants Cavalex were offering. Not at all confusing...   :confused1:

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Re: Cavalex Models Redland/Lafarge PGA
« Reply #115 on: September 02, 2019, 12:49:38 PM »
I would be disappointed if the 91 didn’t succeed and indeed a bit baffled.

(kicks the broken record player)

The Farish 91 is crying out for a re-tool, along with the MK4s and DVT.

Are the 91s forgotten / unloved? With the passing of the HSTs and the publicity around the N Pendolinos, can enough of a buzz be generated (yes I have expressed interest)?

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Re: Cavalex Models Redland/Lafarge PGA
« Reply #116 on: September 02, 2019, 12:54:33 PM »
N Gauge PCAs is quite a complicated subject - just like the real thing:

Poole era Farish made two PCA wagons - one straight barrel, the other the characteristic V tank.

Bachmann-Farish released the later Metalair.

RealTrack are doing the French built (1982-1985) CFMF PCA - these were also the subject of a Taylor kit a good few years ago.

There has only been on RTR PGA - the Farish one that runs on the PCA chassis (complete with discharge pipes!). I'm sure there was a kit version but can't remember who produced it.

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