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Author Topic: Cavalex Models Redland/Lafarge PGA  (Read 4046 times)

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Re: PGA aggregates hopper to be made by Cavalex
« Reply #45 on: March 04, 2019, 07:16:57 PM »
The deadline for expressions of interest has been extended to get this project over the line.

“The uptake and interest in the 2mm version PGA has been steady, however we aren’t quite at the pre-order target yet. Over the past couple of weeks we have seen a significant increase in pre-orders and hope that by extending the pre-order period and moving the deadline until the 15th of April will see us achieve the level of required orders for production to go ahead.”

If anyone has been holding off on committing to these PGAs, now is the time to lend support. There are images of the CADs on the expression of interest page.

http://cavalexmodels.com/?page_id=89

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« Last Edit: March 05, 2019, 04:03:59 PM by woodbury22uk, Reason: Changed my post title »
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Re: Cavalex PGA
« Reply #46 on: March 05, 2019, 02:22:12 PM »
Regrettably not for me.

If it were a Yeoman PGA the answer would be a lot different.

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Re: Cavalex PGA
« Reply #47 on: March 05, 2019, 03:17:00 PM »
Just a suggestion, after I've ended up here more-or-less coincidentally, but the title of this thread is "Cavalex PGA".

Now, I can't be the only one who has (had) no idea what a "Cavalex" or a "PGA" are, I'm sure I've seen the thread before and wrote it off as "something about some weird post-privatisation stuff about which I know and care zilch"...

Something like "Cavalex to produce PGA hoppers in N gauge" would probably have attracted my attention ("Ooh! A new manufacturer is thinking of producing a wagon!") and an actual explanation in the first post of what a PGA wagon is would have been even more helpful (there are some explanatory PDFs linked later in the thread, but the page linked in the first post is only useful if you know what they are in the first place).

Believe me, there are people out here such as myself who may be potentially interested but also require educating about different wagon types and when/where they may have run, which may or may not inspire to a line of thinking such as "ooh I could justify some of those". Which is how I have ended up with a rake of Class B tankers. Just saying, like.
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PGA aggregates/stone hopper to be made by Cavalex in N
« Reply #48 on: March 05, 2019, 04:05:58 PM »
Good idea @railsquid

Email your expressions of interest to Cavalex Models using the information on this page.

http://cavalexmodels.com/?page_id=89

A simpler way of signing up might be helpful as not everyone seems to be able to understand the process from the webpage.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2019, 04:09:15 PM by woodbury22uk, Reason: Extra info »
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Re: Cavalex PGA
« Reply #49 on: March 05, 2019, 04:17:42 PM »
I agree. The process of emailing seems a bit 'clunky'. I also struggled to find info on these wagons being used on today's railway, until I clicked on the information tab. I was expecting to find info about Cavalex Models, but got typical consists and routings for the PGA's.

I would have made an expression of interest weeks ago if all this stuff had been easier to find.

But it's always good to see a new manufacturer in N Gauge.

It's also interesting to see on RmWeb that the OO versions of everything seem to get enough expressions of interest really quickly, whereas the N versions really are a slow burn.

I know that OO is a much bigger market, but examples like this illustrate much better the relative size of N and OO.

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Re: Cavalex PGA
« Reply #50 on: March 05, 2019, 04:27:58 PM »
The OO gauge models look superb too. Hoping it gets across the line.

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Re: Cavalex Models Redland/Lafarge PGA
« Reply #51 on: March 05, 2019, 06:58:27 PM »
Thank you for the feedback guys.

I have changed the thread title as suggested, also regarding the email order process on our site, the 2mm PGA is the last model to use that method of pre-order. We now have an online google form in place that allows you to place your orders by filling out the form which is then sent to us and stored on the cavalex google database.

This has proven to be excellent for our recent BBA wagon in 4mm.

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Re: Cavalex Models Redland/Lafarge PGA
« Reply #52 on: April 14, 2019, 04:54:54 PM »
I was about to express interest in a dozen of these but there isn't a functioning website at present, the email form doesn't work and I suspect the email address is wrong.

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Re: Cavalex Models Redland/Lafarge PGA
« Reply #53 on: April 14, 2019, 05:28:28 PM »
The website is work in progress it seems.

The email address is legit.

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Re: Cavalex Models Redland/Lafarge PGA
« Reply #54 on: April 14, 2019, 06:16:30 PM »
 :hmmm: Though with the website offline, info on the model can't be accessed to inform one's interest!
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Re: Cavalex Models Redland/Lafarge PGA
« Reply #55 on: April 14, 2019, 08:03:03 PM »
I sent an e-mail to cavalexmodels@gmail.com rather than cavalexmodes as it says on the placekeeper website and it didn't get bounced back so I suppose it has been delivered. Fortunately I had viewed the old website not long ago so I knew what I wanted.

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Re: Cavalex Models Redland/Lafarge PGA
« Reply #56 on: April 14, 2019, 08:31:12 PM »
I'm in the same position, but don't know what options/livery I want without seeing them on the website. Was going to order a rake of 30, maybe I'll give it a miss.

Seems poor planning removing the website with discounted orders closing tomorrow.

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Re: Cavalex Models Redland/Lafarge PGA
« Reply #57 on: April 14, 2019, 10:27:41 PM »
Hi all sorry for any confusion, we are currently changing the website which will allow direct online ordering of products, this has meant taking the previous site offline to make the change. We hope to have it back up and running this week, the shop may not be ready initially but at least we will have the main pages online to see what we have on offer and any associated info.

The email address for any queries is cavalexmodels@gmail.com
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Re: Cavalex Models Redland/Lafarge PGA
« Reply #58 on: April 15, 2019, 03:40:36 AM »
OK so now I’m confused.

I expressed an interest via the old website about a month ago, but didn’t get any response. I thought that there was no order book as such, but that once there was enough interest an invoice would be sent to me for the ones I had ‘ordered’.

Will I need to place a new order once the website is ‘live’ again?

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Re: Cavalex Models Redland/Lafarge PGA
« Reply #59 on: April 15, 2019, 07:40:29 AM »
Hi John, no you wont have to do anything. The new ordering system will be for ordering any new products moving forward. The TEA tank wagon will be the first. Anything thats already gone will stay as is until any future production runs.

 

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