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« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2019, 12:51:56 PM »
i read about Hattons producing the RHTT in OO gauge but not N gauge,i have a lovely N gauge model of this produced privately,i was going to put it up for sale,perhaps i better keep it for now it may appreciate in value ;)

Yes, there is a kit style parts available from a 3D print place Shapeways.  You are still missing the chassis.
« Last Edit: March 21, 2019, 07:07:09 PM by Railwaygun »
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Re: N gauge vs OO gauge
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2019, 01:03:16 PM »
The Warley News report in NGS Journal 1/2019 mentions the KR Models GT3 on page 12. But no advert.

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Re: N gauge vs OO gauge
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2019, 01:05:26 PM »
Now Iím retired I have to watch the pennies and stop all the impulse buys that I used to make ,BUT I do try and buy unusual locos as well as G W R locos such as the Revolution steam loco when itís available ,I have started to sell  a few impulse buys to fund new things coming out .
So GT3 would be one that I am interested in I would also like the Southern Region LEADER but the Newman Models one is a bit to expensive by the time you have bought  two  chassis ,if it fitted on an old style Farish with just the side frames and ash pan to add then that would have been a better option for me . But I do hope that KR Models go ahead with GT3 and that they do a bit more advertising and tell us a bit more about themselves .
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Re: N gauge vs OO gauge
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2019, 01:17:52 PM »
Here is the link again for the EOI for the GT3 in N.  https://krmodels.co.uk/gt3-gas-turbine   Please use Google Chrome, the link doesn't like Apple or Microsoft Edge to open it, not sure why my tech guy has no idea either.

Works fine with Firefox.

Works just fine on my Apple iPad too.


I have to agree with @railsquid  about making more info readily available to readers here, which is what you are doing here. I would also suggest that acronyms and specialist terms are more clearly defined/interpreted, as many, especially newcomers to the hobby, will appreciate this.
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« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2019, 01:21:04 PM »
I understand the comment about more advertising and putting KR Models out there, but it all costs money, and until it starts coming in, it has to be prioritized.  Where will the advertising have the biggest impact to generate sales?
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Re: N gauge vs OO gauge
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2019, 01:22:33 PM »
Here is the link again for the EOI for the GT3 in N.  https://krmodels.co.uk/gt3-gas-turbine   Please use Google Chrome, the link doesn't like Apple or Microsoft Edge to open it, not sure why my tech guy has no idea either.

Works fine with Firefox.

..and Edge, not at all impressed with your tech guy  :no:

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« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2019, 01:25:20 PM »
Here is the link again for the EOI for the GT3 in N.  https://krmodels.co.uk/gt3-gas-turbine   Please use Google Chrome, the link doesn't like Apple or Microsoft Edge to open it, not sure why my tech guy has no idea either.

Works fine with Firefox.

..and Edge, not at all impressed with your tech guy  :no:

Cheers
Dave

Hi Dave, it's just feedback that we have had from users who couldn't open the link.  But if you've had no issues, then that's great.
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« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2019, 01:44:32 PM »
You could also create a small banner for your signature line, much the same as Ben and Mike have for Revolution, just enough for people to know what itís about.
Support crowdfunding - itís the way forward

Revolutions class 321 needs your help, letís make it happen.

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« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2019, 02:01:31 PM »
You could also create a small banner for your signature line, much the same as Ben and Mike have for Revolution, just enough for people to know what itís about.

I've filled in a few more details in my profile.  I hope it's worked.
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« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2019, 02:25:39 PM »
You could also create a small banner for your signature line, much the same as Ben and Mike have for Revolution, just enough for people to know what itís about.

I've filled in a few more details in my profile.  I hope it's worked.

It is just text though. A small image and a link would help as it turns every post you make into an opportunity to find out more about your project. I regularly read here and on RMWeb but I have only come across a link to your site once. You need to make it easier for people to find you. Catching their eye with a snap of GT3 would be a good start.
Well, that's just not good enough. Some fount of all knowledge you are!  :no:  ;)

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« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2019, 02:29:24 PM »
You could also create a small banner for your signature line, much the same as Ben and Mike have for Revolution, just enough for people to know what itís about.

I've filled in a few more details in my profile.  I hope it's worked.

It is just text though. A small image and a link would help as it turns every post you make into an opportunity to find out more about your project. I regularly read here and on RMWeb but I have only come across a link to your site once. You need to make it easier for people to find you. Catching their eye with a snap of GT3 would be a good start.

That's a paid banner, and until we start to see some revenue coming we have to be subjective with the adverting.
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Re: N gauge vs OO gauge
« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2019, 02:47:28 PM »
Hi Keith

I think that you are slightly missing the point about advertising and information - people want to know about you, your company, your skills etc that are relevant to the project.  Assuming that you aren't going to manufacture the product yourself who is going to manage the project? Who is going to design and produce it? None of that necessarily involves spending much money on advertising as you can explain things like that on forums like this or on your website.

We were very lucky to get on board with Rapido at the time we did as we couldn't have got to where we are now without their help and experience - particularly the latter as it gave people confidence that when they gave us their money they would get a decent product at the end of it.  That in turn has enabled us to learn more about model development and ultimately start dealing direct with various factories (which we couldn't have done 4 or 5 years ago).

We're still learning and have a lot that we could improve upon (particularly more time)! It isn't easy and as I said sometimes we just have to accept that there isn't a large enough market in N for some models to be produced.

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« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2019, 02:55:54 PM »
And tell us about the model too. I know you came under flak on RMWeb for this, but what features are you planning? DCC sockets? Speaker mount included? Tender driven or loco driven? Flywheels? Etc etc, the more you provide the more people will buy into the project.

It feels a bit like you think it should sell itself, fact is that no one knows who you are, and youíre asking for a chunk of peopleís money in effect under blind faith.

There arenít 6,600 active members here, I doubt itís 10% of that. Fact is this is a small part of the N gauge community, and Iíd seek press more widely if you want to gain traction.

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« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2019, 03:06:31 PM »
For some time I've been decided upon a scratch build of GT3 - I thought it was obscure enough to never appear in RTR, even via crowdfunding.

So I am interested in learning more about your project Keith. I'm intrigued to know, how you're going to build the sound file? I'd also want to know a plethora of other technical details: type of motor; number of pickup wheels; number of driving wheels; loco drive or tender drive; traction tyres; minimum curve capabilities; etc.; etc.; etc.

Currently, there is far too little product information available for me to have any interest in purchasing this model.
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« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2019, 03:56:43 PM »
I have no interest in GT3 but have read this thread with much interest. It was my introduction to GT3, so I'm more informed (though still not a prospective customer). Best wishes to KR Models for future develpment and commercial success.

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