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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #75 on: February 07, 2020, 09:05:17 PM »
Oh WOW !!!! looking forward to getting these.

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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #76 on: February 07, 2020, 10:00:54 PM »
Amazing models!!
Hope you have the EP1 in Glasgow.
Cheers,
Ged.
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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #77 on: February 07, 2020, 10:22:11 PM »

Hello all,

They do look pretty tasty!

One of the covers has a tiny bit of flash preventing it sitting quite true - one of the things that will be corrected for production.

And this EP1 sample will be on show at Glasgow - along with the Cemflo samples - on our new, bigger display stand!

See you there!

Cheers

Ben A.



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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #78 on: February 08, 2020, 12:59:58 AM »
They work round very tight curves (like the real thing which is designed for dockyard curves) because all the bogies are articulated and each pair is on another pivoting bolster. So although they are very long the effective wheelbase is pretty short.

They’re being sold in pairs only - otherwise we’d have had to price them significantly higher for the singles.

Cheers Mike



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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #79 on: February 08, 2020, 10:06:09 AM »
I don't know if the EP should actually represent the finished article or not. The handrails and catwalks dont look good and the etched brass bits are askew in places.

Geoff

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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #80 on: February 08, 2020, 10:17:50 AM »
I don't know if the EP should actually represent the finished article or not. The handrails and catwalks dont look good and the etched brass bits are askew in places.

Geoff

I would not worry the EP is a close representation but is rarely as sharp and accurate as the final production injection moulded parts.  After all it is usually a 3D printed resin or similar material, but it does give a good representation of size and how it goes together.

Its worth going back to previous model EPs and compare them to the final models to see how it improves.

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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #81 on: February 08, 2020, 11:49:06 AM »

Hello Geoff,

Thanks for your comments. You will note the handrail issue is mentioned in the item on our website.

The EP is a first-hand assembled sample made from injection moulded parts, not resin or 3-D prints.

The purpose is to identify issues such as fit of  parts, running qualities, details and any tooling blemishes.

Because the EP is hand assembled sometimes the parts can be damaged – in production assembly is often carried out with a jig to ensure the delicate parts are not distorted, and of course the finished models will be shipped in protective blisters; these were sent in a box and just protected by bubble-wrap.

FWIW, we were also supplied with unassembled sprues and on these all the handrails are straight and true.

Cheers

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