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Re: Oxford Diecast 2020 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2019, 11:12:41 AM »
i agree with bedford tk

can produce many varieties and liveries

coal merchants, breweries etc. popular on train layouts so surely loads of people would want one!

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Re: Oxford Diecast 2020 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2019, 03:08:49 PM »
In 1975 I started work in a government training centre , we had a fleet of three vehicle for moving materials ,machinery and trainees about , it consisted of a austin A60 utilicon a BMC JU250 and a petrol powered TK, dropside with air brakes that did not work if the engine was not working ,the vehicles were dark green with a crown  on the door ,looked like post office telephones but  marked  Dept of employment,
I would like to see any of these available  but especially the TK

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Re: Oxford Diecast 2020 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2020, 11:45:52 AM »
In 2019 the Arnold new announcements included 4 Oxford food trailers and 2 or 3 flat wagon sets with Oxford Land Rover loads.

For 2020 there are three sets of pairs of flat wagons registered with DB, FS, and RENFE. Each wagon carries 2x Oxford Fordson tractors, which seem to be identical to NTRAC001.

Sample picture of the DB version from the Hornby website. At SRP there is about £19 worth of tractors, and £50 of wagons.


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Re: Oxford Diecast 2020 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2020, 11:55:43 AM »
Oxford have advised today that the next announcement of new items will be made on the evening of Monday 20 January 2020. The announcement will be made on the Facebook Group for Oxford Diecast Collectors, and will be followed by a general trade and consumer announcement at the London Toyfair on Tuesday 21 January 2020.

I am very likely to be away from an internet connection until 23 January, so I am sure that somebody will cover the details in my absence. The announcement on the Facebook Group will include an illustrated .pdf document which could be downloaded from the Group and posted here.

The Facebook Group is members only, and can be joined here:-

https://www.facebook.com/groups/282491821467/


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Re: Oxford Diecast 2020 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2020, 04:49:37 PM »
New N releases in the shops next week commencing 20 January 2020:-


NFT024             Ford Transit Mk5 Royal Mail High roof
NMOS006          Morris Minor Saloon Clipper Blue
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Re: Oxford Diecast 2020 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2020, 09:58:51 PM »
Tonight’s new announcements from Oxford Diecast:-



Disappointingly no new shapes, and just 5 recolours.
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Re: Oxford Diecast 2020 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2020, 10:10:04 PM »
That company is really starting to **** me off!!!

why oh why do they continue to totally ignore our scale, this is so PATHETIC it is beyond a joke!!!!

I look at their OO range and, I know it is a larger market, drool over the models, so many I would love to see and buy in N but am beginning to think we will never see most of them at all!!!

Not a happy chappie (can you tell?)

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Re: Oxford Diecast 2020 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2020, 10:22:52 PM »

That company is really starting to **** me off!!!


I don't even bother to look anymore.  :thumbsdown:

"Building a 1980s / 1990s N gauge layout sir?"

"Well you might like to buy one of our nice Jowett Javelins or maybe an XF Jaguar".

Me: "Do you have anything in between?".

"Not a great deal sir, .........ummm, a Ford Anglia, a Mk3 Cortina and a Morris Minor in lots of different colours".

Me: "Any Sierras, Cavaliers, Astras, Fiestas,"...........  :(

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Re: Oxford Diecast 2020 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2020, 10:31:16 PM »
I only have sketchy internet where I am. From what I understand from the interactive session between Oxford and collectors this evening the three main issues are unsold stocks, the international market uncertainty, and prioritising the profitable sub sectors. O gauge, the premium aircraft range, showman’s vehicles, fire engine, N gauge are all affected by those issues. A lot of new tooling was announced tonight in 1/76 cars and 1/87 cars which are evidently buoyant markets.

I share the disappointment with the N announcements, but do not see anyone else investing in the road vehicle sector.
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Re: Oxford Diecast 2020 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2020, 10:50:32 PM »
the lack of anyone else investing on N scale vehicles makes the frustration with Oxford more. I totally understand their difficulties with stock levels but get the right vehicles and that will not be a problem, as Alec said, where are the vehicles from the 80s and 90s for example.

Best wishes
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Re: Oxford Diecast 2020 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2020, 07:18:11 AM »
Still no Ivo Peters’ Bentley.  :(

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Re: Oxford Diecast 2020 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2020, 08:58:29 AM »
That company is really starting to **** me off!!!

why oh why do they continue to totally ignore our scale, this is so PATHETIC it is beyond a joke!!!!
Given that Oxford already produce the widest range of types covering the broadest spread of eras of any manufacturer of N gauge vehicles, I find that response PATHETIC and the selfishness beyond a joke...
I'd suggest we should be grateful the Oxford range is as broad as it is. Where are the alternative manufacturers, where is the ire towards them for providing next to nothing?

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Re: Oxford Diecast 2020 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2020, 10:21:45 AM »
Last release announcement are asked about ngauge and was told new tooling coming in new year. Then this, very poor selection, I do question some of their choices like the yard crane thing, how many are they going to sell compared to a escort mk1?

I like the green goddess but would a mid 70s to 80s standard Dennis fire engine done better?
Sports and posh cars might look good in the catalogue but would a escort sell more?

It is hard for Oxford I know, they have to produce in high volumes in China, N gauge may not support this for much longer. Sales in N seem to be falling,  very price sensitive and era/location specific all very challenging.
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Re: Oxford Diecast 2020 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2020, 01:43:34 PM »
It is disappointing, but then Oxford have missed opportunities to introduce some fairly dead cert sellers to their range.
There have been previous posts on here referring to what people have considered odd ball introductions. In fairness they have made some good introductions, but for every two or three good ones there seems an "iffy" one that doubtless has many people thinking why this one?  Is an ice cream van likely to be as good a seller as say an Escort, Sierra, a Ford Popular, and not forgetting the Bedford T.K. lorry in it's plethora of guises.

It would be interesting to know what has remained unsold, and in what numbers?

I think we may have to rely on Osbornes and the emerging 3D "new age cottage industry" to come up with some of the models many of us hope for.

R. Parker's range of 1950s white-metal cars have been great for my layout of this period. I hope they expand the range as has been reported. 

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Re: Oxford Diecast 2020 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2020, 11:46:18 PM »
Certainly seeing the frustration coming out with Oxford from people posting on this thread

Oxford do seem to have an odd approach to N gauge, do they really understand the market or are they just part reflecting 00 with both the model rail and collectors market and also producing models where licensing is easy and cheap. It is likely to be an issue if they have unsold stock but this is likely down to producing odd balls and far too many buses that no one buys

The lorries do appear to sell well as do the cars that are in demand, so why do they not target these models in N gauge and the unsold stock issue may be resolved

I said this a number of times, there are alternatives produced by Tomytec if you look and buy from Japan, usually in packs of four with one normally no use as it is a Japanese emergency vehicle. Price per car is comparable to Oxford

Yes, again a disappointing selection
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