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Re: Oxford Diecast 2020 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #45 on: February 13, 2020, 05:19:15 PM »
There is one new N 1/148 scale item in the February releases on their way to retailers now:-


NSDF002    Shelvoke & Drewry Freightlifter British Rail (Crimson)

This was originally announced June 2019.

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1017/3257/products/NSDF002_1024x1024.jpg?v=1581586325

There are all round close up photos on the Oxford  Diecast website:-

https://www.oxforddiecast.co.uk/collections/new-in/products/shelvoke-drewry-freightlifter-british-rail-crimson-nsdf002

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Re: Oxford Diecast 2020 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #46 on: February 21, 2020, 07:26:38 PM »
Hi All

Photos of the BR crimson Shelvoke & Drewry Freightlifter

I also bought some buses
Bristol MW6G Royal Blue
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Re: Oxford Diecast 2020 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #47 on: March 11, 2020, 11:06:22 AM »
Two new items to be released over the coming week:-

NTCAB008    Scania T Cab Curtainside - J H Yates & Sons
 
https://www.oxforddiecast.co.uk/collections/new-in/products/scania-t-cab-curtainside-j-h-yates-sons-ntcab008

NTRAIL010    Mobile Trailer - AA

https://www.oxforddiecast.co.uk/products/mobile-trailer-aa-ntrail010

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Re: Oxford Diecast 2020 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #48 on: March 24, 2020, 12:45:58 PM »
Oxford Diecast have suspended their online shop, and warehousing/distribution arrangements. I suspect that they have little new stock in the pipeline now following the prolonged manufacturing shutdown in China, and the interruption to shipping services.

https://www.facebook.com/oxforddiecast/

I’ll post any updated news which I find.

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Re: Oxford Diecast 2020 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #49 on: March 25, 2020, 07:29:00 PM »
Just before the shutdown there was an Oxford delivery to wholesalers and some retailers. One new N item was included:-

NSHL16FR    Scania Highline Fridge Trailer - Steady Eddie

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Re: Oxford Diecast 2020 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #50 on: April 03, 2020, 04:59:56 PM »
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Photos of the new release J H Yates Scania T Cab

Nice model but still shows the Oxford approach of one off odd balls as T Cabs are rare beasts on the road







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Re: Oxford Diecast 2020 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #51 on: May 18, 2020, 07:41:17 PM »
Oxford have resumed deliveries today with two modern HGVs:-

NMB007 Mercedes Actros Curtainside McGawn Bros (announced January 2018)

NVOL4009 Volvo FH4 Semi Low Loader G F Job (announced June 2019

No news of when the programme of new announcements will resume. There would normally be a press release around the end of May.
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Re: Oxford Diecast 2020 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #52 on: May 28, 2020, 07:29:18 PM »
Hi All

Photos of the new releases, Volvo low loader GF Job and Mercedes Actros McGawn





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Re: Oxford Diecast 2020 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #53 on: May 29, 2020, 05:46:34 PM »
I notice that the GF Job Volvo low loader has already sold out on the Hattons website, is this a message that there is a strong market for the right n gauge vehicles, not nonsense like the Princess wedding car as a prime example

Asks the question why Oxford insist in still producing odd balls, even with trucks where there seems to be good demand the Scania T Cab keeps appearing instead of the normal tractor units that you see regularly on the roads.

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Re: Oxford Diecast 2020 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #54 on: May 29, 2020, 05:54:42 PM »
It is a fantastic vehicle @Rabbitaway I was lucky enough to get mine from Hattons on Tuesday, missing big bits of detail unlike the 1:76 that they seemed to of got better! Still only a tri axle nooteboom not a quad but at least they got a roof mounted lightbar. Beacon should of been 2 and in a different position but.....

I had to amend some details with mine just because





There are masses of products they could shrink from their extensive OO stuff that would keep many happy bit they obviously know what their doing

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Re: Oxford Diecast 2020 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #55 on: May 29, 2020, 06:09:49 PM »
I notice that the GF Job Volvo low loader has already sold out on the Hattons website, is this a message that there is a strong market for the right n gauge vehicles, not nonsense like the Princess wedding car as a prime example

Asks the question why Oxford insist in still producing odd balls, even with trucks where there seems to be good demand the Scania T Cab keeps appearing instead of the normal tractor units that you see regularly on the roads.

I think this is more likely to be due to the number Hattons ordered, perhaps with their sales influenced a bit by the 1/76 and 1/148 models being released at the same time, prompting some to buy both scales. Still available to order from Oxford Diecast.

OD make a much better job of the modern trucks (Scania, Volvo, Mercedes, with variations), vans (two types of Ford Transit, MB Sprinter ambulance/ice cream vans), a Scania fire engine, public passenger vehicles (New Routemaster, Irizar, Plaxton Elite)and cars (Jaguar XF, Land Rover Freelander, Mini) than almost any other period. One third of the 12 announced but not yet delivered models are current era.

Recently Eloise Davies (MD of Oxford) reflected on the OD Collectors Facebook Group on the tooling costs for N. In particular she said that the economics of tooling for cars means putting 4 models into one tool. The problem for current vehicles is that the licensing cost and delays in getting manufacturer approval after tooling for a much lower sales volume than 1/76, pushes N down the financial viability queue. She did say that more N stuff is being planned, though.
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Re: Oxford Diecast 2020 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #56 on: May 29, 2020, 06:15:11 PM »
The extra details look great, I may try and add at least the orange beacons in a lightbar form.

I still raise the question about Oxford's understand of the n gauge market, do they really understand what the demand is or is it just hit or miss based on random selection of their 00 models. N gauge is likely more driven by modellers who want vehicles that are realistic for their layout than collectors. As I said the lorries are generally good sellers but the ones that sit on the shelves are the Scania T Cabs and the over supply of Stobbart branded models and these may be targeted at collecting

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Re: Oxford Diecast 2020 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #57 on: May 29, 2020, 06:28:05 PM »
There does seem to be a level of improvement in understand on what the demand is, may explain the two low loaders announced?

As for that Mercedes ice cream van, what was going on with that, when you scale it off the dimension of the real vehicle it is a way to wide and high and looks completely out of place beside most models

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Re: Oxford Diecast 2020 – deliveries and announcements
« Reply #58 on: May 29, 2020, 07:49:54 PM »
This is paraphrased from Eloise Davies' comments I mentioned above. Oxford understand the value of the N gauge market to their prosperity, and would like to produce and sell what the market needs. But they say that they sell four times more in 1/76 than in 1/148 when the same model is in both ranges, so N is rarely in first place in the investment queue. Some licensors do not always understand the N market, so are happy to license for larger scales but not for N. However, in spite of the poorer returns, and a slower rate of sales than in 1/76, they still intend to invest in new tooling for N.

Not every model in the N range is a shrunk down 1/76 model - Plaxton Elite coach, New Routemaster bus,  the six Foden 1940s/50s HGVs are some that come to mind.

I agree than the Sprinter ice cream van is a bit iffy, apparently scaled down from the 1/43 version.
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