Albion Yard in 7mm next?
Reblogged this on sed30's Blog.
A few years ago, a wise and brilliant model maker whose name escapes me for a minute, built a wonderful layout called “Clayhanger Yard” and even wrote entertainingly about it in Hornby Magazine. He had always planned to use this very locomotive on the layout but sadly, sold it and grew old and fat before the model appeared.
Beautiful; If only I could afford one here in the antipodes…!
Hi Andrew, I only got the opportunity for a flying look at the 08’s. I think they will be very popular, the model has the right stance and look to it which for the greater majority of purchasers across the scales, will seal the deal. Looking at other ready to run releases this weekend at Warley, the price of these models currently forecast to be around £170 I feel will represent good value for money. Certainly not cheap, but if (from anecdotal evidence),they work as well as the Terriers do, they’ll definitely be a good buy.
RTR 08 for under £200 – that sounds cheap to me, especially with the specification listed below. Simply buying the bits in 7mm scale would cost more than that and this way some nice person has glued them all together and painted the thing. I just hope they are making money on each one – the rumour is that the Terriers were underpriced. If they produce products like this then we need Dapol making money so they stay in business.
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While I cannot find anything of use (at all) on the Dapol site in regard to the new UK Class 08 shunter they’re releasing sometime during 2016. You can read more about it on Tower Model’s website: http://www.tower-models.com/towermodels/ogauge/dapol/dapolloco/class08/index.htm
The Dapol O gauge Class 08 will have the following features:
Fine cast metal coupling hooks and chains.
Finely moulded body with many separately added fine details.
Etched name plates where applicable.
DCC ready with PluX 22 pin socket for control of all aspects of running.
Cast wheels with fine relief and appropriate colouring.
Tungsten chassis and all wheel pickup.
Tooling designed to allow the production of alternate models.
Powerful 5 pole skew wound motor and flywheel for superior running and performance
Accessory bag with spares and other added detail.
Surprisingly, the model will be reasonably affordable for those of us overseas (not in old blighty). Considering that we don’t have to pay the VAT, even with shipping, the base cost is only about the $AU355 dollar mark – depending on the currency fluctuation. And that is not that bad.
Now I just need to come up with the money (which I don’t have) to get one. Meanwhile take a look at the images over on Albion Yard’s blog. Outstanding.
Reblogged on the Hunter Valley Lines site.
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