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#151 scottystitch

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 11:11

Outstanding, they look so so good. As one of the proposers who pitched the original idea for this project, I'm very much looking forward to seeing these in the flesh at Warley; and then hopefully not so long after, assembling my order into one, long, 18 wagon rake.

 

Hats off to everyone involved in bringing this wagon to market. By all accounts, it had a rather slow initial uptake, but I think all the hard work by Revolution, et al, has paid off in spades and it's great to see more modellers come on board with orders.

 

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#152 Steven B

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 12:18

I'm looking forward to receiving my tanks. Hopefully these wagons will encourage mire BR era modellers to involved with this kind of project rather than just relying on Dapol and Farish models.

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#153 dpgibbons

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 21:51

Will we see any reviews in the model railway press before order books close? 



#154 Ben A

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 22:09

Hi DPGibbons,

I don't think there will be reviews, since the models will be with the backers at the same time as they would be sent to magazines, but there may be some preview images.

There are plenty of images on the Revolution site, and you can inspect them for yourself at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition at the NEC in November if you're able to make it.

Is there any specific question you have that a review might answer? If it factual then it may be I can answer.

Cheers

Ben A.

Edited by Ben A, 24 September 2017 - 22:10 .


#155 dpgibbons

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 23:33

Ben - I'm already clued up and signed up thanks and I need no further persuasion. But I wonder how many more orders you might get if you did not have to close the books in advance of what I imagine will be excellent press reviews.



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Posted 25 September 2017 - 10:24

Ben - I'm already clued up and signed up thanks and I need no further persuasion. But I wonder how many more orders you might get if you did not have to close the books in advance of what I imagine will be excellent press reviews.

 

That is always the problem we face with all of our projects, but the pay-off for customers who back our projects unseen is that they get the models at the best price.

 

Cheers, Mike


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#157 bingley hall

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 10:53

That is always the problem we face with all of our projects, but the pay-off for customers who back our projects unseen is that they get the models at the best price.

 

Cheers, Mike

 

Stick to your guns guys. 

 

I wonder how many more times you will have to explain your business model before the penny final drops?



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Posted 26 September 2017 - 22:34

Hello all,

The order book for these models will close in exactly 5 weeks, at midnight on October 31st.

More information here: http://www.revolutio...s-bs-halloween/

I think most people know now, but just to be clear we will only produce enough models to satisfy pre-orders, however there will be some traders taking limited stocks though as with the TEAs and Pendolinos the price is likely to be higher than the pre-order price.

Cheers

Ben A.

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#159 mikeharvey22

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 09:03

Have to crack on with my United Molasses road tanker for the loading siding diorama.


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 16:51

Triple and single pack United Molasses tanks ordered. Out of interest, what length rakes did these generally run in and behind what sort of traction? Hoping my BR Blue 27 would be a suitable choice.

I would be interested in some 80s departmental versions in future if that could be a possibility.

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 20:18

Hi Gang,

Way out of era for me....but I had to have a Texaco version...for purposes of nostalgia.

Duly added to the waiting list of models to come in the next few months....

Later,
Stu from EGDL.
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#162 bill badger

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 11:37

Managed to find  funds for another three unbranded black ones. Glad I noticed the impending deadline.


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#163 Ben A

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 11:49

Hi Bill,

 

Yes, thanks for highlighting this one - just to remind everyone: the deadline for ordering the Class B tanks is one week from today.

 

cheers

 

Ben A.



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Posted 30 October 2017 - 17:31

Managed to find  funds for another three unbranded black ones.


Ditto. I didn't really need all those pumpkins anyway.
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Posted 30 October 2017 - 18:03

Triple and single pack United Molasses tanks ordered. Out of interest, what length rakes did these generally run in and behind what sort of traction? Hoping my BR Blue 27 would be a suitable choice.

I would be interested in some 80s departmental versions in future if that could be a possibility.

They tended to run as individual wagons, or small groups, in mixed freight trains- their destinations would have been yeast manufacturers (like the ones at Menstrie and Bristol), sugar refineries and animal feed manufacturers; A blue 27 would be fine for Scottish traffic.


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#166 Padishar Creel

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 06:17

Triple and single pack United Molasses tanks ordered. Out of interest, what length rakes did these generally run in and behind what sort of traction? Hoping my BR Blue 27 would be a suitable choice.

I would be interested in some 80s departmental versions in future if that could be a possibility.

Hallo,

if you enter United Molasses Menstrie into Google or Menstrie into Flickr you will find quite a few photos, Blue 27, Railfreight grey 26s, LL 37 split headcode. There is a photo in the results with 4 tanks (Class 26 hauled), so you'll be all set.

Hope this helps

es grüßt

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#167 Chris M

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 07:48

Ding ding, last orders gentlemen .

#168 Padishar Creel

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 08:56

Ding ding, last orders gentlemen .

cut it fine, but order placed.............

 

es grüßt

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#169 Ben A

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 09:14


Hello all,

As has been mentioned already, today is deadline day for Class B tankers order.

Please order before midnight to be sure of securing your models!

http://www.revolutiontrains.com/news/

Cheers

Ben A.

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 15:19

Triple and single pack United Molasses tanks ordered. Out of interest, what length rakes did these generally run in and behind what sort of traction? Hoping my BR Blue 27 would be a suitable choice.

I would be interested in some 80s departmental versions in future if that could be a possibility.

 

 As mentioned above

 

https://www.flickr.c.../in/dateposted/


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#171 Steven B

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 15:38

Are you sure those tanks aren't the later air-braked ones converted from caustic soda tanks (as per the NGS kit?), rather than Class B tanks?

 

 

Steven B.



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Posted 31 October 2017 - 15:53

Are you sure those tanks aren't the later air-braked ones converted from caustic soda tanks (as per the NGS kit?), rather than Class B tanks?

 

 

Steven B.

Hi Steven

 

I think they are indeed the later air braked tanks.

 

Cheers

 

Paul


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#173 Ben A

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 16:17


Hi all,

In the image linked above the tanks are the later versions - the giveaway is the vertical black band in the centre of the tank. These wagons can be produced from the NGS kit.

Cheers

Ben A.

#174 Jon Harbour

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 03:53

So looking forward to receiving these models. Bring on the Type As now!


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#175 bingley hall

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 05:06

Hi Steven

 

I think they are indeed the later air braked tanks.

 

Cheers

 

Paul

 

Ooops . Thanks :)