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Minerva Pannier 8750 57XX Victory Peckett Chris Klein Chris Basten GWR Pannier Cwm Bach




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#1 81A Oldoak

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 09:23

Order forms for the various versions of our new GWR 57XX/8750 0-6-0 Pannier model are attached to this message and on the Minerva website for downloading.

 

Since our announcement at Telford, we have confirmed production with our factory, with one small change from the original plan. This means that the batch of riveted tank 57xx’s  has changed places with the 57xx with the original pattern injectors, and will now be the last to appear. This simplifies our tooling and has enabled us to slightly reduce the advance order price from the anticipated £230 to £225.

The Panniers will therefore be delivered as follows:

  1. 8750
  2. 57xx
  3. 57xx Original injector
  4. 57xx Riveted tanks

We are also pleased to confirm that the advance order price of £225 is guaranteed up until the 31st March 2017, with production expected to commence soon afterwards. Most variants will have Top Feed, 4 x Livery variants, DC, DCC and DCC Sound options, so some research is needed to ensure you have the correct specification for your own model.

 

We will be at the Reading show at the start of December with loads of order forms, so do come along and see us.

 

Regards,

 

Chris B and Chris K

Minerva Model Railways Ltd

 

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 11:09

You are a very wicked man producing such temptation for us poor old pensioners who aren't even into O gauge (er, see you at Reading)


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#3 BG John

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 11:35

You are a very wicked man producing such temptation for us poor old pensioners who aren't even into O gauge (er, see you at Reading)

Even worse for those heading towards a possibly poor pensionhood who are into O gauge, but for which it's the wrong period* and company**! Fortunately I won't be at Reading.

 

* Although some of my 7mm modelling is around the right era, but will mostly be narrow gauge.

** The GWR may be my main interest, but I'm trying to avoid expanding it from 4mm scale.


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#4 Joseph_Pestell

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 11:48

I have never modelled GW but there is a really strong temptation now with the range of reasonably priced locos and stock now becoming available. And GW well supported in 7mm for other "bits and pieces" as well.



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Posted 29 September 2016 - 12:21

Excellent, really looking forward to these.
Chris, will there be any versions in BR lined black?

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 13:28

I have just posted off an order for two: Both fitted with sound.

 

Truly, I am now beyond help.

 

The 4mm fleet depletion will have to be accelerated.


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#7 81A Oldoak

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 14:02

Excellent, really looking forward to these.
Chris, will there be any versions in BR lined black?

Plain black only.


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#8 Dreadnought05

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 15:43

Not a problem, I'll still be getting 1 or 2.

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 16:08

Not a problem, I'll still be getting 1 or 2.

Merci beaucoup.



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Posted 29 September 2016 - 20:08

Well my order is in...........  :secret:
 
Jinty ;)


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Posted 29 September 2016 - 20:38

Me me me.... let me through - outta the way, this is IMPORTANT...!!

Can't download the order form fast enough!!! :shout: :D
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#12 81A Oldoak

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 07:32

Well my order is in...........  :secret:
 
Jinty ;)

We know and thank you.

 

Chris



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Posted 30 September 2016 - 10:08

Will you be at Reading Chris or can you answer now please a question about the vacuum pipe running along the footplate hanging frame?  Will it be moulded as part of the frame or will it be a separate attached part (and thus much easier to remove)?



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Posted 30 September 2016 - 11:00

Will you be at Reading Chris or can you answer now please a question about the vacuum pipe running along the footplate hanging frame?  Will it be moulded as part of the frame or will it be a separate attached part (and thus much easier to remove)?

I will be at Reading. I can't answer your question yet as we are still working on the design.

 

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 12:32

You are a very wicked man producing such temptation for us poor old pensioners who aren't even into O gauge (er, see you at Reading)

First aid shall be available to provide relief for the actions of the Stationmaster.


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Posted 30 September 2016 - 16:13

Since our announcement at Telford, we have confirmed production with our factory, with one small chan

The Panniers will therefore be delivered as follows:

  1. 8750
  2. 57xx
  3. 57xx Original injector
  4. 57xx Riveted tanks

Choosing might be easier if you could provide drawings / CADs to show what the differences are in the offered versions.

 

BTW - I asked about LT livery at Telford...  which form do I use for that version?


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Posted 30 September 2016 - 16:22

we are still working on the design.

Regards,

Chris

In that case, perhaps worth keeping in mind during the design process that this chassis could also be useful for pregrouping GWR saddle tank varieties in the future?

Edited by Mikkel, 30 September 2016 - 17:00 .

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 17:04

In that case, perhaps worth keeping in mind during the design process that this chassis could also be useful for pregrouping GWR saddle tank varieties in the future?

As with the Victory 0-6-0T, the footplate will be a metal casting so I would expect the vacuum pipes running along the footplate valence to be  plug-in plastic injection mouldings. We considered the versatility of the chassis at an early stage of the selection process, but that shouldn't be taken as a statement of intent.


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Posted 30 September 2016 - 17:26

As with the Victory 0-6-0T, the footplate will be a metal casting so I would expect the vacuum pipes running along the footplate valence to be  plug-in plastic injection mouldings. We considered the versatility of the chassis at an early stage of the selection process, but that shouldn't be taken as a statement of intent.

 

It would definitely simplify conversion to a steam brake only engine if you could do it that way.


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Posted 30 September 2016 - 18:34

Choosing might be easier if you could provide drawings / CADs to show what the differences are in the offered versions.
 
BTW - I asked about LT livery at Telford...  which form do I use for that version?

The order forms outline the basic variations - top feed or not, rivetted tanks or welded etc. You can have any colour you want so long as it's black :D ;)
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Posted 30 September 2016 - 19:14

Anyone else having problems accessing the Minerva website ?

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 19:26

The order forms outline the basic variations - top feed or not, rivetted tanks or welded etc. You can have any colour you want so long as it's black :D ;)

Or green!

 

Rather than the LT livery, I was rather hoping for BR unkempt grey, which I recall seeing applied to most tank locos in South Wales in the early 60s.

 

The exceptions being Cardiff Canton's top link and the recent departures from either Barry or Caerphilly works.


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Posted 30 September 2016 - 21:55

Can VAT be taken off for overseas orders ?

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 21:57

Or green!


Indeed so - my bad. Only being interested in the BR(W) models, I quite forgot that other colours are also available. Well, one other colour, anyway. :blush:
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Posted 30 September 2016 - 22:02

Anyone else having problems accessing the Minerva website ?

No, "but"... the only loco in the Online Shop is the 0-4-0 Peckett.
The Victory & Panniers have to be ordered in other ways - I did mine via Email which was swiftly acknowledged (thanks Chris!!).












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