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Sutton's Locomotive Works class 24

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Rail Exclusives usually have someone else actually manufacture the models, so that was what I was asking. Do they have their own plant now?

 

 

 

 

Made by a factory in China that doesn't do any other UK models. Nothing about the class 24 on the website yet.

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i asked the same question on the first page, interesting if they have produced it completly 'in house'

 

as for the website, at time of writing its not been updated for months, i must admit i thought that "rail exclusive" had quietly dissapeared off the scene, obviously not

 

EDIT: post crossed with nick's

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....no frothing....no vapourware....no press....no publicity....no waiting....no empty promises....just 100% superb models Jim.

 

You may need Phil's phone number/email address.

 

http://www.sulzertype2.com/

 

Dave

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....no frothing....no vapourware....no press....no publicity....no waiting....no empty promises....just 100% superb models Jim.

 

You may need Phil's phone number/email address.

 

Dave

totally agree, again, as i put on the first page a refreshing change

 

(and no one has moaned about duplication of a Bachmann model yet either)

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I had a Bachmann 24/1 on preorder - think I may cancel that one if rail exclusive are gonna model it ..........

 

Wonder if Bachmann will abandon the project now ? Might make sense then they can concentrate on something else like the class 90 or the mk2f ?..x

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I had a plan convert 6 Bachmann 24/0's to 24/1's and bought the kits to do so, then Bachmann announced their 24/1 so I decided to hold off but now i'm quite happy to move that plan over to these instead if they are definitely doing them

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....the moment that Phil has sold these he moves onto the next and I can't see these hanging around for long....

 

.....there was already another green livery variant on display....

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Dave

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....cab front air pipe for operating doors on the hoppers. Probably 2nd compressor for capacity and revised underslung tanks....no boiler water.

 

Dave

Edited by Torr Giffard LSWR 1951-71

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....see above picture.

 

Dave

 

Thanks Dave.

 

John

Hi John

 

Can i ask what the difference is with the Tyne/Consett ones?

 

Thanks

 

What Dave said.

 

My 'magnum opus' is part of the Tyne Dock - Consett line and 24s form a large part of the required motive power...

 

John

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I did get an invite to the event but family got in the way, wish I'd told them to off now :)

 

John

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Thanks Dave I thought it might be something about air compressors as I know previous generations of motive power had to have similar modifications.

 

John, I have seen your ambitious plans and am watching with interest.

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WAY TO GO !

 

I'm not a particular fan of the class 24 but I love the whole concept behind it and think I might be buying one anyway. The cost difference compared to "normal" models is about right and I for one am happy to pay the difference for this kind of fidelity.

It's also great that it has been designed with sound in mind from the start.

More power to your elbows guys.

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The manufactures are SLW (Sutton's Locomotive Works) a new manufacturer to the world of model railways. The 24s have been built to an extremely high spec with a vast amount of detail never seen on a RTR loco before. Working in conjunction with Paul Chetter the sound and control via DCC is perfect with full contol over sound and movement.

I was lucky enough to be able to purchase a sound one today, Philip sat down with me and installed the chip and speakers there and then for me to take away.

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Dan

 

not that it matters really, but are you saying that Mr Sutton actually owns and operates the factory that built them, as opposed to designing and emailing CAD drawings to a factory in China to produce?

Either way it doesn't detract from the quality.

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Makes me realise just what we missed when the RE Class 33 was scuppered. 

 

Agreed, and look at the hash that Heljan made of their 33/0 "upgrade"  :(

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I also was privileged to be asked to the launch. Talk about having your gob smacked!

 

Make no mistake, this 24 is a country mile ahead of any of it's competitors - one of the little pieces of info i picked up was that there are more components in one of these 24's bogies than the whole of the Bachmann model put together. It is simply stunning. Couple this together with Paul Chetter's expertise in the sound department makes this a complete winner all the way.

 

Paul was there at the launch and very patiently answered all my innocent and newbie to DCC sound questions with applomb. This loco sounds, runs and is a complete joy to play with. ( BTW, they have managed to get TWO speakers into this loco )

 

A huge thank you to Phil and my sincerest good wishes for the future. Here we have at last, someone who is championing the D+E modeller with a superlative model and all for a price, which quite honestly, is a steal for what you get.

 

Don't think that my limited vocabulary will allow me to amke any more plaudits.

 

Just one more piece of information, people have asked for a website, here's the link:   http://sulzertype2.com/

Just take a look at those droolworthy photo's..............

 

cheers

 

Andy

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Andy,

 

so just to clarify you like this model and recommend it?

 

You were a little vague and ambiguous I'm afraid.

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Apologies Derek, you're right, I'll stop gushing now.......

 

Seriously though, for a long time I've been in the camp of D+E modellers should be getting quality models and now we've got one - Christmas has come early, not just for this ground breaking loco, but also the fact that we now have a serious contender in Suttons Locomotive Works. I think that this just goes to prove that if the product is there, then people will buy it - just as long as the product matches the price tag, well this product more than outmatches what SLW are asking in price.

 

cheers

 

Andy

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