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This announcement was a nice surprise too - CAD already done as well - they’ll be here before we know it :yes:

 

I swear these guys are gonna bankrupt me :D !!!

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They made 4 announcements today! Luckily for my wallet and my Caledonian sleeper desires, I only need (want) the Ecofrets and the Holdalls/timber wagons.

 

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John P

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Hello all,

 

We are trying to stagger our offerings to help customers budget.  The CADs for the Ecofrets aren't quite finished but should be in the next week or so.

 

cheers

 

Ben A.

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Ooooooh, I guess someone has to ask the obvious question first, so...  a possibility for OO gauge?  :biggrin_mini2:

 

 

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On 15/09/2019 at 14:49, YesTor said:

Ooooooh, I guess someone has to ask the obvious question first, so...  a possibility for OO gauge?  https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/emoticons/default_biggrin_mini2.gif

 

 

 

I’m going to second that, even with my health issues, I would love some.  To paraphrase Field of Dreams “If you build them, we will order them” lol

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On 03/10/2019 at 04:53, jools1959 said:

 

I’m going to second that, even with my health issues, I would love some.  To paraphrase Field of Dreams “If you build them, we will order them” lol

 

Whilst everyone is entitled to an opinion, with the amount of excellent intermodal wagons on the market, would expect there are more more pressing models for "OO".  For something thats a little different, I'd suggest the Sturgeon.  A little fishy perhaps?  But would make a wonderful model!

 

Regards,

 

C. 

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Different market though ultimately. They never ran concurrently, and intermodal flows dominate the modern scene, so diversity of wagons is a great thing. 
 

But these are an N gauge product (luckily), so take your wish listing elsewhere ;)

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10 hours ago, dogbox321 said:

Whilst everyone is entitled to an opinion, with the amount of excellent intermodal wagons on the market, would expect there are more more pressing models for "OO".  For something thats a little different, I'd suggest the Sturgeon.  A little fishy perhaps?  But would make a wonderful model!

Regards,

C. 

 

Hello dogbox321

 

Firstly, all the best to Ben and RevolutioN on this announcement. 

 

As some of the company's N models 'scale up' to 00, I hope Ben won't mind me interjecting with a note about The 00 Wishlist Poll 2019 which is currently running on the RMweb link below.

 

If you wish to vote, you will find the Ecofret in Category 18 Freight Stock: 1964-Current and the Sturgeon in Category 19 General Railway Service Stock: Departmental (Steam Era).

 

Hope that helps.

 

Brian (on behalf of The 00 Wishlist Poll Team)

 

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/148198-qa-the-00-wishlist-poll-2019/&tab=comments#comment-3695684

 

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Hi Brian,

 

Thanks for your note and yes, I would urge 00 modellers to take part and indicate their wants, whether Ecofrets, Sturgeons or anything else for that matter.

 

It is a shame the wish list no longer covers N too; I understand the reasons for this but I would hope in years to come volunteers can be found so N can be reinstated.

 

cheers

 

Ben A.

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Hello Ben

 

I know the matter is in hand (but outside the influence of The 00 Team, although we still remain ready to assist where needed).

 

Brian (on behalf of The 00 Wishlist Poll Team)

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8 hours ago, BMacdermott said:

Hello Ben

 

I know the matter is in hand (but outside the influence of The 00 Team, although we still remain ready to assist where needed).

 

Brian (on behalf of The 00 Wishlist Poll Team)

 

Hi Brian

 

That is good to know.

 

While I completely understand why the N Gauge wish-list was dropped given the limited time volunteers have, I think to an extent the wish-lists in N and 00 complement one another so to have the N Gauge one back would be a really positive move. 

 

Regards

 

Roy

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I don't wish to continue the off topic discussion, but as Brian alluded to a few of us continue to look at resurrecting the N gauge poll, and I helped Brian and the team out with the OO gauge one this year. The work isn't insignificant, but I'd be keen to get it going again, not least as we have a growing number of 'new' entrants to the market (meaning not Dapol/Farish) who have the agility to respond to public demand and deliver products more quickly.

 

I certainly eagerly await the FWAs, like all of Revolution's previous offerings I'm sure they'll be a superb model.

 

Nick

 

 

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It was a tongue in cheek comment, aimed at Dogbox, hence the smiley, but it's one thing people coming on the thread to say "can you make this in OO gauge please?", but it's a bit of a step to say "can you make this entirely different model in a different gauge?".

 

Why not start a thread requesting a OO gauge Sturgeon? Or more generally trying to show the comparative levels of interest in Revolution's products with a poll so they can have a more reasonable idea of what may prove popular.

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Hi - my response was only suggesting that there is a good selection of Intermodal Wagons available already from Hornby's KFA, to Bachmanns FIA and FFA/FGA, Dapols FEA, Megafret and Davis 45', plus Realtracks Lowliner, and Hattons offering  (Sorry for any I have forgotten, but you get the jist!), and that perhaps in view of this, then the likes of the Sturgeon (or HOA for that matter), would be a better option in OO.  Nothing more.

 

Regards,

 

C.

 

 

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All very interesting, again why not discuss it on a thread that's not for an N gauge product...!? We don't have many things you guys don't, no need to wade in and make it all about OO! :D

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