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9 hours ago, wombatofludham said:

Peco did list the multi-track gantries in the 2020 "Spring Report" (an online leaflet thing)

Peco 2020 Spring Report

Indeed they did, but we are still waiting........it’s not as if it’s a new model locomotive which takes (seemingly many years) to develop and research.

 

I am sure they have all the good intentions of producing them, but.

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Spring 2020 was about 5 years ago, so I think we might be able to forgive the wait.

Plus there's been issues with manufacturing track and other things due to the pandemic. I think we all need to collectively take a step back and take a breath with manufacturers.

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4 hours ago, 69843 said:

Spring 2020 was about 5 years ago, so I think we might be able to forgive the wait.

Plus there's been issues with manufacturing track and other things due to the pandemic. I think we all need to collectively take a step back and take a breath with manufacturers.

The gantries were announced quite a bit before spring 2020 that’s just an update, I think about the same time as the packs were introduced PECO stated they were going to produce a range of OHLE components including gantries and power masts, which nothing has been heard of since.

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I remember reading a post somewhere on this forum that someone had asked Peco about the gantries and got told that the delay had been in part down to a decision to move production from Sommerfeldt to in house, but then hit further problems with the in-house production not being robust enough.  It seems that they are determined to do them but the project has had an unfortunate series of setbacks, the most latest being Peco turning a lot of their production over to PPE for the pandemic and now playing catch-up with their mainstream track production.

It's good that Peco are still showing these as under development, it would have been easy for them to do a Dapol and abandon them altogether if the turn of events others have described is correct.

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On 09/05/2021 at 00:46, wombatofludham said:

I remember reading a post somewhere on this forum that someone had asked Peco about the gantries and got told that the delay had been in part down to a decision to move production from Sommerfeldt to in house, but then hit further problems with the in-house production not being robust enough.  It seems that they are determined to do them but the project has had an unfortunate series of setbacks, the most latest being Peco turning a lot of their production over to PPE for the pandemic and now playing catch-up with their mainstream track production.

It's good that Peco are still showing these as under development, it would have been easy for them to do a Dapol and abandon them altogether if the turn of events others have described is correct.


I find some comfort in that. As robust and whatever the previous OHE masts were, they had their errors that I just couldn't look past. I think Peco will do a better job in terms of accuracy.

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Hi Rails of Shefield

 

A year after the anouncment, is this project still viable with the expressions of intrest or has it been paused or canceled?

 

Thnaks

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1 minute ago, e30ftw said:

Hi Rails of Shefield

 

A year after the anouncment, is this project still viable with the expressions of intrest or has it been paused or canceled?

 

Thnaks

There was a recent update in an email- they couldn’t get access to the loco where it was and due to COVID but the email stated it was still on the to do list.

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