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1 minute ago, AY Mod said:

 

Yes, Bachmann bought EFE in 2016 which included the Underground stock plus there's the vehicles still under that branding. This is a different concept in some ways so I can understand people needing a bit of time to get their heads around it but I can see the logic - non-Bachmann products available via Bachmann stockists (similar to all the plastic kit and tool ranges they distribute) that are not manufactured by Kader.

 

Ah, so is EFE Rail owned by the parent company that once owned EFE? I for one am certainly struggling to get my head round it - that is for sure.

 

Not meaning to be being critical of it, whilst N gauge is of no interest, I am pleased to see the 1938 stock back and motorised.

 

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The JIAs are confusing, I thought they were a Dapol model? Certainly Dapol were taking credit for them when Kernow released them, but these appear to be the exact same model.

 

Glad they're not downsizing those to N just as I'm finishing my 3D printed ones!

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Which makes sense of something I heard (and didn't believe) late last year.  It's actually a rather clever idea because of its access via Bachmann's marketing and distribution and it gives Bachmann a second string to its bow in terms of having a range to sell alongside its main range without wholly relying on Kader for production.   Rather odd that Heljan should drop in its Hymek but I can see how that has happened.

 

I await developments - and the probably soon to be announced J94s and Hymeks from Hornby. ;)  :rolleyes:

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For the hard of understanding...

 

The video is just for BCC members until 12.00 - post a link here and you'll get access removed.

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That's great news about the EFE Tubestock being produced in a motorised version. I just hope they have made the clearances under the axles to allow for the slightly higher centre return rail of the prototype (which on my layout is 1mm above running rail height). 

If not, my only option would be to fit larger wheels to the power bogie and all coaches ~ an unnecessray cost which could be avoided during manufacture.

 

After this release, I hope that Bachmann consider producing the London Transport 1927/1933 Standard Stock which is a more interesting profile imho.

 

Well done, Bachmann for taking the EFE brand into useable motorised models.

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7 minutes ago, John M Upton said:

Well I guess we now know what happened to all the DJM toolings now!

 

Legal ownership for the respective models was with the factories in China rather than DJM but please don't start debate on that fact and its repercussions in this topic - it's for elsewhere.

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Just now, WishIHadAName said:

Could this mean more 14xx tanks from Bachmann in the future instead of Hattons/DJM?

 

No, Hattons own the rights and tooling.

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And the first winner of the "Put me on the naughty step because I want to tell people about a video" competition has been won.

 

We have agreed with Bachmann not to share it on here until noon, and it's not going to happen.

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Although there is nothing in this release of products to interest me*, it's refreshing to see product release without 2 years of frothing and begging for money.

 

 

* I like the underground stock but don't fancy lifting the floorboards to run it.

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Just now, Phil Parker said:

And the first winner of the "Put me on the naughty step because I want to tell people about a video" competition has been won.

 

We have agreed with Bachmann not to share it on here until noon, and it's not going to happen.

 

Who would be a moderator eh? Let's hope that's it for your needing to act.

 

What did they win an RMWeb-free holiday?


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8 minutes ago, AY Mod said:

 

Legal ownership for the respective models was with the factories in China rather than DJM but please don't start debate on that fact and its repercussions in this topic - it's for elsewhere.

 

Or perhaps best not discussed at all? It will all get very messy and complicated with no clear answers available to most of us.

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A positive development for the Hobby, I’m glad to see the DJ models J94 back in production.

 

*Crosses fingers and toes for a re-run of the DJ/Kernow O2* 

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1 minute ago, LBSC123 said:

A positive development for the Hobby, I’m glad to see the DJ models J94 back in production.

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Indeed, I like my DJ J94s and was always quite satisfied with them. I like the look of the EFE Rail "Amazon". As factory weathering goes, it looks quite good, not over the top.


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Liking the motorised tube stock ... wanted one for years but never fancied the overall effort and cost of the coaches / motor(s) etc to do it. Hopefully will be more to come as certainly an interesting development.

 

Also welcome to see some more JIAs with new running numbers by looks of  it.

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Doesn't EFE stand for Exclusive First Editions? Are any of these those? :D

Still an interesting and good development

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1 minute ago, Fireline said:

£150 for a J94? I'll have some of whatever they've been sniffing.

 

Aside from any natural cost increases over the intervening period if they had been correctly priced to cover the tooling adaptations and additions made during development then the outcome may have been different rather than obliging customers who would like to see models made without any profit or commercial sustainability. ;)

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Hi folks,

 

Very interesting video.

 

What caught my eye, and made my wife ask "did they really paint it like that?", was Comrie's no. 19 (HE3818).  Very ugly, but "I want one"!  Once repainted a Farish one in that scheme, only to be told that there never was one like that despite me having a magazine article (c/w colour photo) to prove it.

 

Regards,

 

Alex.

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