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Invicta Model Rail Announce New Limited Editions - Translator coaches + S&T opens

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NEWS RELEASE: Invicta Model Rail Announce New Limited Editions

 

Invicta Model Rail, Sidcup, is pleased to announce a pair of brand new, previously unannounced, OO Gauge Limited Editions, produced for us by Bachmann Europe  PLC. Both are expected to arrive late this year, and we are now taking advance orders on these items.

 

39-001X NSE EMU Translator Coach Pack Limited Edition of 504 Retail £65.99

Consisting of 975875 & 977087. These former Mk1 Coaches were used to provide translator couplings and brakes when moving EMU’s to and from works. Both vehcles have been long lived, being converted in NSE days, and still seeing use today.

 

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33-079Z Set of 3 S&T Departmental Wagons (weathered) Limited Edition of 504 Retail £34.99

Consisting 3 weathered S&T wagons, DM417836, KDM418631 & KDW138238 in use in the late ‘70’s at Crewe.

 

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Available Post Free By Calling On 0208 302 7774

or On Line at www.invictamodelrail.com

Also available in store at 130 Station Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA15 7AB

 

 

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Tempted by 975875 but I'm converting a Bachmann Mk1 myself at the moment.  A couple of useful photos for others, showing both sides and before the windows were boarded up, as per the release above:

 

http://www.departmentals.com/photo/975875a

 

http://railphotoarchive.org/rpc_zoom.php?img=0681025033000

 

977087 here:

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MK1-Coach-ADB977087-18-9-88-Eastleigh-Works-Orig-35mm-Slide-/380704440911?nma=true&si=%252F4VVklUxMav49JKDFG7HqMW6zDA%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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Will the translator coaches come with tension lock couplings on one end and Kadees on the other?

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Will the translator coaches come with tension lock couplings on one end and Kadees on the other?

 

One end will have inscriptions in English, the other in Chinese! ;)

 

Oddly enough, I was looking at a picture of one of the real translator coaches just yesterday and thinking that I could make one myself! How's that for coincidence? :)

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Are Invicta still releasing the breakdown coach that modelzone were going to release?

 

Rich

As far as we know, everything that was in the ModelZone limited exclusives list will now be produced for Invicta as one of the owners of Invicta was the developer of the limited editions for ModelZone.

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33-079Z Set of 3 S&T Departmental Wagons (weathered) Limited Edition of 504 Retail £34.99

Consisting 3 weathered S&T wagons, DM417836, KDM418631 & KDW138238 in use in the late ‘70’s at Crewe.

 

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Nice to hear these are being despatched. I had to phone up the lovely Kerry as the price has had to be upped by a quid to confirm I still wanted mine.

 

All done and on their way.

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I had a phone call from Kerry about an hour ago, mine are in the post, looking forward to receiving them in the next couple of day's.

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http://www.invictamodelrail.com/new-Bachmann---33-079z-exclusive-limited-edition-set-of-3-st-weathered-departmental-wagons-3331-p.asp

 

These look suspiciously like the Dia 1/051 13t China Clay tooling to me. Oh dear............

 

Yes it does, and the product code would seem to confirm that - there have been three different 33-079/a/b coded models in Bachmann's main range - all BR grey china clay opens.

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Yes it does, and the product code would seem to confirm that - there have been three different 33-079/a/b coded models in Bachmann's main range - all BR grey china clay opens.

And 33-xxx means it's old type tooling as well!

 

Keith

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Though that information shouldn't come as too much of a surprise given that the 33-079 number is in Andy's OP from last September!

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http://www.invictamodelrail.com/new-Bachmann---33-079z-exclusive-limited-edition-set-of-3-st-weathered-departmental-wagons-3331-p.asp

 

These look suspiciously like the Dia 1/051 13t China Clay tooling to me. Oh dear............

... even down to the roller bearings, which were as rare as hens teeth on diag 1/051!

 

We need another comments button for "awful" or something similar!

 

Paul

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Yep, they are the clay wagons with a new paint job. :( 

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Received mine today, and they look far better than I could ever make and paint from a kit, so I'm not complaining.

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I had forgotten that Invicta had asked for the photos

KDW138238 http://PaulBartlett....raphs/e10552d85
418631 http://PaulBartlett....raphs/e2ee86a8d http://PaulBartlett....raphs/e2676b8c2
KDM417836 http://PaulBartlett....sopen/e3adba7bd
 

So was surprised to receive the gift of a set in the post this morning. So here are the photos - don't shoot the photographer! They have done an excellent job of the finish, what a shame that the wrong wagon has been used!

 

Paul

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Noticed that the S&T 3 wagon set is now reduced from £35 to £23!!!!

 I bought a set when they first came out, but wasn't happy with the weathering, it seemed like someone had gone OTT wit the spray gun, and the lettering and different coloured planking was mostly obscured beneath a grey spray finish!!

I eventually resold them on E-Bay......

 Anyhoo, seeing as they are now cheaper, I have ordered another set.....................!!!!!

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Whilst discounting of limited editions like this is irritating for people like me who paid full price (after having pre-ordered them at a lower price, then was told that Bachmann had upped the price prior to delivery) it can be great if you don't already have them. That said, it's probably indicative that limited editions are a difficult area to pick correctly, and with so many getting discounted now commissioners are at risk of having potential buyers playing a game of Chicken, waiting for the prices to fall before they buy.

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