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Golden Valley new loco

Postby Bigmet » Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:55 pm

Apparently the OO RTR market isn't yet sufficiently crowded to deter another entrant from bringing out a loco. The information will be on the Oxford Rail stand at the Warley show. Oxford Rail are the manufacturing partner.

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Re: Golden Valley new loco

Postby skyblue » Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:37 am

I do think the market must be getting to saturation point. Like a supersaturated solution (look it up on youtube) in chemistry, all it will need is a bit of disturbance for a lot of the manufacturers to crash out. By this I mean that something like a loss of manufacturing output or delays could cause one of the many manufacturers (in particular the smaller ones) to fail, as they won't have any products to sell, whereas a company like Hornby or Bachmann could probably coast along for quite a while, as indeed some people would argue Bachmann currently are.

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Re: Golden Valley new loco

Postby luckymucklebackit » Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:05 am

skyblue wrote:I do think the market must be getting to saturation point.


Well it is certainly getting close to that for Southern Locomotives, time they started looking elsewhere for inspiration, like anywhere north of Watford.

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Re: Golden Valley new loco

Postby D605Eagle » Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:07 pm

It's more like rarified than saturated for examples north of the border. I'm surprised nobody has tested the water yet beyond the D11/2s that Bachy make.

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Re: Golden Valley new loco

Postby Bigmet » Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:28 pm

luckymucklebackit wrote:
skyblue wrote:I do think the market must be getting to saturation point.


Well it is certainly getting close to that for Southern Locomotives, time they started looking elsewhere for inspiration, like anywhere north of Watford.

Think you got your wish there as it is a rod coupled industrial diesel, Yorkhire Engine Company's 'Janus' type. Mostly used North of the Thames.

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Re: Golden Valley new loco

Postby D605Eagle » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:10 am

Has anybody got one of these yet? I see Rails are doing the POL liveried ones for just shy of £73, which seems a reasonable price nowadays. The POL ones aren't out for another few weeks yet, only the NCB ones are as far as I know.

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Re: Golden Valley new loco

Postby GWR_fan » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:37 am

I am definitely interested in these although unable to decide if a sound version is more preferable. The only 'negative' I see is the engineering plastic siderails. On several models seen the railing is wavy and does detract from the model. Otherwise I feel that it is perfect.

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Re: Golden Valley new loco

Postby GWR_fan » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:11 am

Hopefully the vipers will not come out spitting, but two sensible reviewers on another site both have running problems, including the omission of the flywheel on one which would have been welcome for smoother running. Possibly a production line omission or perhaps a design change for the production model.

I will hold off on purchasing shares in the company for the time being until things settle down.

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Re: Golden Valley new loco

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:25 am

Is this a variant on the Hornby designed rod couple Sentinel. Up to now they have been distributing Hornby International products from Electrotren, given a UK livery but still H0. It would be an obvious choice for production. Electrotren/Hornby's manufacturer seems to have expertise in smaller mechanisms, two Sentinel diesels and the Peckett, have all been well received
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Re: Golden Valley new loco

Postby GWR_fan » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:06 pm

John,
it is an Oxford Rail sourced full OO scale 6-wheel coupled centre cab diesel model which looked to have a lot of potential. No connection to Hornby/Electrotren.

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Re: Golden Valley new loco

Postby trainlover23 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:56 am

Bufferstop wrote:Is this a variant on the Hornby designed rod couple Sentinel. Up to now they have been distributing Hornby International products from Electrotren, given a UK livery but still H0. It would be an obvious choice for production. Electrotren/Hornby's manufacturer seems to have expertise in smaller mechanisms, two Sentinel diesels and the Peckett, have all been well received



They have not distributed Electron or any of Hornby`s international range for at least two years now. The model is pure Oxford Rail

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Re: Golden Valley new loco

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:19 am

They have not distributed Electron or any of Hornby`s international range for at least two years now.

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Re: Golden Valley new loco

Postby D605Eagle » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:22 am

Rails have put the price up of the POL liveried ones up by £10, so I've cancelled my order what with all these reports of poor QC.


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