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Peco Collett

Postby michaelasc » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:45 pm

Is it true that Peco are about to re-release their N gauge Collett class loco? I ask because I noticed on the Hattons website that they are taking orders for a GWR one.

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Re: Peco Collett

Postby ParkeNd » Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:39 pm

I don't know - but I have ordered one and Hattons have acknowledged the order. If it ever turns up I will let you know - mind you i have had a GWR railcar on pre-order for two years. :D

http://www.ehattons.com/stocklist/1000407/1000589/1000640/0/Peco_Products_N_Gauge_Steam_locos/prodlist.aspx?showPreowned=false&pageid=1

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Re: Peco Collett

Postby Grahame » Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:39 am

Interesting.

I was under the impression that Peco had effectively given up on producing RTR locomotives in N gauge. But it would be good to see them still making the effort.

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Re: Peco Collett

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:02 am

I suspect its a mistake on the eHattons website? The other liveried versions are not shown and I cannot find any mention of resuming production anywhere . . . :?:

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Re: Peco Collett

Postby ParkeNd » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:18 am

PinkNosedPenguin wrote:I suspect its a mistake on the eHattons website? The other liveried versions are not shown and I cannot find any mention of resuming production anywhere . . . :?:


A fair point. I will phone Hattons this morning and ask them. More later.

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Re: Peco Collett

Postby ParkeNd » Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:06 am

ParkeNd wrote:
PinkNosedPenguin wrote:I suspect its a mistake on the eHattons website? The other liveried versions are not shown and I cannot find any mention of resuming production anywhere . . . :?:


A fair point. I will phone Hattons this morning and ask them. More later.


Update info. It's Sunday so resource at Hattons is of a skeleton nature. But the man who answered the phone says they have an order on Peco for 18 pieces - that there is an order query on the item - and they will phone Peco tomorrow and then advise me.

So it sounds like a mistake - but hoping for the best. It would be nice if it turned out like the Jaguar XK-E lightweight where they are building the 10 or so chassis no's originally in the plans but never built at the time. Then everyone who has one of the originals can refer to the new ones as "replicas".

More news as soon as I have it.

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Re: Peco Collett

Postby Mike Parkes » Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:52 pm

Grahame wrote:Interesting.

I was under the impression that Peco had effectively given up on producing RTR locomotives in N gauge. But it would be good to see them still making the effort.

G.

Agree, but surely if they were going to reintroduce it they would have learnt from the original release and make them availble without a decoder and preferably with a revised tender accurately reflecting those fitted to the class; a ROD type for example if they still need a high tender.

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Re: Peco Collett

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:58 pm

Sounds to me like an error in Liverpool. I would have thought that it would have featured quite heavily in Railway Modeller by now if there was the intention to bring it back. There seem to be no "Chinese walls" in Beer.
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Re: Peco Collett

Postby ParkeNd » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:36 pm

Update.

Hattons didn't contact me today so I rang them. Apparently Dapol were going to start making this loco but they have backed out - no new ones will be produced after all. Hattons will remove the Pre-order offer, cancel all the customer pre-orders, and email affected customers.

So PNP remains in possession of a priceless classic - not to be repeated.

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Re: Peco Collett

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:45 pm

Thanks for the update ParkeNd :)

ParkeNd wrote:So PNP remains in possession of a priceless classic - not to be repeated.
Yes. me and some other lucky people 8)

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Re: Peco Collett

Postby ParkeNd » Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:45 pm

PinkNosedPenguin wrote:Thanks for the update ParkeNd :)

ParkeNd wrote:So PNP remains in possession of a priceless classic - not to be repeated.
Yes. me and some other lucky people 8)


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Re: Peco Collett

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:07 pm

ParkeNd wrote:So - great day today? Early home.

Start tomorrow - been to see Star Wars today :lol:

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Re: Peco Collett

Postby michaelasc » Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:03 pm

ParkeNd wrote:Update.

Hattons didn't contact me today so I rang them. Apparently Dapol were going to start making this loco but they have backed out - no new ones will be produced after all. Hattons will remove the Pre-order offer, cancel all the customer pre-orders, and email affected customers.

So PNP remains in possession of a priceless classic - not to be repeated.


What a shame, thought for a while that we might just be getting a re-release of one of the best models ever produced. Thanks for the update
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Re: Peco Collett

Postby ParkeNd » Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:25 pm

michaelasc wrote:
ParkeNd wrote:Update.

Hattons didn't contact me today so I rang them. Apparently Dapol were going to start making this loco but they have backed out - no new ones will be produced after all. Hattons will remove the Pre-order offer, cancel all the customer pre-orders, and email affected customers.

So PNP remains in possession of a priceless classic - not to be repeated.


What a shame, thought for a while that we might just be getting a re-release of one of the best models ever produced. Thanks for the update


Strangely the pre-order invitation is still there after 24 hours and my order hasn't been cancelled. I am going to leave it there and see what happens.


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