TT scale 2015 new models

Re: TT scale 2015 new models

Postby Rich B » Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:24 am

You're right, wishful thinking, though not the "glass ball" thread- I was fooled by made-up product numbers and not reading thoroughly.
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Re: TT scale 2015 new models

Postby scaro » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:19 am

I had a great 'what-if' moment yesterday. I clicked through a link which was to said to lead to Hornby-Arnold's TT listings and it led me to an image of a very sweet looking Burlington U25C ... HO scale of course. But for five seconds, it was nice.

I emailed them of course, explaining what happened and asking innocently when this loco would be appearing in their TT range ...
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Re: TT scale 2015 new models

Postby MacG » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:56 pm

scaro wrote:...
I emailed them of course, explaining what happened and asking innocently when this loco would be appearing in their TT range ...

I have it done in July 2013. :wink: Here the short version of the answer: "... to produce the U25C in TT would require approximately 15000-20000 pieces over 3 years ..."
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Re: TT scale 2015 new models

Postby scaro » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:27 pm

Sure they're right but I'm also sure no one who got into early HO scale demanded that there be 15,000 buyers sitting in place waiting for them to arrive before they took the plunge. No one ever created a new market like that. The 'it's your TT and it will be as good as you want it to be' line applies to manufacturers as well as modellers.

Pleased I'm not the only one to badger them occasionally. While diehards like us are never enough to constitute a market, there's a perception already from Hornby that 'all the good stuff's been done' in OO and N in the UK; I think that was the basis for them nosing around TT/3mm in 2013, so it can't hurt to occasionally touch the hem of the Saviour's garment, just to keep the idea alive.
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Re: TT scale 2015 new models

Postby j p » Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:08 pm

Maybe they could make this http://jernbanen.dk/Tekster/Artikler/A21/Roco.jpg for me in TT :grin:
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Re: TT scale 2015 new models

Postby Rich B » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:45 pm

You and a lot of markets JP - Sweden, UK, Netherlands, Australia, Liberia...! I've even seen a metre gauge variant in Malaysia.
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Re: TT scale 2015 new models

Postby j p » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:04 pm

Rich B wrote:You and a lot of markets JP - Sweden, UK, Netherlands, Australia, Liberia...! I've even seen a metre gauge variant in Malaysia.


They could also paint it black, add a face on its front and sell as "Diesel". That would be a larger market than all of the other ones together.
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Re: TT scale 2015 new models

Postby scaro » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:46 pm

Rich B wrote: ... I've even seen a metre gauge variant in Malaysia.


Oh, this old girl ? http://www.flickr.com/photos/12906273@N05/5830137876

IIRC, I saw her sitting in one of the end platforms at Butterworth when I was visiting Penang a few years back. Looks that only a mother could love.

I always found her interesting, because she was built at the Dick Kerr Works in Preston, here in England, where the Tasmanian Government Railways got their big order of diesel electrics from. They dieselised our whole state railway system in one hit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ebrg16/4745557963/

Conceptually just an EE shunter on two four wheel trucks, and ugly as ... but they could move, and my could they make a racket. They sounded like a Chinook helicopter.

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Re: TT scale 2015 new models

Postby ConducTTor » Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:37 am

For those who can't wait until the official release next friday, here are some if not all of Tillig's 2015 models (no pictures up yet).

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Re: TT scale 2015 new models

Postby Rich B » Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:32 am

BR 252/156? Oh wow :thumbup:

Uah/Zagk could be interesting, though I await pictures to be sure of what it's like. It's probably an older, short design, going from the variants they're doing
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