Oxford Rail N7

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Re: Oxford Rail N7

Post by Hatfield Shed » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:19 am

Between the 'bits and pieces' box and long practiced technique on plastic models such as taking out a slice with a razor saw, I am sure most of those interested will not have too much trouble. From what I have seen so far, pretty sure it will look better than my SE Finecast N7/5 69640 which could really use a couple of shed mates so it can go off for a much needed works overhaul.

My primary interest will be the mechanism. I have only tinkered with one OR mechanism to date, rearranging the layout of a Radial tank to conceal the motor (for a friend with unaccountable Southern proclivities). That was straightforward enough by eliminating the flywheel, and along the way I was impressed with the well chosen gear ratio circa 50:1 which produced good slow running, and a scale maximum around 60mph. Nicely judged that, I would be pleased to build a kit chassis with that speed range for such a type. A little fiddling with carrying wheel travel and springing removed any tendency for the model to slip on low spots in the track. (There was some benefit there from past experience sweating blood to get C12s to run sweetly and reliably.)

An 0-6-2T arrangment is simpler, so if the mechanism is likewise well arranged should be a goodun. Smaller LNER traction, always welcome. Can it really be true that there are three more such announced as on the way RTR?

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Re: Oxford Rail N7

Post by RayS » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:33 pm

Still no news on delivery? Oxford Rail are not exactly forthcoming with information, are they?

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Re: Oxford Rail N7

Post by Hatfield Shed » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:53 am

PaulG wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:33 pm
According to Oxford Rail in a reply to my FB enquiry, the N7 has been produced and more details will be released once shipping details have been confirmed.
I believe this is still the most up to date information. They showed what appear to be production specimens at a recent show. A month on one would hope that a container is on a ship heading our way; but having had some incidental contact with sea freight in my past, you don't believe it until the container arrives on your premises...

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Re: Oxford Rail N7

Post by PaulG » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:48 pm

from Oxford Rail today

"Hi Paul, unfortunately we still don't have a release date yet. We can notify you when they release the date. Kind regards Sally"

I've asked Sally to notify me when they know more

Paul

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Re: Oxford Rail N7

Post by RayS » Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:58 pm

Still silence from Oxford Rail - are they going to arrive before Christmas?

And while on the subject of deliveries, where are we with the Rapido/Model Rail J70? Does anyone know?

We Great Eastern modellers are having a thin time of it this year. Wake me up in time for TMC's G5....

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Re: Oxford Rail N7

Post by markeg » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:06 pm

Someone on RMWEb was talking with Oxford at Warley and said they will be coming in February now.
So more waiting. I am waiting patiently for the J70. It ooks likely in the new year too.
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Re: Oxford Rail N7

Post by PaulG » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:24 pm

Read on another forum that at Warley the guys on the Oxford Rail stand are saying N7 should be in shops February - presumably 2019!.

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Re: Oxford Rail N7

Post by RayS » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:25 pm

Hattons also say Feb/March 2019. If this guy from Oxford Rail is going to run Hornby like this.....

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Re: Oxford Rail N7

Post by Bongo » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:43 pm

From the Oxford Rail Facebook page dated 7 January:
'Product Update:
OR76N7001 has just arrived in the warehouse. These will be distributed to suppliers in the next couple of days.'

OR76N7001 is the non-sound GER version - K85 (N7) No 1002. I understand that this will be on show at the London Toy Fair later this month and that the other versions will follow shortly thereafter.

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Re: Oxford Rail N7

Post by Autocar Publicity » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:40 pm

I've had an e-mail from Gaugemaster today, saying the OR76N7001 version has arrived with them.

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