Oxford Rail N7

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earlswood nob
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Re: Oxford Rail N7

Post by earlswood nob » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:00 am

Good morning all

SEF do a Buckjumper kit, which was upgraded a while ago.

It's a lovely loco and can be built in several versions.b

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Re: Oxford Rail N7

Post by Hatfield Shed » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:31 pm

Or you can carve about a J72, with new tank, cab and bunker wall overlays and new tank tops and roof to make a reasonable 'lookee-likee', if you go in for that kind of thing. The GER/NER relationship is quite apparent if you embark on this project: we put the dome 'here' at Stratford, 'there' at Darlington, style; much in common underneath the external differences.

Quite how this very neat class has avoided a RTR OO model eludes me! I did suggest to the previous Bach MD when it became clear that the J72 would have to be wholly renewed, that going for a different class - yes Stratford's - rather then competing with a mountain of your own decent looking s/h product, (and the endless bleating for mechanisms to be sold separately) might be the better choice; but that clearly didn't make the cut...

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Re: Oxford Rail N7

Post by 65447 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:14 pm

Hatfield Shed wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:31 pm
Quite how this very neat class has avoided a RTR OO model eludes me! I did suggest to the previous Bach MD when it became clear that the J72 would have to be wholly renewed, that going for a different class - yes Stratford's - rather then competing with a mountain of your own decent looking s/h product, (and the endless bleating for mechanisms to be sold separately) might be the better choice; but that clearly didn't make the cut...
A model J69 was planned by Airfix and would have gone into production had that company not gone into liquidation. Hornby had previously developed an N7/3 but acquired the Airfix tooling for the N2 and made that instead. The N7/3 sample was numbered 69633 and is said to have survived.

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Re: Oxford Rail N7

Post by Hatfield Shed » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:38 am

65447 wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:14 pm
A model J69 was planned by Airfix and would have gone into production had that company not gone into liquidation. Hornby had previously developed an N7/3 but acquired the Airfix tooling for the N2 and made that instead. The N7/3 sample was numbered 69633 and is said to have survived.
Shame to have 'lost' the Airfix J69, as if to the standard of their other tooling - such as the N2 - it would still be useful today. A friend who is quite interested in the development of RTR model ranges has never shown me that, but has chapter and verse on all
the Triang-Hornby/Hornby 'might have beens'. My reaction to it is that the business seems to have invested steadily in scoping potential new subjects for the range, and then deciding not to go ahead after all on practically all of them. Stagnating in short by not doing enough towards increasing choice. But then again we had a good choice from the kit makers.

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