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Hey Guys!

This is my first post here, so forgive the rather formal tone of this posting.

I have recently got it into my head that it might be possible for all of those people who are sick and tired of waiting for a super-deatiled, modern Midland Pullman could band together and commision it straight from the manufacturers rather than wait for them to do it for us.

The downside of this is of course cost. The initial investment on such a new model will have to be huge, but i believe that if enough people are interested (and bear in mind, we're only talking about 2500 people here) and will give a little money up front, then this could be a reality.

Let me know what your thoughts are, 'cause i won't bother if nobody agrees with me

Please note: I haven't said at any point that this is going to happen. If people show enough interest, then i will set up a website and get advertisements in magazines,
 

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Hi KD

I believe that ideas like this are great and a real democratic force. Don't underestimate the amount of time you may have to spend on it, though, so it maybe worthwhile talking to the manufacturers first in case it's on their schedules. Alternatively, you could try model shops who produce their own exclusive models, such as Kernow Model Centre, or Hattons and so on, to see if they're keen.

If not, there's nothing to stop you trying; a few judiciously placed notes on websites could get you a few hundred people or more who are interested, and a letter in some mags could elicit more.

Good luck, and please keep MRF posted with highs and lows, problems encountered and how you solved them.

mal
 

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Thanks for the support, i have posted on about 10 forums to judge the amount of interest for this model.

If interest is sufficient, i willl get approximate quotes from all of the British outline manufacturers and then ask for subscriptions to the set

Thanks for your kind words,

Over and Out
KD
 

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It's an interesting idea. I wish you the best of luck with it.

David
 
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