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I was checking the National Railway Museum website (again!)
today and they have another run of the Deltic, looks like the same model as before, this one come with a ltd edition badge, you can buy it online this time, looks like the NRM have learn't from their past mistakes, wonder if it'll be smoother than it seemed to go before!!
 

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In October 2007, they said that the 2500 limited edition would sell for £95.

To-day, it is on the website at £110 plus £6 postage. If you live in the Scottish Highlands, tough, it is £15 postage.

An increase of 15% in 10 months.

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Postage £17 to Ireland.I would have bought one but I think that postage is just way off. The normal postage cost to Ireland with International signed for for a loco is less than £10 pounds.Pity but thats life I suppose.
 

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hey if you think that price is bad for a deltic prototype a shop I have seen one in has it marked up at £300.00.
 

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QUOTE (harkins77 @ 23 Aug 2008, 16:09) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>hey if you think that price is bad for a deltic prototype a shop I have seen one in has it marked up at £300.00.

If someone wants tp pay that much for one,well off they go.I can tell you it won't be me.
 

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QUOTE (alanb @ 22 Aug 2008, 18:52) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>In October 2007, they said that the 2500 limited edition would sell for £95.

To-day, it is on the website at £110 plus £6 postage. If you live in the Scottish Highlands, tough, it is £15 postage.

An increase of 15% in 10 months.

AlanB

This isn't part of the 2500 batch thought is it, they all sold out and this is another batch of 1000 with a badge this time. I'd rather the nrm get the money than someone on eBay!
Mind you everything has increased, I bet Bachmann have wacked the price up, they've had to ship them from China!
 

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hi mine arrived today,after trying to get one from the start.finaly from third issue i managed to get one before the fleabay rip off artists stop the regular modellers from being a part of this hobby for good.rant over a very good model just need a proper sound chip fo it now .
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Who does the dcc sound chips for the Deltic ?
 

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QUOTE Who does the dcc sound chips for the Deltic ?

If you want to "retrofit" sound to a Deltic rather than wait for the Bachmann version, check out Doug's review here.. Full details on the how and where are in the text.

David (who really must get his recently acquired Deltic sound chip fitted)
 

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All sold out now, just checked the NRM website.

I was lucky, my first one was faulty, but I managed to get a replacement at the back ed of last week, just before they all sold again. Excellent service from Nicola at the NRM, she also refunded my return postage costs on the faulty model, not eveyone does that.

Gave it a brief test this morning and was very impressed. Nice bright white LEDs on the front and red at the rear, looks very effective. Interestingy the instruction sheet covers the DCC Sound version, so maybe that will be the next release. So the NRM have now sold 4000 of these in about 9 months or so, must be something of a record. I wonder how many are owned by genuine modellers and how many are in a queue for Ebay.

I may well be tempted to have a go with the DCC Concepts sound chip when funds allow. Bit tight at the moment, and then there is the Bachmann 24 with Sound, the Super Ds have just arrived and seem to be disappearing fast.

Looks like it is going to be another expensive run up to Christmas, pity our mortgage has just gone up £300


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I wonder how many folks out there would have liked one of these, but may not have had the money straight away or been away on holiday?

They are all sold out from the NRM but as usual you have the ******* trying to rip people off!

So far one ebay shop has 3 for sale starting at £160+P&P

There are others ranging from £180 upto £200 inc PP

Quite incredible as they would have bought them for £110+£5 P&P

Lets hope they end up stuck with them
 

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QUOTE (ashleyh @ 9 Sep 2008, 12:05) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>All sold out now, just checked the NRM website.

I was lucky, my first one was faulty, but I managed to get a replacement at the back ed of last week, just before they all sold again. Excellent service from Nicola at the NRM, she also refunded my return postage costs on the faulty model, not eveyone does that.

Gave it a brief test this morning and was very impressed. Nice bright white LEDs on the front and red at the rear, looks very effective. Interestingy the instruction sheet covers the DCC Sound version, so maybe that will be the next release. So the NRM have now sold 4000 of these in about 9 months or so, must be something of a record. I wonder how many are owned by genuine modellers and how many are in a queue for Ebay.

I may well be tempted to have a go with the DCC Concepts sound chip when funds allow. Bit tight at the moment, and then there is the Bachmann 24 with Sound, the Super Ds have just arrived and seem to be disappearing fast.

Looks like it is going to be another expensive run up to Christmas, pity our mortgage has just gone up £300


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Ashley

I had the same problem as Ashley above. My Deltic, received last week, was faulty (would not run when placed on the test track - though the lights worked). I immediately contacted NRM and, same as Ashley, spoke to Nicola who advised me to send it back for replacement. I now have a working Deltic and refunded return postage costs - so well done NRM!
Not so well done Bachmann. I would have thought that, being a "limited edition" and therefore more expensive than the standard model, they would have been extra careful with their quality control before sending the models to the NRM (I should imagine the Museum have taken a dim view of this too). Also, I wonder what happens to the faulty ones which get returned? Of the 1000 available, we now know that at lesst two were returned to NRM - are they repaired and put back on sale? Or is the limited edition even more limited now?
Anyway, I am glad I managed to get hold of one at £110. Like the rest of you guys, I would not pay more to the rip-off merchants on E-Bay!
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QUOTE (Keith Underwood @ 9 Sep 2008, 15:32) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>.. Of the 1000 available, we now know that at lesst two were returned to NRM - are they repaired and put back on sale? Or is the limited edition even more limited now?..
Any production plan should have a contingency in it for losses throughout the process, to guarantee that the planned 'X' number of units are available for sale, and can then be supported in the event of damage outwith the manufacturers and distributors control. A manufacturer on the scale that Kader operates will generate a lot of data that will enable them to forecast for and efficiently manage this aspect of their business.
 
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