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Where has it placed in the annual 'wanted' surveys? That will give some idea of the more general interest in this type, outside the committed enthusiast group.

The four OO RTR eight coupled goods types currently available are by reputation slow but steady sellers, and we are about to get a fifth in the form of the O4. All of these types were built in their hundreds and saw wide ranging service, so should appeal to a decent proportion of the market. A niche eight coupled goods type strikes me as rather risky - the reason these are slow sellers is that very few people buy more than one example of a goods machine - unlike glamourous named express types which get the multiple sales, usually attributed to the 'eye candy' factor. If it was a 'looker' like the BR 9F, which is the freight loco that does sell, then it might be in with a chance; but frankly, it simply ain't...
 
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