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#1 Posted : 10 March 2020 20:50:29

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No major details as yet other than another test launches on 25/03/20

This time its the Hogwarts Express.

rumours of this being Hachette or possible Deagostini based on the uk distributor being Marketforce.

Fourth item down here:

https://nfrnonline.com/w...uploads/Partworks-3.pdf

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#2 Posted : 10 March 2020 22:02:00

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Great news! Even better if they will bring it to the USA. I'd be in automatically. DeAgostini, make it happen please!

Mark
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#3 Posted : 25 March 2020 17:16:13

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Looks like the test date has now been put back to 02/09/20.

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#4 Posted : 25 March 2020 20:24:43

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Be interesting to see how big.
Previous 'other' UK loco's (Mallard, Flying Scotsman) have been 'O' gauge.
Too small for me...
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#5 Posted : 26 March 2020 00:30:16

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I agree with you, it has to be at least 1/32 (G scale), or better yet, 1/24 scale, to be in line with the D51 and C57. Nothing less.
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#6 Posted : 02 May 2020 22:26:01

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Here's a tidbit of info for you.

https://plaza.rakuten.co...w01/diary/202004300000/

1/32 scale. 1.3 meters long or 51 3/16 inches. Locomotive and two cars plus figures.

The above link is a good place to keep up with coming partswork kits and past ones.
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Thanks for the link
Certainly a good website to keep an eye on
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#8 Posted : 15 May 2020 09:02:51

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I would be interested in this.BigGrin
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#9 Posted : 15 May 2020 13:21:52

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Forget the stupid trial run! It's Harry Potter! It's the Hogwart's Express! How is that going to be a bad thing? Just release it world wide, it will sell.

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#10 Posted : 15 May 2020 17:00:09

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I agree Christopher. If they aggressively promoted it the HP fans would rise up to the challenge. And why are they doing a trial in Japan when the HP world was created in Britain. A decision made by committee? Fingers crossed.
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C`mon guys. Confused

You have to be a little realistic with "WHO" will purchase this sort of build.

Many HP fans are not of an age capable of building such a model, add to that how many parents of those fans would spend the average amount of one of these builds for their kids to get bored with it half way through?

Then there`s the production of such a kit. UK manufacturing hasn`t been able to produce things on this scale for a very long time. Hence production is sourced from the likes of Japanese industry.

All of these subscription kits go on test to seek out "IF" the market value of the item is worth putting into full production and even then nothing is certain.

For the record, I`d love to build this kit if it came to the point of being available and to that end I`m keeping my fingers crossed. Unfortunately its not as easy as it seems.Crying Crying


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#12 Posted : 21 May 2020 16:56:16

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Is it an easy to build screw-together kit like x-wing or something for more experienced modellers like Mallard or Altaya pacific (in France)(metal or wood)? I struggle to translate from the japanese link.

I would be excited with the latter
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#13 Posted : 21 May 2020 19:18:39

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Here are a few pictures of what you get in Pack 1. Scroll down a bit to view the pictures. The parts look similar in style to the D51 locomotive partworks kit. So guessing brass and white metal. 1500 Yen is just shy of US $14 or 13 Euros.

https://page.auctions.ya...p/jp/auction/n419310927
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#14 Posted : 21 May 2020 19:34:35

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Very useful information thank you!
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I’m down for possible getting this but I would prefer not to have it built like the last two locomotive all those screws just ruined the kit. I would prefer the way the Scotsman and Mallard where done glue and solder.

I would look at building this as it was not the Harry Potter look, I’m not a fan of Harry potter so it would have to be done in it’s true colours.

I like the idea of the carriages, might have to buy extras so I can add them to my other O gauge locos.
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