New Mamod about to be launched

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New Mamod about to be launched

mikewakefielduk
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17 Jul 2017, 13:46 #1

Well this should get the purists up in arms, a little bird tells me Mamod are about to release a battery powered diesel shunter.

I understand the release date will be around the end of August.

Photos and pricing to follow
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17 Jul 2017, 13:52 #2

mikewakefielduk:1371984 wrote:Well this should get the purists up in arms,
a little bird tells me Mamod are about to release a battery powered diesel shunter.

I understand the release date will be around the end of August.

Photos and pricing to follow
Why? Wilesco made apple peelers :D
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17 Jul 2017, 14:02 #3

Interesting. What happened to the new steam locomotive they were working on?
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17 Jul 2017, 14:11 #4

Pete the steam:1371986 wrote:
mikewakefielduk:1371984 wrote:Well this should get the purists up in arms,
a little bird tells me Mamod are about to release a battery powered diesel shunter.

I understand the release date will be around the end of August.

Photos and pricing to follow
Why? Wilesco made apple peelers :D
Wilesco have made all sorts of things in the past, and still make plastic hooks and scoops, as well as non-steam toys. Other big toy makers, such as Bing, Marklin etc., also made non-toy things, let alone non-steam toys. If Mamod start branching out to non-steam stuff then good luck to them if it helps keep the bottom line out of the red. There is a precedent; they made a battery powered boat (which failed miserably, commercially). If they stop making steam toys altogether, then I will start worrying.
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17 Jul 2017, 15:45 #5

if mamod stop making steam models then I will start to worry.its something I have been weighting up should we shouldn,t we .so if its good enough for roundhouse etal why not nothing ventured nothing gained. as for the stirling it is still on the cards for release soon
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17 Jul 2017, 15:48 #6

Good luck guy's

Anything that helps the coffer's is good !

Best of luck with it guy's

Cheers

Mark
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17 Jul 2017, 16:16 #7

Photos as promised:





I understand it will have switches for on/off and forward/reverse as well as a speed controller. Price? Significantly less than a Roundhouse Little John.[/img]
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17 Jul 2017, 16:25 #8

Roly Williams:1371990 wrote:
Pete the steam:1371986 wrote:
a little bird tells me Mamod are about to release a battery powered diesel shunter.

I understand the release date will be around the end of August.

Photos and pricing to follow
Why? Wilesco made apple peelers :D
Wilesco have made all sorts of things in the past, and still make plastic hooks and scoops, as well as non-steam toys. Other big toy makers, such as Bing, Marklin etc., also made non-toy things, let alone non-steam toys. If Mamod start branching out to non-steam stuff then good luck to them if it helps keep the bottom line out of the red. There is a precedent; they made a battery powered boat (which failed miserably, commercially). If they stop making steam toys altogether, then I will start worrying.
That was Wilescos Business long before they made steam toys and its the second economic mainstay they have. I had a wilesco garlic press until I lost it, it was good quality.
I think nowadays its a good Idea for a company, especially steam toys, to have another card lets say another economic mainstay, if one marked going down, there is always a another produkt to manufacture. Its safer!
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17 Jul 2017, 16:54 #9

That looks nice!

A bit of detailing and some colour will make that a great attraction.

Will the production models be in Brass?

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Mark
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17 Jul 2017, 18:17 #10

mikewakefielduk:1371984 wrote:Well this should get the purists up in arms, a little bird tells me Mamod are about to release a battery powered diesel shunter.

I understand the release date will be around the end of August.

Photos and pricing to follow
I can imagine that a battery powered steam outline loco might raise a few eyebrows, but don't see a problem with a battery powered Diesel; there's definitely a market for a reasonably priced ready-to-run all-metal loco.

Having looked at the photos, I have a few questions:

Has the design been finalised yet, as there seems to be at least three versions visible in the pictures?

Has provision been made for easy R/C conversion?

Will the production version be constructed from brass? There seems little point unless it is to be soldered together.

Will it have a "battery tray" that accepts standard AA cells for example, or a built-in rechargeable pack?

Will a motorised chassis be available (as Roundhouse have recently done) for home builders?
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