New loco from Mamod

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New loco from Mamod

Post by Big Jim » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:57 pm

New loco from Mamod:

https://www.facebook.com/36308671379591 ... 2332884345

I know it is a FB link but it can be viewed without being a member of the aforementioned site.
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Re: New loco from Mamod

Post by tom_tom_go » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:13 pm

The rivets do it for me!

I know, bad Tom but I just don't understand why anyone would pay today's prices for a Mamod.

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Re: New loco from Mamod

Post by bazzer42 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:41 pm

Be interesting to see whether it measures up to a Brunel size or steamer size. I'll stick to my traction engine although I quite like tram engines.

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Re: New loco from Mamod

Post by SimonWood » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:07 pm

Big Jim wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:57 pm
New loco from Mamod:

https://www.facebook.com/36308671379591 ... 2332884345
When I first saw this I assumed it to be a steam loco, and I was interested. From the comments, it appears to be electric, now I'm not...
tom_tom_go wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:13 pm
I know, bad Tom but I just don't understand why anyone would pay today's prices for a Mamod.
I had a look but couldn't see the price of this one...? But I'd be very tempted by a Boulton if I had the cash.

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Re: New loco from Mamod

Post by dougrail » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:19 am

If it's the same chassis as a Boulton, it'll be a good one. Hook it up with a repainted Newqida coach or scale-modded Upwell Wisbech coach...

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Re: New loco from Mamod

Post by CSL » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:18 pm

According to Mamod on Facebook the price is £580.
So... is this battery powered tram loco overpriced, or is (say) the Brunel* underpriced?
(*to take a not very random example, as one day I rather hope to get one and if it is then it's slipping away!)
Actually, I am genuinely a bit puzzled as at first sight it looks like there's rather less production involved in the more expensive item.

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Re: New loco from Mamod

Post by IanC » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:29 am

I consider the tram to be considerably overpriced and the Brunel less so. No way would I pay almost £600 for a Mamod. I'd rather put my cash towards a new steamer.
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Re: New loco from Mamod

Post by SimonWood » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:21 am

The tram loco doesn't appeal to me personally but that's not really an issue of price.

It's an electric loco with radio control and sound. When commenting on the price (and there do seem to be a lot of negative comments on FB) shouldn't it be compared with models that also include R/C and sound?

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Re: New loco from Mamod

Post by CSL » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:15 pm

SimonWood wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:21 am
It's an electric loco with radio control and sound. When commenting on the price (and there do seem to be a lot of negative comments on FB) shouldn't it be compared with models that also include R/C and sound?
A fair point, but if you were in the market for R/C and sound in a steam-outline battery loco, would you accept those visible rivets?

Personally it's not something I want either, but I can't help wondering if the sound will find itself being dropped and the R/C become an option in order to find the right spec/price point.

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Re: New loco from Mamod

Post by SimonWood » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:22 pm

CSL wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:15 pm
A fair point, but if you were in the market for R/C and sound in a steam-outline battery loco, would you accept those visible rivets?
Hard to say, since steam-outline battery is not my thing, and I am not overly fond of electronic sound! All I can be certain of is that if I had the £580 right now I'd spend it on a Bolton and some Deltang gear and put anything left over into a fund for my next steamer... :)

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Re: New loco from Mamod

Post by CSL » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:23 am

... And this morning the price has become £495...

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Re: New loco from Mamod

Post by IanC » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:59 pm

CSL wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:23 am
... And this morning the price has become £495...
Still too expensive for me.
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