New Mamod Hunslet?

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New Mamod Hunslet?

Post by BorisSpencer » Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:36 pm

Has anyone on here heard anything about this?
I saw a post on Facebook from the 12th September showing a preview picture of the new loco.
Supposedly based on the same chassis as the Stirling with an open cab.

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Re: New Mamod Hunslet?

Post by BorisSpencer » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:27 pm

I'll just pop this here!
It's lifted from a post on the "16mm Mamod & Oscillator Locos - owners, collectors and Mamodifications" facebook group.
Mods - please delete if you don't feel it's appropriate.
I know it's a Mamod, but I oh so want one.
Pricing rumoured to be £625 ish, which seems fair as the Stirling is £660.
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Re: New Mamod Hunslet?

Post by CSL » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:15 pm

Will it have a pressure gauge? I think the Stirling has one.

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Re: New Mamod Hunslet?

Post by BorisSpencer » Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:36 pm

The photo was supposedly of an early prototype, so if the Stirling has a pressure gauge as standard, I don't see why this wouldn't.
I'm hoping to have a chat with John (John Sutton Books) at Beds in Steam, he's expecting to take delivery of an early batch when released.

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Re: New Mamod Hunslet?

Post by CSL » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:09 pm

Well, I rather liked the look of it on the stand at Warley...

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Re: New Mamod Hunslet?

Post by Graff B. » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:13 am

I saw it at Steam in Beds yesterday, nice looking loco in its own right but not really a quarry Hunslet. I think they should market it as a simply a quarry loco. Apart from on here I can not find any mention or pictures of it anywhere.

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Re: New Mamod Hunslet?

Post by BorisSpencer » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:48 am

I was also there, and agree with your comments regarding the name.
I could never scratch build a steamer, but I can make some minor cosmetic changes to one of these to achieve the impression I'm after.

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Re: New Mamod Hunslet?

Post by CSL » Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:28 pm

Graff B. wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:13 am
Apart from on here I can not find any mention or pictures of it anywhere.
I've seen a photo of the complete and painted locomotive on the 16mm Association Facebook group (not the group from which the photo above was taken).

I've noticed that Mamod can be a bit slow in getting new products on to their website.

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Re: New Mamod Hunslet?

Post by Chris Cairns » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:11 am

It will be featured in Garden Rail 305 January 2020.

This is the photo Garden Rail posted on Facebook. I guess it is a Penrhyn Quarry version with that upside down coupling!
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Re: New Mamod Hunslet?

Post by Keith S » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:36 pm

Whether or not it resembles an actual Hunslet, I think that's a very good-looking engine. I think Mamod has hit the nail on the head with this one. With some lining and a driver figure, it would look really excellent.

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Re: New Mamod Hunslet?

Post by FWLR » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:22 am

Agree Keith, that is a very nice looking loco. :thumbright:
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Re: New Mamod Hunslet?

Post by CSL » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:15 pm

John Sutton is offering a red* version - and as far as I can see he's beaten Mamod to getting pictures on to a website.
*Well, it's described as maroon but the photos make the bodywork look much the same as the bufferbeams to me (could be the photo light conditions or my eyesight, though!).

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Re: New Mamod Hunslet?

Post by CSL » Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:15 pm

And the standard black version has now made it on to the Mamod website.

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Re: New Mamod Hunslet?

Post by BorisSpencer » Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:52 pm

It's the same red as the Stirling.
Picked mine up from John at Warwick, the last show any of us will be attending for some time.

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