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David B
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Dean Goods

Postby David B » Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:41 pm

One of the first kits I made back in the early 70s was a K's Dean Goods. Apart from Martin Finney, does anyone else now do a kit of this loco?

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Re: Dean Goods

Postby Dave K » Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:16 am

David,

You could do what I've done - use an ex-Mainline RTR one (or who ever makes them these days) and fit a High Level replacement chassis kit for loco and tender.

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Re: Dean Goods

Postby David B » Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:20 am

Thank you, David. I had overlooked the High Level chassis.

I do like making things, though, so might reduce my early effort to it's constituent parts and start again then see if it is worthy of the HL chassis.

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Re: Dean Goods

Postby Tim V » Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:55 am

Wasn't there a Mallard kit? I seem to remember there being loads in the bring and buy after the release of the Finney kit.
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Re: Dean Goods

Postby David B » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:15 pm

Tim V wrote:Wasn't there a Mallard kit? I seem to remember there being loads in the bring and buy after the release of the Finney kit.


Yes, there was, but that brings us back to the Cooper Craft thread! As far as I can see, the Finney kit is the only one actually available now.

Does anyone have a Mallard kit they would like to part with?

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Re: Dean Goods

Postby Dave K » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:16 am

davidb wrote:Does anyone have a Mallard kit they would like to part with?


Sounds like a trip to a 'bring & buy' is coming up :!:

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Re: Dean Goods

Postby 45609 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:44 am

David,

I'm intrigued as to why you would prefer the Mallard kit over a Finney?

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Re: Dean Goods

Postby SHurst » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:17 am

In the near future both may have the same degree of unavailability............. :(

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Re: Dean Goods

Postby JFS » Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:27 pm

SHurst wrote:In the near future both may have the same degree of unavailability............. :(


NEAR future?

Do you have some "inside information"?

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Re: Dean Goods

Postby grovenor-2685 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:31 pm

NEAR future?
Do you have some "inside information"?

Probably referring to this http://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=3839
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Re: Dean Goods

Postby JFS » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:11 pm

grovenor-2685 wrote:
NEAR future?
Do you have some "inside information"?

Probably referring to this http://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=3839
Keith


Thanks for pointing that out - better bring my piggy bank to Sforum! Shocking to see he has been at it 27 years - seems like yesterday...

Best wishes,

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Re: Dean Goods

Postby steve howe » Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:10 pm

Its a shame when good kit lines go off the market as the R & D that goes into them represents the major part of the production, once the tools are made producing relatively small runs (given the likely demand - or not - for some of the more esoteric prototypes) ought to be the easier part of the process. In my alter ego of 7mm narrow gauge we had the same problem when Kay Butler retired and passed the kit range over to ABS, some really good kits which were either 'in the pipeline' or withdrawn for re-tooling like the 4-6-0 Baldwin, never reappeared. Demand for this type of product will always be relatively low, so little by little as stock is sold off, the range gradually dwindles into oblivion. I suppose its a case of 'invest while you can'.

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Re: Dean Goods

Postby SHurst » Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:30 pm

Even more so with todays news about Comet

Very best wishes to Geoff Brewin at this difficult time and hopes for a full and speedy recovery

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Re: Dean Goods

Postby Horsetan » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:42 pm

steve howe wrote:...when Kay Butler retired and passed the kit range over to ABS, some really good kits which were either 'in the pipeline' or withdrawn for re-tooling like the 4-6-0 Baldwin, never reappeared. ....


In fairness, ABS isn't the only one who's been good at making things disappear.... :roll:
That would be an ecumenical matter.


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