Shrike Models

 
  catchpoint Assistant Commissioner

Location: At the end of a loop
What a mess and a sad state of affairs this has turned out to be and we will all be the poorer for it, both modellers and importers, the trust of pre-orders will wain if it has not already and some projects may not go ahead from a perceived "lack of interest"

We may be getting a RTR 30 class and eventually a 30T by "How a RTR steam loco should be made"....as noted in the full page advert in the latest AMRM.

But no doubt with RP25/110 wheels in 2017 after thirty six years of experience manufacturing for the Australian Model Railway industry.....

fingers crossed then for a correct sized, shape funnel.

sigh....

Regards,

Catchpoint

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  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Dear All,
One has to wonder how much it would cost to take the project off Ixion?
Seems to me they would jump at the chance to offload it?

If a group of us could organise one who had good trust to start off something like, well crowd funding?

As an example someone like Lambing Flat adds to his busy schedule and arranges to take on the project.

Perhaps with the help of another manufacturer not directly interested in the 30T?

As a once off recovery operation supported by all, we offer an extremely accurate little loco at cost.

This means we add manufacturing costs to replacement engine costs and after finding the landed price including postage, simply divide one into the other and ....

Then we at Railpage will be seen , not as whingers, but people who can overcome all obstacles to make sure all those that lost money, actually didn't Very Happy
And those who  did not actually buy one in the first place can buy one or two, to help the common good, and actually get a really nice Locomotive.

I believe crowd funding works by people agreeing to pay money for a project. A contract.
But the funding must reach an amount equal to what the project needs, before you are committed to pay one cent.

I am prepared to commit $1000 to a crowd funded (ex-Ixion C30T)   That might get me two c30T or some other return on my investment, depending on how the crowd funded C30T is set up?

Ok what do we all say?
Rod Young
https://www.choice.com.au/money/financial-planning-and-investing/stock-market-investing/articles/crowdfunding-risks-and-rewards
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Just to add,

I am just a retired train driver, and not at all savvy to all of this. If I could, I would have done it years ago. I guess many of us are in the same boat.
If I am naive, well I guess that's how it all is.
But I have taken part in two crowd funded ventures. Got more than I would have guessed. One investment, cost me $130, and retails at $499. It was a great project, and so I know it can work.
Rod Young

ps David see if we can find some expertise and if this takes off, or is even a possibility, we could move it to its own heading later on. I honestly believe if Shrike?/ Ixion co-operated, or were able to co-operate is probably more accurate, we could do this ourselves, provided we get an upstanding clever honest leader to keep it moving.
  kingfisher Chief Train Controller

Dear All,
One has to wonder how much it would cost to take the project off Ixion?
Seems to me they would jump at the chance to offload it?



Rod Young
https://www.choice.com.au/money/financial-planning-and-investing/stock-market-investing/articles/crowdfunding-risks-and-rewards
comtrain
As Ixion have said on numerous occasions, they are not the owners of the tooling thus have no liability to the project. The mystery owner of the tooling has a pile of worthless junk if they can't get the model into production.

As an aside it's a pity Geoff Hope didn't take up Lindsay O'Reilly's offer in a comment posted on this thread last week which was one of several comments subsequently archived and deleted by the moderator where he was invited to give his side of the debacle. I'm sure we would all like to hear that. You don't seriously believe anyone is going to sink more money into the sinking ship without knowing the full story.
  comtrain Chief Commissioner

Location: Near Albury Wodonga
Without a doubt, it would need a bit of co-operation to get it