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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:44 am 
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Not really sure about those plastic smoke deflectors, I really can't see them being fine enough compared to brass ones... That said, I have at least 1 K class kit with them that I could use on the Eureka one :P

I am very tempted to get K183. Plus possibly a second K to kitback back to 'as built' if I can afford it :)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:39 pm 
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So, as someone who didn't go to Caulfield, what are the Eureka K classes like?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:46 pm 
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Callum, take a look at the photos on the previous page :P

They're not available yet, so the photos show pretty much what everyone will have seen (apart from the ability to view at different angles :P ).

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:48 pm 
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I did see. So, they ARE kits, and not r-t-r?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:28 pm 
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I think they should finish the R instead of a new project and get the R out as there's been people waiting for years.

They do look nice, but I have a feeling they'll cost the same as a Brass Model "600 to 1200 range" .

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:30 pm 
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Hi Callum
They are RTR, not kits. Those are the first production samples, so aren't painted.

Of course, technically, they are a 'kit', just it's built at the factory and sold pre-assembled ;) And they /are/ hand assembled (at least partially anyway).

And Azza, the delays on the R aren't entirely Eureka's fault, most of it is issues with the factory (as well as the change to the new factory!). Most companies work on multiple projects at once, generally organised to released about 4ish month intervals (for closely spaced projects - Eureka tend to go for slightly larger gaps between projects where possible). In the case of the K class, the factory went ahead with design work before the R was fully completed (and somewhat against the wishes of Eureka apparently), however tooling was held off to allow the R to progress. In the end, the factory has completed samples of the R about 12 months before the K's first sample. Now it's just a waiting game for the factory to produce, assemble, and then deliver the R class... :)

Tempted to get an R to modify into R711 as it is today, but not overly 'desperate' for it lol

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:17 pm 
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That R looks nice, who made it?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:33 pm 
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H222 wrote:
That R looks nice, who made it?


From what I hear Jamie your dad is selling them like hotcakes. :lol: 8-)

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