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      Pocher re-launch rumours?

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      I've seen a few rumours of a Pocher re-launch by Hornby, some time in 2013.
      They even have one of the Alfa Romeo Monza's built up and on display in their huge visitors centre - a portent of things to come?
      Does anyone here know anything?
      Anyone got any 'hard' evidence???

      Roy.

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    Esteemed Member Egon's Avatar
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    Default Re: Pocher re-launch rumours?

    You could try calling them as you are in UK, 01843 233525 and give us the answer here.

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    Yes, it's true! I called them and was passed on to the production site in Spain. They mentioned that they will be unveiling a new kit on January 30th, at the Nuremberg Toy Fair. Hopefully, I can pick up where I left off when the old Pocher factory closed and become a distributor again!

    You can check on the Hornby Spain site for the presentation video.

    Cheers,

    Rick Shousha
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    They have also officially accepted my idea of producing 3D files of all Pocher parts. This means we'll be able to produce Pocher kits in any scale! Think about that for a minute.

    I'm starting with the Bugatti engine. This means I'll have CAD files of all the Pocher parts of that model available shortly. Imagine building that model in 1/4 scale. We can get those overhead cams to work and make the connecting rods in two pieces, as they should be.

    Cheers,

    Rick

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    Interesting news Rick

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    Default Re: Pocher re-launch rumours?

    When creating 3-D CAD files, it is much better to measure off of blueprint drawings. You will get low resolution CAD drawings from a 3-D laser.


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    Default Re: Pocher re-launch rumours?

    This is fantastic news, as it could mean rereleases of some of the classic models as well as entirely new models, or both. Pricing will be a key factor. Newer design and manufacturing technologies as well as materials and media mean lower input costs but will this translate into the price point itself? Also, depending on this and the selection of models, there will certainly be implications for the current market of Pocher kits and parts.

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    Default Re: Pocher re-launch rumours?

    Quote Originally Posted by rshousha View Post

    Yes, it's true! I called them and was passed on to the production site in Spain. They mentioned that they will be unveiling a new kit on January 30th, at the Nuremberg Toy Fair. Hopefully, I can pick up where I left off when the old Pocher factory closed and become a distributor again!

    You can check on the Hornby Spain site for the presentation video.

    Cheers,

    Rick Shousha
    Montreal
    Do you have a link to Hornby Spain?

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    Hornby® España

    Click on the small POCHER logo (last one on the right - looks like a character off a playing card) at the very top of the page......

    Roy.



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