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  1. Hello All Here are the latest photo's of the Modelworks Locomobile prototype. As you can see we are employing a 4 wheel disc braking system. The brake band arouind the rear diff will be useed purely as a parking brake. To view the latst picture's please click onto:- www.modelworks-int.com/asp/latest_news.asp I know I am being boiaised and totally subjective about this but so far I think it is looking pretty damn good. Cheers Simon Cast Modelworks
  2. Hello All The Modelworks Locomobile replica is taking shape really well and we now have only 19 left from our originl run. To say we are pleased would be the understatement of the century. To view the latest pictures of our control model/prototype please log onto:- www.modelworks-int.com/asp/latest_news.asp In the pictures you can clearly see the 4 wheel disc braking system we will be employing. We have tried to keep the brakes as discreet as possible so they do not detract from the character of the Locomobile. The brake band around the rear diff will be used purely as a parking brake. I know
  3. I have not posted on here for a while because we have been very busy for the last 8-10 weeks or so. We now have 24 left of the Modelworks Locomobile replica kits. As I was expecting over half have been sold in America, surprisingly most have been on the East coast. I would have thought for open air driving the West coast would have been the obvious choice. Most kits have now been sold in New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Washington, and 4 I think in Canada. We have sold a few in California but not as many as I would have anticipated. We have now also sold a number in Hong Kong, Australia, New Z
  4. I am sorry if I have offended you restorer32 but all we are trying to do is to re-kindle the unusual and quirky nature of the steam car hobby and following. The main reason I contacted the Stanley museum before we even considered attempting a Locomobile replica project was to identify just this concern I had regarding the possibility that we would cause offence or upset all the antique car enthusiasts out there. Given the response we have had and continue to have on a daily basis I do think that perhaps there are a number of people out there, around the world particularly and not just limited
  5. I thought I should keep you all up to date with the Locomobile project. Our website is now updated and has a page dedicated to the Locomobile. We took 10 orders for the kits last week and so far we seem to be accepting at least 1 sometimes 2 orders a day. To say this has been an unprecedented success would be putting it mildly. All this and we don't start sending out our brochure until next week! We will be running an ad in Hemmimngs from the 1st October and by the time production begins in November with kit 1 being despatched early December (the tubular chassis by the way) I would not be surp
  6. Just a quick post to let you all know that in view of the unprecedented levels of interest that Modelworks have received regarding the Locomobile replica kit that we are now accepting securing deposits and we have been since Tuesday the 17th of August. We will be producing no more than 100 Locomobile kits worldwide and we have already received 10 securing deposits. One gentleman in the UK has bought 5 Locomobiles by the way! The deposit is £1289 ($2350) and the monthly figure is £595 ($1100) We are also programming the Locomobile over 18 not 12 months. Steve Baldock our senior designer has rea
  7. This is just a quick post to let you all know that in view of the unprecedented levels of interest that we have experienced and continue to experience regerding the Locomobile replica kit that we are now accepting securing deposits and have been since Tuesday the 17th. We will be producing no more than 100 Locomobile kits and we have now received 10 securing deposits. One gentleman in the UK has reserved 5 Locomobile kits by the way! We will be running an ad in Hemmings in October, January, and possibly March but at this rate they will all be sold out anyway. The securing deposit is £1289 ($23
  8. Well I hope this is the post you have all been waiting for, if it isn't then Modelworks have a bit of a challenge ahead of us! The Modelworks Locomobile replica brochures will be available from next month, and we will start to take securing deposits from then as well. The initial retail price will be £10,995 ($20,495) the deposit will be £1575 ($2855) and the subsequent payments for the 12 monthly kits of components will be £785 ($1470) The first kit will be the 4 wheels and tyres and that will be sent out from December, November if it is at all possible to do so. We have established a databan
  9. Good question Restorer32. We have established a databank with the Vintage Car Club of GB and the Stanley Museum in Maine. Every Locomobile replica will have a unique Modelworks chassis number allocated to it. This will be on a plaque easily viewable and also in a location unknown to the builder of the Locomobile, but known only to Modelworks, the VCC, and the Stanley Museum. This way our replica's can be identified relatively easily and quickly if you know where to look on each vehicle. The chassis number along with the owners name, address, and contact number will be sent to the VCC and to
  10. Well I hope this is the post that you have all been waiting for. We will be sending out the Modelworks Locomobile replica brochures next month, and we will be accepting securing deposits for the kits from that point on as well. The initial figure for the Locomobile full size kit will be £10,995 ($20,495) The deposit will be £1570 ($2855) with the 12 subsequent kits being £785 ($1470) All these sterling/dollar conversions are based on £1 equalling $1.84 at the moment. Kit 1 will be the four wheels and tyres and that will be despatched in December, possibly November, if we can produce them quick
  11. Thank you all for your enquiries at the factory about the H5/H4, however it is still very much a BIG "if" we do it. So thank you all for your enthusiasm for a kit that does not exist, that may not ever exist, but if it ever did would POSSIBLY (and it is a big possibly nothing more) might be available in about 2007/8! I will be far more careful in the future about mentioning what would clearly be an enormously exciting project for a lot of people, but sadly guys not at the moment. We have now less than 20 Locomobile reservation places available on our waiting list. I reserved one yesterday for
  12. Alan Thank you so much for your help in establishing the link that I wanted to achieve. Man, am I a technological klutz, or what! The idea for the H5 is an excellent one, particularly if parts, patterns, or ideally drawings and blueprints are available. If, admittedly, with a little effort and research. The Stanley Museum in Maine, and Jeff Theobald (the president and authentication officer of the GB steam car club) have been extraordinarily helpful with our Locomobile project, so hopefully after that project has been completed they will be as kind and as constructive once more, I do hope so.
  13. I wanted to ask all of you who have been kind enough to read this what your thought's would be if Modelworks decided to offer a kit of the 1912 "coffin-nosed" Stanley steamer car. We have been so staggered by the response to the 1901 Locomobile kit that I thought I would like to gauge everybody's thought's and opinion's on us developing a kit for the far more complex (but incredibly desireable) 1912 "coffin-nosed" Stanley Steamer. www.stanleysteamer.com/woolf/woolfpix7-26/charlottesville_Steam_Car_Tour_2002-54.JPG I am of the opinion that we would be able to produce an accurate and highly auth
  14. I thought I would let you all know that we now have only 25 of the Locomobile replica kit's left unaccounted for on our waiting list. We have had over 500 general enquiries now, and we at present have 75 letter's and e-mail confirmations of people from around the world, who have said they would definitely like to build the 1901 Locomobile replica we will be producing later this year. To say we are pleased with this result would be the biggest understatement possible! Thank you all for your interest and enthusiasm levels for this project I cannot begin to express how grateful we all are at Mode
  15. Thanks 1937 for the wonderful photo's you have posted it has boosted interest in the Locomobile kit's and the enquiries we have had at Modelworks tremendously. This is the main reason why I have posted this time to tell you all that we now have less than 30 Locomobile kit's left that have been "advance-reserved" if there is such an expression. If there is anyone out there who has read this or these post's in general and are seriously contemplating building one of our Locomobile kit's I strongly advise you to get in touch with either myself or the Modelworks office via either e-mail, snail ma
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