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#1 brittannia

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 18:33

Ha an e.mail to-day regarding Hattons' Dapol Bubblecar update, expected Dec 2016, although they state this likely to extend to 2017, it had been that long  ago I had pre-ordered one I thought it may have been dropped.



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#2 Hatton's Dave

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 08:34

Hi all,

We've now completed the colour layouts for our exclusive variations of Dapol's Class 121 and 122 which are available for review below, with further details available HERE. As ever, click the images below for larger versions.

 

We are no longer producing the weathered variations of these vehicles - anyone with an outstanding order for a weathered sample will be automatically transferred to a pristine edition, however if anyone has any queries please get in touch via the website or phone.

 

4D-009-HAT01 - Class 121 single car DMU 'Bubblecar' 120 in 'GWR 150' Chocolate & Cream livery

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4D-009-HAT02 - Class 121 single car DMU 'Bubblecar' 121032 in Arriva Trains Wales livery

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4D-009-HAT03 - Class 121 single car DMU 'Bubblecar' 960011 in Railtrack blue & green livery

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4D-009-HAT04 - Class 121 single car DMU 'Bubblecar' 121020 in Chiltern blue livery

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4D-009-HAT05 - Class 121 single car DMU 'Bubblecar' 55033 in Revised Network South East livery

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4D-009-HAT06 - Class 121 single car DMU 'Bubblecar' 960010 in Railtrack "coaching stock" maroon

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4D-009-HAT07 - Class 121 single car DMU 'Bubblecar' 55022 in Original Network South East livery

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4D-015-HAT01 - Class 122 Gloucester RCW "Bubblecar" single car DMU TDB975023 in Route Learning BR blue livery

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Cheers,

Dave


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Posted 29 June 2016 - 08:41

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Any chance of a BR Green version?

 

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 09:07

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Any chance of a BR Green version?

 

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Hi David,

 

BR green versions will be available as part of Dapol's own releases of these units.

Cheers,

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 09:55

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Any chance of a BR Green version?

 

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To confirm what Dave from Hattons has advised, there are currently 4 BR Green versions of the 121 and 122 dmus planned by Dapol in their main 'oo' range. Two Class 121s in green, one with speed whiskers and one with small yellow panel, both with Western Region numbers. For the 122 there is similarly a whiskered and yellow panel versions, the whiskered version is a Western Region number and the small yellow panel is a Scottish Region number.


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Posted 29 June 2016 - 10:25

Hi Dave. Any reason behind not producing the weathered versions now?

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 12:47

 

BR green versions will be available as part of Dapol's own releases of these units.
 

Ah, my mistake, thanks for the link.



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Posted 29 June 2016 - 13:04

Oh dear wallet overload I can find a use for several of those, have to start being really nice to SWMBO and write a grovel letter to Santa.


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Posted 29 June 2016 - 13:51

Oh dear wallet overload I can find a use for several of those, have to start being really nice to SWMBO and write a grovel letter to Santa.

 

Me to. I have 3 green versions on order, trouble is the GWR railcar from Dapol is progressing just ahead of the 121/122 development and I have one of those in BR crimson/cream on order as well. 'There may be trouble ahead, but while there's moonlight and music and love and romance, let's face the music and cower (dance)'



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Posted 29 June 2016 - 14:26

Hi all,

We've now completed the colour layouts for our exclusive variations of Dapol's Class 121 and 122 which are available for review below, with further details available HERE. As ever, click the images below for larger versions.

 

We are no longer producing the weathered variations of these vehicles - anyone with an outstanding order for a weathered sample will be automatically transferred to a pristine edition, however if anyone has any queries please get in touch via the website or phone.

 

4D-009-HAT01 - Class 121 single car DMU 'Bubblecar' 120 in 'GWR 150' Chocolate & Cream livery

attachicon.gif4d-009-HAT01-1.jpg

attachicon.gif4d-009-HAT01-2.jpg

 

4D-009-HAT02 - Class 121 single car DMU 'Bubblecar' 121032 in Arriva Trains Wales livery

attachicon.gif4d-009-HAT02-1.jpg

attachicon.gif4d-009-HAT02-2.jpg

 

4D-009-HAT03 - Class 121 single car DMU 'Bubblecar' 960011 in Railtrack blue & green livery

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attachicon.gif4d-009-HAT03-2.jpg

 

4D-009-HAT04 - Class 121 single car DMU 'Bubblecar' 121020 in Chiltern blue livery

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attachicon.gif4d-009-HAT04-2.jpg

4D-009-HAT05 - Class 121 single car DMU 'Bubblecar' 55033 in Revised Network South East livery

attachicon.gif4d-009-HAT05-1.jpg

attachicon.gif4d-009-HAT05-2.jpg

 

4D-009-HAT06 - Class 121 single car DMU 'Bubblecar' 960010 in Railtrack "coaching stock" maroon

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attachicon.gif4d-009-HAT06-2.jpg

 

4D-009-HAT07 - Class 121 single car DMU 'Bubblecar' 55022 in Original Network South East livery

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4D-015-HAT01 - Class 122 Gloucester RCW "Bubblecar" single car DMU TDB975023 in Route Learning BR blue livery

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Cheers,

Dave

 

Dave, please ensure that Dapol get the colours right to your satisfaction, and that you can reject them if they get it wrong, as they showed a remarkable lack of care with many of the class 73 liveries.


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#11 Hatton's Dave

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 14:47

Dave, please ensure that Dapol get the colours right to your satisfaction, and that you can reject them if they get it wrong, as they showed a remarkable lack of care with many of the class 73 liveries.

 

Hi SRman,

 

We have carefully chosen the RAL numbers and Pantone colours to best represent the colours of the units.  These have been used as we know they can be reproduced in model form.  We will publicise the colour samples as we get them and ensure all colours are correct before committing to production.  The colour layouts have taken many hours each to produce using images of the exact units meaning they are as accurate as it is possible to make them.

 

Cheers,

Dave


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Posted 31 August 2016 - 08:09

So looking forward to these!

 

Mine is the Route Learner - fantastic!

 

Need to make sure I have a 21-pin decoder free when it does eventually arrive!


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Posted 31 August 2016 - 08:46

Hi Dave. Any reason for not producing the weathered versions now?

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 13:16

Hi all,

 

We received the decorated sample for 4D-015-HAT01 this morning and, after a quick once over, we're pleased to share it with you.

 

Our limited edition Class 122 represents TDB975023, one of several Class 122s that became Route Learning units in the early/mid 1970s, with our chosen model being arguably the most well travelled, spending time working around the Western and Eastern regions before it ended up in the North West in the early 1990s. Over time, the unit gained a few depot embellishments including white tyres, buffer rims and "Thunderbird 1" naming. 975023 itself survives on in BR blue at the East Lancashire Railway but has reverted back to full passenger carrying duties as W55001.

 

We're impressed by the level of detail Dapol have managed to include, especially around the underframes and cab interior. We're happy with all of the colours with the exception of the yellow ends which are slightly lighter than they should be. however this will be corrected on the production versions to the more orange shade it should be.

 

As for the Class 121s, we haven't had a date for when decorated samples will be with us but based on the above, we're really keen to see them. The forthcoming liveries for these are available to view here.

 

Let us know what you think!

Cheers,

Dave

 

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#15 Wigan Wallgate OO Gauge

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 00:54

Do the models have internal lighting?

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 04:45

A stunner...



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Posted 29 October 2016 - 07:58

That looks excellent – superb driver’s control panel. Dapol has been criticised for years for that lemony yellow. If you can get a better shade on the production models it would be good for Dapol as well as everyone else.


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Posted 29 October 2016 - 07:59

That indeed looks rather nice, a few of these and a few 122's will be required for my layout me thinks.


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Posted 29 October 2016 - 08:08

The route learner will need some crew for sure...

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 08:27

Hi all,

 

We received the decorated sample for 4D-015-HAT01 this morning and, after a quick once over, we're pleased to share it with you.

 

Our limited edition Class 122 represents TDB975023, one of several Class 122s that became Route Learning units in the early/mid 1970s, with our chosen model being arguably the most well travelled, spending time working around the Western and Eastern regions before it ended up in the North West in the early 1990s. Over time, the unit gained a few depot embellishments including white tyres, buffer rims and "Thunderbird 1" naming. 975023 itself survives on in BR blue at the East Lancashire Railway but has reverted back to full passenger carrying duties as W55001.

 

We're impressed by the level of detail Dapol have managed to include, especially around the underframes and cab interior. We're happy with all of the colours with the exception of the yellow ends which are slightly lighter than they should be. however this will be corrected on the production versions to the more orange shade it should be.

 

As for the Class 121s, we haven't had a date for when decorated samples will be with us but based on the above, we're really keen to see them. The forthcoming liveries for these are available to view here.

 

Let us know what you think!

Cheers,

Dave

 

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Very impressive, this is the model that I've pre-ordered.


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#21 Phil Bullock

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 08:35

So for Thunderbird one it's a trip to modelu for Scott Tracey? But seriously... When was that moniker applied... And IIRC was originally no T in front of DB...

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 08:56

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Any chance of a BR Green version?

 

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Hi Dave any chance of Hattons/Dapol making some spare Domino headcode panels from (part 15) 4D-009 Railtrack it would make my conversion of BR Blue/Blue/grey much easier if you could??

 

 

BW

 

Mike



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Posted 01 November 2016 - 19:52

Glad to see you've rejected Dapol's standard warning panel yellow. Just maybe Dapol will take proper note and use your version on all future models not just these.

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 16:06

Just pre-ordered the Route Learning unit, to replace my conversion from a Lima 117, which i did 20+ years ago.



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Posted 20 November 2016 - 22:04

That does look a very nice model, may have to order a few for myself!

 

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