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Dapol 'Western'

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#576 Ian Hargrave

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:17

Hi Ian - those £89.00 Westerns are the latest batch from Heljan, not the new Dapol one!

Hi Ian - those £89.00 Westerns are the latest batch from Heljan, not the new Dapol one!

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#577 D1030western musketeer

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:56

Any updates on what has been a all quite on the western front week.
This really is a much eaglely awaited product to replace my Heljan fleet.
richard.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:51

Any updates on what has been a all quite on the western front week.
This really is a much eaglely awaited product to replace my Heljan fleet.
richard.

Well, the West Coast Eagles beat Greater Western Sydney by 90 points in the AFL on Sunday!!!!! :no: :no:
Cheers from Oz, Peter C.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 15:08

....This really is a much eaglely awaited ....


You've been "preying" for this for ages.
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#580 DapolDave

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 20:21

Hmmmmmmmm, DEMU might be interesting ;-)
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 22:22

Though I already have an slightly older second hand 52 "Western" in my collection (same scale, N/2mm, but from the "other" people if you catch my drift) I have thought about getting a second one as they are my main favourite of all the diesel hydraulics of the western region.

So to hear that there is progress in the developmental stage of the model is indeed good news, but I know these things cannot be rushed, it takes time and precision. However I for one look forward to seeing the final article.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 22:39

Hmmmmmmmm, DEMU might be interesting ;-)


Hmmmmmmmmmm yes
2BIL 2HAL 2NOL 4SUB 4COR

best bet 2BIL and 4SUB 4LAV might give best options for future?????

2NOL probably not as withdrawn earlier

Although 2HAL can give other units

4COR would be interesting!

(other similar front available as a pullman)
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#583 CHAZ D

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 15:36

Hmmmmmmmmmm yes
2BIL 2HAL 2NOL 4SUB 4COR

best bet 2BIL and 4SUB 4LAV might give best options for future?????

2NOL probably not as withdrawn earlier

Although 2HAL can give other units

4COR would be interesting!

(other similar front available as a pullman)


Read as EMU

DEMU even better Thumpers
Brought up on Reading to Redhill line So all the above

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 16:13

Hmmmmmmmm, DEMU might be interesting ;-)

I think Dave meant DEMU Showcase show.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 20:00

early june then!!

#586 D1030western musketeer

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 10:38

Any news or updates on progress with the western will be most welcome.

richard.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 10:42

Any news or updates on progress with the western will be most welcome.

richard.

I'm sure that Dave will tell us when he has anything to report, he's been very good at keeping us in the picture so far. All we have to do is keep on saving up our pennies
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#588 DapolDave

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 11:18

Hi Richard,

Please see the posting 2 above yours for an update.

Cheers
Dave

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 13:25

I might go to the DEMU just to see whatever there is of Dapol western (from Devon)............ excited i am!!

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 12:31

Looking for something else, I've seen that Hattons's website includes four Western for pre-order at £110. They appear to be pristine versions of the Kernow MRC weathered limited editions as they are advertised as carrying the same names and liveries: e.g. D1068 in BR Blue here: http://www.ehattons....tockDetail.aspx

Are they also limited editions, or do they replace or are in addition to the original four locos announced by Dapol (and still shown on Hattons website at least)?

I've already pre-ordered a Maroon SYP loco but I may need to change it depending on the configuration of the bodywork (opening or fixed engine room panel and the presence or not of headboard clips) in that livery.

DapolDave I trust you will update us as soon as you can on such things, so we can make more educated pre-order choices - please.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 13:45

Hmmmmmmmm, DEMU might be interesting ;-)


Why?

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 17:58

Why?


First tooling sample perhaps?

#593 DapolDave

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 19:26

Hi guys

First EP is confirmed as being in the air tommorrow chaps, so it's looking very promising for DEMU.

However, i have been down this route before, so i will confirm receipt as soon as its on my desk.

cheers
Dave
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 14:23

Appearing at DEMU today...

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#595 owentherail

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 17:40

well it looks familiar........

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 17:42

The first engineering prototype has identified some smaller issues to be resolved which are at variance with the CAD.

1. The hinged grille plate door (to the left of cab door) has been surface mounted rather than flush and will be resolved.
2. The centre-point of the ledge beneath the windscreen needs to be raised about 0.5mm and will be resolved before production.
3. For some unfathomable reason the nameplate and numberplate were given raised beading (by the Chinese) which will be removed of course.

It just shows that no matter how good the CAD is someone can go and do something different!

The first release is likely to be the D1000 Ltd Editions for Steam in September with production releases following shortly after.

It's quite stunning though!

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#597 Rugd1022

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 18:27

It certainly is Andy....! Now it's here in fully formed 3D, the work that has gone into it shows up so well.... the subtle shapes and details look very well balanced to me and I can hardly wait to see it in fully painted guise. I think I've decided what the missus will be buying me for my next birthday... :imsohappy:

Just noticed something though - the buffer heads look an odd shape.... is it my tired eyes or a blip in the photo...? (Not being deliberately picky here, far from it, and I know it's still the first EP, it's just that I've been looking at these beautiful machines since I was eight years old and the buffers caught my eye straight away!)
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 18:53

Just noticed something though - the buffer heads look an odd shape.... is it my tired eyes or a blip in the photo...? (Not being deliberately picky here, far from it, and I know it's still the first EP, it's just that I've been looking at these beautiful machines since I was eight years old and the buffers caught my eye straight away!)


Having looked at the original snaps I think it's a combination of the two things Nidge; the buffers are slightly squared in shape and the lighting on the right-hand buffer bleaches out a little above and below exaggerating the effect a little too.

I'm sure Dave can give the real ones a very close look when he's back in the office anyway.
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 19:00

Hello Andy,

It does look very promising, although the buffers seem to be the wrong shape, and will a solid front fairing be supplied for the buyer to fit? Talking of the fairing it appears to be almost vertical rather than slightly inclined inwards as per the real machine.

All the best
Simon

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 19:17

Even with what minor errors being noticed which i am sure will be resolved this is allready looking a great beast of a model.A western at last.

richard.
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