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#526 DapolDave

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 16:36

Hi Steven,

i'll be starting work on the TGS sometime next week so i expect maybe either NG show at Leamington at the earliest or Warley at the latest.

cheers
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 17:10

Wow Popular thread and fair play to DapolDave for trawling through it :-)
500+ replies & 31,900+ views

Anyway my wishlist:

OO Class 73, a "proper" DP2 :no: and anything NSE

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 21:23

Let me explain........ This year sees a huge increase in product and delivery with lots of new stuff. As such the catalogue is being expanded from 30 odd pages to a whopping 120 pages (at present) and this is taking time to collate and get right.


Dave,

Have you considered producing two smaller catalogues - an N gauge one and a 00 one. I am sure that many of your customers are probably only interested in one scale. Personally, as a 00 modeller, my only interest in the N gauge range is in identifying models that you may subsequently release in 4mm: I don't actually need a catalogue . If you are still going to make them available as a .pdf download from your website, then smaller catalogues would be quicker to download - if not, then I'm sure they would at least be cheaper to post.

PS Is there any news on delivery dates for the 00 MLA wagons anounced last year?

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David

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 22:30

Have you considered producing two smaller catalogues - an N gauge one and a 00 one. I am sure that many of your customers are probably only interested in one scale.


Make that 3 - don't forget the new 7mm scale O Gauge range :sungum:

Mike
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Posted 03 March 2012 - 08:59

Hi Dave,
I really like the idea that we could get a PDF catalogues, Living in Australia I don't really want to pay for postage then wait ages for it to arrive. More than happy to pay for it as realise it takes time to produce.
Regards
Gary in Tas

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 09:24

Actually a paid-for PDF (if you could make it work that way) might free you up from the annual/bi-annual slavery of getting a catalogue out? You could make significant changes say 3 months or 1 month before something is due, and you're pretty confident of delivery schedule.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 10:22

I have ambivalent feelings for a paid catalogue. If I get the money back when purchasing a product, I don't have a problem with this.

A list of products with technical data that a company wants to sell I'd consider as advertisement. I don't think this is a publication as such. The company would want to publish such a list anyway on the web, in magazines, to stores, etc. if they want to sell products, which could be difficult if nobody knows about them. Marketing, after sales, risk should already be included in prices of the products. This is what my boss always tells me, however. Or maybe I just don't understand how you do things in UK.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:01

Hi Dave,
I really like the idea that we could get a PDF catalogues, Living in Australia I don't really want to pay for postage then wait ages for it to arrive. More than happy to pay for it as realise it takes time to produce.
Regards
Gary in Tas


Hi Gary,

It's not my idea: you can already download the 2011 catalogue from the Dapol website as a .pdf and I'm sure you were able to do the same in 2010. See http://www.Dapol.co....talogue2011.pdf. I am just hoping that shortly we will also be able to download the 2012 catalogue as a .pdf avoiding the need for a paper version. No printing costs, postage costs and reduced environmental impact.

Regards

David

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:18

I have ambivalent feelings for a paid catalogue. If I get the money back when purchasing a product, I don't have a problem with this.

A list of products with technical data that a company wants to sell I'd consider as advertisement. I don't think this is a publication as such. The company would want to publish such a list anyway on the web, in magazines, to stores, etc. if they want to sell products, which could be difficult if nobody knows about them. Marketing, after sales, risk should already be included in prices of the products. This is what my boss always tells me, however. Or maybe I just don't understand how you do things in UK.


Bachmann, Graham Farish and Hornby all produce catalogues that retail around the 5 pound mark
many people collect them.

I remember being in a model shop the day after the Bachmann ones arrived, they had about 30 of them, a couple of weeks later had sold out.
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#535 Padishar Creel

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 16:56

At the moment we have the following planned and slotted into production for the next 3-6 months

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MK3 buffet RFM (HST)
Virgin
Blue / Grey
FGW
I/C Swallow
I/C Executive
Grand Central

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Hope that helps
cheers
Dave


When will you be scheduling the Loco Hauled RFMs?
Thanks in advance
PC

#536 DapolDave

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 19:05

Hi PC,

Indent have a date yet but we should have them around November.
Cheers
Dave
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Posted 03 March 2012 - 19:23

Thanks Dave.

#538 coachmann

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 16:47

The new '00' signals (not my words!) to be released in March look interesting. Listed as LMS and GWR types, the GW lower quadrant arms look long enough to be used for other pre-group companies signals. I hope the range expands into a junction bracket signal.

#539 Neal Ball

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 20:24

Any chance of these new Mk 3 coaches and associated HST being available in OO? I need to replace my Lima FGW Merlin livery ! - Just a thought.

Edited by Neal Ball, 11 March 2012 - 08:36 .


#540 Etched Pixels

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 10:56

So what's happened to the much promised WSMR catering vehicle ?

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 11:00

Bachmann, Graham Farish and Hornby all produce catalogues that retail around the 5 pound mark
many people collect them.

I remember being in a model shop the day after the Bachmann ones arrived, they had about 30 of them, a couple of weeks later had sold out.


The big glossy catalogues lose something in electronic form because you've got a big size/quality tradeoff. Ditto if you turn them into ebooks. I'll stick to the PDF but I can see why some folks prefer them as paper 'train porn'

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 11:38

So what's happened to the much promised WSMR catering vehicle ?


It is on Dave's list in one of the twin packs.

Cheers, Mike

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 11:41

It is on Dave's list in one of the twin packs.

Cheers, Mike


I have been pestering him aswell for these!

Ian

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 12:39

It is on Dave's list in one of the twin packs.

Cheers, Mike


Ah missed that.. excellent and the twin pack coach is an added bonus

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:10

When do we expect the 2012 catalogue/announcements or have I missed it somewhere in the pages?

#546 DapolDave

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:23

Hi 7013,

The catalogue is delayed until April due to the work load in putting it together (up from 32 odd pages to 120+ pages), so please bare with us.

However At the Ally Pally show in under 2 weeks time we will announce a few things that should interest modellers, however this wont be the full list of new items as thats what the catalogue is for :locomotive:
cheers
Dave
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:32

Hopefully also the new announcements will come out on here for those of us that can't/won't go to Ally Pally.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 11:40

  • "so please bare with with us."
I hope Boris doesn't see that bit! :O :laugh:

Dave.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:04

Thanks Dave, With the Class 41 and 52 in the offing and those superb signals we are being served well by Dapol even before any announcements

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:03

When is the crosscountry HST likely to appear?







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