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#1 Andy Y

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 16:17

North British D6xx Warship OO Gauge Model progress

 

Unfortunately all models produced in China are taking ever longer to produce and it is getting increasingly difficult to forecast when models may be delivered. Research on these models is complete and work is underway to produce a master model from the drawings to then allow the tooling to be made. The driving cab has now been completed and work is moving on to the main body. Attached are some images of the original style driving cab to give an impression of how the model will look.

As previously advised the models will be produced by Dapol on our behalf using tools owned by Kernow Model Rail Centre. Each model will be a certified limited edition of 750 and will feature etched nameplates, working directional and cab lighting, 5-pole skew-wound motor with flywheels and be DCC Ready. We are still taking orders for these models which will be priced at £132.99 and the delivery date is unlikely to be before 2013 but we will keep our dedicated web page up to date with the latest information.

http://www.kernowmod...imited_Editions

A reminder of the five models to be produced which can be seen on our website by clicking on the picture.

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K2600 Dapol Class 41 Warship Diesel Locomotive number D600 named "Active" in BR Blue livery with full yellow ends, headcode boxes and later style side grilles £132.99.

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K2601 Dapol Class 41 Warship Diesel Locomotive number D601 named "Ark Royal" in BR Green livery with no yellow ends, headcode disks and original louvres £132.99.

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K2602 Dapol Class 41 Warship Diesel Locomotive number D602 named "Bulldog" in BR Green livery with small yellow ends, headcode boxes and later style side grilles £132.99.

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K2603 Dapol Class 41 Warship Diesel Locomotive number D603 named "Conquest" in BR Green livery with small yellow ends, headcode disks and later style side grilles £132.99.

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K2604 Dapol Class 41 Warship Diesel Locomotive number D604 named "Cossack" in BR Green livery with no yellow ends, headcode disks and later style side grilles £132.99.

No deposits are required and no funds are taken from debit or credit cards until we are ready to send the models and orders can be placed on-line through our website.

The best way to keep up to date with progress, delivery dates, prices and ordering information is to sign up to our weekly newsletter - you can do this by clicking here.

Pictures of D600 to D603 are Copyright and courtesy of Exe-Rail. Picture of D604 is Copyright and courtesy of Colour-Rail. They may not be copied or posted to other web sites or forums without prior permission.


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#2 Southernman46

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 17:18

Just wondering why I prefer the one with the h/codes boxes :dontknow: - not exactly stylish :no:

Let the frothing commence.............................. :imsohappy:

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 17:21

Glad to see that this news updates the recent discussion on this. Feel optimistic we will see it in 2013.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 17:24

Frothing? I think most of that was done over 2 years ago!

Thanks for passing on the update Andy.
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 17:59

Still plenty of saving-up time which is always a good thing! :yes:

They used to test them on the Sou'West; that's all the excuse I need!

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 22:39

Thanks for the update Andy - good to know the expenditure will not be clashing with the demands arising from 8 coupled tank engines and a certain other diesel-hydraulic.
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 11:31

Thanks for the update Andy..... in the meantime, we can just drool over those five lovely photos until the models are ready... :D

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:10

I agree with Nidge. The driving-cab images whet the appetite for what is to come. Though I don't model the Western region, I like diesel hydraulics and I'm sorely tempted to order another Warship. Even at pushing £160, including the decoder, it should be a superb model!

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 18:04

I'm being highly tempted by this - the 'last' hydraulic!
The only thing (for me!) is.....I wonder if it will have the same P4'ing problem the class 22 has/had?
Better dig out a wheel profiler and learn to use a lathe, I guess!
Cheers,
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 18:18

So are you planning to run the Warship on the Dent P4 layout, John? Must admit, I'll be running my Warship(s) and the class 22(s) I plan to get, on KL... The S&C can temporarily transform into the Welsh Borders!!

Go on, order one. You know you want to!

Jeff

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 18:52

I'll have to have 'Active' for sentimental reasons, as I served in the Type 21 frigate of that name 1977/78. Might even give it a little run on my 1950's SR layout.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 19:08

I've had mine on order since 2008. I think! :mosking:

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 17:20

I've had mine on order since 2008. I think! :mosking:

Dave.


Nip over to NBL's Queens Park Works and see how its coming on.
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:23

I want a pretend preserved D601, I have a photo of it at Woodhams.
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 14:51

Thought I'd add the cab photos!

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 02:04

That's a really impressive cab!

It has been such a long time, has anyone else forgotten which two they ordered? :)
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 02:18

No - because I have three ordered ;)

The wait will be worth it. Dapol has already proved their track record (pun intended) with the class 22 and Beattie well tanks. My hope is that once these locos arrive they sell well enough that a re-run is offered with livery / styling variations within the fairly limited range of possibilities and perhaps some of that fabulous weathering Kernow and Dapol have managed to get onto various wagons and the 22s.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:18

Looks like this is going to be a must have. Things are getting good we have a new Western at last ,a class 22 a Superb hymeck and this will be the cherry on top.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 07:45

Probably this update was on their newsletter because I asked Kernow to do that a couple of weeks ago.
Pity it took me to ask them quite bluntly [via email] to put this information on their newsletter when they should have done it without having a hefty nudge.

Regards, Keith.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 14:13

Probably this update was on their newsletter because I asked Kernow to do that a couple of weeks ago.
Pity it took me to ask them quite bluntly [via email] to put this information on their newsletter when they should have done it without having a hefty nudge.

Regards, Keith.

And maybe it was on their newsletter because they had just received the information ? i.e exactly in the way that they have usually published updates when they receive them; they are usually very good in that respect judging by information has been passed on by them in the past.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 14:45

So are you planning to run the Warship on the Dent P4 layout, John? Must admit, I'll be running my Warship(s) and the class 22(s) I plan to get, on KL... The S&C can temporarily transform into the Welsh Borders!!

Go on, order one. You know you want to!

Jeff

I suspect delivery from Glasgow actually took place via the S&C, though I've never seen a photo. I do think trials took place down the G&SW as well, so who knows where they got to!!
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 14:50

I suspect delivery from Glasgow actually took place via the S&C, though I've never seen a photo. I do think trials took place down the G&SW as well, so who knows where they got to!!


The GSW was certainly a principal route for testing and delivering all varieties of NBL diesel, and I assume the WCML via Carstairs is also likely. I've not seen evidence of delivery over the S&C, but I have seen photos of Class 22/ D63XX at Hest Bank making their way down the WCML, and a Warship somewhere in Lancashire too.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 16:36

^^^(21 & 22!)
That's near enough for me, I ain't no purist!!!
Cheers,
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 18:11

And maybe it was on their newsletter because they had just received the information ? i.e exactly in the way that they have usually published updates when they receive them; they are usually very good in that respect judging by information has been passed on by them in the past.


Strange then that I emailed them on the Monday and it was in their newsletter on the Friday.,

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 19:53

Strange then that I emailed them on the Monday and it was in their newsletter on the Friday.,


I've just had a chat with the boss and I think it's fair to mention a couple of things:

a.) He had no idea, personally, you had emailed them on the Monday.
b.) On the Monday he did not have the specific information given out in the Friday's newsletter.
c.) The cab was only received on Friday the 28th
d.) A decision was then made to publicise the info via press release on here and the newsletter.

Kernow Models have always had a good reputation with many forum members and make good efforts to keep customers and our readers up to date with developments as soon as possible. So, your email and the result appear to be co-incidental and making loud noises make it disheartening for a commissioning body to hear something needlessly derogatory aired in public.
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