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  1. Truly dissapointing to hear this, but I do wish Dave all the best. I think it is safe to say that Dave's interaction with the community via RMWeb was truly stellar, and many other manufacturers/retailers could learn a thing or two from Dave on how to successfully interact with your customers! So thank you Dave, for your hard work over the last 7 years, I hope you are truly proud of how much Dapol, and British N Gauge in general has improved under your watchful eye!
  2. Graham Farish already produce those in GBRf livery.
  3. On the original topic: I've always seen the way Farish do things in their sets as wasteful. Carboard box, plastic tray and plastic boxes for each individual item in the tray. That's just excessive and most likely quite expensive. Considering how much plastic is put into Landfill every year, the less of it used in packaging, the better! Whilst Dapol will need a new tray made for each set, I imagine that will be a cheaper method rather than having to provide a tray, plus multiple stock boxes in each and every set. And Matt, please don't be rude to the rest of the community. When I read the top
  4. Well, knowing your remarkable progress rate David, we'll be seeing this essentially finished before September! Looks like an excellent plan, and I definitely can't wait to see more.
  5. I've been thinking about this as I've been reading, and realised how varied my interpretation of it is! To give some examples of the way I would say a number: 1466/4866 = Fourteen Sixty Six / Forty Eight Sixty Six 3650 = Thirty Six Fifty 3738 = Thirty Seven Thirty Eight 5051 Earl Bathurst = Fifty Fifty One 6024 King Edward = Six Oh Two Four 60163 Tornado = Six Oh One Six Three 47500 = Forty Seven Five Hundred 80104 = Eight Oh One Oh Four 66072 = Six Six Zero Seven Two 66713 = Sixty Six Seven One Three or Sixty Six Seven Thirteen So yeah, mine is a real hodge-podge of methods. I tend to us
  6. My FGW Buffet arrived yesterday courtsey of Hattons (wasn't expecting Saturday delivery for only £4!). Excellent model as expected. The colouring of the "dynamic lines" logos is a little lighter than my bookset coaches, but it's really nothing major, as coaches tend to fade differently in real life anyway! Finally made my HST a 2+5, ehich is the most my layout can fit, so I'm rather happy.
  7. RWJP

    New Dapol website

    To be honest, I'd get rid of the whole store/stock/sales side of things altogether. Obviously I have no idea of the numbers, but I would have thought that sales through the website are pretty minimal. Almost no one is going to buy models direct from Dapol as other retailers stock their models for quite a lot less than the RRP. The only real sales I can see going through the website are for the various spare parts packs. I'd far rather see a more Bachmann style website, clear news section, clear products section, split by range, gauge, etc and a comprehensive list of where I can buy Dapol pro
  8. Those look excellent Dave. I really can't wait to see what they look like in the flesh! Once again, thank you for listening to the feedback of modellers and improving your products to match. However, the first batch of names/numbers really doesn't interest me at all... What would interest me are the following: 34023 Blackmoor Vale (in Malachite Green as 21C123) 34028 Eddystone (rebuilt) 34053 Sir Keith Park (rebuilt) 34067 Tangmere 34070 Manston 34072 257 Squadron Produce any of them, and I will definitely be parting with some cash!
  9. RWJP

    Dapol 57XX

    Dapol had 4 liveried samples on display at TINGS. All of which were utterly beautiful. Perhaps the most impressive feature though was how imple it was to DCC chip the loco. Hook the cab off, remove blanking plate, insert chip, clip cab back on. DapolDave could do it in 7 seconds. Overall the chipping method appears almost identical to the new Class 20 from Farish, which is the same kind of theory. Also worth pointing out, you cannot see the chip in the cab from eye-level.
  10. To echo 34010-34005's comment, locos like Eddystone and 257 Squadron would be an instant buy in my books. Any of the Bulleids that run at Swanage or the Mid Hants fall slap bang into the "I don't care how much they cost, I want them" category!
  11. As is always the answer when asked the question "What do you want?": Class 442 Wessex Electric I'd also love to see Class 377s and Class 165/166s Also, I'll echo the calls for an Industrial Loco, ideally I'd like to see Steam and Diesel Industrials available. (Of course, all of the above is in N Gauge.)
  12. Cross Street on this forum takes very heavy influence from parts of Manchester (scenics wise), and a friend of mine is building a model of the southern end of Carlise Station (although that's a big'un, not really sensible space).
  13. RWJP

    Warley 2011

    I don't think at any point I suggested that DapolDave should be the one posting news. I am well aware that he is far too busy this weekend... Unless I am very much mistaken though, there were Hundreds of people who went to Warley today, and many of them would have at some point passed the Dapol Stand (or the Farish Stand/Bachmann/Hornby etc etc etc...). Surely one of them might have seen what was going on there. Many of them should be home by now, so someone, somewhere in the country will have a computer + an RMWeb account + details/photos of all the new stuff. What Woodsidebeer and my
  14. RWJP

    Warley 2011

    If I may be so bold as to butt in... I'm pretty sure that Woodsidebeer was simply commenting on the lack of any word online as to what has actually been announced, aside from the 7mm Wagons. Most people will be aware of those already. Put it this way Mike, I have been trawling RMWeb, Model Rail Forum, N Gauge Forum, New Railway Modellers Forum, Model Rail's Website and Facebook page, Dapols Website and Facebook page, and even the Facebook pages of Hattons and Rails, and have yet to see ANY news! Although perhaps misphrased, I can understand Woodsidebeers frustrations, as he said, any o
  15. RWJP

    Warley 2011

    Congratulations Alistair, as far as I can tell you are the ONLY person who attended Warley who has posted any photos of anything that was there! The A3s and A4s look stunning. I'm not an Eastern man at all, but i'm very tempted to pick up an A4 for Railtour purposes! And those NMT Powercars... I can already feel my bank account shrinking. Ross
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