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  1. Wow, been after one of these for so long, thanks all involved. Waiting for my FNA Wagon Kit to arrive now for something to haul
  2. I think this is a great choice of wagon, one I'm definitely interested in getting a few of for Heworth. A question to @Ben A / @red death, given a full rake of these is likely to be 20+ wagons. If the design has ballast weights, would it be possible to make them removable if not required? Cheers, Mark.
  3. I think hopper discharge is generally faster than tippler. As the biomass needs to be kept dry, would you get covered tippler wagons? If you look at a Satellite view of Drax, you can see a rake of these wagons just prior to being unloaded. The 4 large domes are where the biomass is stored.
  4. I bought a few of these to run as a modern charter train with 68s, but the bogey mounted couplings seem a retrograde step. I'd expected them to be similar in design to the Mk2a's but it looks like it's been a fresh start from the design team.
  5. Yup paid for mine yesterday too. Looking forward to these.
  6. I made a similar request on the Dapol Digest for the NMT coaches, but with the Gaugemaster announcement, I would say the prospect of Dapol doing them may be further away.
  7. Hi @Peter J, I have had exactly the same experience with the wagons, it's really disappointing. I want to run a rake of 21 wagons, but I can't seem to run more than 6 or 7 without the coupling being unreliable. @gedlee's post is interesting, but we shouldn't really have to be doing things like this to get them running well out of the box. I've swapped the Rapido couplings on mine for the Dapol dummy knuckles to close the gaps between the wagons and these usually sort some of the traditional coupling issues out. However it looks to be the design at fault in this case, th
  8. Shown out of stock at the moment though. Try an ebay Search for the above NEMCOUP
  9. Hi, I think @ChrisJM reached out to me via the YouTube video, so I hadn't seen this thread until now, but I'll copy my response in case it's of help to anybody. Cheers, Mark.
  10. Vonzack

    Dapol 142

    Are they basic shape errors, or are they design/cost limitations. I think what we see with the 142 is the later and maybe Dapol should have been upfront with people about what they were getting. Certainly seeing all the PCB through the windows didn't go down well either, but where else is it going to go in that model?
  11. Vonzack

    Dapol 142

    Well, I couldn't resist another Northern Rail one at £60 and as far as I can tell, nothing at all wrong with it apart from the outer Dapol card sleeve was missing. I ran one at the Lincoln show and there were allot of people pointing and saying oooh look a 142, I didn't hear anybody complain about the Tumblehome or windows. if it looks and quacks like a duck, well it's a duck.
  12. There is a thread in the Rapido section for these. Ben said on the 15th March that these were in production currently. Shouldn't be too long now. Cheers.
  13. Vonzack

    Dapol 142

    My Northern 142 runs very well and has already had it's first Exhibition outing for the Lincoln & District MRE.
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