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  1. Do you mean this one doing the rounds on social media?
  2. You couldn't even reuse the CAD for the cabs without changes as a 444 coach is narrower than a 450. (Ask anyone who has driven both). This is neccessary due to the longer coach length causing more overhang which is compensated for somewhat by the coaches being narrower. This is also why the corridor connectors are noticeably longer on a 444.
  3. Looking at the pictures above, can someone who already has theirs tell me if optional front end parts (such as a dummy delner) are supplied, in order to make it look a little more realistic for those who just want to run as a single unit. For comparison with pictures of the model - link
  4. Just as a point of interest: Even before the demise of SWT in a couple of weeks time, the weathered version 450127 is already 'out of date' as it was named "Dave Gunson" at Woking on 26th July after the guard who was killed in a hit and run road incident just before Christmas. http://www.basingstokegazette.co.uk/news/15451165.Train_tribute_to_guard_killed_in_crash/
  5. Yes, there are two pads on the pcb marked LS+ and LS- on the end of the board nearest the motor. They are hidden under the pull off plastic cover that sits over the motor. Be careful how you pull off the cover. Mine was a very tight fit, or was stuck with a little bit if glue, I'm not sure which.
  6. For what it's worth I thought I'd add my 73 story. When I first took mine out of the box a couple of bits had fallen off of the fuel tanks and a window wiper was missing off of one end. The loose parts were easily glued back on once I'd worked out where they came from, and Hattons kindly sent me a wiper which saved me having to return the model. Like others on here I was disappointed with the cab lights being permanently lit on DCC. I have now modified my BR blue large logo example in order to to make the cab lights work individually from the aux1 and aux2 outputs from the decoder. I did this in a similar way to MC in post 877 except that I moved a couple of resitors instead of cutting the tracks. I also crossed over the motor wires to overcome the directional lighting problem. Dapol's solution of changing CV29 didn't work for me as on the decoders I have it not only changes the direction of the loco, it also changes the direction of the lighting, so overall - nothing gained. I could have changed other CVs to achieve the desired result but to me changing the wires over seemed the best overall solution. In tracing out the circuit in order to modify it I couldn't help wondering why Dapol let the blunder with the directional lighting through in the first place. It seems to me that they must have known the main pcb was wrong as if you plug in say a Bachmann dc header the lights work wrongly on dc in the same way as they do on dcc. This suggests Dapol made their header "wrongly" in order to make the lights work correctly on dc, on a sort of 'two wrongs make a right' basis. Whichever way you correct the main board, either by crossing over the motor wires or crossing over the lighting connections, (depending on which end of the loco you want to call the front), it will now be wrong if you ever want to remove the decoder and plug the header back in and use it on dc, (unless you use another companies header). So to correct the problem properly Dapol will need to modify both the main pcb and the header plug. Anyway apart from having to muck about with it like this (which to be honest I actually quite enjoy) I am otherwise quite pleased with the model. The only thing I would say is that to me the yellow ends look a bit too 'primrose' coloured in some lighting conditions but then, as I remember, the real thing could look various faded shades of yellow over time so I'm not too bothered about that, although if I'd had the Inter-City liveried one I don't think I would have been so happy!
  7. I only bought them recently so I would think they must be the latest batch. The buffet car in the picture is R4371A but the other coaches are all the same colour. I think I am correct in saying the older batch buffet would have been R4371 (without the 'A').
  8. Perhaps I'm just expecting too much but I think you'll agree that there is definitely a difference.
  9. Perhaps I'm being too fussy although the difference seems quite marked to me. I'll try and take a photo tomorrow in daylight and put it up here to show what i mean.
  10. Has anyone else bought the "Harry Patch" HST and some coaches to go with it and found the coaches to be a noticeably different colour to the dummy power car? I bought a rake of coaches to go with mine and the power car looks blue compared to the coaches which seem to look more of a deep purple.
  11. Just opened my large logo blue one and the accessory bag does indeed contain the buffing plates along with couplings, (both scale and functional), and low level air pipes.
  12. Well yes, technically they are diesel electric when running in their secondary, much reduced power mode. However I have never heard them generally referred to as diesel electric. They've always been EDs or Electro-Diesels.
  13. I might be being picky in the extreme here but even the printing on the box could be said to be wrong. It says "Class 73 Diesel Electric Locomotive". Should be "Electro-Diesel locomotive" surely?
  14. As a follow up to this, I worked out where I was going wrong. If you are already familiar with the V4.0's workings then you won't have any trouble with the Select, but as someone new to Loksound I assumed the Select manual would tell me what I needed to know. Not so! The Select does indeed have much the same CV structure as the V4.0 but the Select Manual is somewhat inadequate at explaining it all. For instance there is no function output table like the one on page 52 of the V4 manual, and so I was trying to work things out from the table on page 24 (of the Select) which is not much more than a table of defaults. It was only on reading through the V4.0 manual that it all started to become clear. Once I understood the concept of the paged CV memory and of the 40 mapping lines I was well away and found I could easily do what I wanted to do, (and indeed more, thanks to being able to logically AND the functions together). So to anyone who's got a Select as their first Loksound and wants to play around with the CVs I would say skip the Select manual until you've read through the V4.0 one. You'll save yourself a lot of head scratching! Thanks to those who replied to my original post and especially to Nigel who's posts on other threads here on RMweb have helped me a great deal in understanding all this.
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