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Was the 59 going to have rotating axle boxes, as per the Hattons 66? Just wondering if the delay is down to this being the problem, in the light of the Hattons 66. Looking at the packaging etc. of the Dapol 68's and the Hattons 66, it would appear they could be made in the same factory, and so the rotating axle box design could be the same. And so Dapol have held production to sort it out, so they don't end up with the same problems that Hattons have had with this feature. Tony.

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That could well be the hold up, I would have thought covid (unfortunately) has held things up too.

 

I'd rather wait for a finished product than receive one that requires rebuilding when it arrives...

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6 hours ago, Tony Walker said:

Was the 59 going to have rotating axle boxes, as per the Hattons 66? Just wondering if the delay is down to this being the problem, in the light of the Hattons 66. Looking at the packaging etc. of the Dapol 68's and the Hattons 66, it would appear they could be made in the same factory, and so the rotating axle box design could be the same. And so Dapol have held production to sort it out, so they don't end up with the same problems that Hattons have had with this feature. Tony.

The 59 only has four axle ends visable so less hassle than the 66, I did put a comment on Dapol facebook post on these when the Hattons 66 was first released and the reply from Joel Dapol was there EP had no issue with the rotating axes.

Hopefully its better made than the Hattons 66 as in engineering terms gluing plastic end on a rotating shaft and expecting it to run true is silly.

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In HO scale land, an Athearn model (SD90 possibly?) has also had issues with popping off and or missing axle box end parts which has led to much ranting and raving on certain areas of social media. 

 

Same factory as the Hattons 66 perchance?

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11 hours ago, John M Upton said:

In HO scale land, an Athearn model (SD90 possibly?) has also had issues with popping off and or missing axle box end parts which has led to much ranting and raving on certain areas of social media. 

 

Athearn Genesis 2.0 SD60M, a £200 list price loco (DC no sound).

 

Ranting and raving not because of missing/falling off axle box covers, but because Athearn initially said sorry no spares available - which they have since reversed. 

 

Of course then a problem was found with the truck design/assembly causing issues...

 

 

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10 hours ago, mdvle said:

 

Athearn Genesis 2.0 SD60M, a £200 list price loco (DC no sound).

 

Ranting and raving not because of missing/falling off axle box covers, but because Athearn initially said sorry no spares available - which they have since reversed. 

 

Of course then a problem was found with the truck design/assembly causing issues...

 

 

The scurge of the modern world,produced to price rather than quality.

I personally would have it where its high quality and pay for it to be well engineered.

You then either can afford it or save to aquire one,not buy it and replace the plastic with brass etc at more expense,you get what you pay for used to be true.

 

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25 minutes ago, Br60066 said:

Just got an email from Hattons that the pre order price has gone up. On the bright side delivery looks hopeful for August - September!

 

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Expected and still better value for money than some other OO gauge diesels and electrics out there.

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16 hours ago, MGR Hooper! said:


Expected and still better value for money than some other OO gauge diesels and electrics out there.

 

They must have made a few changes in their operational department

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28 minutes ago, BR Blue said:

August / September is good news. Did they mention what year?:D

 

Careful.

Questioning delivery times can get you banned.

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One wonders if they have hiked the price on the sound fitted version of them directly,ive had 206 on order since Hitler was a cadet it seems,will need rehashed as its not DB or red anymore.I guess the plan was to have them here to pull the Yeoman wagons on the Ever given container ship.

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13 hours ago, ERIC ALLTORQUE said:

One wonders if they have hiked the price on the sound fitted version of them directly,ive had 206 on order since Hitler was a cadet it seems,will need rehashed as its not DB or red anymore.I guess the plan was to have them here to pull the Yeoman wagons on the Ever given container ship.

With hindsight, one could say that the Yeoman wagons being booked on the Ever Given would ensure both models are released around the same time regardless of production delays. After all, those wagons wont move themselves out of the fiddle yard :laugh_mini:

 

Now, where's that link I had for the Cairo Bizarre...

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On 16/06/2021 at 17:03, Br60066 said:

....delivery looks hopeful for August - September!....

There is now a very thorougher explanation on the Dapol Digest, won't be the first time a certain retailer has made up dates (and prices). 

 

I am of the school of thought, if you want to know what's going on, ask! Saves a lot of speculation. 

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As 159220 stated there is a post in the Dapol Digest. Subject to sample approval etc.:

 

"With production of the class 59 still scheduled for Q3, we would expect that allowing for shipment time) we will have the 59 in the shops during Q4."

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It seems that delays are inevitable due to Covid. Hornby have also spoken about the delays.  It is understandable I think and I have to say well done to Dapol for persisting in difficult circumstances and for providing an update (i have no connection to them).  Looking at the update on Dapol Digest there has been a little progress 'received and approved the paint chip samples'.  Fingers crossed they arrive by the end of the year!

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6 hours ago, lyneux said:

So they still haven't signed off the livery samples.... oh dear, could still be quite a while then.

Yes indeed. All manor manner of delays unfortunately.

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6 hours ago, lyneux said:

So they still haven't signed off the livery samples.... oh dear, could still be quite a while then.

 

Saving them to coincide with the second (but could quite possibly arrive here before the first) run of JHAs?

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On 22/06/2021 at 11:10, lyneux said:

So they still haven't signed off the livery samples.... oh dear, could still be quite a while then.

And that is strange, as they were showing livery samples in 2018 and at Ally Pally in 2019 said they were waiting for revised livery samples. After that the delays were said to be due to first, electronic circuit issues and second, a decision to instal a smoke generator. If they have had to start the decoration process again I'm wondering if they have had to change production factory. 're the hoppers, the news over the last few days is that the cargo insurers and vessel owners asked for a 14 day delay in the Egyptian court decision, which was due on 21 June, as they are hopeful of an agreed resolution with the Suez Canal authority.

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