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Dapol announce 14xx/48xx/58xx in O.

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Oh, this is looking tempting...

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Some pictures from the demo 1400s on the Dapol stand at the GOG event at Doncaster today are on this thread on the 7mm forum.

 

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Did anyone happen to notice or enquire, are the topfeed and front splasher tool boxes moveable, or have they done two toolings?

 

 

 

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Looks like a slight mould miss-alignment. It also runs along the boiler to the dome. Hopefully sorted for the production runs. If not, a touch of Mr Surface 500 , sanding and blowing in with the airbrush should cure the problem. No complicated livery in the affected areas fortunately. 

At the price point of around £230 this is a very good effort from Dapol. I'll be up for one, as well as their small prairie.

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I’m down for the 1401 limited edition loco, I reckon I’ll have a few standard issues as well - very nice loco !

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3 hours ago, Great Western said:

I’m down for the 1401 limited edition loco, I reckon I’ll have a few standard issues as well - very nice loco !

Why did 1401 have erased GWR lettering but black livery? Was it just a film thing or did some actually carry black and GWR?

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No idea I’m afraid, maybe it was painted in black during the war with GWR? 

 

I believe 1401 was an unintentional celebrity of the film, the producers rocked up at Westbury shed and saw the loco which fitted their bill for the film.

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Great western did paint locos black during wartime and letter them GWR 

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34 minutes ago, steve fay said:

Great western did paint locos black during wartime and letter them GWR 

Thanks Steve, I’d asked Simon as he’s involved in the book and he didn’t know so I was intrigued. So 1401 must have retained the old lettering or they wanted to suggest it had. 

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Hattons have these on pre-order for £192. Seems like an absolute bargain to me. (Usual disclaimers etc)

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18 hours ago, GNR Dave said:

Hattons have these on pre-order for £192. Seems like an absolute bargain to me. (Usual disclaimers etc)

 

Yep, don’t have to tell me twice lol 4 on order - just need to keep it from the Mrs until the parcel arrives !

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A very nice BR Lined Green example was in the display case at Telford yesterday, expected before Xmas as well.

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1 hour ago, Welsh Signaller said:

A very nice BR Lined Green example was in the display case at Telford yesterday, expected before Xmas as well.

 

 

Thanks for that..........the credit card has just thrown itself under the bus....

 

Rob 

 

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Here is my photo of the lined green 14xx Dapol had on display yesterday.  Absolutely stunning IMO. I had the pleasure of speaking to Dapol's team, including Head of Product Development Richard Webster at the show. He explained some of the advanced features of the model regarding the chassis springing and circuit board design. The overall impression I came away with is that the model is stunning to look at and has been designed with great care and attention to detail. Personally, I can't wait for this to touch down.......

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Does look good although sods law, all the late 50s West Country examples had a top feed when in green and didn’t in black!

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Looks like they've sorted the mould seam lines on the boiler top that the earlier samples had. 

My Autocoach is waiting patiently for a Great Western liveried example.

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Just had an order update from Hattons saying my Great Western version is not now due until 1Q 2020.  

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Yep, same for BR green examples...........thankfully!

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Originally set for Q4 2018! I have long realised that Dapol delivery dates are worthless predictions of intention. 

 

Looks good though.. 

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The inside valve gear looks effective, it's not operational but you can't tell when the model is static!. Yet another stunning bargain from Dapol. 

 

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