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Dapol 2012/3 - New catalogue announcements


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Dave,

Just a heads up! First, congratulations on a very exciting and promising catalogue! What a statement of intent by Dapol! Best wishes and very good luck to all of you!

 

However, the devil, as always, is in the detail! Class 33, D6597 is/was Class 33/2 - the batch D6586-97 inclusive were the 'Slim Jims' - flat, narrow body profile to 'Hastings Gauge Restriction'. Although it would be wonderful were Dapol to produce two different body profiles for the Class 33 models, I suspect that a 'renumbering' to another in the first 85 of the class will be cheaper and easier! I recall that when the delayed 'Slim Jims' did finally appear, BRCW said that the 're-tooling' process had been far more difficult and costly than their first hopes!

 

Richard (Dapol N'thusiast no. 19)

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And if you read this please dont spend, like has been asked, endless time asking for new products, when they arent in the catalogue. There are a couple of items i'm working on that shall remain nameless for the time being, but i will neither confirm or deny anything until late 2013 (unless we can pop them into the production schedule earlier), so it's a bit futile asking. :nono:

 

just thought Id repeat that for the benefit of those that are hard of thinking ;)

 

Yeah, but I want details of Dapol's new 3mm/TT range and I want them NOW ;)

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New this year is the ability for stockist to buy their locomotives (where marked) DCC fitted as we will be able to supply these models with a Gaugemaster DCC23 on board. This is a first for British N gauge and DCC fitted locomotive boxes will be specially marked to avoid confusion.

 

That's a good feature to have although it's fair to point out that Farish did actually supply a DCC-fitted loco as part of their Digital Commuter set a year or so ago; just to clarify the context of 'first'.

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That's a good feature to have although it's fair to point out that Farish did actually supply a DCC-fitted loco as part of their Digital Commuter set a year or so ago; just to clarify the context of 'first'.

 

And the Peco 2251?

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And the Peco 2251?

 

That's valid too; there will probably be a whole new control process in operation by their next release though. ;)

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As an N Gauge modeller I think Dapol are doing a great job and Dave's wllingness to keep us informed is most helpful. I'm currently schooling over the announcements, a West Contry in Southern livery would be nice but the BoB will do and the Maunsells and how can I resist the GWR tank, Oh my wallet!

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Thank you Dapol, just when I didbn't need to model in another scale you bring out a Terrier in O gauge.

 

Will pre-order (at least) one as soon as possible! They really are a steal at that price.

 

Johnny

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Dave

 

I also assume that with resepct to the O Guage SR brake van the SR livery described as SR grey with vermillon red ends should read SR Brown with vermillion red ends?

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Good suggestion about the separate threads, but you could have started one rather than posting your comment about a new one here :locomotive:

 

 

Good suggestion, but it doesnt really work like that. Trying to persuade folk to discuss something in a new thread once they've already started in an existing one is a bit like herding cats.

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No plans for a OO spam can i'm afraid, but i am looking at a possible 'ultimate' OO gauge 33 produced in a reasonable amount of time...

 

Seriously, an OO gauge Class 33?! ...and I have a couple of the Heljan/Rail Exclusive sets on order... Hmmm, this could be interesting...! :gamer:

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Following that link to the catalogue PDF led me to look at the old Grafar catalogues and just how far N gauge has come.

 

In 1980 N gauge was just edging outside of pre-nationalisation with the 7 locomotives (inc one generic) in it's range getting early BR liveries and the first BR stock was being produced using the generic coaching stock that it sold in LMS/GW/SR/LNER Teak liveries. All freight stock was either PO or Big four liveried.

 

To think it wasn't that long ago that Dapol had a 14xx, an autocoach, a b-set and a couple of siphons as it's whole N gauge range.

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Oh, be still my beating heart... :heart_mini:

 

Schools, Maunsells, matching four-wheel brakes, 33s, CCTs...

 

My cup runneth over and my wallet is running for the hills! :bye:

 

Looks like my planned layout is going to need expanding for the new SR releases over the next 18 months or so from both Dapol and Farish.

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Good suggestion, but it doesnt really work like that. Trying to persuade folk to discuss something in a new thread once they've already started in an existing one is a bit like herding cats.

 

We're trying :)

 

Miaow...

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Is Hope a suburb of Adelaide then??? ;)

 

I don't remember Hope but I went to Highschool in the Adelaide suburb of Norwood and the destination of my bus to school was 'Paradise' which I always found amusing!

 

Gerry

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Is Hope a suburb of Adelaide then??? ;)

 

I've always "hoped" that someone would set up business at Loggerheads ( on the road from Mold to Ruthin ), or even World's End ( a beautiful spot between Ruthin and Llangollen ) - I used to live outside Mold.

 

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................... but i am looking at a possible 'ultimate' OO gauge 33 produced in a reasonable amount of time (he says with Friday mischief in his voice). .....................

 

 

 

Excellent, I would be VERY interested. The Southern Region needs dedicated nutters.

 

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Excellent, I would be VERY interested. The Southern Region needs dedicated nutters.

 

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Don't get too excited; he's in pre-holiday mischief mode. :)

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I've always "hoped" that someone would set up business at Loggerheads ( on the road from Mold to Ruthin ), or even World's End ( a beautiful spot between Ruthin and Llangollen ) - I used to live outside Mold.

 

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Spent many an hour in the Loggerheads pub - a beautiful spot indeed! SWMBO was born in Mold, lived in the local Police house. Father-in-law was the local bobby back in the 70's. Hope to visit again sometime!

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I've always "hoped" that someone would set up business at Loggerheads ( on the road from Mold to Ruthin ), or even World's End ( a beautiful spot between Ruthin and Llangollen ) - I used to live outside Mold.

 

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That's funny,. there is another Loggerheads in Staffordshire, near Market Drayton. I found it when I was at the PO/BT training college at Stone. Somewhere I have a photo of my first car, a 105E Anglia, parked by the village nameboard.

 

Roger

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Quick question...at Ally Pally on the Dapol display stand was an A3 in BR Express Blue livery and early emblem but I don't see it among the announcements. I do see an A4 in 'Garter Blue British Railways' however. Have I missed the blue A3 somewhere??

 

R E Faust

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