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Dapol announce 7mm HAA, HEA and VEA at Warley


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On 20/12/2020 at 15:54, hmrspaul said:

The Vanwide brake rigging is unique; clasp brake with a central V and a short brake lever. https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/brvanwide/e48fc6ed 

 

It is closest to the LMS VB rigging, but they characteristically had auxilliary (J-hanger) suspension. https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/brakerigging/e11a6d9ca

 

Palvan, later vans and Conflats when they had a clasp brake had the type with an offset squared off V hanger; This brake rigging is available from Slaters with the Conflat kit. https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/brakerigging/e224563d6

 

There is a shock open batch with a brake rigging similar to the Vanwide but it had a full length brake lever https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/brshockopenwood/e3df29f7f

 

Although having similarities with some AB conversions the VEA is also a unique brake rigging. 

 

The HEA is being worked on. 

 

Paul

PS where did 8 years come from? If Dapol were making 7mm models 8 years ago they were those non too accurate Private Trader wagons, now replaced by Lionheart designs. 

 

The Class 08, Terrier, vans and HEA / HAA where the second push by Dapol into O after the initial wagon releases around 2012.

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5 minutes ago, hmrspaul said:

This link doesn't work for me and I like to keep up to date with what is in the public domain having been privately involved with their development. 

 

Paul

Worked yesterday. Dapol must have removed it.

 

Hattons seem to have loaded up the same colour diagrams if you go to each model separately though.

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2 hours ago, Hal Nail said:

Worked yesterday. Dapol must have removed it.

 

Hattons seem to have loaded up the same colour diagrams if you go to each model separately though.


The Hattons site now have more details. Many of the models are expected to reflect my photographs, but not necessarily all, be cautious. All my photos are dated and have building / rebuilding dates.

The Vanwides rebuilt as airbraked VEA between 1977 and 1983

Dapol 7F-049-001 VEA 'Vanwide' 12t 4-wheel goods van 230026 in BR bauxite https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/vea/e266fec93

Dapol 7F-049-002 VEA 'Vanwide' 12t 4-wheel goods van 230034 in BR bauxite https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/vea/e26f11202

Dapol 7F-049-005 VEA 'Vanwide' 12t 4-wheel goods van 230078 in BR railfreight red and grey https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/vea/e33b5e8e9 

Dapol 7F-049-003 VEA 'Vanwide' 12t 4-wheel goods van 230117 in BR railfreight red & grey https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/vea/e1ce86187

Dapol 7F-049-004 VEA 'Vanwide' 12t 4-wheel goods van 230142 in Railfreight Distribution grey with yellow ends https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/vea/e10515e07


And the original Vanwides introduced in 1961 (there were some experimental conversions from standard vans earlier)

Dapol 7F-049-201 VEV 'Vanwide' 12t 4-wheel goods van 783773 in BR bauxite https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/brvanwide/e1b34ffa8

Dapol 7F-049-202 VMV 'Vanwide' 12t 4-wheel goods van B784641 in BR bauxite https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/brvanwide/e316aeba7 

Dapol 7F-049-203 Vanwide 12t 4-wheel goods van B784479 in BR bauxite https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/brvanwide/e336578fd

Dapol 7F-049-204 VMV 'Vanwide' 12t 4-wheel goods van 783994 VMV in BR bauxite https://PaulBartlett.zenfolio.com/brvanwide/e11fd7ae8

Paul

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20 hours ago, Beclawat said:

I see Tower are advertising a set of six VEAs with different numbers, "giving customers the oppurtunity to build up a descent train of vans without having to wait years for alternate numbers to come out of Dapol." http://www.tower-models.com/towermodels/ogauge/Dapol/dapolwagons/towervans/index.htm

But unlike the Dapol ones (or most of them at least) I have not checked the accuracy of the writing on these models.

 

Your link does, of course also show that they are also doing 6 of the more common and longer-lived  VANWIDES. 

 

Paul

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2 hours ago, hmrspaul said:

But unlike the Dapol ones (or most of them at least) I have not checked the accuracy of the writing on these models.

 

Your link does, of course also show that they are also doing 6 of the more common and longer-lived  VANWIDES. 

 

Paul

Noted :good: Hopefully the accuracy will be better than their spelling! :unsure:

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