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Thanks to adb968008 for checking delivery dates with Dapol at the Warley show and posting the photographs.

 

The non-DCC green, blue and blue/grey ones are now showing on Hattons website as being in stock.

 

Jeremy

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Thanks to adb968008 for checking delivery dates with Dapol at the Warley show and posting the photographs.

 

The non-DCC green, blue and blue/grey ones are now showing on Hattons website as being in stock.

 

Jeremy

 

Oh my aching wallet, 2 BR Green versions ordered several years ago and they now arrive in the same week as Hornby's BR black H Class. It's bread and dripping for Christmas(again). 

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How easy is it to install a sound chip and speaker? Funds mean I wont be buying it ready fitted at this time, but would like to fit one at a later date...

Scroll back to page 32 and you can see how I did it. It really is very easy. I got the chip and sugar cube speakers from Legobiffoman/Dc Kits. It does sound very very good. The volume is fine for my layout at home, but really needs some holes to let the sound out if exhibiting.

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They were, because I've got them on a Lima model that I repainted. Sorry, but I haven't the slightest idea where they came from - Mike Watts at Fox, maybe. (CJL)

Railtec do sheets of dmu numbers and destinations. They will do bespoke ones too. They made the ‘Stockport’ and ‘Stalybridge’ destinations for me.

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Scroll back to page 32 and you can see how I did it. It really is very easy. I got the chip and sugar cube speakers from Legobiffoman/Dc Kits. It does sound very very good. The volume is fine for my layout at home, but really needs some holes to let the sound out if exhibiting.

Thanks Colin.

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Finally got hold of a blue 122 and, incorrect numbering and logo size apart, I have to say that I'm very impressed with the quality and running straight out of the box. This is a key piece of rolling stock for me so I'm going to give it plenty of attention similar to ColinK's approach above.

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Anyone know when Imperium Decoders are going to be sold?

Spoke to Neil of Dapol at Warley, they have been received from the suppliers but are in the process of being packaged by Dapol. It was also said that people who have received 122/121's from Dapol will have been using them with Imperium's already fitted, and, no complaints have been received so far.

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Spoke to Neil of Dapol at Warley, they have been received from the suppliers but are in the process of being packaged by Dapol. It was also said that people who have received 122/121's from Dapol will have been using them with Imperium's already fitted, and, no complaints have been received so far.

 

Shame the Hattons exclusives didn't come with Factory DCC Fitted option!

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Class 121 RAILTRACK version arrived today from Hattons

 

The model is carefully wrapped in silicon type plastic

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No 'teardrops' at the cab ends

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Excellent detailing and paintwork - a very bright model

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Dapol have to be congratulated with this model and for dealing with the quality control issues from the first batch of bubble cars, let's hope they've put these problems to bed for good.

Thanks also to Hattons who I would certainly put my vote in for retailer of the year.

I would love to wait for the price to drop on these models but I don't see the Ltd editions hanging around for long!

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Finally got there. Made a new lower cover to go over the DCC chip and turned the speakers on their sides, the body just goes on.

I've also modified the box for a round speaker by removing the vertical section by the speakers and drilling some holes in the top. The reason for this was that with the first attempt the sound seemed to be fine for bass, but loosing the treble frequencies. These modifications seem (to my ear) to let more treble out, giving a better overall sound.

Finally, I've cut one of the tracks on the circuit board to enable the interior lights to be switched on and off using the aux 3 function output. I can't tell if it works yet as my test track controller only has 10 functions.

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Would you mind giving the product code of DC Kits so I can order? Also are the speakers in series or parallel? Thanks

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One thing I've noticed when researching Blue ScR units in the late 1970s is that the black set numbers on the cab fronts seem to come and go quite a bit. I'm not sure if they were only added when the units were strengthening an existing dmu set or if they were mainly just added to the non-guard end which would presumably have been the outer end (in the same way that the data panel is on the guards end). I've seen SC55002 with set number 152 on the non-guard end but not on the guard end though the photos were taken a few months apart.

 

Can anyone shed any light on this?

 

Thanks

 

Max

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Would you mind giving the product code of DC Kits so I can order? Also are the speakers in series or parallel? Thanks

Speakers are in parallel to acheive 4 ohms, look on the 121 Bubble Car section and select:

 

Std V4 - 21 Pin + 2 X SugarQubes £108.33 (£130.00 inc VAT)

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Spoke to Neil of Dapol at Warley, they have been received from the suppliers but are in the process of being packaged by Dapol. It was also said that people who have received 122/121's from Dapol will have been using them with Imperium's already fitted, and, no complaints have been received so far.

I might have missed this, but could you enlighten me as to what an Imperium Decoder is and why it is relevant to the 121s?

I'm thinking of getting the Railtrack version and now wondering if a particular decoder is required.

 

Thanks.

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My ATW 121 arrived today :)

 

Slightly wonky steps and slightly bent lamp iron on one corner. Apart from that great model, clearly needs running in but despite being stiff has good low speed running. Doesn't like short radius Hornby points. Very pleased. Destinations in bottom of centre windscreen, great underframe detail. good job Dapol & Hattons.

 

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Ordered a green with speed wiskers 121 from Rails last night. I can always get wifes persmission for green, but if I ever want anything in Blue she doesn't like that.  In this case, she thought the model looked stunning so praise indeed.  Not sure when they are shipping, Rails dont appear to have received them yet but I cant imagine they are too far away when Hattons are already shipping their special commisions.

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Email from Rails this morning saying they had the green and blue ones in stock

 

NL

Yes I got this email, it only had the DCC ready version in the email, I ordered the DCC fitted version, I'm hoping they have received both.

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These really do look lovely models, hope your all enjoying them. Arriva one in the photo below looks great.

 

I just wondered what you get in the detail pack, if it pipes and multi jumpers? are there any front steps on each corner?

 

Cheers

Mark

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These really do look lovely models, hope your all enjoying them. Arriva one in the photo below looks great.

 

I just wondered what you get in the detail pack, if it pipes and multi jumpers? are there any front steps on each corner?

 

Cheers

Mark

Not sure about steps but the detailing pack includes pipes, jumper cables and a speedo cable.

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Just got my Dapol 121 DMU in blue 4D-009-004, head code is clear plastic, did anyone have a sheet of head codes for it included because mine didn't, nice model still tho.

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Just got my Dapol 121 DMU in blue 4D-009-004, head code is clear plastic, did anyone have a sheet of head codes for it included because mine didn't, nice model still tho.

I bought the same model - no sheet of headcodes or destinations, despite the instructions saying there should be. I've emailed Dapol, but no response so far.

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These really do look lovely models, hope your all enjoying them. Arriva one in the photo below looks great.

 

I just wondered what you get in the detail pack, if it pipes and multi jumpers? are there any front steps on each corner?

 

Cheers

Mark

 

 

Just got my Dapol 121 DMU in blue 4D-009-004, head code is clear plastic, did anyone have a sheet of head codes for it included because mine didn't, nice model still tho.

My Hattons ATW version came with headcodes/destination sheet, which wasn't really required since they have installed them already. Pictures aren't great due to phone in low light.

 

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