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I keep thinking about ordering the Dyson / milk trailers, though the cost of postage puts me off until my wifes Australian relatives next visit the UK (assuming I dont get on and do my own by then).  There are  certainly some interesting prototypes on the website.

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On 01/08/2022 at 14:00, gwrrob said:

Another RMweb member @lofty1966 has modelled one in the livery.

 

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I got the info for the 'D' out of JH Russells "A pictorial record of Great Western wagons. Page 19

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The new Dapol Manor has surfaced with photos courtesy of Hatton's. I remember not that long ago talking with @46444 and hoping that Bachmann would do an upgrade on theirs and here we are a few years later with two manufacturers bringing it out.

 

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1 hour ago, gwrrob said:

The new Dapol Manor has surfaced with photos courtesy of Hatton's. I remember not that long ago talking with @46444 and hoping that Bachmann would do an upgrade on theirs and here we are a few years later with two manufacturers bringing it out.

 

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Indeed we did Robin 😉

 

I must say the Dapol Manor certainly addresses the need for a model of the class to modern standards which lifts it well above the old Bachmann version.

 

If it was not for the choice of two manufacturers producing a Manor I think we would be more than happy with the Dapol offering.

 

Unfortunately the Accurascale Model takes things to the next level in finesse. I have one on order and am very much looking forwards to them being released.

 

One thing the Dapol model does offer is probably a more financially accessible version for those who's budgets are stretched. I would imagine there may be further discounting of them in the less popular liveries.

 

For me the Dapol model captures the look of a Manor. The black cross head piston and driving wheel rims stand out though for improvement. Perhaps treating them with a silver and black Sharpie permanent marker would improve the appearance.

 

Also on the BR versions the smokebox numberplate looks a bit undernourished. Something a Pacific Models or Railtec version would sort out.

 

As I have previously mentioned I have the Accurascale version on order but something in me thinks with some small improvements to the appearance and weathering the Dapol version could certainly be lifted.

 

Tempted? I could be....

 

Certainly food for thought.

 

It would be good to see this Dapol version of 7814 running on ANTB by the way Robin 😉

 

Cheers,

 

Mark 

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2 hours ago, 46444 said:

Tempted? I could be....

 

Certainly food for thought.

 

It would be good to see this Dapol version of 7814 running on ANTB by the way Robin 😉

 

 

 

You'll have to make do with this Chris Nevard shot of 7814 courtesy of Kernow Models for that.

 

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1 hour ago, gwrrob said:

 

You'll have to make do with this Chris Nevard shot of 7814 courtesy of Kernow Models for that.

 

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Thank god the boiler doesn't slope as much as the pre-production shots..

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On 04/08/2022 at 21:16, toboldlygo said:

Thank god the boiler doesn't slope as much as the pre-production shots..

There's an awful lot down to the angle of view (and camera lens?) but there is certainly something a bit adrift with back end of the boiler/safety valve casing/slope of the firebox cladding when checked against drawings,  but I ave yet to see an exactly level side elevation photo and that would be the best way to check if it is as adrift as it looks.

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3 hours ago, The Stationmaster said:

There's an awful lot down to the angle of view (and camera lens?) but there is certainly something a bit adrift with back end of the boiler/safety valve casing/slope of the firebox cladding when checked against drawings,  but I ave yet to see an exactly level side elevation photo and that would be the best way to check if it is as adrift as it looks.

 

It is a very nice model, but I have to agree with you that there's something possibly  proportionally odd about it. I think that it was on this thread that I have said that it looks as though the taper of the boiler is too great, resulting in the rear end of the boiler cladding meeting up with the transition curve of the throat plate cladding too high up and resulting in a more hump backed appearance than the real thing. But like you say, the jury's out until a true side elevation picture is obtained and scale drawings checked against the model.

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34 minutes ago, MrWolf said:

 

But like you say, the jury's out until a true side elevation picture is obtained and scale drawings checked against the model.

 

Maybe the model railway press reviews will address this.

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8 hours ago, The Stationmaster said:

I expect that may well be the case, especially if someone has the necessary drawings to compare with the model.

 

I expect so too. They, (the model railway press) are better placed to perform an unbiased and informed critique than we individuals on a forum I feel, I certainly wouldn't wish to even vaguely deter anyone from producing a new model or customers from buying it. I remember when things like wire handrails came in on mass produced locos, some people said that they were too thick or too shiny, but we had them at last, after decades of moulded on items that the press berated. The makers listened and upped their game and we eventually arrived where we are now, with better RTR than most of the kits from 1982.

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