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Re: Dapol - Class 56
« Reply #180 on: June 02, 2016, 10:57:53 pm »
Are the red buffers with grease patches correct for the red stripe Railfreight 56019? or is it just mine that is odd?

Cheers
Mark

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Re: Dapol - Class 56
« Reply #181 on: June 02, 2016, 11:15:53 pm »
Hi ,
Spot on for 56019 - I asked for grease spots to tone down orange and this done and a nice matt finish on rest of orange - almost a scale colour rendition. If you do a google search for 56019 I am pretty certain you will find pics of the beast at rest on Saltley  depot that were the basis.
certainly it was an over application of Orange and it was not changed - I aksed/ suggested it as it was a drag loco for a failure in XC loco hauled days and I know the controller who obtained the loco on the day, giving much relief to passengers and entertainment to crews and linesiders alike. I guess accounts not quite so happy when bill came in!!
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Re: Dapol - Class 56
« Reply #182 on: June 02, 2016, 11:16:01 pm »
Are the red buffers with grease patches correct for the red stripe Railfreight 56019? or is it just mine that is odd?

Cheers
Mark


Simple answer, yes. From first livery application, most if not all 56s that received the Railfreight red stripe livery had full rail red buffer beams, bodies and heads. Does look rather garish ex works, but was soon toned down with natural weathering in traffic. Here is my model of 019 modelled as she was in the mid to late 90s before withdrawal with correct grills fitted to the No.2 end and a nice weathering. 



Hope this helps Mark.

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Re: Dapol - Class 56
« Reply #183 on: June 03, 2016, 12:11:52 am »
Looks good, wtg for mine to come back from GC Weathering.

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Re: Dapol - Class 56
« Reply #184 on: June 25, 2016, 10:54:32 pm »
Popped in to Scograil Ipswich today .if any ones after rommy ews they have 2  new on offer for £69 !!

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Re: Dapol - Class 56
« Reply #185 on: June 29, 2016, 08:35:41 am »
Is there a Doncaster built coal sector version yet?

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Re: Dapol - Class 56
« Reply #186 on: July 20, 2016, 10:35:17 pm »
No not yet..
There are 2 Romanian coal sector ones though... and a wishlist for new liveries on the Dapol Digest.. I voted for dutch and Railfreight metals..

https://digest.dapol.co.uk/forum/n-gauge-models/diesel/class-56/1348-new-liveries-potential

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Mark
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Re: Dapol - Class 56
« Reply #187 on: March 31, 2018, 10:23:33 pm »
They do pull a lot! Shame most of my stock is currently on loan!
https://youtu.be/96N0sgRDRXs

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Re: Dapol - Class 56
« Reply #188 on: August 01, 2018, 04:29:56 am »
Hello everyone
I have bought my dad a class 56 for Fatherís Day, purchased direct from Dapol with the ale price.
I am currently running it in before added the dcc decoder.
Are these locos geared slow. I have followed the running in instructions and my dc running in track is a length of Flexi track with #4 radius curves each end so no super tight curves using a gaugemaster combi controller It seems noisey as well
Is this the norm as my class 22 is super quiet
CheersBart

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Re: Dapol - Class 56
« Reply #189 on: August 01, 2018, 05:37:20 am »
Help please,
Iíve just finished running in dads 56 and it seemed to be slightly quieter then when it started but then I went on to do my 56.
Again followed the instruction and it went only one lap then stopped. The lights are on and change direction but no movement.
Any suggestions?
Thanks
Bart

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Re: Dapol - Class 56
« Reply #190 on: August 01, 2018, 08:37:36 am »
Should probably post on the Surgery board rather than this one.

But in any event, I'd just send the faulty loco right back to Dapol. Sounds like a problem with the circuit board, and if the loco is a few days or weeks old and playing up, it's probably a lemon, and not worth persisting with. Have Dapol replace it (or DCC Supplies replace the circuit board) and all will be well.

Cheers, NeMo

Help please,
Iíve just finished running in dads 56 and it seemed to be slightly quieter then when it started but then I went on to do my 56.
Again followed the instruction and it went only one lap then stopped. The lights are on and change direction but no movement.
Any suggestions?
Thanks
Bart

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Re: Dapol - Class 56
« Reply #191 on: August 01, 2018, 08:51:50 am »
Thanks NeMo
As I started to reply to you, I got a reply email from Dapol.
They said to mail it straight back to them for a replacement
So with the postage fees back to them it's still a bargain
Cheers

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Re: Dapol - Class 56
« Reply #192 on: August 01, 2018, 09:04:29 am »
They said to mail it straight back to them for a replacement; So with the postage fees back to them it's still a bargain

Dapol are very good in this regard. So while they do get a bad press on this forum from time to time, I appreciate their willingness to replace or repair locos without argument. Eventually you'll get a 'good' model locomotive, and off you go!

Cheers, NeMo

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Re: Dapol - Class 56
« Reply #193 on: August 01, 2018, 09:06:37 am »
So with the postage fees back to them it's still a bargain

Dapol trade under UK law and should refund the return postage fees. You will need to let them know how much it cost you to return. In the UK they use a Freepost service so there is not charge for the customer.

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Re: Dapol - Class 56
« Reply #194 on: August 01, 2018, 09:42:42 am »
So with the postage fees back to them it's still a bargain

Dapol trade under UK law and should refund the return postage fees. You will need to let them know how much it cost you to return. In the UK they use a Freepost service so there is not charge for the customer.

Agreed. If they are happy to sell it to you and send it out then they should be happy to pay for its return.

 

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