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Re: Dapol - Class 68
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2015, 05:08:47 pm »
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Hi JBM, just returned from the Dapol open day, an update on status was given, the N gauge version is running 3 months behind the OO version.  They had the N gauge 3D print there plus an undecorated OO version fitted with sound running on their OO layout, looks very good.


Any pics mate?
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Re: Dapol - Class 68
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2015, 05:23:38 pm »
Hi
Sorry, didn't take any pictures, the 3D print is the same as the one earlier in this thread, hopefully someone else has taken some of the OO version running to whet the appetite for the N version.

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Re: Dapol - Class 68
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2015, 07:12:39 pm »
Interesting. Were there any other snippets of news from the Open Day? Anyone else been and managed to get any photos??

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Re: Dapol - Class 68
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2015, 07:55:24 pm »
Hi, there was a presentation on the status of all the announced projects, Dapol certainly seem to have been busy in the last year.  The Battle of Britain/West Country is to be the first of a new generation of locomotives, new chassis, quieter motor mounted in the Loco body.  Club model for 2016 is Schools Class "Stowe".  It was probably the best open day for a while.

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Re: Dapol - Class 68
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2015, 08:07:12 pm »
Hi, there was a presentation on the status of all the announced projects, Dapol certainly seem to have been busy in the last year.  The Battle of Britain/West Country is to be the first of a new generation of locomotives, new chassis, quieter motor mounted in the Loco body.  Club model for 2016 is Schools Class "Stowe".  It was probably the best open day for a while.

Thanks Rowlie

What is the news on the N Gauge J72 Tank Loco or has this been quietly dropped now that Bachmann have announced the same loco in the Farish range?

Kind Regards

Roy

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Re: Dapol - Class 68
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2015, 08:36:21 pm »
Hi Roy,
No I don't recall the J72 being mentioned, one thing that was mentioned a number of times was that they weren't going to announce things until they had something tangible in the background. regards Rowlie

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Re: Dapol - Class 68
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2015, 11:39:42 am »
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Re: Dapol - Class 68
« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2015, 07:53:02 pm »
68 makes progress with CAD 3d print shot seen a while back
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Re: Dapol - Class 68
« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2015, 08:48:26 pm »
68 makes progress with CAD 3d print shot seen a while back
Robert

There's a picture in this month's Rail Express of a 3d-printed bodyshell, along with one for the Prototype HST and one for the Class 50.

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Re: Dapol - Class 68
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2016, 10:28:06 am »
There is a new CAD on the Dapol Digest site with a note of planned variations and the substitution of etched grilles for the moulded ones.

https://digest.dapol.co.uk/forum/n-gauge-models/diesel/class-68-aa/project-managers-blog-ab/2221-first-cad-view
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Re: Dapol - Class 68
« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2017, 05:33:56 pm »
'Orribly Oversized are now out but according to Hatton's newsletter the N version is now in tooling and due in 2018 👎

C. :)

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Re: Dapol - Class 68
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2017, 10:34:27 pm »
Do you think they will surprise us and do a Class88 at the same time.

Its the electrodiesel version and its almost identical except for the roof/pantograph area?

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Re: Dapol - Class 68
« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2017, 03:57:25 pm »



Maybe it's time to go 00?! I'm due for bifocals sooner/later anyhow. What a pretty thing!


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Re: Dapol - Class 68
« Reply #28 on: May 25, 2017, 01:53:01 pm »
Dapol have published a couple of photos of the N Gauge class 68 on the
Dapol Digest

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There are of course a few tweaks required, a little sinkage in the windows and door area which will require minor tooling modifications and one or two other changes but our new mechanism runs nice and quietly.
Electrically, per specification we have just lost the halo function from the OO version which is a matter of size and practicality, all switches are easily accessible for DC users, for DCC users all functions can be controlled from the DCC decoder which is a simple drop-in installation. The model is designed around sound of course.


Happy modelling

Steven B.

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Re: Dapol - Class 68
« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2017, 07:22:28 pm »
Hi
class 68 was seen at DEMU no pics but it looks lovely with a PCB to die for - built in speaker machine soldered parts with only 6 manual wire joins, LEDs on board with light guides. Certainly streets ahead of the boards in any previous loco.

The body captured the look of the prototype well with sensibly moulded grills over etched overscale affairs that would turn to dust if handled. Nose looked the part and the glazing whilenot polished was very nice but some changes there to improve.  Some refinement  on one side but very good progress.
Also like the 4mm version it hefts a good weight.

As livery is a case of reducing vector files which will shrink in all directions with out loss of quality - its what I use in the Warley club graphic as seen on the guide mag and the "you are here boards" with no loss of clarity I a sure all the 4mm liveries will work just as well - I know the DRS livery had a placement issue but as we are second runners we get right first time. Another benefit of modelling in N gauge I guess !

As an aside I do wonder if we will ever see one or two to replace the 57 on the Northern Belle - just saying  !!
Robert     

 

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