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Re: Dapol Maunsell coaches
« Reply #255 on: November 28, 2017, 08:28:23 am »
Are Dapol ever likely to produce the Maunsell coaches in Southern Railway Bulleid green livery ?

I ask the question because I'm tempted to by a Schools class loco in this livery and I would like to have some coaches in matching livery.

Thanks in advance.

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IMO, they already do - their 'BR(S) Green' is more SR Malachite than the proper darker green that Farish put on their BR(S) Bulleids and Mark 1s...
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Re: Dapol Maunsell coaches
« Reply #256 on: November 28, 2017, 08:34:21 am »
Are Dapol ever likely to produce the Maunsell coaches in Southern Railway Bulleid green livery ?

I ask the question because I'm tempted to by a Schools class loco in this livery and I would like to have some coaches in matching livery.

IMO, they already do - their 'BR(S) Green' is more SR Malachite than the proper darker green that Farish put on their BR(S) Bulleids and Mark 1s...

Does it match the green on the SR Schools locos ?

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Re: Dapol Maunsell coaches
« Reply #257 on: November 28, 2017, 09:53:14 am »
Are Dapol ever likely to produce the Maunsell coaches in Southern Railway Bulleid green livery ?

I ask the question because I'm tempted to by a Schools class loco in this livery and I would like to have some coaches in matching livery.

I don't know. There is no reason why they could not but Dapol sometimes seem to miss out obvious liveries. For example, their B-sets and Auto-coaches have never been released in early BR Crimson despite this being the standard livery for much of the 1950s. I ended up repainting mine since Dapol seemed unlikely to bother.

Malachite is a single colour livery so repainting should not be too hard if Dapol do not release it.
Well, that's just not good enough. Some fount of all knowledge you are!  :no:  ;)

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Re: Dapol Maunsell coaches
« Reply #258 on: November 28, 2017, 10:23:54 am »
Latest Dapol guidance post Warley is that the new Maunsell coaches are due 1Q 2018.

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Re: Dapol Maunsell coaches
« Reply #259 on: November 28, 2017, 02:17:14 pm »
Are Dapol ever likely to produce the Maunsell coaches in Southern Railway Bulleid green livery ?

I ask the question because I'm tempted to by a Schools class loco in this livery and I would like to have some coaches in matching livery.

IMO, they already do - their 'BR(S) Green' is more SR Malachite than the proper darker green that Farish put on their BR(S) Bulleids and Mark 1s...

Does it match the green on the SR Schools locos ?

It is a bit darker than the Malachite on the NQP M7 I bought at the recent Open Day, and I think that is too light a shade (I got the M7 for conversion to a long-frame PnP version and repaint to lined BR Black) - if they've used the same colour on the Schools (not a certainty when it comes to Dapol), then you may be out of luck.
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Re: Dapol Maunsell coaches
« Reply #260 on: November 28, 2017, 03:57:07 pm »
I do hope, you will show us how you did "the M7 for conversion to a long-frame PnP version and repaint to lined BR Black"? As I'd like one, too.

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Re: Dapol Maunsell coaches
« Reply #261 on: November 28, 2017, 04:53:39 pm »
I do hope, you will show us how you did "the M7 for conversion to a long-frame PnP version and repaint to lined BR Black"? As I'd like one, too.


DorsetMike is the expert on that particular topic, and he helpfully PM'd me a link to his 'How I Did...' topic. I'm sure he won't mind me posting the link here...

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=31262.msg356235#msg356235
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Re: Dapol Maunsell coaches
« Reply #262 on: November 28, 2017, 05:08:45 pm »
You'll have to do your own BR black stuff, mine are Maunsell Green.

Tip on the long frame p/p version use as much metal as you can, bits of brass rod for the reservoir and other tanks, bit of metal under the front end to support the lengthened bit (I used thin lead sheet) , a thin piece of metal on the cab floor to balance the bit on the front,

Helps them pull more, like this, 11 Dapol Maunsells, the track is Kato on a 4'x2' board (I did the mods on the  early M7s  back in 2006)
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Re: Dapol Maunsell coaches
« Reply #263 on: November 28, 2017, 05:35:56 pm »
Many thanks, Mike, highly impressive.

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Re: Dapol Maunsell coaches
« Reply #264 on: December 10, 2017, 12:03:31 pm »
Looking at the headlines on the Dapol website it seems that they have received decoration samples for the Maunsells in Maunsell green, Malachite and Blood & Custard liveries.

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Re: Dapol Maunsell coaches
« Reply #265 on: December 10, 2017, 05:43:23 pm »
Looking at the headlines on the Dapol website it seems that they have received decoration samples for the Maunsells in Maunsell green, Malachite and Blood & Custard liveries.

Best regards,


Joe

The 'Malachite' is Dapol's version of BR(S) Green - it's too light for that, and too dark for proper Malachite...
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Re: Dapol Maunsell coaches
« Reply #266 on: December 10, 2017, 07:08:56 pm »
A very good reason to model pre 1938, no malachite, yukk 'orrid garish colour.
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Re: Dapol Maunsell coaches
« Reply #267 on: December 11, 2017, 05:16:17 pm »
Hattons are taking pre-orders for the new batch of Dapol Maunsells.

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Re: Dapol Maunsell coaches
« Reply #268 on: December 16, 2017, 07:32:26 pm »
Apologies if this has been raised elsewhere but,

I have considered pre-ordering the three coach Maunsell pack for set 392 in BR Green 2P-012-551 from Hattons. However their description states Set 392 comprising Brake third, Compartment Third and Compartment Third. According to the SEMG website set 392 comprised four compartment brake thirds 3218, 3219 and composite 5141. (Note wording for the Olive and Crimson/Cream versions are similar).

I seem to remember that Dapol were going to produce an "authentic" set so I assume the Hatton's descriptions are in error? Before I go ahead and order it would be nice to know what exactly set 392 comprises.

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Re: Dapol Maunsell coaches
« Reply #269 on: December 16, 2017, 08:20:45 pm »
Apologies if this has been raised elsewhere but,

I have considered pre-ordering the three coach Maunsell pack for set 392 in BR Green 2P-012-551 from Hattons. However their description states Set 392 comprising Brake third, Compartment Third and Compartment Third. According to the SEMG website set 392 comprised four compartment brake thirds 3218, 3219 and composite 5141. (Note wording for the Olive and Crimson/Cream versions are similar).

I seem to remember that Dapol were going to produce an "authentic" set so I assume the Hatton's descriptions are in error? Before I go ahead and order it would be nice to know what exactly set 392 comprises.

Martin

Bearing in mind all the discussion on set formations and compositions on the Dapol forum, I would say that Hattons have dropped one in their descriptions. I wouldn't think that Dapol would shoot themselves in the foot by not producing the boxed sets that they have committed themselves to on their own Forum...
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