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Author Topic: what are people doing on their layout right now  (Read 236049 times)

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2610 on: October 12, 2017, 03:55:08 pm »
Interesting. All of my Dapol 27's are fairly smooth and quiet. I'm thinking about getting a 26 when the new batch come out if I can afford one!
Have a Dapol 27 which runs just fine, but then it was 2nd hand (which may sound paradoxical but the only problems with Dapol I've had are with locos bought brand new).

Anyway, not much time or energy to do much on my layout right now, most of the action comes from the Squidlet (aged ca. 2.75) who has recently discovered the concept of "points" and has noticed I have one on the (not-yet-permanent) layout within toddler reach so we've been spending about an hour each evening running some disposable unmotorised Kato stock back and forth over it.
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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2611 on: October 12, 2017, 04:11:09 pm »
Interesting. All of my Dapol 27's are fairly smooth and quiet. I'm thinking about getting a 26 when the new batch come out if I can afford one!

My first Dapol class 33 whined horribly so I returned it. The replacement is marginally more quiet.
When I mentioned this on the Dapol Digest site, Joel suggested I had been unlucky. Odd that - 13 times I have been unlucky with whining Dapol locos ::)

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2612 on: October 12, 2017, 04:28:02 pm »
Interesting. All of my Dapol 27's are fairly smooth and quiet. I'm thinking about getting a 26 when the new batch come out if I can afford one!

My first Dapol class 33 whined horribly so I returned it. The replacement is marginally more quiet.
When I mentioned this on the Dapol Digest site, Joel suggested I had been unlucky. Odd that - 13 times I have been unlucky with whining Dapol locos ::)
My first Dapol class 33 buzzed like a small chainsaw then emitted a cloud of acrid smoke which spelt the end for lighting in one direction. The replacement is acceptable, as is the aforementioned 27 and another 2nd hand 33. No particular noise issues with any others, but partial light failures on two new ones (all the 2nd hand ones are fine...)
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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2613 on: October 12, 2017, 07:26:19 pm »
Dapol is a bit hit and miss. I've got some steam locos and they are somewhat erratic. I've had no problems with the diesels but as I don't have a continuous run they don't get worked particularly hard but I've heard they can be a bit on the fragile side.

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2614 on: October 12, 2017, 07:56:26 pm »
Not very often you go wrong with American locos, guys....

Just saying.

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Re: what are people doing on their layout right now
« Reply #2615 on: October 15, 2017, 06:47:51 pm »
I bought my first GF Cl 33 (Conversion to Cl 27, for the use of) on the same day I bought a Bachmann GP40. The GF cost about 42 the Bachmann 19. The GF was an erattic runner, stalled at anything under a scale 40mph and the body mouldings were crude to say the least. The Bachmann was controlable down to a crawl and the body mouldings were streets in front of the GF. And yet the Bachmann products at the time were regarded as 'bargain basement' quality. (Atlas and Kato being the top N scale brands in america) This is not a condemnation of GF. There are many legitimate reasons for the big difference in price but more to say that it was and indeed probably still is possible to get good quality american N scale at bargain prices.

 

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