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Offline Bob G

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Re: Dapol B sets
« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2018, 08:09:52 am »
Got my crimson ones too.

It's a brighter crimson than Dapol's crimson on the Maunsells, which in turn is brighter than Farish's crimson on their Mk 1 suburbans etc.

It is odd because the brightness is what you see on old colour photos, and to my eyes looks ok on both the B sets in full crimson and the Maunsell and Farish stock in crimson/cream renditions. It is the Farish suburbans which look dull now.

All in all, very happy and at £12/coach, not complaining.

the bogies are not NEM fitted so must be the original tooling.

I hope not - the original ones had the wrong back to backs, and were replaced soon after.
I wish they would use the original bogies on the siphons though.

Bob


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Re: Dapol B sets
« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2018, 09:49:26 am »
Great to have these B sets in fresh liveries, I will get the crimson set when I see one. I examined a maroon set yesterday and confirm the couplings remain the same, no NEM  upgrade. Well at that price was I hoping for too much?

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Re: Dapol B sets
« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2018, 09:53:09 am »
Why do you want NEM? Spring rapidos work fine.
Its only if you use Dapol's magnetic uncoupling system that you might want to swap.

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Re: Dapol B sets
« Reply #33 on: April 15, 2018, 11:04:28 am »
Yes, looking to add Dapol uncouplers so i can do run round movements when  a train arrives at the station and back up the branch on Vale of Oxbury.

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Re: Dapol B sets
« Reply #34 on: April 15, 2018, 11:52:46 am »
Yes, looking to add Dapol uncouplers so i can do run round movements when  a train arrives at the station and back up the branch on Vale of Oxbury.

Carl,

unless you are already using dapol easi shunt couplings, take a look at the thread about my exhibition layout "Tremierten" using the link below, or in the N gauge society journal 6/17 whre I demonstrate the Gaugemaster systen

Regards,

Alex

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Re: Dapol B sets
« Reply #35 on: July 14, 2018, 04:53:22 am »
Bought a maroon pair at my local model shop this morning. It was a bit of an impulse purchase - have always had them in the back of my mind but never specifically planned to get them, but when I saw them... and at a reasonable price compared with the Farish Mk1s at the same store...

Quick question, has anybody tried getting inside them to fit passengers and lighting? Was able to loosen one end but the guard's end of each coach was very recalcitrent and I didn't want to use too much force....
Still planning a layout...

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Re: Dapol B sets
« Reply #36 on: July 14, 2018, 09:30:16 am »
Rather than click the Thankyou button on all the posts this is a Thankyou to all you guys and Caz for all the valuable information and photos on the various liveries and use of B set coaches , I have some of the original  ones  and had to change the bogies as mentioned . I might be tempted to buy some more from Dapol at the   N G S , A G M show in Horsham at The end of the month., but that will mean sorting out some more stock to sell to finance the new .
Bob Tidbury
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Re: Dapol B sets
« Reply #37 on: July 14, 2018, 10:43:53 am »
Quick question, has anybody tried getting inside them to fit passengers and lighting? Was able to loosen one end but the guard's end of each coach was very recalcitrent and I didn't want to use too much force....

Yes, they are quite easy to open up. The body is secured to the chassis with a screw at the Guard's end. Undo it and the body lifts off quite easily.
Well, that's just not good enough. Some fount of all knowledge you are!  :no:  ;)

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Re: Dapol B sets
« Reply #38 on: July 14, 2018, 12:51:42 pm »
Thanks! Díoh! Didnít look underneath  :dunce:
Still planning a layout...

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Re: Dapol B sets
« Reply #39 on: July 15, 2018, 02:33:05 am »
Quick question, has anybody tried getting inside them to fit passengers and lighting? Was able to loosen one end but the guard's end of each coach was very recalcitrent and I didn't want to use too much force....

Yes, they are quite easy to open up. The body is secured to the chassis with a screw at the Guard's end. Undo it and the body lifts off quite easily.

Got into them quite easily this morning - thanks for the advice Matt. Found a fair bit of what I assume to be grease inside the mounting for the bogie - I had to remove one bogie to access the screw. Plenty of room inside to put a battery and a reed switch to light the coaches once I receive my next batch of future amputees / figures from China.
Still planning a layout...

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Re: Dapol B sets
« Reply #40 on: July 15, 2018, 08:04:24 pm »
If you don't want to fit a battery etc then it is relatively easy to fit Dapol style pinpoint axle pickups especially if you are on DCC.  You can also fit working loco lamps as well especially as you can now get pre wired warm white/red 0605 LEDs.

 

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