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Author Topic: Dapol Class 68 DCC Sound Fitted  (Read 1257 times)

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Dapol Class 68 DCC Sound Fitted
« on: August 10, 2017, 06:31:34 pm »
I got a product update email from Hattons earlier today, it looks like Dapol have announced a sound fitted version of each Class 68 livery as well as dc and dcc fitted.

I am hoping more new models will start coming out sound fitted as I am sure feeling like I need them all to be now so many crowdfunded models I have on order will be.

Is this a first for dapol  on factory fitted sound?
« Last Edit: August 10, 2017, 06:33:02 pm by Kaian »
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Re: Dapol Class 68 DCC Sound Fitted
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 08:52:10 pm »
For a diesel maybe, Farish have had Nunney Castle out for a while.

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Re: Dapol Class 68 DCC Sound Fitted
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 02:25:01 am »
I'm pretty sure it is a first for Dapol. Other than the Farish Castle, the only other British sound factory fitted model i am aware of is the Farish Class 108 DMU.

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Re: Dapol Class 68 DCC Sound Fitted
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 03:05:51 am »
Agreed, first Dapol offering with factory sound. Given their 66 is a bit of a lightweight (literally). I wonder if they'll manage to keep the 68 heavy enough. They need a chassis made of dark matter or something.

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Re: Dapol Class 68 DCC Sound Fitted
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 09:53:32 am »
I'm pretty sure it is a first for Dapol. Other than the Farish Castle, the only other British sound factory fitted model i am aware of is the Farish Class 108 DMU.

Farish released the first UK R-T-R factory sound fitted with the Class 108, followed up with the Castle and the Class 40 diesel which has not only been 'announced', it is scheduled to be in the shops in a month or so.

Whilst this might be the first N gauge sound fitted model by Dapol (and that might well be what the OP's question releated to) it's not a first for UK models, diesel or otherwise. 

Another point worth asking. What will be the premium for sound fitted models. Dapol sound fitted models in other gauges have been expensive compared to the DC model plus cost of sound decoder.

The Farish Class 40, on the other hand, is priced at £209 (before discounts), that's only £70 more than the basic DC model (£139). The price of the decoder alone is £90, so this is a bit of a bargain. (Not much use if you want a Class 68, though. LOL).

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Paul
« Last Edit: August 11, 2017, 09:55:25 am by pauliebanger »

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Re: Dapol Class 68 DCC Sound Fitted
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2017, 10:13:54 am »
Yes my question was specifically to Dapol, I know Bachmann have been a bit quicker off the mark. On hattons the model for sound is £243 ish, which is £125 more than DC and £102 more than DCC fitted. It does not seem to bad considering there is much less hassle.
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Re: Dapol Class 68 DCC Sound Fitted
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2017, 10:26:16 am »
Yes, apologies, I read it as "is this a first (in the industry) for Dapol", not "is this a first for Dapol".

Agreed, pricing isn't too horrific, wonder what decoder they'll use. They use LegoManBiffo sounds in OO don't they? Seem well regarded.

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Re: Dapol Class 68 DCC Sound Fitted
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2017, 09:25:19 am »
I saw a mention of the price of a zimo sound decoder being £90 yes this is true but if they are to keep up with the euro market they need to start dropping the price as the european sound chip by doehler & haass are £62 each being that 99% of uk sound are key locked they have the monopoly to charge what they want eventhough the chip only cost £20 to make now

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Re: Dapol Class 68 DCC Sound Fitted
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2017, 01:13:25 pm »
Given how quickly the Farish Castle sold out and has even been removed from their online catalogue I wonder how few models they actually made in that production run, and given as to how quickly it sold why have they not done a second production run as it was obviously very popular with the few customers that managed to get one

I see their 8F with sound is due soon so better find someone taking advance orders if I want one, anyone know which dealers take advance orders and actually supply their customers.

Thanks

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Re: Dapol Class 68 DCC Sound Fitted
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2017, 06:21:03 pm »
Yes try colletts models exmouth he deos advanced orders and a payment plan also on facebook

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Re: Dapol Class 68 DCC Sound Fitted
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2018, 10:48:04 pm »
Got my new N gauge Dapol Class 68 today.  I have a silly situation where with F1 (sound)/on,  F2 and F3 don't operate the low and high horns. BUT with F1 off both F2 and F3 work correctly.

Any ideas?
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Re: Dapol Class 68 DCC Sound Fitted
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2018, 10:15:12 pm »
The answer was that I wasn't holding the button on my CAB for long enough.  Also i removed the loco from a consist that I accidentally set up.
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Re: Dapol Class 68 DCC Sound Fitted
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2018, 06:57:27 pm »
Am I right in the knowledge that F1 needs to be on AND the loco set to move before F2 and F3 operate the horns.
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Re: Dapol Class 68 DCC Sound Fitted
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2018, 11:37:31 am »
I find that the horns are distorted when on.  Is there a cv to alter the volume?
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Re: Dapol Class 68 DCC Sound Fitted
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2018, 06:29:38 pm »
I find that the horns are distorted when on.  Is there a cv to alter the volume?
Yes there is.  I found this out when I realised that legobiffoman did the sound for Dapol.  He also did the sound for the Pendolino.    I played an hunch that, as  legobiffoman did both, what Revolution published in the Pendolino Manual page 14 “sound volume settings”that the volume was set to maximum by CV 63 = 192.  Trial and error, suggests that the sound is sufficiently loud without distortion by setting CV 62 = 100. 

Try it for yourself at your own risk.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2018, 06:31:25 pm by terrysoham »
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