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Author Topic: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.  (Read 577586 times)

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Offline AdrianC

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4365 on: August 14, 2018, 09:44:08 am »
Here's my latest purchase (a 50th birthday present to myself). This was the first 'Scottish' 37 I ever saw, ironically at my home station (Rayleigh) on PW duties :confused1:, possibly just after it had transferred south, I was just embarking on my first trip to Scotland.....

There's a bit about the purchase in the Shops-Online sub-forum regarding some excellent service from TMC  :thumbsup:







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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4366 on: August 16, 2018, 08:19:14 pm »
Another new loco for my collection.

Class 08 in BR green, pre-weathered.



It came with dapol easi couplers ready fitted.
Little bargain at 45.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4367 on: August 16, 2018, 09:21:31 pm »
Another new loco for my collection.

Class 08 in BR green, pre-weathered.



It came with dapol easi couplers ready fitted.
Little bargain at 45.

How come I never find any bargains :(

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4368 on: August 16, 2018, 09:22:57 pm »
That's a great price, especially with the easi shunts fitted. Have you run it past your platforms yet? :uneasy:

As @tutenkhamunsleeping had forced( :D) me to buy a Dapol Grange in their August specials I was hoping for a quiet runner. Silly me. This is after an hour each way running in........

https://www.dropbox.com/s/347z9dzq5bt5k2m/Dapol%20Grange%2016.8.18.MOV?dl=0

Have I got a lemon? It's hard for me to tell as virtually every Dapol loco I possess (and there are quite a few) are as noisy. I've lightly oiled the motion as per the instructions. Sadly said instructions don't tell you about the packing block placed (I think) between loco and tender which meant the first curve it came to it derailed. Not clever :unimpressed:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4369 on: August 16, 2018, 09:25:04 pm »
When it arrives I got a fab little 4472 flying Scotsman for 50 and ibe got my class 25 with dummy unit too coming in the next few days. Good little bargains
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4371 on: August 16, 2018, 10:03:36 pm »
 :laughabovepost: Ace searching Tony.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4372 on: August 16, 2018, 10:08:54 pm »
:laughabovepost: Ace searching Tony.

its all fake, fake I tell ya

I never find any bargains

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4373 on: August 17, 2018, 12:41:53 am »
As @tutenkhamunsleeping had forced( :D) me to buy a Dapol Grange in their August specials I was hoping for a quiet runner. Silly me. This is after an hour each way running in........

https://www.dropbox.com/s/347z9dzq5bt5k2m/Dapol%20Grange%2016.8.18.MOV?dl=0

Have I got a lemon? It's hard for me to tell as virtually every Dapol loco I possess (and there are quite a few) are as noisy. I've lightly oiled the motion as per the instructions.

Should have turned off the kitchen blender when you recorded the video.  Can hardly hear the loco. :)
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4374 on: August 17, 2018, 08:38:51 am »
As tutenkhamunsleeping had forced( :D) me to buy a Dapol Grange in their August specials I was hoping for a quiet runner. Silly me.

I dont think Dapol do quiet runners ;)

Although this is my first Dapol steam loco, all of my Dapol diesels are noisy and the Grange is no better or no worse than these. But it is a very smooth runner with no wobbly wheels and Im impressed :thumbsup:

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4375 on: August 17, 2018, 09:41:36 am »
As @tutenkhamunsleeping had forced( :D) me to buy a Dapol Grange in their August specials I was hoping for a quiet runner. Silly me. This is after an hour each way running in........

https://www.dropbox.com/s/347z9dzq5bt5k2m/Dapol%20Grange%2016.8.18.MOV?dl=0

Have I got a lemon? It's hard for me to tell as virtually every Dapol loco I possess (and there are quite a few) are as noisy. I've lightly oiled the motion as per the instructions.

Should have turned off the kitchen blender when you recorded the video.  Can hardly hear the loco. :)


 :laughabovepost: :smiley-laughing:

As tutenkhamunsleeping had forced( :D) me to buy a Dapol Grange in their August specials I was hoping for a quiet runner. Silly me.


I dont think Dapol do quiet runners ;)

Although this is my first Dapol steam loco, all of my Dapol diesels are noisy and the Grange is no better or no worse than these. But it is a very smooth runner with no wobbly wheels and Im impressed :thumbsup:


I agree it looks the part and runs down to a crawl very impressively even if I don't turn the controller down (jokey bit)

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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4376 on: August 17, 2018, 09:56:26 am »
Im glad I dont do steam. I couldnt be doing with that massive black protuberance between the tender and loco.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4377 on: August 17, 2018, 09:59:28 am »
I beg your pardon?  ;)
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4378 on: August 17, 2018, 12:00:42 pm »
Sadly said instructions don't tell you about the packing block placed (I think) between loco and tender which meant the first curve it came to it derailed. Not clever :unimpressed:

Oh, glad I'm not the only one who was flummoxed by that. Thought I had a dud at first, as the driving wheels weren't making good contact with the track due to the block, which further alarmed me by falling out when I picked the loco up to examine it.

Anyway mine (from an earlier round of bargains) quietened down a little after some running in, though it's still towards the upper end of the acceptable range.
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Re: Show your Latest Loco and Rolling Stock Purchase.
« Reply #4379 on: August 17, 2018, 12:05:49 pm »
As @tutenkhamunsleeping had forced( :D) me to buy a Dapol Grange in their August specials I was hoping for a quiet runner. Silly me. This is after an hour each way running in........

https://www.dropbox.com/s/347z9dzq5bt5k2m/Dapol%20Grange%2016.8.18.MOV?dl=0


After donning protective clothing, carefully remove the tender body to release the swarm of small hornets trapped inside.

That is, well, it makes me think I got lucky with mine.  :goggleeyes:
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