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Author Topic: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class  (Read 50825 times)

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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #420 on: September 22, 2016, 11:44:16 pm »
Very happy to report that my two Schools - Cheltenham and Malvern - have finally been run in, and they have turned up trumps. Delighted with both.  :)

I've long had a soft spot for the Schools locos; they were a brilliant solution to an awkward problem. The models completely come up to my expectations.

- Michael

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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #421 on: October 05, 2016, 08:19:44 pm »
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Hi Gents
Happy to report that my 'Repton' is running really well. A couple of bogie derailments to begin with, but no problem after I loosened the bogie screw slightly. I am delighted with it - a great loco!
Cheers,
Ged.
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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #422 on: November 08, 2018, 12:50:32 pm »
Has anyone attached the front steps to a Schools ?

If yes, does it still go round 30 cm curves ?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #423 on: November 09, 2018, 06:23:17 pm »
I just ran in my Malvern for half an hour going forwards. The bogie derailed at the first curve but after loosening the retaining screw it was non-stop until the 30 minutes were up.

Thanks to earlier posters on this thread for the tip.

I then tried running backwards but the loco didn't like some of my points/rail joints on curves. Not a problem as it will only run in reverse when it backs onto a train on a straight.

I must confess I really like the malachite green livery - makes my GWR/LNER locos look dull.

One final point, the tender was quite warm after half an hour running.

Best regards,


Joe

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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #424 on: November 10, 2018, 01:07:35 am »
I bought a Malvern a few months past and need some coaches. Any comments on Dapol Pack of three Maunsell coaches - Set 394 - brake third, compartment third and compartment third in SR olive green? I can't really comment on the locomotive as my layout is under construction and I've not a chance to run it very much. When I tested it, it ran alright, but a little noisy.

Leon

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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #425 on: November 10, 2018, 07:55:49 am »
The green Maunsell coaches are really very nice. Good details and will look good behind your Schools.

Dave G

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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #426 on: November 10, 2018, 04:53:13 pm »
I bought a Malvern a few months past and need some coaches. Any comments on Dapol Pack of three Maunsell coaches - Set 394 - brake third, compartment third and compartment third in SR olive green? I can't really comment on the locomotive as my layout is under construction and I've not a chance to run it very much. When I tested it, it ran alright, but a little noisy.

Leon

A assume you're reading the Hattons description. The set 394 in Southern Olive Green comprises two 4-compartment 3rd Brakes and a compartment composite, and as Dave G says, will go very nicely with a matching livery Schools.
My inspiration - never let a setback get you down...

My layout thread - Hambleside East: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18364.0
My workbench thread: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=19037

 

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