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Author Topic: Dapol Steam Class 2884 GWR lettering Review  (Read 10607 times)

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Offline Bealman

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Re: Dapol Steam Class 2884 GWR lettering Review
« Reply #45 on: May 23, 2013, 01:48:29 AM »
Just had my first look at all this. The review at the beginning was excellent - thanks for posting that! However, hasn't it turned into a tale... it seems that buying locomotives is still a hit and miss affair, just as it was back in the old days? Sorry to hear of all the issues some of you have had with that loco. I sincerely hope you all get it sorted to your satisfaction! It's a shame, really, 'cos it's a lovely looking locomotive.
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Re: Dapol Steam Class 2884 GWR lettering Review
« Reply #46 on: May 23, 2013, 03:55:52 PM »
Hi

Sorry to hear the tales of woe. It has happened to me with other locos, both Dapol and Farish. Quality control  seems dreadful. Dapol should keep a few back of each model for a few months to do swaps when repair is not an option. My Flying Scotsman could not be repaired by DCC supplies so I had to accept a Papyrus as there were no more Scotsmans to be had from Dapol - all were sold out.

My 2884 is still running very well, cool and now very quiet.

The advice on the Forum about running in Dapol motors is very sound and I always look to see if there is any swarf in the motor environment before running it. There often is and it needs to be carefully removed.

Cheers

Mac

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Re: Dapol Steam Class 2884 GWR lettering Review
« Reply #47 on: May 23, 2013, 11:45:30 PM »
That's a good tip! No harm in giving it a quick visual before applying power.
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Re: Dapol Steam Class 2884 GWR lettering Review
« Reply #48 on: June 16, 2013, 12:19:39 PM »
My replacement is pretty good. It has started to run much quieter than from new but does have a wobbly tender.

 

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