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Author Topic: Dapol 14xx 0-4-2  (Read 15994 times)

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Re: Dapol 14xx 0-4-2
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2011, 04:00:20 PM »
Regardless of a few minor flaws I think every steam layout should have one or two of these little locos as where else can you find a British 0-4-2 loco in N Gauge ?

Exactly! I have 2 of them and whilst not brilliant they give me something different to run.
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Re: Dapol 14xx 0-4-2
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2011, 07:14:37 PM »
Picture of the 14xx showing early BR livery:




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Re: Dapol 14xx 0-4-2
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2011, 10:41:44 AM »
Mine has been run in for quite a while now and still the start speed is much to fast. I am wondering if this might improve when I connect a new controller???  However , strangely enough it has improved  re. pulling power. I sometimes sandwich it between two auto coaches which it is quite happy with, providing there is no gradient ! It is ok too with a short feight, say 5 wagons plus brake van.

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Re: Dapol 14xx 0-4-2
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2011, 11:07:07 AM »
Mine has been run in for quite a while now and still the start speed is much to fast. I am wondering if this might improve when I connect a new controller???  However , strangely enough it has improved  re. pulling power. I sometimes sandwich it between two auto coaches which it is quite happy with, providing there is no gradient ! It is ok too with a short feight, say 5 wagons plus brake van.

They start at a very low voltage so a good controller helps (I actually use an old Märklin Z controller for microlayout DC stuff as its got a good low end and the fact it tops out at 8v doesn't matter on a 2'6 plank).

It's also possible to build a voltage dropper to improve the low end of an existing controller, and as it only needs a few diodes it's a pretty cheap mod to make. DCC also helps enormously on the 14xx but obviously it's fun to fit and quite a pricey decoder to get it in.
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Re: Dapol 14xx 0-4-2
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2011, 08:34:25 PM »
Very nice picture there Owl. i will need to blacken the wheels on mine as your's looks so much better.

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Re: Dapol 14xx 0-4-2
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2011, 11:10:22 PM »
Very nice picture there Owl. i will need to blacken the wheels on mine as your's looks so much better.

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Thanx Mate, Please show us some pictures soon of your 14xx :camera:

I hope you are well and all the best :thumbsup:

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Re: Dapol 14xx 0-4-2
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2011, 07:16:55 AM »
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Thanx Mate, Please show us some pictures soon of your 14xx :camera:

I hope you are well and all the best :thumbsup:

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Hi Owl. here is my 14xx. see what I mean about the wheels?





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Re: Dapol 14xx 0-4-2
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2011, 12:13:55 PM »
That's a lovely layout Bob. I'm not sure if you intended this, but there's more than an echo of Titfield about the place!!!  :)

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Re: Dapol 14xx 0-4-2
« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2011, 02:05:20 PM »
Yes, super layout. What`s it called? I`m modelling a similar era based on my old branch line (Maidenhead to High Wycombe) with the long closed Wooburn Green station. The branch to Marlow from Bourne End was served by just such a loco/autocoach combi and called the `Marlow Donkey` !

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Re: Dapol 14xx 0-4-2
« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2011, 08:24:44 AM »
Yes, super layout. What`s it called? I`m modelling a similar era based on my old branch line (Maidenhead to High Wycombe) with the long closed Wooburn Green station. The branch to Marlow from Bourne End was served by just such a loco/autocoach combi and called the `Marlow Donkey` !

Hi Trev - It is called Watton Erith. There are more pictures under the layouts under construction section.

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Re: Dapol 14xx 0-4-2
« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2011, 02:44:01 PM »
Love the name.  ;D

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Re: Dapol 14xx 0-4-2
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2012, 08:33:13 AM »
i was thinking of buying one of these so i can use it with my autocoaches, but can these be converted to DCC as there does not look like much room

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Re: Dapol 14xx 0-4-2
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2012, 04:48:06 PM »
Yes - you can fit the tiny CT decoder in the cab, just.

I believe there is a copy of an article on how to do it on the Dapol website somewhere
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Re: Dapol 14xx 0-4-2
« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2012, 03:16:55 PM »
All of my Dapol Steam locos Q1, M7 & Ivatt are lively. I found the only way to overcome the problem was to make the controller more sensitive by reducing the output voltage. Fortunately it is my own design and the output is limited to 5 volts for Dapol and 9 volts for Farish.

A reduced output could easily br produced for DC controllers by using a potential devider.

Even on of my M7's has a loose driving wheel but as both axles are geared together has been running OK for the last 2 years.

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Re: Dapol 14xx 0-4-2
« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2012, 09:19:37 PM »
I actually use a Märklin Z gauge controller for my N gauge microlayouts on DC. Low voltage controls are good and the top is limited to about 8v which is fine for short stuff.
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