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Re: Dapol - Class 43 / HST
« Reply #75 on: July 06, 2012, 11:30:29 AM »
Class 254, eastern region HST in Blue/Grey is going to be produced in about 3 months time according to Dapol.

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Re: Dapol - Class 43 / HST
« Reply #76 on: July 06, 2012, 07:19:39 PM »
Class 254, eastern region HST in Blue/Grey is going to be produced in about 3 months time according to Dapol.

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so which year will it actually appear in the shops :evil:
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Re: Dapol - Class 43 / HST
« Reply #77 on: July 19, 2012, 05:04:23 PM »
I don't know that but I know yesterday Dapol confirmed they are to produce:
RRP 159.95

ND122H CLASS 43 HST BLUE/GREY BOOKSET
ND122J  CLASS 43 HST VIRGIN 43094+43104 BOOKSET

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« Last Edit: July 19, 2012, 05:06:01 PM by scruff »

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Re: Dapol - Class 43 / HST
« Reply #78 on: July 22, 2012, 08:14:09 PM »
Found a little snippet of information elsewhere.. courtesy of Dapol Dave and and another forum..

Mk3 TGS due around February 2013.

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Re: Dapol - Class 43 / HST
« Reply #79 on: August 22, 2012, 07:11:24 PM »
I just placed a pre-order for a FGW mkiii buffet NC216H.

It's been a long wait, but hopefully this is a good sign.

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Re: Dapol - Class 43 / HST
« Reply #80 on: September 11, 2012, 12:09:10 PM »
How do you know what models are still going to be made. I have the blue/grey book set and had preordered two additional coaches from Hattons and awaiting buffet as well but got an email to say the second coach is not going to be made then I see it listed but with different part number.
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Re: Dapol - Class 43 / HST
« Reply #81 on: September 11, 2012, 04:54:13 PM »
How do you know what models are still going to be made. I have the blue/grey book set and had preordered two additional coaches from Hattons and awaiting buffet as well but got an email to say the second coach is not going to be made then I see it listed but with different part number.
Confused?
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Dapol replied about this elsewhere. The new catalogue involves a new product numbering scheme. When the coaches got put back they changed code. That caused various stores to report the old product as cancelled. They are still on the way according to the man himself.

You may wanbt to check with whoever you pre-ordered from whether you need to update your pre-order accordingly. I know I had to do that for the WSMR pair.
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Re: Dapol - Class 43 / HST
« Reply #82 on: September 12, 2012, 06:41:18 AM »
thanks for that i will do asap
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Re: Dapol - Class 43 / HST
« Reply #83 on: January 23, 2013, 09:21:13 PM »
Aftet what seems like an eternity Rails have got the blue grey BR Eastern Region HST in and one is on its way to me.  :claphappy: A photo and review will be forthcoming.  :D

This week has been a great week, the blue with yellow ends Pullman, the Eastern Region 125 and the class 27 all together. A real hit to the wallet all at once but I keep on telling myself I'm worth it.... :P

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Re: Dapol - Class 43 / HST
« Reply #84 on: January 23, 2013, 09:23:19 PM »
Now we just need a TGS and buffet to go with them!

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Re: Dapol - Class 43 / HST
« Reply #85 on: February 07, 2013, 03:47:19 PM »
...and   about   6  light bars.....

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Re: Dapol - Class 43 / HST
« Reply #86 on: February 10, 2013, 04:59:53 PM »


This is my Eastern Region Blue Grey 125 purchased from Rails. The loco itself runs well and chipped easily enough with a DZ125N. The lights work well and by and large the loco is an improvement over the Farish version. What is not impressive is the trailer which derails regularly on points when used as a trailer. As this is effectively the same model as the loco without the engine mechanism, it appears that the lack of weight is the main issue, a poor design to my mind. I have managed to get it to run by using the loco as a push rather than a pull. The Mark 3 coach coupling mechanism is prone to issues (on my layout anyway, see Mark 3 coaches thread) and the Mark 3s seem to be erratic. 2 of the 6 coaches I have do not appear to couple well without regular derailments or uncoupling.

For me, after the long wait and eager anticipation, the 125 due to the trailer and coach issues is a bit of a disappointment to say the least. Whilst I have always been impressed with Dapol diesels and indeed their wagons, I can't say the same for the quality of the trailer and Mark 3 coaches. :hmmm:

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Re: Dapol - Class 43 / HST
« Reply #87 on: February 10, 2013, 05:13:37 PM »
I've found the close coupling mechanism on the Dapol Mk3s prone to sticking sometimes. It helps to unclip the chassis and pop everything back into place (mind the springs).
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Re: Dapol - Class 43 / HST
« Reply #88 on: February 10, 2013, 05:19:12 PM »
I've found the close coupling mechanism on the Dapol Mk3s prone to sticking sometimes. It helps to unclip the chassis and pop everything back into place (mind the springs).

I agree with you entirely and I have done the above with mine (see Mark 3 coach thread). I just think that the fact that we have to muck around to get something brand new to hopefully work efficiently is not an acceptable situation. For me, the design is flawed. The close coulpling Mark 1s that Farish have released (Blue Ribbands) are an example of how it should be done IMHO.

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Re: Dapol - Class 43 / HST
« Reply #89 on: February 10, 2013, 05:57:56 PM »
I've found the close coupling mechanism on the Dapol Mk3s prone to sticking sometimes. It helps to unclip the chassis and pop everything back into place (mind the springs).

I agree with you entirely and I have done the above with mine (see Mark 3 coach thread). I just think that the fact that we have to muck around to get something brand new to hopefully work efficiently is not an acceptable situation. For me, the design is flawed. The close coulpling Mark 1s that Farish have released (Blue Ribbands) are an example of how it should be done IMHO.

I have had to dismantle my Dapol Mk3s to get the couplings to work and still have problems from time to time. Perhaps the best answer would be to replace the rapido or buckeye couplers that Dapol supplies with a fixed bar that permanently links the two NEM pockets - like those Farish provides with the Blue Pullman. I wonder if these are available anywhere?

 

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