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Dapol bracket signal
« on: June 29, 2013, 08:34:23 PM »
Whens this due for release? I thoight they had been but every site says its pre order and not releases yet  :confused2:
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Re: Dapol bracket signal
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2013, 08:48:27 PM »
The last I saw from dapol dave on the other place, was that he didnt like the size of the through board hole that was going to be needed. He was looking for a way to reduce it. Sent him a reply to consider making it in 2 bits, the signal itself and the under board mechanism.  Would reduce the through board hole by a huge amount,  the roding could then be connected to the mech by clips or a screw and hole.
Never replied to my suggestion, but that didnt surprise me, dont think he likes it when people tell him what he should do.

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Re: Dapol bracket signal
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2013, 09:12:24 PM »
so no release date then...bugger!

i need a bracket signal for platforms 2/3 so if i cant get one that works before the exhibition....what else can i do? i have a working signal for platform 1 but platforms 2/3 need some sort of signalling, even if they dont move i guess :/ just until the working one comes out!
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Re: Dapol bracket signal
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2013, 10:09:51 PM »
Did imention im rubbish at kits lol
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Re: Dapol bracket signal
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2016, 12:20:28 PM »
Anybody heard anything on these?  Available for pre-order at various places but no dates evident.

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Re: Dapol bracket signal
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2016, 02:17:59 PM »
2020 I hear if you're lucky hah! :)



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Re: Dapol bracket signal
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2016, 02:21:06 PM »
2020 I hear if you're lucky hah! :)

Going by your comments on the motors, Paul, I wouldn't bother anyway :uneasy:

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Re: Dapol bracket signal
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2016, 10:49:33 AM »
I agree NPN. I've been waiting patiently for a few years now for the brackets. I haven't even bought the singles in case the brackets never happened. Seeing all the problems that people are having with them (I know there are lots of happy people too) I've decided to build my own (!) using MSE kits. Which I may regret!
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Re: Dapol bracket signal
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2016, 12:31:30 PM »
As a rough guide, a working N gauge bracket signal to the design of your choice...about 75

http://mbmodelrailwayproducts.co.uk



Not sure the Dapol bracket signal (if ever released) will be much cheaper
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Re: Dapol bracket signal
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2016, 07:14:56 PM »
The Last time I spoke to Dapol, they were hoping to have them out this year, As we are now over halfway through this year, I doubt they will be released. I have the feeling Dapol have abandoned them for more lucrative models. Which is a shame

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Re: Dapol bracket signal
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2016, 08:37:22 PM »
I think it is because they are more complicated than expected rather than a revenue issue.

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Re: Dapol bracket signal
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2019, 09:53:17 PM »
There is some debate out there on whether to follow the Dapol instructions and work off a 16v AC supply - I did this and it works fine - or to use a 12v DC feed instead, as this takes the light brightness down a bit. I haven't tried that but others have.

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Re: Dapol bracket signal
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2019, 10:14:34 PM »
Dapol's instructions for these signals were changed following a rash of failures using 16V AC. Now they say:

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"We recommend using a 12vDC stabilised power supply. The signal will also operate from a 9vDC battery and accept AC power up to 14vAC".

 

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