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Re: Battle of Britain/West Country pacifics
« Reply #90 on: November 28, 2018, 10:52:59 AM »
Received the following by email this morning about Dapol 2019 Member loco (Hattons has it as Jan-Mar 2020)Ö


N Gauge 2019 Special Edition Locomotive

In keeping with our popular run of Members only Limited-Edition Locomotives we are pleased to announce
that next N Gauge special will be the Ė N Gauge West Country Class Exeter 34001 in BR Early Crest
Lined Green
 
We will be offering this in DC, DCC; DCC & Sound fitted options.
Please state which model required:
2S-034-006 2-6-0 W. Country Class Exeter 34001 in BR Early Crest £145.00
2S-034-006D 2-6-0 W. Country Class Exeter 34001 in BR Early Crest DCC £170.85
2S-034-006S 2-6-0 W. Country Class Exeter 34001 in BR Early Crest DCC & Sound £275.60

Standard UK P&P costs apply UK: £3.95 Europe: £5.95, ROW: £19.95

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Re: Battle of Britain/West Country pacifics
« Reply #91 on: November 28, 2018, 01:14:34 PM »
I'm s little concerned as to whether this will be an accurate model. The last West country I saw was not a 2-6-0!
Working doesn't seem to be the perfect thing for me so I'll continue to play.
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Re: Battle of Britain/West Country pacifics
« Reply #92 on: November 28, 2018, 01:34:13 PM »
i am more concerned that its gone from a post on the Dapol forum saying they were disappointing with how the new drive system was performing to announcing expected delivery dates in only a couple of weeks.  Hope they ironed out the issues before signing off on production.
Please excuse any poor spelling, I am Dyslexic, just think yourself lucky if you can actually read what I typed.

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Re: Battle of Britain/West Country pacifics
« Reply #93 on: November 28, 2018, 01:46:07 PM »
I'm s little concerned as to whether this will be an accurate model. The last West country I saw was not a 2-6-0!

A second email arrived, immediately after the first, correcting the typo.
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Re: Battle of Britain/West Country pacifics
« Reply #94 on: November 28, 2018, 01:51:32 PM »
i am more concerned that its gone from a post on the Dapol forum saying they were disappointing with how the new drive system was performing to announcing expected delivery dates in only a couple of weeks.  Hope they ironed out the issues before signing off on production.

Do you have a link? I can't see it on the BOB/WC thread....?
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Re: Battle of Britain/West Country pacifics
« Reply #95 on: November 28, 2018, 01:53:00 PM »
Yes they did correct the typo and apologise...

2S-034-006 4-6-2 W. Country Class Exeter 34001 in BR Early Crest £145.00
2S-034-006D 4-6-2 W. Country Class Exeter 34001 in BR Early Crest DCC £170.85
2S-034-006S 4-6-2 W. Country Class Exeter 34001 in BR Early Crest DCC & Sound £275.60

I get the impression they have abandoned the new drive or have at least gone in a new direction, TBH I lost track of the decisions so not sure now if New 5 Pole is anything new or if they are still pursuing a new development...

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Re: Battle of Britain/West Country pacifics
« Reply #96 on: November 28, 2018, 02:55:39 PM »
£170 does sound a bit steep. Hattons are selling the latest batch of valenced A4s for under £130. It also makes it a lot dearer than the Farish Merchant Navy (against which it will inevitably be compared)


The prices quoted from Dapol appear to be much closer to the mark and not so off putting......

Yes they did correct the typo and apologise...

2S-034-006 4-6-2 W. Country Class Exeter 34001 in BR Early Crest £145.00
2S-034-006D 4-6-2 W. Country Class Exeter 34001 in BR Early Crest DCC £170.85
2S-034-006S 4-6-2 W. Country Class Exeter 34001 in BR Early Crest DCC & Sound £275.60

I get the impression they have abandoned the new drive or have at least gone in a new direction, TBH I lost track of the decisions so not sure now if New 5 Pole is anything new or if they are still pursuing a new development...


I just hope and pray they don't revert to the dratted cardan shaft

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Re: Battle of Britain/West Country pacifics
« Reply #97 on: November 28, 2018, 05:08:42 PM »
Dont forget the Dapol price is the club price and that is much lower than the RRP for the Dapol Club class 50 50007 for example.
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Re: Battle of Britain/West Country pacifics
« Reply #98 on: November 28, 2018, 06:27:56 PM »
i am more concerned that its gone from a post on the Dapol forum saying they were disappointing with how the new drive system was performing to announcing expected delivery dates in only a couple of weeks.  Hope they ironed out the issues before signing off on production.

Do you have a link? I can't see it on the BOB/WC thread....?

You need to check back to 15th June 2016 which is slightly more than a couple of weeks ago.

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Re: Battle of Britain/West Country pacifics
« Reply #99 on: November 28, 2018, 06:30:18 PM »
£170 does sound a bit steep. Hattons are selling the latest batch of valenced A4s for under £130. It also makes it a lot dearer than the Farish Merchant Navy (against which it will inevitably be compared)


The prices quoted from Dapol appear to be much closer to the mark and not so off putting......

I just hope and pray they don't revert to the dratted cardan shaft
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The RRP is £199.99 so Hattons listed price is correct given the standard 15% discount on new models. The price was stated by Joel at the Dapol open day

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Re: Battle of Britain/West Country pacifics
« Reply #100 on: November 28, 2018, 06:36:28 PM »
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I just hope and pray they don't revert to the dratted cardan shaft

Agreed! Deal breaker for me. I refuse to buy Dapol tender locos because of this.
Their panniers are nice thoí

C.  :)

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Re: Battle of Britain/West Country pacifics
« Reply #101 on: November 28, 2018, 06:37:36 PM »
i am more concerned that its gone from a post on the Dapol forum saying they were disappointing with how the new drive system was performing to announcing expected delivery dates in only a couple of weeks.  Hope they ironed out the issues before signing off on production.

Do you have a link? I can't see it on the BOB/WC thread....?

You need to check back to 15th June 2016 which is slightly more than a couple of weeks ago.

that's what I thought. I remember it being the one of the issues that led to the abeyance a couple of years ago, but had seen nothing about the motor since. Hence my looking for substantiation........
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Re: Battle of Britain/West Country pacifics
« Reply #102 on: November 29, 2018, 08:29:17 PM »
I'm pretty sure Dapol have already indicated there will not be a cardan shaft. Tender drive would not leave room for DCC sound gear.

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Re: Battle of Britain/West Country pacifics
« Reply #103 on: December 04, 2018, 10:58:37 AM »
https://www.dapol.co.uk/image/data/News%20Items%20and%20press%20release/BOB_WC%20Page%202b.jpg

That confirms it all, but at £200 I cant see me buying one no matter how good it is !

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Re: Battle of Britain/West Country pacifics
« Reply #104 on: December 04, 2018, 11:00:27 AM »
You beat me to it!  :)

Yes, the price seems to shocking some on the Facebook page as well.

 

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