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New Dapol
« on: October 08, 2011, 01:20:01 PM »
Apparently a NEM magnetic coupling, an A3, an A4 and a SR Light Pacific.  I just shake my head at 2 and 3 - they would be wanting to do better than the B1 this time surely - and get them out before Farish who already have the tender drive sorted decides to add to the A1.  Red rag and Bull spring to mind.
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Re: New Dapol
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2011, 01:44:38 PM »
Why dont Dapol just shut up and produce stuff already mentioned e.g. GWR 2-8-0 and concentrate on making sure the stuff they do sell works properly.
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Re: New Dapol
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2011, 02:03:24 PM »
Apparently, according to Maurice at Osborns, the A3 and A4 by Christmas this year (although Bachmann could have it up their sleve for Warley too so that could be interesting) and the 2884 is also on its way.  I agree with you though Elmo - there is a lot of Dapol stuff in the pre-order list at Hatton's.
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Re: New Dapol
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2011, 02:06:15 PM »
While the magnetic coupling sounds intriguing, I am surprised by those choices. I know Dapol have the Gresley coaches out, but why this current obsession with the LNER..? It's likely to just bring them head to head with Farish, and considering the reliability issues with recent steam releases they may find that a short sighted decision. I'm sure SR modellers will be happy. Personally I would have liked to have seen something like a 2P or 4P.

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Re: New Dapol
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2011, 02:10:13 PM »
From what I gather the only problem with the Hall is the look - haven't heard of one running poorly, just looking poorly.  The Brit on the other hand...

Hopefully the WC/BB is a good one and has black wheels.
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Re: New Dapol
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2011, 02:43:54 PM »
I would order the A4 if it was made by Farish but as Dapol are doing it I will wait and see what it's like first.

I might order a Bulleid Pacific but only because they are a favourite and the Farish ones are so dated.

When it comes to Dapol I have a very cautious approach to ordering and wait for the reviews and feedback from the first buyers.

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Re: New Dapol
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2011, 03:13:48 PM »
Dapol Dave has chimed in on "the Scottish Forum"  :evil: to say it is merely demonstrating as many different tooling features as possible on the one EP and things will be correct on the production runs.  Search Dapol Secret Announcements and you can find it.  I would post the link but I would then have to go outside, turn around three times and spit and it is too late here to do that! :smiley-laughing:
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Re: New Dapol
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2011, 03:18:49 PM »
On a personal note I would welcome a Bulleid - hopefully it will be better looking than the Farish offering which IMHO looks hideous from the waist down :(

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Re: New Dapol
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2011, 03:25:37 PM »
That's lucky because 60045 is Lemberg not Ladas.

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Re: New Dapol
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2011, 03:25:58 PM »
I notice they all have black wheels  ;D

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Re: New Dapol
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2011, 04:24:07 PM »
hmm new magnetic coupler from dapol easi-couple looks exactly the same as the bachmann eazi-mate mk2.

http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,12735.0.html

V

http://twitter.com/#!/osbornsmodels/media/slideshow?url=pic.twitter.com%2FceytJQUe

the winner in this battle will be whoever can get the rapido/elc version out first me thinks!!!

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Re: New Dapol
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2011, 04:59:20 PM »
I find this competition between Dapol and Farish somewhat immature! I too am still eagerly awaiting some of the previously announce "magnificent Seven" models which have taken a long time to materialise, surely it would be be more appropriate to focus on getting out previously announced models before making more future announcements. I also think that rather than being the first company to announce an intention to produce a model there needs to be a greater focus on quality control, after all most of us actually run our models as opposed to displaying them, therefore the running quality is as important as the aesthetics.

I am not anti Dapol or Farish for that matter. Dapol have provided the impetus for improving the visual quality of N-gauge models but if you read the various forums, many Dapol models have substandard running characteristics. I also dislike the childish way that both manufacturers are attempting to score points off one another. There is room in the market for two companies who have the vision and determination to bring accurate, well produced N-gauge models!


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Re: New Dapol
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2011, 05:13:16 PM »
I really wish more time was spent on making sure the new steam locos run well. I have returned my Farish Tornado twice and in the end opted for a refund because it seems to have a fault which only appears after a lot of running. One of them had eccentric driving wheels and a wobbly tender axle into the bargain. The Farish 4 6 0s are generally good, but I am not impressed with their first new pacific.

I hope Dapol sort out their mechanisms on these new locos so they are quieter and do not overheat and become erratic runners.
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Re: New Dapol
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2011, 08:20:21 PM »
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Re: New Dapol
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2011, 08:31:42 PM »
I really wish more time was spent on making sure the new steam locos run well. I have returned my Farish Tornado twice and in the end opted for a refund because it seems to have a fault which only appears after a lot of running. One of them had eccentric driving wheels and a wobbly tender axle into the bargain. The Farish 4 6 0s are generally good, but I am not impressed with their first new pacific.

I hope Dapol sort out their mechanisms on these new locos so they are quieter and do not overheat and become erratic runners.
According to the press release the a4 and a3 will have a 30:1 gear ratio, not the usual 40:1 - hopefully that will quieten them down a bit...
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