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Author Topic: Dapol Class 142 'Pacer'  (Read 75066 times)

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Re: Dapol Class 142 'Pacer'
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2012, 07:33:24 PM »
We still have them round here and I know I shouldn't, but I do like them. Will have to have one I suppose, am I going mad  :smiley-laughing:

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Re: Dapol Class 142 'Pacer'
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2012, 07:53:16 PM »
There were / are found in and around Brizzle. On the list!

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Re: Dapol Class 142 'Pacer'
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2012, 12:26:58 PM »
I've been eagerly awaiting these units, would very happily have 2 or 3, but i don't think S.W.M.B.O will approve one bit though. I really can't believe though that when they do come out that not one of the announced releases will be suitable for me, i'm modelling late 80's in the Manchester area, why on earth are they not bringing out Provincial. The GMPTE orange/brown livery was the first livery they were seen in and even a chocolate/cream unit was knocking about in M/cr back then.
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Re: Dapol Class 142 'Pacer'
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2012, 06:03:15 PM »
detail differences apparently, with the doors i think...

i'm sure the early liveries will come out eventually though...


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Re: Dapol Class 142 'Pacer'
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2012, 12:28:39 AM »
detail differences apparently, with the doors i think...

i'm sure the early liveries will come out eventually though...


tim

I hope so and common sense says so too.  I just find it infuriating that BachFar and dapol always bring out, what i would deem to be, strange livery options.
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Re: Dapol Class 142 'Pacer'
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2012, 08:10:35 AM »
Sadly that happens in oo too hornby being one of the worst offenders? Corus 60 anyone? I always believe to make a sandwich you need the bread and butter first any other way leads to disaster.

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Re: Dapol Class 142 'Pacer'
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2012, 10:40:23 AM »
Well I'd like a Corus 60 please, in N of course.

Just to get back to the 142 'journeys of death' subject,  travelled from Redcar to Carlisle on one, via Newcastle. The journey was supposed to be two trains, the first to Newcastle, up the coastal route, and then a Second train from Newcastle to Carlisle. We disembarked at Newcastle and had a twenty minute wait, went to find the next train to find it to be exactly the same bone shaker that had been scheduled for the route to Carlisle. Oh how we laughed!
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Re: Dapol Class 142 'Pacer'
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2012, 05:56:24 PM »
Hmm, no real news but is there any more news on this unit? not been able to find much on the net or even other forums, hoping to get one for me birthday (2 weeks) ya see  :)
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Re: Dapol Class 142 'Pacer'
« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2012, 05:58:30 PM »
Hmm, no real news but is there any more news on this unit? not been able to find much on the net or even other forums, hoping to get one for me birthday (2 weeks) ya see  :)

I think you may be disappointed, Dapol have commented on their facebook page that it'll be at somepoint next year.

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Re: Dapol Class 142 'Pacer'
« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2012, 06:00:07 PM »
Well blow me down, thats a looong ways away  :scowl:, atleast ill have long enough to save up for one haha  :laugh:
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Re: Dapol Class 142 'Pacer'
« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2012, 06:11:25 PM »
Nearly as long as the wait for a real one to turn up then  :D


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Re: Dapol Class 142 'Pacer'
« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2012, 09:35:54 PM »
Yeah, it'll come *bouncing* along eventually...  :nerner:

Nearly as long as the wait for a real one to turn up then  :D


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Re: Dapol Class 142 'Pacer'
« Reply #27 on: October 17, 2012, 08:08:52 AM »
Nearly as long as the wait for a real one to turn up then  :D


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Re: Dapol Class 142 'Pacer'
« Reply #28 on: October 17, 2012, 06:40:31 PM »
Going off-topic .........

I've never traveled on a pacer but by reputation they seem to be a pretty rough ride; the same as the old bubble car 121's.

I used to model in 00 and never did mange to get the old Hornby ex-Lima 121 to bounce. I haven't got a clue how to modify the Dapol 121 to do so either. What chance for the Pacer ? May be a couple of eccentric wheels ?

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Re: Dapol Class 142 'Pacer'
« Reply #29 on: October 17, 2012, 07:20:10 PM »
The Pacer 'bounce' is quite distictive. Being four-wheelers, when they hit a poor rail joint it does make them pitch for and aft. I'd imagine the bubble car bounce would have been rather different as they are on bogies. Probably more a matter of hitting a frequency in the springs where the whole body goes up and down on them.

 

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