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Author Topic: Dapol - Class 52 (Western)  (Read 89535 times)

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Re: Dapol - Class 52 (Western)
« Reply #420 on: March 01, 2020, 02:02:14 PM »
No, sorry. They should come off somehow though, a number of people have repainted these.
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Re: Dapol - Class 52 (Western)
« Reply #421 on: March 01, 2020, 03:45:23 PM »
They just ping off. Sometimes all you have to do is look at them, or you find them in the bottom of the box.

Seriously they are not difficult to change.

I put new ones / old ones on with a very thin wipe of glue n glaze. Its a PVA based glue that sets clear. Others use cyano but there is no need to use that.

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Re: Dapol - Class 52 (Western)
« Reply #422 on: March 01, 2020, 04:33:22 PM »
I currently have 47 cl52ís including the desert sand and my own golden ochre respray... when renaming and renumbering make sure the one you select has the same name footprint or smaller as the paint comes off when you remove the name plate which is fine for the cab numbers but on a long named loco you couldnít put on a short name plate as the missing paint will show! 



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Re: Dapol - Class 52 (Western)
« Reply #423 on: March 01, 2020, 05:19:20 PM »
Thanks for your excellent replies gents. Ordered a DCC Supplies offer one for conversion to a railtour example. North East Coast modelling restricts the Westerns that I can run without invoking rule 1!
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Re: Dapol - Class 52 (Western)
« Reply #424 on: March 01, 2020, 05:43:01 PM »
Everything onlyme says is in line with my experience. They come quite easily and sometimes of their own volition. It is best to stock to the longer names when replacing them. I get on well with the nameplates from Fox transfers.

You have to be careful cutting the nameplate out. Before fitting you have to make sure it is perfectly flat and that there is no trace of the lugs that held the nameplate on the sprue. Look hard because these things show up much more when the nameplate is attached to the loco.
Not sure why I rename them  - I can't read the nameplate anyway without a magnifying glass.
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Re: Dapol - Class 52 (Western)
« Reply #425 on: March 01, 2020, 09:33:20 PM »
North East Coast modelling restricts the Westerns that I can run without invoking rule 1!
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Re: Dapol - Class 52 (Western)
« Reply #426 on: March 01, 2020, 09:44:15 PM »
Hi @Shropshire Lad , @Newportnobby , it was an eventual tour over an hour late which required a class 46 to lend a hand after ( google western finale railtour , sixbellsjunction site ) the train hit a herd of cows and a 10 p piece was used with tape to fix an air pipe

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Re: Dapol - Class 52 (Western)
« Reply #427 on: March 02, 2020, 07:21:06 AM »
That's the one! I saw pictures of it at the time and it always stuck in my memory.
It was one of the trains I wanted to recreate when I started planning my railway.
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Re: Dapol - Class 52 (Western)
« Reply #428 on: March 03, 2020, 08:07:33 PM »
The DCC Class 52 offer is over.  They are now offering reductions on those dreadful greeny-blue Hymeks.
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Re: Dapol - Class 52 (Western)
« Reply #429 on: April 07, 2020, 11:38:15 AM »
Ad by Cheltenham for 'Champion' in the May 'Modeller'; makes it clear that weathering is an extra. I've ordered the pristine one to weather myself.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2020, 11:39:45 AM by crepello, Reason: Clarity »

 

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