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Author Topic: Dapol Maunsell coaches  (Read 39714 times)

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Offline daveg

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Re: Dapol Maunsell coaches
« Reply #75 on: January 31, 2015, 04:48:16 PM »
My rake arrived to day and they do look very nice indeed.

Not taken them out of their boxes yet so many thanks for the helpful review and pics.

May get a chance to look at them properly tomorrow along with my UM T9 I keep going on about!

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Re: Dapol Maunsell coaches
« Reply #76 on: January 31, 2015, 07:15:08 PM »
I would like to see these sold in sets, which to me is a commercial no-brainer!
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Re: Dapol Maunsell coaches
« Reply #77 on: January 31, 2015, 07:57:59 PM »
Thanks for the excellent review, Talisman. I'm now drooling and grinning like a loon, simultaneously. It's not a look that's designed to impress.

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Re: Dapol Maunsell coaches
« Reply #78 on: January 31, 2015, 09:10:52 PM »
I would like to see these sold in sets, which to me is a commercial no-brainer!
Dapol are offering a 4-coach set. Or to be more precise, they are offering half of an 8-car set.  :doh:

The separate coaches they are offering make up most of the rest of the set if you wish to run a particular prototype set.
Well, that's just not good enough. Some fount of all knowledge you are!  :no:  ;)

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Re: Dapol Maunsell coaches
« Reply #79 on: February 01, 2015, 12:18:50 AM »
I'll keep my BTKs and CKs as is until the 4 compartment brakes arrive then I may try a bit of surgery to one of the 6 compartment brake 3rds and see if I can produce a BCK, if that works then further surgery to get high windows for set 180.
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Re: Dapol Maunsell coaches
« Reply #80 on: February 01, 2015, 09:06:43 AM »
They look rather splendid. Out of my main era but I'm a big fan of rule 1  :P I sold all my OO Southern stock including  some of Hornby's excellent SR olive coaches so these would compensate nicely. Just need a Southern loco...

As regards the light bars, do the roofs not unclip as other light bar ready coaches?

Cheers,

C. :)

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Re: Dapol Maunsell coaches
« Reply #81 on: February 25, 2015, 10:53:05 PM »
The body is held in by clips. There is no need to unscrew anything.

Just carefully prise the body off the chassis.

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Re: Dapol Maunsell coaches
« Reply #82 on: February 26, 2015, 12:41:34 AM »
To remove the body of a Dapol Maunsell coach to install a light bar you need to undo two screws next to the bogies on the underside of the chassis.

One who has done so...
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Re: Dapol Maunsell coaches
« Reply #83 on: February 26, 2015, 06:54:35 PM »
Has anyone tried removing the body from the BY four wheel brake yet? I have one on order that'll be repainted BR Blue.

They look fantastic but I don't want to damage it taking apart.

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Re: Dapol Maunsell coaches
« Reply #84 on: February 26, 2015, 08:51:15 PM »
I can't understand why there are 2 separate threads on this topic - this one and one started by Mike Boyden.

Can they not be combined ?

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Re: Dapol Maunsell coaches
« Reply #85 on: February 26, 2015, 10:30:16 PM »
Having looked at both threads the one in N Gauge Discussion seems to be a more general thread on Maunsells, their usage and history. This one was focussed more on the technical aspect of the Dapol offering, and despite a slight departure from topic earlier appears to have returned to a review-based thread appropriate for this section. To merge the two threads now I feel would be more confusing than constructive :thumbsup:


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Re: Dapol Maunsell coaches
« Reply #86 on: February 26, 2015, 10:42:00 PM »
Has anyone tried removing the body from the BY four wheel brake yet? I have one on order that'll be repainted BR Blue.

They look fantastic but I don't want to damage it taking apart.

No screws on the Van 'C'/BY, just four long-ish clips on the chassis to the inside of the body. Hold the centre of the body and the centre of the chassis - a gentle pull will separate the body from the chassis.
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Re: Dapol Maunsell coaches
« Reply #87 on: February 28, 2015, 05:31:09 PM »
No screws on the Van 'C'/BY, just four long-ish clips on the chassis to the inside of the body. Hold the centre of the body and the centre of the chassis - a gentle pull will separate the body from the chassis.

Am truly glad I asked, having taken apart as you suggested - which worked perfectly - I've found that the roof is held on with three screws fitted from inside. As roof off with a bit of brute force is my usual way in I realise this could've ended in tears!

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Re: Dapol Maunsell coaches
« Reply #88 on: February 28, 2015, 09:21:56 PM »
Strange;  I fitted a light bar without removing any screws. The body is held by 6 plastics clips only.

2 screws hold the bogies in place, the another 2 screws viewed from under the chassis secure the internal seating in place.

I am sure by unscrewing everything you will arrive at the same position, just suit yourself.

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Re: Dapol Maunsell coaches
« Reply #89 on: April 06, 2015, 03:19:33 PM »
Hi,                                                                                                                                                         
On the subject of close coupling, I've shortened the gap at the roof c/l to 1/8in (1.2mm). At this distance they will manage a 12in rad curve and also cope with a crossover. The short buckeye is not as close. If you have tighter radii, then, since the fullsize have their buffers retracted when using buckeyes you could remove the buffers. Info on this from rmweb, S R group, by 2Many Spams. Lots of formation gen also.
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