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Offline davidjhope

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Re: Dapol - Class 67
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2012, 01:40:51 PM »
I have recently got a powered version which ran very well for a few days then the lights one end stopped working. It makes no difference to me as I'm still in DC and the lights are not important.
I did mention it to a repair agent who said that a faulty lightening board could effect the main electrics and should be looked at. I asked if just pulling the lightening plugs would solve that possibility and he replied it might not.
Has anyone been running one without lights?

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Re: Dapol - Class 67
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2012, 03:54:04 PM »
Should run fine without lights but if the soldering is that dodgy then it's not improbable one of the motor wires won't fall off at some point.

The 67s definitely have a problem with soldering quality. Bachmann seem to design much more carefully to avoid any soldering or only machine soldering on the PCB itself.

That said I've got two powered 67s. One of them needed the front valence adjusting (which I didn't send back as  I was already going to take it off and attach it to the body anyway), the other has been a superb runner from day 1.
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Re: Dapol - Class 67
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2012, 04:42:08 PM »
The 67s definitely have a problem with soldering quality. Bachmann seem to design much more carefully to avoid any soldering or only machine soldering on the PCB itself.

Mostly, though even Bachfar models can be affected - I have an 03 chassis that was suffering dry joints. Easy fix, but shows that nobody is immune to it.

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Re: Dapol - Class 67
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2012, 01:46:31 PM »
Just taken delivery of my Ltd Edition Diamond Jubilee model. Pics and report to follwo this evening!

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Re: Dapol - Class 67
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2012, 03:48:45 PM »
Bloomin heck Ollie,how many class 67's do you have on your fleet now?

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Re: Dapol - Class 67
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2012, 04:04:37 PM »
Bloomin heck Ollie,how many class 67's do you have on your fleet now?

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Re: Dapol - Class 67
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2012, 04:54:24 PM »
Bloomin heck Ollie,how many class 67's do you have on your fleet now?

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Currently 9. I got rid of a couple of dummys so my count went down. It will be back up to 10 when the arrive one comes out

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Re: Dapol - Class 67
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2012, 08:33:19 PM »
The new addition



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Re: Dapol - Class 67
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2012, 08:44:35 PM »
The 67s definitely have a problem with soldering quality

I've just had to send a Class 73 off for attention - no power/lights. This is my third Dapol failure including a 67 and a 156. No more Dapols for me I'm afraid. Brian  :unimpressed: :thumbsdown:
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Re: Dapol - Class 67
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2013, 03:19:27 PM »
My EWS class 67 arrived a few days ago, it was bought from Model Railways Direct on special offer. I already had a dummy version for sticking onto the back of steam specials.

I followed the oiling instructions and ran it in for an hour. The loco is smooth and quiet and has excellent slow running capabilities. I love the detail on this model.

In my opinion both Dapol and Farish produce excellent diesels, it just the steam locos which can be a bit iffy.

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Re: Dapol - Class 67
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2013, 05:57:21 PM »
I have one WSMR 67 that was a very poor noisy runner but after a few shows it has now improved a lot although not quite as good as the other 67s in the roster.

The Diamond Jubilee runs fine as do other recently released Dapol locos I have.
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Re: Dapol - Class 67
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2013, 12:59:48 PM »
Is the WSR bookset still around?

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Re: Dapol - Class 67
« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2013, 04:17:05 PM »
Is the WSR bookset still around?

Not really, some shops may have one or two units left but expect to pay over the odds. Occasionally eBay might have one but again this will attract many bids and push the price upwards.
Place a wanted note in the Classifieds Ad's here on the Forum. Also google search it as one of the on li e sellers may have a set left.

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Re: Dapol - Class 67
« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2013, 06:18:05 PM »
Thanks! Also, did they ever sell loose DVT and a 4 coaches?

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Re: Dapol - Class 67
« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2013, 08:22:04 PM »
Thanks! Also, did they ever sell loose DVT and a 4 coaches?

Not in that livery to my knowledge, although I may be wrong as i have seen a DVT in Intercity Livery and coaches in various liveries sold individually.


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