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Re: Dapol - Class 86
« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2012, 01:24:03 PM »
Picked up a Freightliner Green Dummy the other day to go with my Powerhaul liveried one. I can report that they are DCC ready and have directional lighting. Personally i'm not too fussed about the lights as i won't be using them but it's a nice touch none the less.

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Re: Dapol - Class 86
« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2012, 07:53:18 AM »
you could try ringing on 01773 718648.

are you using www.shawplan.com ? thats got details of the 2012 exhibitions they are attending. I know they changed their website address a while back.

class 86 names are here http://shawplan.com/class86.htm says it was last updated july 2012.

HTH

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Hi Mark

Thanks for the reply, will give them a call.
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Re: Dapol - Class 86
« Reply #32 on: August 15, 2012, 01:59:11 PM »
Anyone bought the Network Rail Class 86s yet? Any chance of a review before my wallet gets hit again?
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Re: Dapol - Class 86
« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2014, 05:03:18 AM »
sorry to resurrect a thread and all, but can I just confirm with others that the part of the arm below the 'elbow' of the pantograph doesn't come up? it's just the forearm so to speak?

Got myself a RES liveried model today and I'm not sure if i'm missing something or the pantograph head is supposed to be angled like that...

thanks.

[EDIT] just found this thread http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10526.msg108573#msg108573 will follow up there [/EDIT]
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Re: Dapol - Class 86
« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2014, 07:21:00 AM »
sorry to resurrect a thread and all, but can I just confirm with others that the part of the arm below the 'elbow' of the pantograph doesn't come up? it's just the forearm so to speak?

Got myself a RES liveried model today and I'm not sure if i'm missing something or the pantograph head is supposed to be angled like that...

thanks.

[EDIT] just found this thread http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=10526.msg108573#msg108573 will follow up there [/EDIT]


In theory, the whole panto should raise, but, on the original first batch of Dapol 'Cans' The Pantographs were in my opinion a make do and wrong. You can buy replacements if you wish in a pack of 2 from Hattons etc. 1 Stone Faiveley and 1 high speed Bracknell Willis type. For 86245 you would need to fit the high speed pan which is the Bracknell Willis single arm pantograph.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Dapol - Class 86
« Reply #35 on: November 13, 2014, 12:09:07 PM »
You can get the bottom arm of the original Dapol pantographs to move by slightly loosening the securing screw inside the body. I replaced mine with the new type because they look so much better though.
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Re: Dapol - Class 86
« Reply #36 on: December 22, 2014, 03:39:58 PM »
For the record, I acquired the NSE-liveried version as it was on offer recently. Not a fan of that livery, but at that price it would be a crime to pass it over, assuming it's otherwise OK. Which it is - of the 10 or so British (BachFar and Dapol) locomotives I have, it's in the top group of mechanically excellent performers (the others being the Dapol 58 and the BachFar Deltic). It hauls a rake of Mk I coaches up my slightly nasty curved incline without protest or wheelslip, and comes back down the slightly less-nasty curved incline without accellerating too much. Lights are steady and it runs fine even over an electrically slighly dodgy section of track. Runs steady at slow speed. It does seem to emit some sort of wheel squeek occasionally but nothing too annoying.

Visually - well I'm not exactly a rivet counter, but it looks like a Class 86 should look (apart from the toothpaste livery).

Verdict: happy, would buy again (esp. if in BR blue or at worst InterCity).
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Re: Dapol - Class 86
« Reply #37 on: December 22, 2014, 03:44:42 PM »
I've just sent my NSE 86 back to Dapol due to the PCB failing.  I must say, I am a huge fan of the 86 in that livery.  ;)  They should be sending me a replacement in the new year - I've only used it a handful of times, but it was very good of them to offer a swap.

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Re: Dapol - Class 86
« Reply #38 on: December 22, 2014, 03:50:23 PM »
If anyone has unwanted original sprung pans from an early 86 I am on the lookout for them.  We might be able to do a swap or I would be happy to reimburse the cost of the new improved ones from Dapol i.e. 7 quid-ish for a pair or £3.50 each.  I have an ad on the NPorium - or just PM me.

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Re: Dapol - Class 86
« Reply #39 on: December 22, 2014, 03:51:18 PM »
I've just sent my NSE 86 back to Dapol due to the PCB failing.  I must say, I am a huge fan of the 86 in that livery.  ;)  They should be sending me a replacement in the new year - I've only used it a handful of times, but it was very good of them to offer a swap.
Hmm, I'll have to give this one a few more laps then to be on the safe side.

Well, at least it's a "proper" livery with the Arrows of Indecision, anything post-privatisation looks too weird to me.
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Re: Dapol - Class 86
« Reply #40 on: July 18, 2015, 09:35:17 AM »
Does anyone know where I might be able to a Class 86 in intercity livery? I have a rake of loco hauled Mk-3 coaches and a DVT, but no locomotive to haul them.

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Re: Dapol - Class 86
« Reply #41 on: July 18, 2015, 09:57:27 AM »
Ebay, or a second hand dealer. I found mine in Hatton's pre-owned section (as an apparent non-runner, which a little bit of poking at the DCC blanking socket fixed).
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Re: Dapol - Class 86
« Reply #42 on: July 18, 2015, 10:04:39 AM »
Hi Dylan,

I think Ebay will be your best bet, I saw one go about a week ago for £74 + postage but they don't come up very often.
I am thinking of buying the Network rail twin pack and respraying them into Executive livery. Just got to buy a new airbrush... and everything else to go with it! Boy! How I wish I never sold all my stuff years ago!

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Re: Dapol - Class 86
« Reply #43 on: July 18, 2015, 10:10:52 AM »
Ebay, or a second hand dealer. I found mine in Hatton's pre-owned section (as an apparent non-runner, which a little bit of poking at the DCC blanking socket fixed).

Thank you for the advice, I am already trawling through eBay, I have already spent an hour, and still searching. I think my next best bet would be to purchase a class 86 and get a kit or kits to change the livery.

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Re: Dapol - Class 86
« Reply #44 on: July 18, 2015, 10:22:24 AM »
Ebay, or a second hand dealer. I found mine in Hatton's pre-owned section (as an apparent non-runner, which a little bit of poking at the DCC blanking socket fixed).

Thank you for the advice, I am already trawling through eBay, I have already spent an hour, and still searching. I think my next best bet would be to purchase a class 86 and get a kit or kits to change the livery.
With Ebay you have to be patient... Dapol do regular 50-quid bargains, there's usually an 86 in some freaky post-BR livery available.

Now I really want a BR blue one, which means I'm going to have to learn about painting at some point (I have the candidates already...)
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