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Re: Dapol - Class 86
« Reply #60 on: May 20, 2017, 04:52:01 PM »
This is straight from the Dapol catalogue and has been discussed for months on the Dapol digest.

I posted it here to allow members who do not subscribe to the digest and don't know about the  new electronic catalogue access to the information about the new batch of class 86 that Dapol are planning to release towards the end of the year.

Wikipedia? no, Just the horses mouth!

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Re: Dapol - Class 86
« Reply #61 on: May 20, 2017, 05:08:17 PM »
This is straight from the Dapol catalogue and has been discussed for months on the Dapol digest.

Not you Scruff, there was a post (now deleted) which was from Wikipedia. I only recognised it because I read the article recently - there's a lot of info there if people do want to know more about the prototype! Clicky. Crewearpley - not sure if you think I have it in for you or something, was merely making an observation about your post, no offence intended, apologies if that didn't come across.

Must admit the intercity version looks very nice, sorely tempted
even though I don't have suitable coaches.

8 of them !  That's about £700 in old money..... :o

Two dummies in there, plus I think I picked them all up on clearance, including 213 in IC Swallow for £50 before there was a global shortage :)

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Re: Dapol - Class 86
« Reply #62 on: May 20, 2017, 05:13:25 PM »
I only have 5, including 1 dummy. All of which were Dapol bargains, apart from 86 213 which was bought 2nd hand as a non-runner for £50 after the global shortage which merely required some lint removal from the DCC socket  :beers:

Looking forward to shelling out normal retail price for one in BR blue, which is what I wanted in the first place.
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Re: Dapol - Class 86
« Reply #63 on: May 20, 2017, 05:15:36 PM »
Ahh! now I understand! Thanks Njee! :)

I'm after the Blue and Executive ones..

I've currently got 6, 204 and 241 in blue, 213 in Swallow, 401 NSE, 415 in distribution sector and 425 in Rail express systems colours..

Just need the layout to go with them now!

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Re: Dapol - Class 86
« Reply #64 on: May 20, 2017, 05:48:38 PM »
It'll be interesting to see how the Caledonian blue sells given the complete lack of stock to operate it with. Even the Farish mk3 SLEPs are the old-old livery, and no one does the mk2s. I know Electra do vinyls, but later mk2s are hardly abundant as donor vehicles. 

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Re: Dapol - Class 86
« Reply #65 on: May 20, 2017, 08:37:19 PM »
being honest im working 24 / 7 hoping a family member comes through intensive care


I'll not be nosey but wish your family member all the best
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Re: Dapol - Class 86
« Reply #66 on: May 20, 2017, 09:24:51 PM »
I echo that.

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Re: Dapol - Class 86
« Reply #67 on: May 20, 2017, 09:44:20 PM »
appreciate Newport nobby - best with your layout

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Re: Dapol - Class 86
« Reply #68 on: April 11, 2019, 01:32:14 AM »
Well here's a surprise - delivery date for the latest batch has slipped again, now (according to Hattons) "Due into stock between May 2019 & June 2019".

At this rate my son will have grown up and I'll have found the time to learn how to respray one of my existing models into BR Blue before these arrive.
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Re: Dapol - Class 86
« Reply #69 on: May 20, 2019, 01:40:41 PM »
The new models have started arriving in shops; My pre-ordered 86243 (Intercity) arrived this morning. I need to put it along side some other Intercity liveried stock, but the exec dark grey looks darker than it should be.

PCB has been completely revised with a Next18 decoder socket and solder pads for a speaker. There's a switch on the decoder blanking plug, and another on the main PCB. The instructions suggest that these allow you to turn the head and tail lamps off as required.

For DCC operation the instructions state:
FLf - front white lamps
FLr - front red lamps
Aux1 - rear white lamps
Aux2 - rear red lamps
Aux3 & Aux4 - no connections.

Lighting is still connected by the silly wire & connectors between body and chassis.

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« Last Edit: May 20, 2019, 01:42:09 PM by Steven B »

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Re: Dapol - Class 86
« Reply #70 on: May 20, 2019, 02:24:15 PM »
Interesting! Is there space for a speaker too?

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Re: Dapol - Class 86
« Reply #71 on: May 20, 2019, 03:09:13 PM »
More importantly is it possible to get the body off without breaking the wires for the lights ?  :D

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Re: Dapol - Class 86
« Reply #72 on: May 20, 2019, 03:26:51 PM »
Waiting for the replacement PCBs to show up at DCC supplies, supposedly they are compatible with the first batch, I imagine they will be quite popular, hopefully they will do another run of pantographs too (we had a flipped one yesterday on the real thing, not fun)
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Re: Dapol - Class 86
« Reply #73 on: May 20, 2019, 03:32:48 PM »
Just ordered a BR blue one  :beers:
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Re: Dapol - Class 86
« Reply #74 on: May 20, 2019, 03:53:10 PM »
Waiting for the replacement PCBs to show up at DCC supplies, supposedly they are compatible with the first batch, I imagine they will be quite popular, hopefully they will do another run of pantographs too (we had a flipped one yesterday on the real thing, not fun)

Why? Not sure I’d see much point in upgrading, unless they’ve made space in the chassis for a speaker, and even then that would render the Next-18 PCB a bit of a pointless upgrade. I can’t see many people wanting to change PCBs just to improve lighting control.

They’ve said on the Digest that they don’t intend to do a re-run of the pantographs as they weren’t popular, although if they did they’d do them in pairs rather than one BW and one SF.

 

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