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Offline MKP

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Valanced A4
« on: September 14, 2016, 02:56:35 PM »
got a few of these dropped off at TINGS:





so they are not too far away now

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Re: Valanced A4
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2016, 03:17:47 PM »
Nice! I'll be buying several once I've secured a new job (the current one ends at the end of next month!). Typical as I've been patiently waiting for over a year for these to come out!  ::)

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Re: Valanced A4
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2016, 03:05:47 AM »
I've also been waiting for these. On the plus side I can now get them VAT-free, on the negative I have to deal with overseas postage and Canada Customs.

I think Hattons last projection was late Sept early Oct for stock.

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Re: Valanced A4
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2016, 01:54:35 PM »
we should be getting one or two for reviewing, which liveries im not sure, but shouldnt be long so watch out for the full video of that.
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Re: Valanced A4
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2016, 09:20:35 PM »
I picked this one up at TINGS this year and I must say its a very nice model and a very good runner, the halulage is very good managing 9 dapol teaks with out any problem. The slow speed performance is very good, and nice and easy to DCC chip, once fitted and chip adjusted it runs very nicely.


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Re: Valanced A4
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2016, 11:35:33 AM »
a few more pics of PEREGRINE


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Re: Valanced A4
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2016, 10:21:15 PM »
Somehow, the valances really emphasise the wrong shaping of the cylinders on these - they should curve under more rapidly. Less noticable on unvalanced ones, though also there on those.

Cheers,
Alan
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Re: Valanced A4
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2016, 02:41:20 PM »
I picked this one up at TINGS this year and I must say its a very nice model and a very good runner, the halulage is very good managing 9 dapol teaks with out any problem. The slow speed performance is very good, and nice and easy to DCC chip, once fitted and chip adjusted it runs very nicely.




It is a stunning model, but the only thing that bugs me is Empire of India didn't get a double chimney till the late 1950's, by which time she was BR green and had no valances, sadly none of the coronation A4's had double chimneys so the only A4's this model could become is 4468 Mallard and 4900-4903 but all of these had non-corridor tenders in LNER days so the tender would then be wrong.

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Re: Valanced A4
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2016, 04:09:17 PM »
It is a stunning model, but the only thing that bugs me is Empire of India didn't get a double chimney till the late 1950's, by which time she was BR green and had no valances, sadly none of the coronation A4's had double chimneys so the only A4's this model could become is 4468 Mallard and 4900-4903 but all of these had non-corridor tenders in LNER days so the tender would then be wrong.

The bizarre thing is Dapol have the tooling for both the single chimney and the non-corridor tender (a specific flavour of, admittedly), so this would have been reasonably easy to get correct.

Cheers,
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Re: Valanced A4
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2016, 04:23:15 PM »
It is a stunning model, but the only thing that bugs me is Empire of India didn't get a double chimney till the late 1950's, by which time she was BR green and had no valances, sadly none of the coronation A4's had double chimneys so the only A4's this model could become is 4468 Mallard and 4900-4903 but all of these had non-corridor tenders in LNER days so the tender would then be wrong.

The bizarre thing is Dapol have the tooling for both the single chimney and the non-corridor tender (a specific flavour of, admittedly), so this would have been reasonably easy to get correct.

Cheers,
Alan

Fingers crossed they will do some more in the future with the right chimney/tender combination. Doesn't have to be 4490 though (unless people want that one)

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Re: Valanced A4
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2016, 02:55:43 AM »
Empire of India and Sea Eagle are now available from Hattons.

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Re: Valanced A4
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2016, 03:44:23 AM »
Could anyone who's got their hands on one comment on the running quality? I can live with some of the modeling compromises, but it needs to run well out of the box. Returns from Canada are a pain.

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Re: Valanced A4
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2016, 04:28:28 AM »
No doubt 95% of them run well, getting your supplier to test the loco before posting it might stop you getting a dud.

Overseas returns are a pain and in my case if anything goes wrong I'm stuck with the broken loco because our postal service is so bad.

I hope you get a good loco.

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Re: Valanced A4
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2016, 08:19:55 AM »
I just had a look at the DCC Supplies web site (official Dapol spares supplier) and single chiminies for the A4 are available for £1.80.

Hope this helps someone.

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Joe

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Re: Valanced A4
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2016, 02:43:39 PM »
Somehow, the valances really emphasise the wrong shaping of the cylinders on these - they should curve under more rapidly. Less noticable on unvalanced ones, though also there on those.

Cheers,
Alan

Oddly enough, Tony Wright didn't pick up on this in his review- he doesn't usually miss things like this....

He did spot the wrong chimney though.
Les

 

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