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Author Topic: Dapol DCC ready locos - what to do with extra 'bits'  (Read 539 times)

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Offline lendix

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Dapol DCC ready locos - what to do with extra 'bits'
« on: March 26, 2018, 05:00:02 PM »
I've just been rash and treated myself to a birthday present of a Dapol Schools Loco 'Shrewsbury', DCC Ready (I'm not into DCC as yet, so will be running on analogue layout, at least for the foreseeable future.) It a delightful model but within the package are a lot of little extras. Obviously, some are alternative couplers, but there are a couple of packages which I don't have a clue about, such as delicate strips etc.. Some might be to do with DCC-ing, but other look like model 'additions'. If anyone also has acquired a Dapol Schools (or any other loco model for that matter), do they know what these bits are? Also, Dapol has a new guarantee arrangement 'providing maintenance instructions have been kept'. I enquired of Dapol direct on both these issues, but they simply replied, no instructions issued. Which is less than helpful. Forum thoughts would be appreciated.

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Re: Dapol DCC ready locos - what to do with extra 'bits'
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2018, 02:14:14 PM »
They are nothing to do with DCC.

They are all detailing parts. I suffer from the same lack of a ‘detail’ eye and would welcome comprehensive instructions as I have no clue what these bits are.

Thankfully on the new Cl68 they provide ‘very’ good instructions.

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Re: Dapol DCC ready locos - what to do with extra 'bits'
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Re: Dapol DCC ready locos - what to do with extra 'bits'
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2018, 10:40:16 AM »
If it is a tender drive with cardan shaft through the cab, are they not a spare cardan shaft, tender to loco connecting wires and a hex bar with a connecting rod nut spanner in one end?

 

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