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Re: Dapol A4
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2012, 09:49:22 PM »
To the very best of my knowledge, no-one has done the articulated sets in N - but (after some research) I've found a very nice kit of all 7 (or 8, for the 1938 set) coached in OO, and am about to start buying them (slowly !) in articulated sets.  If people are interested I am happy to ask the designer (it turned out I already knew him but hadn't twigged he had done this !) if he would be willing to scale down to N & what he estimates the cost to be ? 

Either post here or PM me ... 

Mike

It would be interesting to know how much a full articulated set in N would be!
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Re: Dapol A4
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2012, 12:32:00 AM »
It would be interesting to know how much a full articulated set in N would be!

Funnily enough with the loco announced I've been staring at the drawings and trying to price some of it. The bogies are in some cases unique, the coaches are unique and there are some fun technical issues. The fairings for example would be just over 1.5mm above the railhead, so you'd better have the track nicely laid with gently gradient transitions.

Another problem is that it kept changing. Every year seems to have seen a change in the design. 1935 it got built, 1936 the dinig layouts partly change. 1937 the bogies changed, an extra coach inserted into one of the articulated sets in 1938, 1939 it got put into store and it was then split up after the war with the fairings modified further.

Makes it a right PITA to model accurately !

I'd guess if you designed to be a reasonably easy to build kit and used some current techniques to make it easy to build it might well be a 500 all in kind of thing - including bogies/wheels/couplers//interiors etc. Modelling the original form saves you a coach and allows the use of existing bogies so saves a chunk.

Fun to do no doubt but I think I'd rather get the 51' non corridor stock and maybe some artics of that done as a rather more practical and useful project.

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Re: Dapol A4
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2012, 08:05:43 AM »
Even if someone managed to build a set of articulated stock, it makes you wonder what minimum radius curves it would negotiate ??? ???

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Re: Dapol A4
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2012, 09:12:44 AM »
If people are interested I am happy to ask the designer (it turned out I already knew him but hadn't twigged he had done this !) if he would be willing to scale down to N & what he estimates the cost to be ? 

Either post here or PM me ... 

It would be interesting to know how much a full articulated set in N would be!
That would initially depend on the amount of interest !  Given the 'start-up' costs for producing the various frets (but at least the design work is all done) ...

As I say, if there is enough interest I'll ask him.

Mike

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Re: Dapol A4
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2012, 09:14:02 AM »
Biggest question, how much?
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Re: Dapol A4
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2012, 02:38:47 PM »
Even if someone managed to build a set of articulated stock, it makes you wonder what minimum radius curves it would negotiate ??? ???

Close coupler mechanisms work for articulation as well - so that's not really the problem you might think
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Re: Dapol A4
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2012, 10:37:06 AM »
Dapol advert in the NGS Journal 1/12 - releases for January and February:-
ND128a - A4 Andrew K. McKintosh LNER blue
ND128b - A4 Silver Fox BR lined green early crest 60017
ND129a - A3 Lemburg BR lined green late crest 60045
ND129b - A3 Papyrus LNER apple green 2750

Sounds like not long to go for those who want these (if, of course, the dates can be believed)

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Re: Dapol A4
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2012, 11:19:32 AM »
Sadly the ad and reality are somewhat at odds with one another.

According to Deve Jones on the "Other" forum we may have BR Green A4s for Ally Pally at the end of March but no indicative date given for A3s yet. Shame, I have had my "Lemberg" ordered for some time now. It is to Dapol's credit that they want to get them "right" but I do think they would be well advised to be alittle more guarded about release dates. Originally these locos were "due" before Christmas.

Roy

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Re: Dapol A4
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2012, 12:33:18 PM »
When I spoke with Dapol earlier this week, the SL was slated for April ...

Mike

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Re: Dapol A4
« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2012, 06:03:44 PM »
Bumping the thread because on page 368 of the April Railway Modeller is a small notice that a limited run of 150 A4's will be produced as 60022 Mallard in experimental BR lined blue.
It will only be available from Modellbahn Union direct - not through the normal Dapol network.
Modellbahn Union will be at TINGS but I wouldn't wait to get your order in

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Re: Dapol A4
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2012, 07:51:49 PM »
Brilliant! Thank's for that NewportNobby you are a star  :thumbsup: They will be on sale at various shows but can be exclusively pre-ordered at DCC Supplies Just ordered one  ;D

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Re: Dapol A4
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2012, 06:20:03 AM »
Aaaaaargh temptation!!!! Although I've already got a Minitrix Mallard, although it's in BR Green. Still would seem funny to have two of the "same" loco!

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Re: Dapol A4
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2012, 09:44:15 AM »
If people are interested I am happy to ask the designer (it turned out I already knew him but hadn't twigged he had done this !) if he would be willing to scale down to N & what he estimates the cost to be ? 

No-one interested then ?

Mike

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Re: Dapol A4
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2012, 10:29:01 AM »
I would still be interested in finding out how much the set would be!
LNER (and PKP) fan in the home of the GWR!

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Re: Dapol A4
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2012, 03:16:22 PM »
OK - me & Paul B - any more ???

I know he won't do it for just 2 !

Mike

 

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