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Author Topic: Dapol (re)announce HST Protype train - open for pre-orders  (Read 6200 times)

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Re: Dapol (re)announce HST Protype train - open for pre-orders
« Reply #75 on: December 29, 2019, 02:20:44 PM »
Hi
Yes there was an APT but 3rd Boxcar - on here as well- a while back noted that it was paused pending some health issues but much work had been done - certainly at one time on shapeways were pictures of two vehicles under test, power car chassis was the last bit being worked on after successfully doing the nose!
I am hopeful that it might come back.

There is a T gauge solid APT available - albeit you need to sort bogies and how to fit a motor bogie into a solid created body, but would be good for a wrap as a work desk feature!

Robert

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Re: Dapol (re)announce HST Protype train - open for pre-orders
« Reply #76 on: December 29, 2019, 04:43:26 PM »
With a bit of searching I found the following:-

Power car chassis here:-

https://www.shapeways.com/product/38UB4FCSW/apt-m-underframe

Driving Trailer Second here:-

https://www.shapeways.com/product/RYY7A7V2C/apt-dts-body

Trailer Brake first here:-

https://www.shapeways.com/product/F8KXLFGTW/apt-tbf-body

Video of things moving here:-

https://youtu.be/1WywqbufRsE

Can't find the Motor car body.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2019, 04:44:29 PM by woodbury22uk, Reason: Added the missing link »
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Re: Dapol (re)announce HST Protype train - open for pre-orders
« Reply #77 on: December 29, 2019, 05:01:34 PM »
Yep ,
That is it , but no PC shown as this was pending chassis mods - a class 90 had been the first point but the good gents were working on a chassis where bits from a 90 would be fitted into it - as ever the tilt profile stopped the normal Farish block fitting.

A lot shown  from 2014 and DTS  from 2017 so a slow gentle progress, and as it is being made for own layout  I suspect it will be a while before a full set is made and possibly longer still - if ever for it to be a public affair so I would be gentle in contacting the designers as it may well disappear.

Back on topic - sorry for wavlets again!   The 252 will make for a great train and given until very recently it had a bit of main line movement I guess updating the 252 production model with orange line and HSE style warning notices a bit more Rule 1 fun can be had.
Robert       

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Re: Dapol (re)announce HST Protype train - open for pre-orders
« Reply #78 on: December 29, 2019, 08:11:44 PM »
Rest assured that the 3d printed APT is still being worked on. As ever, real life gets in the way of modelling...

After much measuring and testing we have given up on the idea of using the Farish class 90. The motor was too big to fit within the restricted space of the ACT's power car. We looked at using a Farish DMU chassis. The 101, 108 or 150 chassis could just about squeeze (with a lot of work!) into the trailer first guard that sit either side of the power cars. After initial testing we felt two units would be needed and at over 200 isn't very cost effective.

Instead we've raided the American stock boxes of fellow Yorkshire Area Group members and identified parts from an Atlas diesel that according to our measurements should fit. The parts are reasonably easy to get hold of and not too expensive. A motorised chassis to fit within the M car is being worked on. We expect the new motor to have enough umph for a 14 car set but it remains to be seen what top speed it can manage.

A dummy power car will be made available once we've ironed out any changes needed.

Thanks for bearing with us on this project. Not being pestered during some tricky family times has welcomed.

Steven B
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