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Author Topic: Chetcombe - West Dorset in the late 1960s and early 1970s  (Read 120402 times)

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Re: Chetcombe - West Dorset in the late 1960s and early 1970s
« Reply #780 on: August 01, 2019, 12:44:36 PM »
Many thanks for the details on the Class 03s @Chris in Prague - very useful. They were also to be found at Laira, Eastleigh, Swindon and Taunton so could easily have been placed in a fictional West Dorset location!

Thanks also for the info on the SR Pacifics. Shame about the MNs, but I will look out for the light Pacifics on eBay (or wait for Mr Dapol to surprise us!)

My pleasure, Mike. If you renumber them, you could have an SR Class 04 D2295 in BR Blue and an SR Class 03 in BR Green 'Wasp' Stripes as well as one in BR Blue but dual-braked. Alternatively, you could have a WR BR Blue D2121 from Bristol?

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« Reply #781 on: August 01, 2019, 12:54:43 PM »
keep up the good work

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Re: Chetcombe - West Dorset in the late 1960s and early 1970s
« Reply #782 on: January 13, 2020, 01:44:06 AM »
Not too much to report, other than a new arrival or two. Most important newcomer is the new Dapol Class 50. Mine is 50 043 - unrefurbished, BR Blue and weathered by TMC, so hopefully looking something like it would have done when first transferred to the Western Region.

Not as impressive model as the Dapol Westerns or Class 22s, but nonetheless very good and a superb runner so far. No problems with coupling or derailing of the first coach, but Chetcombe does not have too tight radius curves which probably helps. This beast also has DCC sound - I am not a huge officianado of sound, but this doesn't sound as good as the other two sound fitted locos I have (a converted Farish Warship and a class 108 DMU).

Here is a video of the newcomer. I have also shown my CJM Class 50 as a comparison.

https://youtu.be/TNqY8U0r8ho

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Re: Chetcombe - West Dorset in the late 1960s and early 1970s
« Reply #783 on: January 13, 2020, 01:54:36 AM »
Nice.  :thumbsup:

Always good to see a new video of your great layout.  :beers:

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« Reply #784 on: January 13, 2020, 08:01:27 AM »
Looking very realistic round those curves and over the bridges. Could be mistaken for a scene in a book i have where the photographer framed a class 50 in cornwall  using a long range lens

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« Reply #785 on: January 13, 2020, 09:10:39 AM »
Very impressive .
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« Reply #786 on: January 13, 2020, 10:07:14 AM »

Always good to see a new video of your great layout.  :beers:

Agreed. It seems to have been a long time.

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« Reply #787 on: January 13, 2020, 10:32:44 AM »

Always good to see a new video of your great layout.  :beers:

Agreed. It seems to have been a long time.

Thirded! I agree with you about the poor sound. Pete Disney had the same problem with his news Class 50: he "wasn’t impressed with the Dapol sound file that my 50 was supplied with on their “Imperium” decoder. Did a bit of investigation and it is actually a re-badged Zimo 658N18.  Sent it to YouChoos and he has loaded up their “Immersive Drive” Class 50 file, many more different sounds and active braking."

I'll send you an email about Siphon Gs.

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« Reply #788 on: January 14, 2020, 01:12:35 AM »
I agree with you about the poor sound. Pete Disney had the same problem with his news Class 50: he "wasn’t impressed with the Dapol sound file that my 50 was supplied with on their “Imperium” decoder. Did a bit of investigation and it is actually a re-badged Zimo 658N18.  Sent it to YouChoos and he has loaded up their “Immersive Drive” Class 50 file, many more different sounds and active braking."

What a good idea Chris. I got a decoder and soundfile from YouChoos for my Class 108 DMU and the sound quality is excellent. Plus John at YouChoos was incredibly helpful. I will reach out to him.

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Re: Chetcombe - West Dorset in the late 1960s and early 1970s
« Reply #789 on: January 14, 2020, 08:23:56 AM »
I agree with you about the poor sound. Pete Disney had the same problem with his news Class 50: he "wasn’t impressed with the Dapol sound file that my 50 was supplied with on their “Imperium” decoder. Did a bit of investigation and it is actually a re-badged Zimo 658N18.  Sent it to YouChoos and he has loaded up their “Immersive Drive” Class 50 file, many more different sounds and active braking."

What a good idea Chris. I got a decoder and soundfile from YouChoos for my Class 108 DMU and the sound quality is excellent. Plus John at YouChoos was incredibly helpful. I will reach out to him.

That's great. All kudos though goes to Pete Disney whose layout models part of South Devon including along the sea.

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Re: Chetcombe - West Dorset in the late 1960s and early 1970s
« Reply #790 on: January 14, 2020, 08:52:31 AM »
Thank you very much for that excellent film of your lovely layout.

Best wishes.

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