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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #105 on: February 09, 2015, 07:24:57 PM »
According to the Dapol 'Launches' page, the Schools are expected Q2 2015... Yes, I'll believe it when I see it...
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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #106 on: February 09, 2015, 07:27:01 PM »
I spoke to Osborn's about the schools. Last they were told by dapol was towards the end of the year. Sep-oct ish
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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #107 on: February 09, 2015, 07:31:56 PM »
Was that for the general release ones or their special edition (or both)... I want one in SR Olive Green and as Dapol aren't doing one looks like the only opportunity is the Osbornes special (if they do it in Olive Green...)
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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #108 on: February 09, 2015, 07:40:50 PM »
That's for their one. The maunsell green is "massively in front" so it will be olive. They've just not updated the site.
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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #109 on: February 09, 2015, 07:43:46 PM »
OK, looks like they'll be getting a pre-order in due course, then... Thanks for that (said my wallet - not!)
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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #110 on: February 25, 2015, 11:30:50 AM »
Latest info from Michael at Osbornes:

Nothing coming out of Dapol at the moment unfortunately. It will be Maunsell rather than Malachite green, but I can't give you a date at the moment. I will keep pestering them for you to try and get one.


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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #111 on: February 25, 2015, 02:02:31 PM »
Thanks for that, Dave. Please keep us posted...
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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #112 on: March 23, 2015, 05:40:53 PM »
Hi all

Checked Dapol's web site today and the Schools is now on there as available 4th quarter this year.
I'm not sure that I entirely believe that date.

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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #113 on: March 23, 2015, 05:53:11 PM »
Hi all

Checked Dapol's web site today and the Schools is now on there as available 4th quarter this year.
I'm not sure that I entirely believe that date.

Martin

Yup - it's pinch of salt time but that's still one heck of a wait!  :(

Thanks for the update though  :wave:

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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #114 on: March 23, 2015, 06:24:05 PM »
We'll have worn our Maunsells out by then  :D
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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #115 on: September 16, 2015, 09:12:18 PM »
heres some photos of the first working non painted prototype of the schools which we had running on Moorside Valley Railway at TINGS at the weekend.

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looks superb! highly detailed, waiting with anticipation of the painted prototypes!

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despite being a 4-4-0 she runs beautifully! especially once ran in! we even gave her the challenge of running tender first up a gradient and she managed it with ease, even putting our standard 5s to shame! so both directions is no problem for this little engine! hauling on average 7-8 coaches without any problems, some rakes being slightly heavier due to light bars etc fitted but that was no problem for her!

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even at this early stage, im saying 10/10, i wanted to keep this model as shes perfect for my line!




























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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #116 on: September 17, 2015, 09:05:17 AM »
Thanks for the pictures. The loco does look good and it's nice to read that the performance can keep up with the looks.
I guess I'll have to invest in one after all...
Did Dapol mention when they will be produced?

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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #117 on: September 17, 2015, 09:38:19 AM »
Well be a while yet as we have to wait for the painted prototypes first unfortunatly
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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #118 on: September 17, 2015, 09:59:06 AM »
You might at least have found a rake of Maunsells for it to haul :o :whistle:
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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #119 on: September 17, 2015, 10:25:45 AM »
Iv got 4!!! Lol
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