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Author Topic: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class  (Read 61754 times)

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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #120 on: September 17, 2015, 05:17:56 PM »
Looks great, thanks for putting up some photos, this is the only loco I've really, really wanted! I suppose having seen this we can expect a date which is a bit more concrete than it's originally touted date of 2012...

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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #121 on: September 17, 2015, 05:37:11 PM »
at its current stage, you are probably looking mid-late 2016 i reckon as painted prototype needs to come in, be assessed and tested thoroughly before given the all clear to go into production
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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #122 on: September 17, 2015, 07:28:42 PM »
Hi

Portland-Docks is right. On a card next to another EP on the Dapol stand at TINGS second quarter 2016 was quoted as the anticipated delivery date.

This is one I'm really looking forward to as there were 10 shedded at St Leonards West Marina in the 50's and the house I lived in at the time was opposite the curve coming out of West St Leonards station so I saw them every day struggling round the curve with 10 or so coaches.

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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #123 on: September 17, 2015, 08:00:43 PM »
Looks great, thanks for putting up some photos, this is the only loco I've really, really wanted!

Tell us why Dan.

I, for one, am curious.

Best regards,


Joe

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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #124 on: September 17, 2015, 08:40:07 PM »
Looks great, thanks for putting up some photos, this is the only loco I've really, really wanted!

Tell us why Dan.

I, for one, am curious.

Best regards,


Joe

When I was a kid, my dad collected Hornby and Bassett Lowke clockwork tin plate O gauge trains and rather than allowing them to gather dust we played with them, either in the shed which had been converted to running trains with shelving all round or on boards laid with track around our garden. We had an olive Schools class and nothing could touch it for how amazing it looked with a rake of 6 or 7 Pullmans behind it. The Hornby offering even had a level of detail accuracy which couldn't be said of their equivalent 4-4-2 Flying Scotsman!
So the reason, apart from it being a very beautifully designed locomotive in my preferred gauge, is a sentimental one which relates to a very happy time; one which I wish could press the pause button on.



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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #125 on: September 17, 2015, 08:57:20 PM »
Thanks Dan.

For my part, I want to buy the Schools class because I have a collection of loco prints given away by the VIP petrol company in the late 60s of which the Schools was one.

My Dad travelled a lot for his job so I have more or less the complete collection which for me is my list of iconic locos to be acquired if possible.

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Joe
P.S. We also had a lot of Green Shield stamps when I was a kid !


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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #126 on: September 17, 2015, 09:24:31 PM »
That's a good aim to go for Joe! How many icons have been ticked off the list so far? Cheers for sharing :-)

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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #127 on: September 18, 2015, 05:10:18 PM »
I have 'Cheltenham' on order with Osborns.

Maybe worth an email to Michael to see what he reckons the ETA for their special is.

Dave G

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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #128 on: September 18, 2015, 05:39:49 PM »
I have 'Cheltenham' on order with Osborns.

Maybe worth an email to Michael to see what he reckons the ETA for their special is.

Dave G

Is it an order or a reservation? Osborn's weren't even sure which livery they were going to plump for (although Maunsell Green was becoming the favourite).

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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #129 on: September 18, 2015, 06:44:40 PM »
That's a good aim to go for Joe! How many icons have been ticked off the list so far? Cheers for sharing

The moderators will probably shoot me for being off-topic but politeness dictates that I reply so, the following locos came out as VIP give-away prints

LMS streamlined Coronation - got the Langley kit
LMS Royal Scot - not available in RTR N gauge
SR King Arthur - not available in RTR N gauge
LNWR Robinson 2-2-2 'Lady of the Lake' - not available in RTR N gauge
MR rebuilt Kirtley 2-2-2 - not available in RTR N gauge
BR class 9 2-10-0 'Evening Star' - waiting for a cheap Dapol one
Schools class 'Stowe' - waiting for the Dapol one
A4 Mallard - waiting for the Dapol one with valances
Caledonian Railway 4-2-2 no.123 - not available in RTR N gauge
LMS Jubilee 'Kolhapur - got the Farish one
spam can 'Winston Churchill' - waiting for a light pacific in SR livery
MR Johnson 4-2-2 - not available in RTR N gauge
GWR 'City of Truro' - not available in RTR N gauge
MR Compound - got the Farish one
GWR Castle 'Pendennis Castle' - waiting for the Farish one
GWR Castle Clun Castle' - waiting for the Farish one
GWR King 'King Henry VI' - don't like Kings
A3 'Flying Scotsman' - don't like the Dapol one

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Joe

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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #130 on: September 18, 2015, 07:04:10 PM »
So............could I possibly justify a Schools for North Cornwall ?
Perhaps working in on a special ?
I guess Rule one (as ever) would say YES !
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #131 on: September 18, 2015, 07:26:38 PM »
Osborn's weren't even sure which livery they were going to plump for (although Maunsell Green was becoming the favourite).

The result was 54% Maunsell, 25% Malachite, the rest undecided.

I'm happy with that :)


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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #132 on: September 18, 2015, 07:27:51 PM »
Joe, SR King Arthur (N15) there is a kit from BHE, doesn't look right on the Poole black 5 chassis it's supposed to fit but can be made to fit others which look OK. I believe there was also a Scot kit, same black 5 problem.
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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #133 on: September 18, 2015, 07:43:26 PM »
Thanks Mike.

If I manage to finish the Langley Coronation I'll have a go at the Royal Scot kit.

Best regards,

Joe

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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #134 on: September 19, 2015, 08:46:22 AM »
My enquiry became an order as soon as the livery was confirmed by Michael.

I've dropped him an email regarding the ETA.

Dave G

 

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