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Author Topic: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class  (Read 60650 times)

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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #75 on: December 03, 2013, 01:08:48 PM »
I Emailed Osbornes at the beginning expressing my interest in Maunsell green, have received an Email this morning from Michael confirming Dapol's announcement so with Dapol releasing Malachite it would seem Osbornes exclusive could corner the Maunsell market if we express our interest to them.

Fingers crossed

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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #76 on: December 03, 2013, 03:16:01 PM »
During a phone conversation with them they said interest was about 50/50. I dont know if they can but they suggested they may split the run and do half maunsell half malachite
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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #77 on: December 03, 2013, 04:20:16 PM »
Curious, I would have thought the Malachite market would have been amply served by the standard Dapol releases.
Well, that's just not good enough. Some fount of all knowledge you are!  :no:  ;)

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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #78 on: December 03, 2013, 04:59:31 PM »
I think its more the name. Isn't cheltenham preserved in malachite?
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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #79 on: December 03, 2013, 05:31:47 PM »
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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #80 on: December 03, 2013, 09:21:34 PM »
Curious, I would have thought the Malachite market would have been amply served by the standard Dapol releases.

Yes but almost every N gauge steam modeller models between 1950 and 1968 according to the trade - and they ought to know!

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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #81 on: December 03, 2013, 09:48:28 PM »
Curious, I would have thought the Malachite market would have been amply served by the standard Dapol releases.

Yes but almost every N gauge steam modeller models between 1950 and 1968 according to the trade - and they ought to know!

Alan

But is that because those of us with no kit making ability have been forced into that timeframe by the manufacturers lack of offerings? :hmmm:

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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #82 on: December 03, 2013, 09:50:21 PM »
But is that because those of us with no kit making ability have been forced into that timeframe by the manufacturers lack of offerings? :hmmm:

or by lack of confidence ?
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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #83 on: December 03, 2013, 10:03:06 PM »
But is that because those of us with no kit making ability have been forced into that timeframe by the manufacturers lack of offerings? :hmmm:


or by lack of confidence ?


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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #84 on: December 03, 2013, 11:05:14 PM »
But is that because those of us with no kit making ability have been forced into that timeframe by the manufacturers lack of offerings? :hmmm:

I refuse to be forced into that time frame by the manufacturers. I'm not a number, I'm a free man!


Well... Actually I come with a small charge but that kind of spoils the effect...

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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #85 on: December 04, 2013, 11:45:07 AM »
Latest newsletter from Osbornes (they're really active all of a sudden, although I'm certainly not complaining):

Cheltenham Schools Livery Update
Maunsell 54%
Malachite 25%
No preference 21%


I'd say that's looking like a victory for the Maunsells.

:thumbsup: :beers:

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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #86 on: December 04, 2013, 12:23:22 PM »
Latest newsletter from Osbornes (they're really active all of a sudden, although I'm certainly not complaining):

Cheltenham Schools Livery Update
Maunsell 54%
Malachite 25%
No preference 21%


I'd say that's looking like a victory for the Maunsells.

:thumbsup: :beers:

 :claphappy:

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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #87 on: December 04, 2013, 01:31:34 PM »
Woop woop! I do wonder why the reluctance to produce olive green models? Theres been one M7 and one terrier. ( ignoring the GP tank ) theres plenty of lms/lner/gwr liveries. The N class is on its way and bachmann are pretty good with maunsell liveries. Dut the dapol terrier for example has had quite a few LBSC versions, about four br black versions and one black, one green southern loco. There was a book set listed with an olive terrier and some sr wagons but it was cancelled. Even the maunsell coaches aren't getting maunsell green on the first wave?! Dear mr osborn...
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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #88 on: December 04, 2013, 05:26:57 PM »
It seems the N gauge community have a wonderful opportunity here to get a unique 5th livery which probably won't cost much more.
Dapol are already offering 2 locos in malachite, I see no sense in demanding a third in malachite when there is a gap in the liveries (unless you are ordering for the convenience of being able to run three locos on a layout in the malachite era).
It's easier and more cost effective to rename/number a malachite loco than to repaint a malachite into Maunsell!

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Re: Dapol - 4-4-0 Schools class
« Reply #89 on: December 04, 2013, 06:07:46 PM »
Latest newsletter from Osbornes (they're really active all of a sudden, although I'm certainly not complaining):

Cheltenham Schools Livery Update
Maunsell 54%
Malachite 25%
No preference 21%


I'd say that's looking like a victory for the Maunsells.

:thumbsup: :beers:

I got the email today too. Personally i expressed my interest in Malachite. Whilst i think it's a horrible livery i want Cheltenham as preserved. Oh well, i've had a standard Dapol Malachite one on order for a while now to re-number/name just incase this model wasn't how i wanted it.

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