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Re: Dapol - Class 50
« Reply #345 on: September 17, 2019, 10:45:43 AM »
But if it's weathered, isn't that problem sorted?  :hmmm:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Dapol - Class 50
« Reply #346 on: September 17, 2019, 10:57:13 AM »
But if it's weathered, isn't that problem sorted?  :hmmm:

It is yes - that's why I weathered it. I was just interested to know if anyone else had one like it, or if mine was just a one off.

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Re: Dapol - Class 50
« Reply #347 on: September 17, 2019, 11:06:23 AM »
There was a fairy called nuff!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Dapol - Class 50
« Reply #348 on: September 17, 2019, 02:11:35 PM »
Gents,

I'm very curious to know if the chassis comes with provision for speakers to be fitted, should you so desire at a later date?

Cheers,

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Re: Dapol - Class 50
« Reply #349 on: September 17, 2019, 02:28:22 PM »
Yes, photo of bare chassis with speaker space up topic a bit. Reply #280.

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=6609.270
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Re: Dapol - Class 50
« Reply #350 on: September 17, 2019, 02:33:55 PM »
Hi yes speaker space and a tray over transmission shaft provided  15mm long x 11 wide and 4mm  deep recess but allowing for body /roof curve something around 6- 7mm could be regarded as total useful depth. Body held by 4 clips  over bogie central axle, a finger nail to release and body lifts off - snaps back on quite positively.     

hope that helps
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Re: Dapol - Class 50
« Reply #351 on: September 17, 2019, 02:36:12 PM »
Thanks Mike and Robert,

To be honest, I totally missed that posting; I must have had the man eyes on!

Cheers,

Geoff 

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Re: Dapol - Class 50
« Reply #352 on: September 18, 2019, 01:19:10 AM »
Received 2 of mine the other day and am awaiting 1 from the fifty fund. I had a slight problem with 1 as when I picked it up after test running it 1 of the bogies fell apart. No dramas though, it soon went back together. The only changes I would have liked to see would be a domino headcode and nameplate on 50 043 (Eagle if I remember correctly) as that's how I remember seeing them at Lydeway and various other places in my distant spotting days. The 50's and the original HST were always my favourites.
Here's my small fleet of 4x class 50's and I have to say that in my mind the Farish versions don't look too out of place alongside the Dapol versions to my old eyes.

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Re: Dapol - Class 50
« Reply #353 on: September 18, 2019, 05:59:29 AM »
Superb line up . . Please enlghten us. . How did the bogie fall apart?

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Re: Dapol - Class 50
« Reply #354 on: September 18, 2019, 11:03:14 PM »
It was fine when I put it on the track and also when I ran it for around 10 minutes. When I picked it up the plastic piece holding the wheels in and 1 set of wheels stayed behind. With careful use of a magnifying light and a small screwdriver I put the wheels back in and simply pushed the plastic part back on. I think it just wasn't pushed on to the 2 locating pins properly.
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Re: Dapol - Class 50
« Reply #355 on: September 18, 2019, 11:12:19 PM »
Adjusted my unrefurbished br blue model to domino head codes.... was a ball ache i wish id not started




Still done now with resin printed inserts!

Eagle name plate to follow... can supply others these headcodes for £6 posted unpainted of course
« Last Edit: September 18, 2019, 11:13:53 PM by Only Me »



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Re: Dapol - Class 50
« Reply #356 on: September 18, 2019, 11:33:43 PM »
I was going to ask how to replace these but the aching balls comment has now put me off  :(
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Re: Dapol - Class 50
« Reply #357 on: September 19, 2019, 08:43:57 AM »
I was going to ask how to replace these but the aching balls comment has now put me off  :(

Its relatively easy to remove the headcodes the problem i had was on trying to clean with brasso the plastic was so thin it disintegrated.

Remove body
Small screwdriver to remove the cab
Then flip out the light guide which is just pressed into two lugs either side
You can then push the headcodes out from behind

The problem i had was obviously no replacements so i made my own on my resin printer.  If you would like some drop me a pm



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Re: Dapol - Class 50
« Reply #358 on: September 19, 2019, 09:04:15 AM »
Worth the effort as they show up brighter than the Headcode does . Thatís the only thing I was a bit disappointed about at normal operating speed you can hardly see it  and of course no marker lights either . I managed to sell a powered and a dummy E W S  66 so that I could afford mine , but  it will look good pulling my modified Minitrix blue grey coaches .I have still got a Freightliner 66 to sell hopefully at Colchester or Brockenhurst open day .
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Re: Dapol - Class 50
« Reply #359 on: September 20, 2019, 07:24:02 AM »
I have taken the plunge and ordered a sound decoder from Youchoos with custom 3D printed speaker enclosure.
Hopefully should be here tomorrow!

 

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