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Re: Dapol - Class 50
« Reply #420 on: November 04, 2019, 01:08:12 PM »
I guess having the delineation between the two colours helps, but you've got it lovely and straight, I always end up with a bit of a wobble!

Thank you.

It is a matter of smoothing it out lengthways with a brush after prodding it in the right direction. These Railtec transfers do seem to have a natural tendency to straighten themselves out to some extent, however.
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Re: Dapol - Class 50
« Reply #421 on: November 04, 2019, 08:10:56 PM »
More class 50s renumbered/renamed:

50033, "Glorious"

Dapol Class 50 by James Petts, on Flickr

Dapol Class 50 by James Petts, on Flickr

This is the third part of the three way chassis swap, this has the wheelsets with the black wheel hubs taken from the chassis originally on the Fifty Fund 50049.

Here is a default 50040, not renumbered, but renamed to "Centurion" with Narrow Planet nameplates and the crest from a Fox "Illustrious" plate set (on the basis that I will not be replacing the crest on "Illustrious"):

Dapol Class 50 by James Petts, on Flickr

Dapol class 50 by James Petts, on Flickr

And the entire lineup of large logo class 50s, comprising:

* 50031 "Hood"
* 50033 "Glorious"
* 50036 "Victorious"
* 50040 "Centurion"
* 50046 "Ajax"

Class 50 collection by James Petts, on Flickr

Class 50 collection by James Petts, on Flickr
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Re: Dapol - Class 50
« Reply #422 on: November 04, 2019, 10:54:02 PM »
@jamespetts I dont think your building 50007 james but I do hope you'll have one cranking over in a siding with the odd puff of smoke every now and again  :o

https://youtu.be/Ro0016JG2Ms

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Re: Dapol - Class 50
« Reply #423 on: November 04, 2019, 11:11:46 PM »
@jamespetts I dont think your building 50007 james but I do hope you'll have one cranking over in a siding with the odd puff of smoke every now and again  :o

https://youtu.be/Ro0016JG2Ms

My records indicate that this was in the GWR commemorative livery at this time and working out of Waterloo - but judging by that Youtube video, it would not be necessary to model the locomotive itself as it would be largely invisible: a smoke machine would suffice to give the desired effect.
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Re: Dapol - Class 50
« Reply #424 on: November 05, 2019, 08:14:36 AM »
 :hellosign: I do not own a class 50 yet , but I do own a book which I bought yesterday from The Works , at £7 English Electric Class 50 a Haynes owners` Workshop Manual , I look forward to reading it during the winter months.
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Re: Dapol - Class 50
« Reply #425 on: November 07, 2019, 01:41:32 PM »
DCC Supplies on Facebook reporting the 50's and the sound chips are starting to come together, can't wait to finally get my Sir Edward Elgar

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Re: Dapol - Class 50
« Reply #426 on: November 08, 2019, 05:03:32 PM »
<My records indicate that this was in the GWR commemorative livery at this time and working out of Waterloo>

Plenty of pics show 50007 in the GWR livery working out of Paddington till 1986, see here: www.hondawanderer.com/Class_50.htm
just scroll down till you find the loco.

Think it switched over to the Waterloo route by 1987.

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Re: Dapol - Class 50
« Reply #427 on: November 08, 2019, 06:54:19 PM »
<My records indicate that this was in the GWR commemorative livery at this time and working out of Waterloo>

Plenty of pics show 50007 in the GWR livery working out of Paddington till 1986, see here: www.hondawanderer.com/Class_50.htm
just scroll down till you find the loco.

Think it switched over to the Waterloo route by 1987.


Indeed - and my time period is 1989.
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Re: Dapol - Class 50
« Reply #428 on: November 17, 2019, 04:10:21 AM »
I finally received my Dapol Class 50, having held out for the DCC sound fitted 50 043 in BR Blue, weathered by The Model Centre. Here are some photos of the Dapol beast next to 50 032 'Courageous' which is a CJM version of the Hoover. There are some striking differences between the two, particularly around the cab front windows and head code box, I will leave it to others to comment as which is closer to the real thing.

From a purely aesthetic view, both capture the spirit of the real thing very well. The extra roof detail of the CJM version is quite striking and, given the fact that I typically view the models from above, makes a big difference. As far as the front end, the head code seems too small on the Dapol version to me, but the Dapol version seems less cluttered and more pleasing. Either way, I am happy to have both, but will not be running them next to each other as they have too many visible differences to be consistent.









Both are pictured stabled at Britminster MPD on my layout 'Chetcombe'. Just in case anyone asks the question, the Dapol version is on the right...

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Re: Dapol - Class 50
« Reply #429 on: November 17, 2019, 04:42:02 AM »
Both very nice models. The CJM version is a little too heavily weathered for my taste, but that's just me.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Dapol - Class 50
« Reply #430 on: November 17, 2019, 04:47:20 AM »
Both very nice models. The CJM version is a little too heavily weathered for my taste, but that's just me.  :thumbsup:

They are supposed to be from the 1970's George! You should be grateful they are not painted in black and white!

Seriously though, both were weathered from actual photos. Shockingly it was not uncommon to see more grime than color on some of these fine locos

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Re: Dapol - Class 50
« Reply #431 on: November 17, 2019, 05:17:47 AM »
Yes, things were pretty run down in the seventies. I even remember that from my college days!
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Dapol - Class 50
« Reply #432 on: November 17, 2019, 06:20:52 AM »
They look super chetcombe. I remember them hauling stock north of crewe on the wcml

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Re: Dapol - Class 50
« Reply #433 on: November 17, 2019, 09:48:50 AM »
I guess having the delineation between the two colours helps, but you've got it lovely and straight, I always end up with a bit of a wobble!

Thank you.

It is a matter of smoothing it out lengthways with a brush after prodding it in the right direction. These Railtec transfers do seem to have a natural tendency to straighten themselves out to some extent, however.

Unlike the nightmare that goes under the name of Fox their lining decals are almost impossible to use
« Last Edit: November 17, 2019, 12:08:04 PM by N_GaugeModeller »

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Re: Dapol - Class 50
« Reply #434 on: November 17, 2019, 09:56:22 AM »
I didnít even know Railmatch did decals.

 

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