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Re: Dapol - Class 33
« Reply #75 on: August 28, 2015, 07:24:25 PM »
I don't believe that it is over 3 years since I posted that list after the announcements... I wonder when they will turn up??

The D prefix version should be done but it doesn't seem like the manufacturers know about this variant in N!!

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Re: Dapol - Class 33
« Reply #76 on: August 28, 2015, 08:34:10 PM »
Their website is still showing Qtr 3 2015 so they have until the end of September :uneasy:

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Re: Dapol - Class 33
« Reply #77 on: August 28, 2015, 10:13:00 PM »
You are such an optimist Mick!!

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Re: Dapol - Class 33
« Reply #78 on: August 29, 2015, 12:54:49 PM »
We shouldn't have to guess when something that has been preordered at 100 plus will be available... Dapol should know surely?

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Re: Dapol - Class 33
« Reply #79 on: August 29, 2015, 02:52:21 PM »
As has been noted before, due to the relatively small runs Dapol and Farish stuff can get bumped at short notice in the factory for someone else with a larger run. Don't get me wrong, I'm not making excuses for them and am just as peeved as many others and, it seems to me, their communication with their customer base has always been pretty appalling as it wouldn't take much to update their social media systems but it rarely seems to happen ::)

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Re: Dapol - Class 33
« Reply #80 on: August 29, 2015, 04:08:21 PM »
As has been noted before, due to the relatively small runs Dapol and Farish stuff can get bumped at short notice in the factory for someone else with a larger run. Don't get me wrong, I'm not making excuses for them and am just as peeved as many others and, it seems to me, their communication with their customer base has always been pretty appalling as it wouldn't take much to update their social media systems but it rarely seems to happen ::)


I tend to agree, Mick. It's disappointing when you get to their Product Development page to read that it was 'Last updated w/c 3 June 2013' - http://dapol.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=179_298

I don't see the point of giving page updated info unless you are going to regularly do updates, even if there's no  changes. Obvious stale pages suggests lack of interest in the website.

Dave G




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Re: Dapol - Class 33
« Reply #81 on: September 01, 2015, 09:32:17 AM »

I tend to agree, Mick. It's disappointing when you get to their Product Development page to read that it was 'Last updated w/c 3 June 2013' - http://dapol.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=179_298

I don't see the point of giving page updated info unless you are going to regularly do updates, even if there's no  changes. Obvious stale pages suggests lack of interest in the website.

Dave G



seeing as http://dapol.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=179_298_300_580 was updated this year, I think that date is wrong

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Re: Dapol - Class 33
« Reply #82 on: September 01, 2015, 10:14:59 AM »
Hopefully TINGS will have something to show.  Not sure if said on thread but model has been retooled due to a slide location for the exhaust being wrong at the Design stage and was missed on approval. The exhaust would have been too low but slide does allow for early and late postions.. Dapol rock and hard place on that one.

Website info death/ MIA is sadly all to common- not make it right of course. In Gauge One land traders have stuff on pages even older! no quick or cost effective solution and now with the plethora of social media methods it is worse when time lmited. Even some large organisations fail well, National Rail equiries pages for stations are out of date and seemingly a long way down some poor souls workload... 

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Re: Dapol - Class 33
« Reply #83 on: September 07, 2015, 07:58:39 PM »
Latest from Dapol is an early 2016 release date for the 33.

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Re: Dapol - Class 33
« Reply #84 on: September 07, 2015, 08:10:10 PM »
Latest from Dapol is an early 2016 release date for the 33.

Cheers
Mark


That's a disappointment but no great surprise despite their website showing Q3 2015.
http://dapol.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=179_298_300_362

Where did you find this update, please?

Dave G

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Re: Dapol - Class 33
« Reply #85 on: September 07, 2015, 08:25:15 PM »
SHHHH!!! Don't let the others know!

Facebook...

Dapol do put some useful info on there... sometimes!

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Mark

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Re: Dapol - Class 33
« Reply #86 on: September 13, 2015, 09:30:30 AM »
Was a little surprised to see these at TINGS yesterday, it seems Dapol have started to try and clear their backlog.

Hope these photos are of use:

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Re: Dapol - Class 33
« Reply #87 on: September 13, 2015, 09:54:47 AM »
Thanks for the pics.

Was there any mention of an availability date?

Couldn't find the faceache 2016 date mentioned earlier and the website still suggests Q3!
See: http://dapol.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=179_298_300_362

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Re: Dapol - Class 33
« Reply #88 on: September 13, 2015, 10:07:04 AM »
Sadly no mention of date (info on Class 68 thread photos :worried:)

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Re: Dapol - Class 33
« Reply #89 on: September 13, 2015, 12:09:03 PM »
They look good but, by heck, I wish they'd extract the digit ::)

 

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