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Author Topic: Dapol, Your chance to tell them what you'd like them to make  (Read 6985 times)

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Re: Dapol, Your chance to tell them what you'd like them to make
« Reply #30 on: April 29, 2011, 01:21:32 PM »
I know its really niche.. and its not even my era or geographical location, and I've never seen one except in pictures (like I care) BUT.. I would love to see a class 28 Metrovick, you could even do a boxed set with a pair and some wagons for the "Condor" service.

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Re: Dapol, Your chance to tell them what you'd like them to make
« Reply #31 on: April 29, 2011, 01:43:24 PM »
I know its really niche.. and its not even my era or geographical location, and I've never seen one except in pictures (like I care) BUT.. I would love to see a class 28 Metrovick, you could even do a boxed set with a pair and some wagons for the "Condor" service.

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Re: Dapol, Your chance to tell them what you'd like them to make
« Reply #32 on: April 29, 2011, 07:10:13 PM »
lancastrian , so the 'iivvaatt' would be nice , even with a tender , ( be honest farish have faffed about for ever ) .
for new it would have to be an , 'unrebuilt patriot' . i wonder though if 'dapol' could suprise us with  a 'terrior' , why not a little 'pug/dock' 0-4-0 . must be a market for a 'really useful engine' . ;) . chhers john .

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Re: Dapol, Your chance to tell them what you'd like them to make
« Reply #33 on: April 29, 2011, 09:00:55 PM »
Talking of small engines/switchers. I'm surprised no-one has bothered to make a Class 06 0-4-0 Shunter for those that model the modern era stuff. Its possible to make the Class 06 as I think (Fujimi?) have done a mine train set which is a 0-4-0 switcher and mine wagons. So a Class 06, and the smaller steam engines could be easily made using the same compact motor ;). I asked for the Class 92 as I badly need one and the trail on the Dapol Class 92 progress seems to have gone cold :(. I really do hope they make one and have not dropped the project as I am sure I am not the only person that requires one for their model railway ;).
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Re: Dapol, Your chance to tell them what you'd like them to make
« Reply #34 on: April 30, 2011, 10:41:34 AM »
not to fussed what models they make, i take them as they come, but what i would like to see a improvement on is maybe a better front couplier, i know models come with detailing packs, but working with bachmann couldnt they design somethink that looks better them the big buckle eye one that is used at the mo.

just out of interest how old is that design?

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Re: Dapol, Your chance to tell them what you'd like them to make
« Reply #35 on: April 30, 2011, 11:24:41 AM »
working with bachmann couldnt they design somethink that looks better them the big buckle eye one that is used at the mo
As I understand it BachFar are due to issue an optional new style coupling shortly (cough, could be waiting a while if other deadlines are anything to go by) and eventually this will become standard
When it does go standard this could present issues with older rolling stock, but I assume they will offer the older (current style) as an optional fitting for the socket, which are already being supplied and fitted on current releases

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Re: Dapol, Your chance to tell them what you'd like them to make
« Reply #36 on: April 30, 2011, 02:42:04 PM »
The Rapido coupler was invented in 1964. See http://www.guidetozscale.com/html/the_rapido_coupler.html
It says on the Bachmann website that the 78501, 78502 and 78503 E-Z Mate magnetic couplers are due in Sept/October. I'll believe it when I see it.

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Re: Dapol, Your chance to tell them what you'd like them to make
« Reply #37 on: May 01, 2011, 12:09:07 AM »
I am currently waiting with a huge amount of anticipation for the new Dapol HST.Now when i was s kid,i had an APT in the later livery.
This was a Hornby OO gauge,still have it to this day,so that would be my wish to the nice chap at Dapol.
Please,please,please make one.
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Re: Dapol, Your chance to tell them what you'd like them to make
« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2011, 04:11:19 PM »
Like to see Dapol  make loco  (deisels) where the contacts to the chassis are accessable  without  having to disassemble the chassis as Atlas /Kato  are running the length  on the chassis problems with contact  are solved  in  no time with both manufacturers.
This is one reason why i   sold all  my  Dapol   locos i   installed DCC  in several   &  had nothing but  problems with them.

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Re: Dapol, Your chance to tell them what you'd like them to make
« Reply #39 on: May 02, 2011, 08:30:00 AM »
I asked for the Class 92 as I badly need one and the trail on the Dapol Class 92 progress seems to have gone cold

When I last spoke with Dapol Dave (this year) he confirmed that the class 92 was still going ahead. It's just that there are other projects in front of it and they keep letting those kettle things (like the Hall) unfairly jump the queue.

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Re: Dapol, Your chance to tell them what you'd like them to make
« Reply #40 on: May 18, 2011, 09:30:04 PM »
I would very much like a D63XX (which in modern speak is, I believe, a Class 22). Just right for my Cornish branch line !
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Re: Dapol, Your chance to tell them what you'd like them to make
« Reply #41 on: May 31, 2011, 03:54:10 PM »
I agree with Port Perran. The Dapol catalogue shows an 00 Class 22 and I'd love an N gauge version to complete my set of Western hydraulics (I have 2 Westerns, 2 Warships and 2 Hymeks). Mind you, I am basing my layout on a sort of Oxford, where you could see virtually anything turn up, except maybe from Scotland! I also asked for re-release of the Q1 in BR guise and the Siphons. I've always found Dapol Dave to be very good at responding to direct enquiries.

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Re: Dapol, Your chance to tell them what you'd like them to make
« Reply #42 on: May 31, 2011, 09:02:58 PM »
Hmm,

A J50 would be nice.. also a C12 or C14... LNER livery of course!

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Re: Dapol, Your chance to tell them what you'd like them to make
« Reply #43 on: May 31, 2011, 09:35:17 PM »
Hmm,

A J50 would be nice.. also a C12 or C14... LNER livery of course!

Cudders

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Re: Dapol, Your chance to tell them what you'd like them to make
« Reply #44 on: May 31, 2011, 11:10:26 PM »
I agree with Port Perran. The Dapol catalogue shows an 00 Class 22 and I'd love an N gauge version to complete my set of Western hydraulics (I have 2 Westerns, 2 Warships and 2 Hymeks). Mind you, I am basing my layout on a sort of Oxford, where you could see virtually anything turn up, except maybe from Scotland! I also asked for re-release of the Q1 in BR guise and the Siphons. I've always found Dapol Dave to be very good at responding to direct enquiries.

Don't forget the 14 and the other hydraulics - D600 etc !

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