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Author Topic: Dapol, Your chance to tell them what you'd like them to make  (Read 6231 times)

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Re: Dapol, Your chance to tell them what you'd like them to make
« Reply #45 on: June 01, 2011, 07:14:24 AM »
A parallel boiler Patriot, Stanier mogul, Fowler, Stanier, or Fairburn tank loco. 

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Re: Dapol, Your chance to tell them what you'd like them to make
« Reply #46 on: June 01, 2011, 08:23:11 AM »
Hi Alan, I have the Farish Class 14 weathered (overdone I think) and yes, would love a D600 but really don't think anyone would tool up for such a small class even though the demand is out there. I have a concern that Farish and Dapol seem to get into a contest every now and then rather than give us what we want. For instance, the Farish Western is passable but Dapol are going to bring one out. No doubt it will be more detailed than the Farish item, but we also had the issue of the 9F which, in the end, Farish dropped due to the Dapol version being released. Not having an airbrush and being fairly cack-handed, I would like to see more weathered versions of anything coming to the market place. With the ever increasing cost of our hobby, I tend to run everything as it comes out of the box so that, if necessary, I can re-box it and sell it as bought (albeit with some mileage on the clock). Bright paintwork isn't prototypical but allows me to sell off unwanted items rather than hope someone will like my feeble attempts at weathering.

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Re: Dapol, Your chance to tell them what you'd like them to make
« Reply #47 on: June 02, 2011, 03:03:58 PM »
I'm with Irish Padre re parallel boilers  8) . Cheers john .

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Re: Dapol, Your chance to tell them what you'd like them to make
« Reply #48 on: June 02, 2011, 09:26:28 PM »
I would be happy to see any small tank or tender loco released as there is very little to choose from, most of the express locos have been done to death, I guess thats what people want and the same situation exists with OO gauge, maybe a J52 or N2 would be nice.
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Re: Dapol, Your chance to tell them what you'd like them to make
« Reply #49 on: June 04, 2011, 02:10:13 PM »
I thought we weren't supposed to be wishlisting? :)
But if we can, well, I'd like a 3F and a 4F. Or maybe a Dean Goods. Or maybe a Jxx [I have to admit that LNER 0-6-0 tender locos are something I know almost nothing about]
I'd also like to see a P1 and an LMS Garratt, as well as a 47xx, and maybe an S160 or S200, or indeed any beefy goods locos...
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Re: Dapol, Your chance to tell them what you'd like them to make
« Reply #50 on: June 06, 2011, 03:57:30 AM »
I wonder if there is any Irish GM Class 201's availible in N gauge? If not, I would love to see Murphy Models/Dapol make one in N gauge ;).
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Re: Dapol, Your chance to tell them what you'd like them to make
« Reply #51 on: June 06, 2011, 10:00:30 AM »
As a 3D print from valve design

http://www.shapeways.com/model/53266/ie_class_201_locomotive_n_scale.html?gid=mg

Might be worth asking if they know if it'll work in the new Ultra detail material as well.
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Re: Dapol, Your chance to tell them what you'd like them to make
« Reply #52 on: June 06, 2011, 12:55:46 PM »
As a 3D print from valve design

http://www.shapeways.com/model/53266/ie_class_201_locomotive_n_scale.html?gid=mg

Might be worth asking if they know if it'll work in the new Ultra detail material as well.



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Re: Dapol, Your chance to tell them what you'd like them to make
« Reply #53 on: June 06, 2011, 03:55:16 PM »
Well guys,

I've ordered a GM Class 201 bodyshell for the project, so I will let you all know how I get on. As its default grey, I will paint it into NIR livery or the orange CIE livery ;). Just need to get a Dapol Dummy Class 66 that I will rip apart for parts as I am going to need glazing, buffers plus I will need some car primer and car paint for the shell? If successful, I will probably build a fleet of them for my layout ;)
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Re: Dapol, Your chance to tell them what you'd like them to make
« Reply #54 on: June 06, 2011, 06:03:39 PM »
Well guys,

I've ordered a GM Class 201 bodyshell for the project, so I will let you all know how I get on. As its default grey, I will paint it into NIR livery or the orange CIE livery ;). Just need to get a Dapol Dummy Class 66 that I will rip apart for parts as I am going to need glazing, buffers plus I will need some car primer and car paint for the shell? If successful, I will probably build a fleet of them for my layout ;)

Right now they are flogging misprinted ones off direct from Dapol.com for 15 and I guess you don't care about misaligned digits on the bodyshell right ?
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Re: Dapol, Your chance to tell them what you'd like them to make
« Reply #55 on: June 06, 2011, 09:12:07 PM »
EtchedPixels: You have completely lost me. As when I buy my trains, if they look right I will buy them regardless of a minor error or two ;).
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Re: Dapol, Your chance to tell them what you'd like them to make
« Reply #56 on: June 08, 2011, 07:33:06 PM »
Just remembered..

Why is there no proper LMS or LNER suburban stock??? It's as if these companies never made any!! All we get is BR types and after years of bad Farish attempts, and the reasonable Minitirix Teaks, we finally got the superb Gresleys in Teak and of course the superb Staniers by Farish so main line is looking good.

Please can we have some suburbans!!!!!

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Re: Dapol, Your chance to tell them what you'd like them to make
« Reply #57 on: June 09, 2011, 12:07:02 AM »
Just remembered..

Why is there no proper LMS or LNER suburban stock??? It's as if these companies never made any!! All we get is BR types and after years of bad Farish attempts, and the reasonable Minitirix Teaks, we finally got the superb Gresleys in Teak and of course the superb Staniers by Farish so main line is looking good.

Please can we have some suburbans!!!!!

Cudders

The Farish generic suburban in LMS with a roof swap is actually pretty decent if a couple of scale feet two long, othewise there are printed side kits for LMS suburban stock and etched kits for LMS, LNER Thompson and I think Chris Higgs (Masterclass) did 51' Gresley stock as well and is currently doing Quad-Art etches if you are really determined! -  Farish of course have done the 57' Mark 1 suburbans (but not grrr in blue)

The other problem with many suburbans is a bit less obvious, they tend to be flat ended and short so really need a close coupling system if being used on sharp curves or they tend to look a bit odd.

IMHO given the very limited range of pregroup SR stock, and the complete lack of Dean era GWR coaches the LMS folks have it *easy* on suburban stock 8)
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Re: Dapol, Your chance to tell them what you'd like them to make
« Reply #58 on: June 09, 2011, 05:15:01 PM »
Being 'ham fisted' I'm still with 'cudders' . Cheers john .

 

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