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  • kryten044
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    Hi just wanted to say you have produced a very good model and i have 68014 from first production run and 68008 from the second but has anyone noticed the light bleed from the body shell with the lights on both from cab sides and behind the aircon box on the cab roof of DRS blue 68008 . Must say again a super model though well done .

    p.s. the new decoder by dapol give great control of the loco .

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  • Andy Dapol
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    Hello Robert Potter , You may not have heard that there was a significant delay between ordering and receiving the decoders. They arrived just before Christmas so installation commenced in the New Year. They started shipping last week and this will continue over the next 2-3 weeks fulfilling all outstanding orders. Each model is not only fitted, but tested for full function before re-packing, so the process takes a little longer than strictly necessary, but we prefer to add this extra assurance.
    I've attached a few photos of our installation process to whet your appetite!

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  • Robert Potter
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    Hello is there any update on the DCC fitted 68s please as I see that the chips are now in the shops and people are receiving them. I know it takes time to fit the chips but the DCC ready ones have been available since Warley.

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  • 159220
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    Good luck with the nomination for 'Model of the Year' awards. Naturally voted for the class 68. In my opinion it is the new benchmark in modern high detail standards.

    See: British Model Railway Awards 2017

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  • Joel Dapol
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    Hello Ali, Unfortunately both the sound decoder and non-sound decoders were late being delivered and this means unfortunately it will be early January before we start shipping these. My apologies for this.

  • pegleg90
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    Hello,

    do do you know when then DCC fitted and DCC sound versions will be released?

    Many thanks
    Ali

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  • Joel Dapol
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    Yes, corrected bodies are available to those customers who have already purchased them and the stock still unsold are getting their bodies exchanged before any more are being despatched. I hope that helps.

  • JeremiahBunyan
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    68001 was also supplied to those who purchased it directly by Dapol/DCC Supplies...

  • Roylang
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    I too would like to thank you for the revisions that have been made - they make an already brilliant model even better. I have two of the first batch (both Scotrail) and now 68008 - well I will on Christmas day ;-)

    One question - did the DRS shop get replacement bodies? I know they are selling 68001 still, and would be interested but only with the corrected livery. I did ask them by email, but have got no reply.

    Thanks,

    Roy

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  • the norfolkman
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    Hi All, I would also like to thank Dapol for the gesture of replacing the original shells I have now fitted my 005 shell and it is superb.
    Have also taken delivery of 008 Avenger and it is interesting to note the improvement to the model, both in packaging and to the finish of the
    model itself. Highly impressed all round, looking forward now to batch 3 Lol.Which now has three more livery variations to go at i.e. plain blue
    as per 022 etc at the moment, basic DRS blue with interim markings and of course full Trans pennine !
    Dapol obviously know how to extract my hard earned as I did'nt own a Dapol loco at the start of the year and now have three .
    Also looking forward to the 59 and future developments.
    Lastly I wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.

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  • JeremiahBunyan
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    Good to hear about these improvements! And I'm sure the Class 59 will be a stunner.

  • sharpshooter
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    I would also like to thank Dapol and DCC supplies for addressing the issues. I have received and fitted my new bodyshell and model looks superb....I even splashed out on two more of the updated models at the weekend and note the improved packaging which appears to have resulted in no loose parts this time.

    Here's hoping for a stunning class 59 model in due course.

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  • dazc
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    I'd like to take the opportunity to thank Dapol for been a superb manufacturer and dealing with the livery errors on the first batch of DRS liveried models. I've received the 2 replacement bodies I needed and was a superb gesture. Personally I hate affixing nameplates however as the original bodies had one fall of each, and were over sized, the replacement - self fixing replacements is fine especially as these are of a better proportion. So happy I went out and brought a fourth model

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  • JeremiahBunyan
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    Any idea if they are etched or if they are decals?

  • JeremiahBunyan
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    So far I've seen noting but positive responses from people and retailers who have had a chance to mingle about with this second batch of Dapol OO gauge Class 68s. This proves that Dapol have listened and ironed out all the faults and thereby improved the product.

    Excellent job and well done guys. Similarly I hope that the issues that plagued the first batch of Class 73s will be ironed out and the product improved in the same way.

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