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  • aislabyjim
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    Do Dapol intend producing any more Black Label 00 A4's if so what is the proposed release programme.

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  • mjb1961
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    Originally posted by JeremiahBunyan View Post
    I'd love to see the Black Label range expand...LNER A1/A3, SR Merchant Navy/West Country/Battle of Britain, LMS Coronation, GWR King...
    I would also love to see more black labels,Flying Scotsman for sure ,I know tooling costs quite a lot so if Dapol still have the tooling from the A4 B L,s how about some in B R livery,how about creating the great gathering ,copying hornby I know but these would be a favourite with the collectors ,,the four black labels I've got are superb ,they make the hornby ones look cheap and toyish and I'm sure many others think the same so come on Dapol design and build more ,,

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  • JeremiahBunyan
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    I'd love to see the Black Label range expand...LNER A1/A3, SR Merchant Navy/West Country/Battle of Britain, LMS Coronation, GWR King...

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  • JeremiahBunyan
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    Lots of reasons...
    - Unsold stock found in the depths of the warehouse
    - Damaged models repaired
    - Customer returns
    - Retailers returning stock

    That's just the usual reasons as to why there's suddenly additional stock.

  • mjb1961
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    Originally posted by LNER4468Fan View Post
    Well since all of the Black Label A4s are now sold out I am hoping that a new Black Label locomotive will get announced, really hoping for a GWR King Class, both GWR and BR liveries at that, or the BR valanceless A4s.
    Being an owner of four black labels I was surprised to see that there are a few in stock ,the last time I checked they were all sold out ,so where have these come from ??

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  • LNER4468Fan
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    Well since all of the Black Label A4s are now sold out I am hoping that a new Black Label locomotive will get announced, really hoping for a GWR King Class, both GWR and BR liveries at that, or the BR valanceless A4s.

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  • JeremiahBunyan
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    Exactly! If you look at the current market situation it's the big things from the LNER and SR that seem to be popular. BR has always been so because of it's longish life and somewhat standardized liveries. But then you also have GWR and LMS things picking up the pace. I do pity you'll.

    Please don't do a BR Britannia, because I will want one and I will have to go DCC. Resisting temptation isn't my strong suit.

  • Joel Dapol
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    Jeremiah, you are absolutely correct, but that's the fantastic dilemma we are in, what to do next :-) It definitely needs careful consideration.

  • JeremiahBunyan
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    The obvious choices for them to sell will be anything iconic or widespread in some way. Therefore it always leaves the biggest and well known locos from the "BIG 4". The LNER A4 (done), LNER A1/3, LMS Coronation Class, GWR Castle Class, GWR King Class, SR MN/BoB/WC and BR Britannia. Beyond the actual Britishers to the outside world, these are the most iconic locos well know to those outside of the UK.

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  • Joel Dapol
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    Great Choices, we need to think about this carefully!

  • LNER4468Fan
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    What about a Southern Merchant Navy, LMS Coronation, and BR Britannia as the other options along with the GWR King?

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  • Joel Dapol
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    A good question and a very good candidate for a future model, I will put it on the development list, thank you.

  • Pete Trevaskus
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    Joel, On a separate point, what are the chances of a GWR King to the same standards at some time in the future? Not everyone is an LNER fan, even if it is the iconic A4

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  • Pete Trevaskus
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    Thanks Joel & Creilly81. I have a Mallard and Silver Fox. Both are now running well, apart from the minor niggle that the Silver Fox loses its memory and I have to re-set the running number at the beginning of each session. The problem of the engines creeping forward when first put on the track, as raised in earlier posts, seems to have simply gone away - possibly as a result of updating the Hornby Railmaster/Elite software? Anyway, I am pleased with the locos and pleased that earlier minor problems experienced by others are also resolved.

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  • creilly81
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    Originally posted by Pete Trevaskus View Post
    I note there have been no recent posts on the Black label locos. Does this mean that all the initial issues have been resolved, or has everyone just given up?
    Hi Pete,

    I have both Bittern and Mallard which frequently run on our club layout every Wednesday evening - they are defiantly a firm favourite. It's true to say a few people have experienced some niggles, but nothing much, and they were sorted out by Dapol quickly anyway.
    Bite the bullet and go for one - honestly you will not regret it. They take Railway Modelling to a new level in terms of realism and performance.

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