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  • #16
    I would get the original version IF Dapol did it with the original names i.e. Yeoman Enterprise, etc and NOT with Kenneth J Painter as that was renamed in about 1991. Dapol really ought to model these from the date of introduction in 1986. I dont want to have to buy a set of plates to rename it.

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    • JeremiahBunyan
      JeremiahBunyan commented
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      There's no real evidence to show that they'll sell more if the did one of the originals. You can either re-name it or wait for the next batch. Dapol will look to use the tooling multiple times to recoup their investment, so it's not like it will never be done. People will still buy it!

    • Scruff
      Scruff commented
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      59005 was named Kenneth J Painter from new. It was 59002 that was renamed.
      I will be renaming my 59002 when it arrives to its original name.

  • #17
    I see the OO version is progressing to art work stage. It is to be hoped they sell well so n N version can be progressed. They get around about these days and several liveries abound. Presumably the Class 66 chassis/motor can be used

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    • #18
      Originally posted by chriswrightmk View Post
      I see the OO version is progressing to art work stage. It is to be hoped they sell well so n N version can be progressed. They get around about these days and several liveries abound. Presumably the Class 66 chassis/motor can be used
      They've gone past the 2nd painted sample stage also.....
      Jeremiah Bunyan...

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      • #19
        Hi,
        Yes, we are waiting for the corrected/adjusted samples to arrive for approval. Regarding the 'N' gauge version, this would be an all new model with similar features to the class 68 and class 50.
        Regards
        Andy

        Dapol Staff Member

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        • JeremiahBunyan
          JeremiahBunyan commented
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          Would the Class 59 also be designed in such a way where the Class 66 can benefit from an upgrade? Basically the chassis is what I am talking about.

        • Joel Dapol
          Joel Dapol commented
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          A bit early to say really, but I would imagine it is possible.

        • JeremiahBunyan
          JeremiahBunyan commented
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          Well atleast I am early with that suggestion. Please do consider it Joel Dapol . If you'll design the Class 59's "Next Generation" chassis such that the body of your current Class 66 can fit on it, then you automatically get a higher spec Class 66.

          Just to put things in persepective, I run my Class 68 almost everyday, simply becuase I am awestruck by how smooth and silent it is. Honestly never seen a model so good.

      • #20
        Evening all, I was just wondering if there was any chance of having an update on the class 59...

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        • JeremiahBunyan
          JeremiahBunyan commented
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          As they said last time, the N gauge Class 59 would follow after the OO gauge Class 59 (which is still at the livery sample stage). So there's a long way to go I'm afraid. Atleast a year away for the N gauge version.

        • Andy Dapol
          Andy Dapol commented
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          Hi,
          No movement on the N gauge version yet. It is still scheduled to commence development ASAP after the OO version is produced, so I would anticipate seeing some CADs next year. We will issue anticipated dates once we have started the project.

      • #21
        Good news! something to look forward to Andy. Will be a good addition..

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        • Andy Dapol
          Andy Dapol commented
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          Thanks for the comment @pdavies.
          Just to let you know the situation has not changed from June, our intent is still to start after the OO version is produced (which is progressing).

      • #22
        Hi all.

        Very keen for this model and was wondering if Andy or Neil from Dapol can update us on whats happening.

        I know the OO model must be close to production, would really like to know ref the N gauge version.

        Also, have the liveries been confirmed as yet.

        Thanks

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        • Joel Dapol
          Joel Dapol commented
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          Hello there, we will have an update on this in a month or so time.

      • #23
        Thanks Joel, I hope it good news..

        Being from the west country, these are heavily used in this area, and would be great additions..

        thanks

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        • #24
          Hi All

          I was hoping for some sort of news on these Class 59s..Joel any news

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          • Joel Dapol
            Joel Dapol commented
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            All the development work is done now and we await a production slot. I would say release would be in the next 6 months.

          • JeremiahBunyan
            JeremiahBunyan commented
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            Joel Dapol any chance we can see some updated painted samples?

        • #25
          Joel Dapol, I assume you’re talking about the OO gauge ones, not the N gauge ones…? I

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          • Scruff
            Scruff commented
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            would be good if they were the N gauge ones!

        • #26
          Joel

          I assume you are talking about the N gauge class 59..unless i have the wrong page..lol

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          • Joel Dapol
            Joel Dapol commented
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            Yes, OO versions,. We will ahve some news on the N gauge versions soon.

          • JeremiahBunyan
            JeremiahBunyan commented
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            Can't wait for the update on the N gauge Class 59s

        • #27
          Joel

          Any news on the N gauge version of the class 59??

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          • #28
            For those who have not seen yet N Gauge Class 59 Out Of Abeyance (dapol.co.uk)

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            • #29
              Hi,
              @ Joel Dapol I find the news from Revolution Trains most disturbing:
              http://www.revolutiontrains.com/emd-...om-revolution/
              Have you been able to assess the implications regarding viability of two Class 59 manufacturers in N?
              Whilst there are questionable 'comparisons' already being propounded, I'd rather not "jump ship" unless you consider Dapol could be forced to withdraw your much anticipated N version.

              Regards, Gerry.

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              • Joel Dapol
                Joel Dapol commented
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                Hello Gerry, yes a bit unfortunate but we are already committed and have numerous special commissions already on order. We are expecting the first shots in a couple of months, so no turning back. I am sure the RT model will be good, but equally I am confident ours will also pass muster and I guess customers can make their own mind up. Not great financially for either of us I fear :-(

              • GerryF
                GerryF commented
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                Hi Joel,
                Thanks for the reassurance, I do want a singular National Power version (KMRC pre-ordered) but I don't want to have to have two! I also have my 'most longed for' ARC livery pre-ordered.

                Regards, Gerry.

              • Joel Dapol
                Joel Dapol commented
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                No problem Gerry, no we are definitely committed to this project.
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