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  • SteveU
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    As there are now £0 pre-orders on the website is this a way to express an interest in the model of choice by 'buying' one through the checkout process?

    I haven't been able to find a post or anything to indicate this is what is needed so that you know the interest level?

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  • Joel Dapol
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    We thought we had disabled the old development pages, but it would,appear not, our apologies :-(

  • doug22150
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    I have 3 9Fs and they will all pull 8 coaches with ease. Here's a clip of a sound fitted one with 8 on:-

    https://youtu.be/Xi6PzmgJXKY

  • Jeanette-H
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    Just wondering, if you go to Dapol's site and look under product Development N-Gauge there are 9 items listed, of those 9, 3 are shows as In Abeyance, the BOB, Class 59 and interestingly the Class 50 which as we all know is not in Abeyance. of the rest the J72 is cancelled, the 68 is on sale, the rest are in various stages of design and or construction.

    It would help if they could keep their own public accessible date a little more up to date, that way there would be less room for uneducated speculation, or educated or disappointment.

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  • JeremiahBunyan
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    It's going to be a die-cast model. I'll doubt it will have any issue.

    My Britannia works perfectly fine, your problem with the 9F sounds like a simple issue with traction. Why not send it to get fixed?

  • Jeanette-H
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    Hope this new chassis has better pulling power than the old tender drive locos, there is nothing sadder than watching a 9F spinning it's wheels trying to pull 5 coal wagons.

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  • Joel Dapol
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    Yes, we will be making the public announcement and detailing the specification, once we get straight from the weekend.

  • Ed-Farms
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    No rumour, Facebook had pictures from the open day of the announcement, no model to see yet but it is happening

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  • Crepello
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    Rumour has it the WC/BBs are back on again!

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  • CeeDee
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    Hear! Hear!

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  • Bob G
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    Forget common sense - i had seven on pre-order, and i know most southern modellers will want more than one! They are the necessary locomotive of choice on a southern model - much more than the Merchant Navy, so if Dapol are looking at air-smoothed MN sales as a guide they should think again. Farish chose the third batch of MN to be built that was only built post war, and was rebuilt 1956-57 so a pretty short lifespan and none appeared in true Southern livery. OK they have the chassis for a rebuilt MN, but why they didnt do that model from the start i dont know.

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  • Crooked Spire
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    Sorry. But a dozen or so people commenting that they like the idea of crowdfunding is hardly going to get the ball rolling.

  • Ed-Farms
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    Common sense suggests that the first batch will be for a certain type from the range they can produce, then they can make the others afterwards. Look at the 33 - we are still awaiting some models from the planned list so I doubt Dapol will want to flood the market with light pacifics straight away.

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  • Longbow
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    If it's a choice between limited variants or nothing I'll take the former. An Unrebuilt in just early and late BR green will do me just fine.

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  • JeremiahBunyan
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    - Firstly, there's minor detail differences even between the specific body types. IIRC when the CADs were originally released the Air-Smoothed ones had 3 variants and the Rebuilt ones had 2. I could be mistaken with the numbers but I'm sure there's variants. A lot of modelers will not want to put down that amount of money for generic models. We've moved well into the era of loco-specific details. And you'll already hear people grumble about small things. And why should Dapol be known as the manufacturer of a generic product? If that was the case the model would've been out ages ago as they'd only need to invest in two sets of tools and not 5+

    - Secondly, how many among us are ever ready to sit and apply numbers and nameplates? I know I am, but I've known a large number who won't be too happy to do that for various reasons ranging from the price of the product to just not being comfortable doing something like adding decals. The general consensus is that those who will most likely do the numbering are more than happy to renumber an RTR product anyway.
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