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  • JeremiahBunyan
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    I doubt they have. With current scenarios it's only obvious to have a few delays. I'm sure that when it's out it'll be a wonderful model.

  • CeeDee
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    It's true...perhaps Dapol have given up completely with the BoB WC project. I do hope not as I still expect to purchase at least five of these promised beauties......

  • RailGooner
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    4th.

    Yawn.

    Looking past commissioned models - Gaugemaster Class 73, Project Railway Honour Class 66 - one could be forgiven for thinking that Dapol have forgotten about N.
    Last edited by RailGooner; 10 March 2017, 18:15.

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  • CeeDee
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    Third it!!

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  • JeremiahBunyan
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    Second that!

  • Zaphras
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    Hi Andy.
    It's been a while since there has been any update on the progress of. these models - in fact, I think it was probably at the Club day in September when we were told that you were designing your own coreless motor to achieve the characteristics you wanted. The excellent Schools (I have 3) and Crompton have whetted my appetite for these so some indication of where things stand would be appreciated by me and, I'm sure, the other Southern modellers out there.

    Thanks

    Martin

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  • Bob G
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    I feel the need to write something here as I am needing a southern fix. Perhaps if the BB is not ready we could have another run of Schools perhaps?

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  • CeeDee
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    Any news on the BoBs and WC class locos yet? A progress report perhaps...if possible. It would be appreciated.
    Cheers!

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  • Paul Wernham
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    Hi Joel and Andy. Just joined up. Really pleased about your development of the Bullied pacifics and your new drive mechanisms. I will definitely want at least two. Take as long as you need to get it right!! Really well done!

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  • Chris Lane
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    Hi Joel and Andy,

    Thank you for the recent comments, I'm sure these have gone down well. It is nice to see regular comments/updates by you guys. This also most welcome by us modellers and also the wallet!

    Please keep up the good work.

    Chris

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  • Andy Dapol
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    Not years John, I appreciate your frustration and we have been/are working on this mech. in the 'background' and as it will be the basis for all new designs going forwards we want it to be right. The entire drive train is being specified and designed from the ground up and will use some new techniques not before used in a model locomotive.
    Just to give you an idea of the level we are starting from, I have been working directly with a company who design and produce motors, the custom motor will address the many issues of regular coreless motors (i.e. dislike of DCC, feedback controllers etc. etc.). There are many other areas being worked on which will produce not only a great model, but set the bar for performance. - all this takes time, testing and engineering; I don't want to rush to announce before we have completed our design and evaluation.

  • JRS747
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    Hattons say they are expecting the new models in November or December (yes 2016). As they have seem to have completely disappeared from the Dapol website I presume that this "information" is well out of date.
    Are we talking years before we see them?

    John

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  • LeftToMyOwnDevices
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    Joel,

    I would happily agree with TomE. I have 34052 ‘Lord Dowding’ on Pre-order (purely for sentimental reasons: I feel I owe my freedom to Lord Dowding; if you have seen the movie ‘Battle of Britain’, you might know what I mean).

    Having placed the pre-order, I was extremely worried that it might be tender-drive… Eeek…!

    Glad to know that will be loco-drive – but I am very patient to wait until you have your new coreless motor (loco driven?) working to everyone’s satisfaction.

    Charles.

  • TomE
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    Andy Dapol Elvinley The satin effect BR green used by Farish does appear more or less spot on to my eyes, and I hate to say it on your own forum but the matt effect BR green used by Dapol historically has always looked somewhat washed out, or faded in comparison. When I put my Dapol Britannia next to a Farish Std 5, the colour is worlds apart, so it would be nice to see some improvement in this area.

    There were some CAD images circulating for the West Country / BoB a while back, will they be re-issued for comment on the re-designed model when appropriate?

    Tom.

  • Elvinley
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    Andy Dapol That is very much appreciated. I recently had a problem with a Western that was dealt with by Joel which was due to component failure. I think if these mechanical issues are resolved along with better QC then things will be moving in a very positive upwards direction. As for finish, the Farish BR green is a very deep colour with a slight shine and is very effective. The more matte effect of their recent Royal Scot in maroon is less effective. From my view, Dapol has been more successful in getting a good finish on their N diesels than steam. Not sure why this is.
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