Dapol Class 08

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  1. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    I received a heads up from Hatton's today to say that their Dapol class 08 in BR black livery was in stock and ready to ship. ....... 1 on its way.

    Will post up photos when it arrives.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
  2. paul_l

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    Phew - that's a relief, a green one and I may have been nervous, but maybe more tempted with an 0-6-0T industrial loco kit tho' :thumbs:.

    Paul
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    And here it is ....... Apologies for the blurry images
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    the last one for now
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    Cheers
    Toto
     
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  4. SMR CHRIS

    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Looks nice Toto

    Now you have looked at it send it on to Australia
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Of course I did Chris.

    Mind let me know when it arrives. :hammer:
     
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    From what I,ve seen on f/b and youtube, they look great, they are well detailed but with scope for super detailing if the fancy takes you, maybe next year once the rest of the liveries come out.

    Pete.
     
  7. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Just received my second in plain BR green
    with early emblem this time. I'll post a picture or two later.

    The top portion of the bonnet lifts off to reveal the PCB so fitting the 21 pin chip is a real doddle. Good one Dapol.:thumbs:
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    2 Lenz silver 21 pin direct plug decoders duly ordered from wickness models.

    I have used them before can't quite remember what the service is like but I'll keep you posted and shall carry out the 30 second installation procedure on their arrival.:avatar:

    Cheers

    Toto
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Just received this loco back from weathering by Arry of this parish. He took delivery of it from me at the Elgin show and we were reunited on me getting home today.

    I'll get some pictures up tomorrow if I get the chance. He's done a great job of it.

    Cheers

    Arry
     
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    Don't forget to clean it before the photo's, it has to look its best for official photies :avatar:

    Paul
     
  11. Andy_Sollis

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    Talk about dangling a carrot.

    If anything were to get me to seriously model in O, this loco could well be it! (-:
     
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  12. York Paul

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    Here you are Andy ... just to help you along :thumbs:

     
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  13. Timbersurf

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    You guys keep tempting me but it wont work! I also have a soft spot for Class 08, but for me to have a plank, it would need sound....... and smoke........and a stay alive.....and some wagons........
    Nope, Dapols very enticing entry price just went past a Grand, by all means keep dangling the carrots, but I will resist!



    My will is strong.......



    I have cast iron resolve......



    I am unyielding......



    I am weakening......... EEEEK! 08 emoji 150.jpg
     
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    Oh you little tease!
     
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    :avatar: Stay resolute Mr Timbersurf:thumbup: Resist the slippery road to those temptations and an ever emptying bank account.:avatar:
     
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    I feel itbmay happen to a lot of us!

    I’m interested to compare the cab with the real thing, see what’s missing and maybe do some super detailing.

    That said, I feel the same about it would need sound and maybe smoke and lights...

    How long till we get miniature moving people?
     
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    :avatar::avatar::avatar: Thought you'd like that piccy... just imagine its shunting the Wharf branch at Froghall Junction.
     
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    Did 08’s ever get down the line pre preservation? I’ve never seen a photo of one?
     
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    Yes they did, tunnel inspection train, a weedkiller and once I saw one go Light engine to BIS on hire when the works shunting engines were out of action... that was in the early days of the 70's when BIS had that 4 wheeler Fowler mechanical thing. Oh and I seem to remember an 08 going down with the Stoke PW tool van mess coach one Sunday to dig the sidings out at Moneystone.
     
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  20. Timbersurf

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    So let me think......
    If you wont buy, then you could rent.....
    Not very practicable for a layout.
    So you could run stuff on your local model Railway club's layout........
    Hmmm.... I would have to join one...... oooh! I am already a member of Platform 1 MRC!

    Woohoo!

    I'll be round this evening for a little play with yours guys!
     
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