Dapol Class 08

Discussion in 'Dapol RTR' started by Toto, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. Andy_Sollis

    Andy_Sollis Full Member

    Messages:
    2,338
    Likes Received:
    2,314
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2018
    Paul, check your PM...
    Andy
     
    York Paul likes this.
  2. Timbersurf

    Timbersurf

    Messages:
    720
    Likes Received:
    436
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2018
    I am glad I am not the only one getting a bashing from the Dark Lords, be strong Andy, resist, resist.
    My advise is to mention it to the wife!

    "you want to start ANOTHER #~£$&ing gauge?"

    I have 1,200 rolling stock in stock, it has taken 10's of years to collect, not likely I will give up OO.

    But does not preclude doing both?

    As pointed out by my wife, who has already agreed to a 60ft by 20ft shed, buying a second one as well, twice as big as the OO one, for O gauge, is out of the question:mad:!
    That's not word for word, what she said, by the way:eek:
     
    Andy_Sollis likes this.
  3. York Paul

    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    4,947
    Likes Received:
    5,410
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2017
    :avatar:
     
  4. Brian A

    Brian A Full Member

    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    80
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2019
    I have heard that the Dapol 08 struggles on tight curves. Any truth to the rumour?

    I have a 4ft curve on my layout but would like an 08. The Heljan 05 and Dapol panniers/terrier have no problems with the curve.

    Cheers
    Brian
     
    jakesdad13 likes this.
  5. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    4,030
    Likes Received:
    1,566
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2015
    As my layout is an end to end with just the pointwork for bends I cannot say for sure if they struggle. If you go on facebook and look for O gauge pages you will get better reports though I don't recall seeing anything bad lately.

    Pete.
     
  6. Andy_Sollis

    Andy_Sollis Full Member

    Messages:
    2,338
    Likes Received:
    2,314
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2018
    Still tempted with a wasp strippped green with ladders. £189 inc
    Postage from Rails. (Especially with saving during the lockdown :facepalm:)

    I may even go Outdoors with the track I have in storage (yeah... I’ve had O for years but just didn’t tell ya!)
     
    jakesdad13, Toto and York Paul like this.
  7. York Paul

    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    4,947
    Likes Received:
    5,410
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2017
    Here you are Mr S....

    [​IMG]


    ... you could get yourself a Jinty as well whilst you're in buying mode. :avatar::scratchchin:
     
    paul_l, jakesdad13 and Andy_Sollis like this.
  8. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

    Messages:
    14,762
    Likes Received:
    3,225
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2017
    Very easy to chip the 08's as well. Just squeeze the top of the bonnet and pull back slightly ...... instant access to the plug in chip ..... simples. I'm sure I covered it in a post somewhere in the RTR section.

    Toto
     
    paul_l and Andy_Sollis like this.
  9. Andy_Sollis

    Andy_Sollis Full Member

    Messages:
    2,338
    Likes Received:
    2,314
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2018
    I may go the sound and capacitor route later on...

    Still thinking to order..
     
    Toto likes this.
  10. Andy_Sollis

    Andy_Sollis Full Member

    Messages:
    2,338
    Likes Received:
    2,314
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2018
    I’ve given in.. don’t expect any o gauge layout from me any time soon... :scratchchin:

    And don’t tell the wife! :facepalm:
     
    jakesdad13 and York Paul like this.
  11. York Paul

    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    4,947
    Likes Received:
    5,410
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2017
    good man... just tell the wife you invested in a new insurance policy if she wants to know were the money went:avatar::thumbup::tophat:
     
    Andy_Sollis likes this.
  12. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

    Messages:
    7,804
    Likes Received:
    3,554
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2015
    "I’ve given in.. don’t expect any o gauge layout from me any time soon... :scratchchin:

    And don’t tell the wife! :facepalm:

    Andy"

    And SMR Chris didn't even need to get involved, this O gauge bug is getting contagious, going in to lockdown won't help it just makes the symtoms worse - look at Toto

    Good news is that the 08 takes standard OO gauge DCC decoders so that halves the price of conversion.

    So far I have resisted the temptation of one of these ........

    Paul
     
    Andy_Sollis and York Paul like this.
  13. Andy_Sollis

    Andy_Sollis Full Member

    Messages:
    2,338
    Likes Received:
    2,314
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2018
    dam, it’s out of stock... :facepalm:

    14 days or so to wait for a delivery. Oh well... be here for Father’s Day then maybe..:scratchchin:
     
  14. Kimbo

    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    2,712
    Likes Received:
    1,670
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2015
    He who hesitates! :avatar:
     
    Andy_Sollis likes this.
  15. Andy_Sollis

    Andy_Sollis Full Member

    Messages:
    2,338
    Likes Received:
    2,314
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2018
    I’d already paid. They took the money yesterday so looks like may be in the post any day. Which is great when we’re both at work Saturday. Sod’s law that when it will drop and have to wait till Monday to collect from the office. Not bad when I’ve had 7 days off oh well. Just bad timing.
     
    jakesdad13 likes this.
  16. Andy_Sollis

    Andy_Sollis Full Member

    Messages:
    2,338
    Likes Received:
    2,314
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2018
    Well, D3002 has arrived.
    We have noticed the cab is rather sparse and that the vac pipe is anorexic. It’s also missing the Derby builders plates.
    So, guess what’s first on the list. FF1807B5-51F2-40D1-A806-4021C35AD9CE.jpeg
    Unboxing this morning.

    E0208327-5ADF-4504-8C82-42CEFA02E912.jpeg
    6BE769F6-2E02-426C-B2A1-6B55EA03BFA9.jpeg FEF39DFD-465F-4F72-9030-53030DFA797A.jpeg

    and sat with a “swinger” PAA (As D3002 is not airpiped!
    34993C94-45DF-430F-BBC9-A9E6E9FCD4F6.jpeg
     
    paul_l and jakesdad13 like this.
  17. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

    Messages:
    14,762
    Likes Received:
    3,225
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2017
    Very nice. Will it get chipped ?
     
    Andy_Sollis likes this.
  18. Andy_Sollis

    Andy_Sollis Full Member

    Messages:
    2,338
    Likes Received:
    2,314
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2018
    I’m intending a sound chip post pay day.
     
  19. SMR CHRIS

    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    3,316
    Likes Received:
    531
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2015
    Andy congrats on the arrival of a new family member :avatar:

    I’m sure you will be wanting to Go DCC sound with this one and they are one of the easiest to do a big sound install as they have a generous amount of space for a quality speaker and 21pin plug in decoder.

    before you get into the install just do a check that the soldered on wires to the PC board are only soldered to the correct pads have come across examples that have poor soldering causing crossed connections :facepalm: with The results of letting the magic smoke that can’t be put back in out of decoders :faint:

    I would also for best performance remove the Capacitors across the motor supply and my personal choice remove the inductor chokes, and place links in place of these, this is a recommendation of DCC decoder manufactures for best performance from there decoders, Have marked these In the photo attached
    And the direct connecting with the dodgy soldering that links the track direct to the motor, not a issue on DC but install a decoder and instant smoke.

    Enjoy your new loco
    F59D5E05-7372-4B1E-86C7-F001184D9407.jpeg

    2E2C8457-A7A7-47E2-ABB1-3A54A4DDC8BE.jpeg
     
    Brian A, jakesdad13 and Andy_Sollis like this.
  20. Andy_Sollis

    Andy_Sollis Full Member

    Messages:
    2,338
    Likes Received:
    2,314
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2018
    Wtf!! Excuse the expletive! That’s awful! Yes I’ll have a look in the morning. Won’t remove the other bits just yet as want to give it a run on DC prior to swapping over. I read there should be a switch on their for the cab light, but it’s either under the blanking plug or it’s been removed on the later batches?
     

Share This Page