Key Publishing/Dapol BR diesel brake tender

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  1. Matt

    Matt Full Member

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    Hi all,

    In the absence of any actual modelling recently, I decided to treat myself to one of these models, just re-released via Hornby magazine.

    Why? No real reason other than I fancied one!

    It comes in a rather attractive and stylish box:

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    With the model itself trapped in a two part plastic case inside:

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    I've read lots of comments elsewhere about this model, especially first time around but it looks good to me:

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    Sorry for the poor photos, light is bad!

    Handrails, brakewheels and lamps/lampirons and pipes are individually fitted, and you get a pair of cosmetic couplings to replace the tension locks. My only gripe was some of the bits had come loose in the box but nothing that a dab of glue won't solve.

    All in all, it's a really nice model!

    Matt
     
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  2. York Paul

    York Paul Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Matt, that looks like a very crisp model of a brake tender, there was an O Gauge kit equivalent of this on the bay not so long ago, I nearly bid on it but missed the last call.
     
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  3. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Certainly a bit different. :thumbs:
     
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  4. Matt

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    It is a crisp model. It's not something I have any need for as my locos are unlikely to require extra braking power with the 2 - 3 wagons that my layout will accommodate but I liked it!
     
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    Must admit I preferred the Highland (Perth / Inverness) method, just keep adding Black 5's until you have the required power for up or downhill.

    Looks a nice model though.

    Paul
     

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