Dapol 08

Discussion in 'Talk' started by Ressaldar, 21 March 2016.

  1. richard_t

    richard_t Active Member

    I noticed this PDF instruction sheet on South West Digital's website yesterday, that may be of help to some, covering adjusting the wiring and other options for ESU decoders and the Dapol 08.
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  2. TheSnapper

    TheSnapper Western Thunderer

    What a faff!

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  3. PMP

    PMP Western Thunderer

  4. InvernessTMD

    InvernessTMD Western Thunderer

    I think the switch on the pcb turns the cab light on/off, I thought it may have put the shunting lights on on DC, but I ahve been told they only work on DCC...
    Also, any idea why the motor has a ground connection?
    Mine is probably going to be modified to remove the door straps and leave only 2 lights at each end, and I will proabably then hard wire the lights into an ESU decoder
  5. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    A couple of 08's turned up at Love Lane for conversion to S7.

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  6. TheSnapper

    TheSnapper Western Thunderer

    If anyone is interested, this is my 08 fitted with a Zimo644 which I purchased directly from Paul Chetter (soundsloco@btinternet.com) and a Cube speaker, which I may change. .

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    All the lights work - just Plug 'n Play!

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    Disclaimer (aagain): I have no commercial interest in SoundsLoco whatsoever, just a happy customer. Thanks Paul!

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  7. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    Is the red light a white/red bi-colour LED?
  8. SoundsLoco

    SoundsLoco Member

    That would be nice, and the decoder has enough 'open collector' Function Outputs to operate them individually, but sadly not.

    What can we reasonably expect for £200?

    Anyway, it leaves a bit of 'modelling' for us to tackle. LOL

    Kind regards,

  9. geoff_nicholls

    geoff_nicholls Western Thunderer

    i received mine (D3045 in blue) and tested it on the club track yesterday. It ran beautifully. Is anyone else thinking about a conversion to EWS red?
    Were there any 08's in EWS red with the long bonnet hinges? (apart from the cut-down ones)
  10. Wagonman

    Wagonman Western Thunderer

  11. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    Is that an LT waste ballast bogie wagon I spy in the foreground of the blue 08.......
  12. Mudhen

    Mudhen Western Thunderer

    It is, there's a rumour that London Transport have been surveying Love Lane with the intention of connecting it to the Tube network. :)
  13. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    Mmmm.... lift the track and raise the ballast level in the station for the tube stock ;).
  14. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    Just enough :D

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  15. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    Just keep an eye out for the odd loco that are in a livery other than black or green ;)

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  16. 43179

    43179 Western Thunderer

    Im happy to be proved wrong , but i dont think any others with the external hinge strapping survived long enough to get EWS livery. Im thinking mid 80s they fizzled out? It would be interesting to know what the longest survivors were.

  17. hrmspaul

    hrmspaul Western Thunderer

    Some remained in industrial use into the 1990s
    Sheerness Steel 2 Class 08 and 09 BR Shunters , industrials | 2 and 1 Class 08 and 09 BR Shunters , industrials | 1 = 08133 [1] Class 08 and 09 BR Shunters , industrials | 08216
    Middlesborough goods Class 08 and 09 BR Shunters , industrials | 08 Private
    Powell Duffryn Coal Prep Class 08 and 09 BR Shunters , industrials | 08113 [3]

  18. InvernessTMD

    InvernessTMD Western Thunderer

    hmm, I was hoping to do mine as an Ipswich based loco but industrial would work if it saves hacking the body about... But then the crazy in me has an idea of marrying an MMP body to the Dapol chassis...
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  19. Mr Grumpy

    Mr Grumpy Western Thunderer

    Has anyone bought the 08 with sound pre-installed by Dapol?
  20. richard carr

    richard carr Western Thunderer

    I don't beleive they are available yet.