Dapol 08

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

  1. TheSnapper

    TheSnapper Western Thunderer

    Just installed Paul Chetter's "other version" of the Dapol Class 08 ProtoDrive sound project in my second loco (Green/Wasp Stripes) and I like it even better than the first one! (see post #107).

    I think it's great to have available 2 slightly different sounding locos of the same class.....thanks Paul

    (Disclaimer: no commercial connection - just a satisfied customer)

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  2. Arty

    Arty Western Thunderer

    I've just done the same with my 2 08s, both of Paul's versions are excellent.

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  3. Temeraire

    Temeraire Western Thunderer

    What decoder and speaker is that Arty? I'm guessing a Zimo decoder...
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  4. richard carr

    richard carr Western Thunderer

    It is a Zimo MX644 D
  5. Arty

    Arty Western Thunderer

    They are both Zimo MX644D from Paul Chetter and bass reflex LS "cabinets" again from Paul.

    Again no connection other than a satisfied customer.

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  6. Temeraire

    Temeraire Western Thunderer

    Thanks both! Food for thought there. Expensive food...;)
  7. Osgood

    Osgood Western Thunderer

    This is no takeaway fast food junk - its lovingly prepared from quality ingredients, beautifully cooked, and tastes delicious.
    Great value dining, the service is excellent too!
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  8. Arty

    Arty Western Thunderer

    Not really, a sound equipped Dapol 08 from Hattons is £339, my 08's cost me £169, plus £92 for the sound decoders & £5 for the LS - £266.
    Bit of a bargain methinks.

  9. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad

    Wot ho Arty - does this shouty shunter wonderfulness suggest that a cunning new plan is afoot - I do hope so!

    There is something about that black livery in particular that appeals.

    Perhaps someone will build a good 1/32 model one day, they are singular looking machines.

    Happy New Year etc, nice to see you around the old place again….

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  10. Arty

    Arty Western Thunderer

    Hi Simon, Happy New Year to you.

    My favourite diesel the 08, I had a Hornby sound equiped one in 4mm but not impressed with it's voice.

    I have a G3 one on the go (and a G3 class 25 pending, the plan with that is to power it with a 4 stroke SC engine driving a brushless generator etc)

    The Dapol 08 is very good, contrary to all the fluff it has spawned over the past years and a bargain even at £199. I have a couple of Heljan big diesels, so need to build something to run them on ( and win the lottery to buy a couple of sound cards !)

    I do have a Bachmann 04 in 1/32, and a 1/32 Teddy Bear, so an 08 would be nice to accompany them.

    Trouble is I've got too many projects as usual, and I do keep an eye on Western Blunder.


  11. 40126

    40126 Western Thunderer

    You know the currency on here Arty :thumbs:

    Steve :cool:
  12. Temeraire

    Temeraire Western Thunderer

    I quite agree, it is a bargain. Just poor timing and a bad turn of phrase from me possibly!
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  13. Arty

    Arty Western Thunderer

    Interesting article on dismantling a Dapol 08 by Paul Chetter to fit sound and upgrade lighting.
    Hornby mag Feb 17 issue N0 116.

  14. 40126

    40126 Western Thunderer

    Had this about 3 weeks now, still in the box.


    Plus I have a blue numbered one at Rob's (lancer1027)

  15. Cliff Williams

    Cliff Williams Western Thunderer

    I have two green to do for myself, luckily one is unnumbered.
    Plan is to fit SWD sound in one and Howes in the other , or just possibly a Zimo chip, but not sure yet.
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  16. InvernessTMD

    InvernessTMD Western Thunderer

    I have just taken a knife and various other small tools to mine... gone are the top lights (and the bit of pcb to go with them!), the centre lights have been removed and the plug on the pcb modified to give me red/white on the end in the direction of travel on dc. When it eventually gets a decoder they will be on at both ends permanently.
    I am also working on the cab doors, and I may yet pare off the long strap hinges...
  17. richard carr

    richard carr Western Thunderer

    If you go DCC then you can have the red and white lower lights on all the time with a simple function remap.

    There's no need to hack anything about.

  18. SimonT

    SimonT Western Thunderer

    Does anyone know of a source of good little two and three pin connectors? I have gone down the SWD route and have replaced the Dapol apology of a PCB with the ESU 51968 adaptor. I would like to retain the ability to disconnect the body from the chassis.
  19. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Hi Simon,

    I get mine from All Components, no troubles as yet after more than five years.


  20. InvernessTMD

    InvernessTMD Western Thunderer

    I will anyway. It is being converted to a later one with only the two lights at each end, so I have just removed all the bits I no longer need...