Trade Dapol Class 122 (& 121?), DMUs in 7mm!

Discussion in 'Resources' started by Dan Randall, 25 March 2018.

  1. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    Browsing RMweb yesterday, I came across this thread on Dapol's intention to produce Class 122 and, I think, Class 121 DMUs in 7mm scale....

    Dapol 122 dmu in O gauge - Dapol


    There were some test shots on display at Alexandra Palace and somebody fortunately took a couple of pictures of them (see post #5).

    Even at this early stage, they certainly look the part and this is great news as far as I'm concerned - well done Dapol. Here's what they have to say....

    https://www.dapol.co.uk/index.php?route=blog/post&post_id=78

    Regards

    Dan
     
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  2. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Hi Dan,

    many thanks for posting. Sandite and Route Learner versions should be a straight forward conversion, especially with no great can motor sticking up in the Guards area to contend with for the Route Learner seating.

    regards

    Mike
     
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  3. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    Hi Mike

    I think these will be just as popular, if not more so, than the recent rtr 08s and pannier tanks. :thumbs:

    I'm actually looking forward to seeing gazillions of ex GWR branch line layouts getting built and featured on forums and in magazines (one of which will be mine, if I can ever fit something plausible into an 8ft length). Surely anyone who's currently undecided about taking the plunge into 7mm, will now be pushed over the edge? These single car units are the ultimate "small train" in 7mm, so let's hope so! :))


    Regards

    Dan
     
  4. Jim smith-wright

    Jim smith-wright Western Thunderer

    How many models of Stourbridge town are going to appear I wonder?
     
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  5. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Must admit, "Stourbridge Town" was exactly what I thought when I saw the post. :)

    Along with the words "Must" and "resist"... :confused: :oops:
     
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  6. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    alongside Staines West and Uxbridge Vine Street as well!

    regards

    Mike
     
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  7. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    sorry, forgot to include Windsor & Eton.

    regards

    Mike
     
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  8. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    Now that I would like to see! :thumbs:


    Regards

    Dan
     
  9. Mr Grumpy

    Mr Grumpy Western Thunderer

    Didn’t they try them out on the branch to Gunnislake?
    Calstock viaduct would make an impressive centrepiece :)
     
  10. Stewart

    Stewart Western Thunderer

    Class 121 where also used on the Maiden Newton to Bridport branch.

    Gerry Beales book mentions them being used to shunt goods stock in Maiden
    Newton goods yard!
     
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  11. 43179

    43179 Western Thunderer

    Coombe Junction anyone ....

    Jon
     
  12. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

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  13. geoff_nicholls

    geoff_nicholls Western Thunderer

  14. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Tower are offering the DC version @ £244.16 as opposed to Hattons £254.15 - the DCC prices sound and basic are the same for both traders.

    regards

    Mike
     
  15. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    Thanks Geoff, it certainly is of interest and a thread I'd completely forgotten existed, even though I'd contributed to it. :))


    Regards

    Dan
     
  16. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    Hattons may well charge for postage too, whereas Tower don't if the goods are more than £150.00. :thumbs:


    Regards

    Dan
     
  17. richard_t

    richard_t Western Thunderer

    I think the Dapol announced version is just the 122 DMU.

    Heljan are already doing a 121 DMU (at nearly double the price of the Dapol version)

    I'm tempted by the Dapol...
     
  18. Temeraire

    Temeraire Western Thunderer

    Although there's been no formal announcement, Dapol did have a 121 body shell beside the 122 EP at Alexandra Palace though....
     
  19. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    The only significant difference between the two are the headcode boxes on the roof and the 122 initally had them below the windows as well.

    Regards

    Mike
     
  20. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    That's what suddenly struck me about this - the Dapol DCC/Sound fitted versions are cheaper - by some way (on Tower's website) than the plain 12vDC Heljan units!! :eek:
    Suddenly there's some very stiff competition in the field!! Look out, Heljan!! :rolleyes: