Jump to content
Broithe

Brace yourselves! - CIE Dapol Coaches

Recommended Posts

I've just had an email from Mark's containing this statement - For Irish Model Railway enthusiasts we have an exclusive Marks Models item arriving in the next couple of weeks, will let you know what it is soon.

 

What can it be..?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Interesting! Do we get our hopes up now for something major only to be disappointed or do we go down the road of cautious optimism? Maybe Marks can give us a clue?

 

Could be a fun game! ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Interesting! Do we get our hopes up now for something major only to be disappointed or do we go down the road of cautious optimism? Maybe Marks can give us a clue?

 

Could be a fun game! ;)

 

Well here is your first clue, For Irish Model Railway enthusiasts :-bd now start guessing. :trains:

 

My guess an exclusive 071

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Maybe a set of two standard auto ballasters?

 

I hope it's this but you never know!

 

So if it's to be a special edition 071, which will it be?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's more likely a 7 plank wagon with a flying snail on it.

 

Richie

 

"Keeping your expectations in check since moses was a youngfla'"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well here it is lads,

It is from Dapol but it is a 1950,s period coach, and before anybody says anything, It is not an authentic model but merely a representation.

Only 200 pieces produced (176 Pristine and 24 weathered )

http://www.marksmodels.com/?pid=17293

http://www.marksmodels.com/?pid=17294

We are also selling some of the MRSI Anniversay wagons on behalf of the Club

http://www.marksmodels.com/?pid=17295

The coaches should be in all the shops by Saturday.

 

Nobody guessed it would be this !!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The weathered one looks ridiculous and wont fit into the pristine bachmann rakes that most have. But the pristine one will shift by the ton. As far as the MRSI wagon is concerned, everyone here should be a member and have one automatically.

I've said too much already!

 

R.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The weathered one looks ridiculous and wont fit into the pristine bachmann rakes that most have. But the pristine one will shift by the ton. As far as the MRSI wagon is concerned, everyone here should be a member and have one automatically.

I've said too much already!

 

R.

 

Dapol's generic factory weathering is woeful. Their Kernow special editions are done by a private company who sends examples of his work to the Chinese factories who then replicate it. It's a million times better.

 

Fair play Marks, might pick up a few of the pristine ones, although I have nothing to haul them as yet...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Fair play Marks, might pick up a few of the pristine ones, although I have nothing to haul them as yet...

 

Young padawan, have you not your fingers to burn on a forthcoming brass kit from K&M?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Young padawan, have you not your fingers to burn on a forthcoming brass kit from K&M?

 

Solder join I must complete....

 

Wonder how that project is coming along?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Solder join I must complete....

 

Wonder how that project is coming along?

 

We've settled on "Scraatch, Bilders & Sons" as a name to reserve a spot in pubs. All very victorian!

Some are happy scratchin themselves, (wrenn) some are happy bildin stuff (us) and others are happy hurl from the ditch (anyone else in Dublin who fancies a meet up) might stick this in another thread. R.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Had a good look at it earlier on his site

Is it better or worse than the Bachmann one produced by Murphy Models in 2001?

Looks very similar, ie an LMS 57' jobbie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

in advance of JHB coming on, they are all frauds. 57' is a fraud, the layout is a fraud, and the green colour is a fraud. But. We all have a few, they look good, are approximately correct, and unless you eat sleep and drink Des Coackams Publications or the GSWR Carraige Book (about a foot thick), no excitement should arise. Unless its a 4 wheeled thomas the tank engine number masquerading as MGWR, now that's wrong......

 

R.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I missed the boat with the bachmann ones and only have three, so they ll be handy to add a few coaches to my rake.

 

Tom,

 

If you can get your hands on a few of these coaches and do a respray, you are in business. They are the same as the ones you have.

 

http://www.locomotionmodels.com/model-railways/oo-gauge-4mm/coaching-stock/lms/bachmann-34-251d-57ft-corridor-composite-1st-and-3rd-lms-crimson.htm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Had a good look at it earlier on his site

Is it better or worse than the Bachmann one produced by Murphy Models in 2001?

Looks very similar, ie an LMS 57' jobbie

 

They'd be less detailed but they're decent enough.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ha! JHB has remained quiet thus far.... My tuppence worth would be that Marks Models were quite upfront in saying it isn't meant to be an accurate model of anything. The price is cheap too.

 

It looks the part, apart from the way-too-wide light green band below window level. On the most meticulous of layouts, there's usually a British Railways repaint of at least something, and not all layout builders crave absolute accuracy. So, as far I as I would be concerned, as long as a manufacturer comes up with something which he accurately describes, then fair play to him.

 

So, it's thumbs up from me! I fully support the small band of folk who strive to produce anything Irish for the market - be it accurate, or a representation.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice. I agree about the waist band but they look the part otherwise. :tumbsup:

Just in the wrong scale for me! :((

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Those coaches look really well, good on marks models for comissioning them. Might get a small rake and run them behind my old Silver Seal hornby black five. Not prototypical obviously but hey, a large helping of modellers license never hurt anyone

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I got a few of these from Mark's there was talk of a break coach being made. Is there a date set for these yet?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
When I got a few of these from Mark's there was talk of a break coach being made. Is there a date set for these yet?

 

am told by the mark's lads that its not likely to happen before xmas....unfortunately.:(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×

Important Information

Terms of Use