Dapol

16 Apr 19
Modelscape

Plastic kit for an OO scale platform canopy. Comes complete with clear plastic strips to be cut for glazing. Requires assembly and painting. Paint and adhesive not included. Photo shows assembled and painted model.

14 Apr 19
Elle

Dapol 2S-020-003 N Gauge LNER Green B17 Class 2871 Manchester City – Buy – Dapol 2S-020-003 N Gauge LNER Green B17 Class 2871 Manchester City

10 Apr 19
Steve's 009 and 09 Adventure

On Saturday the Cambridge Model Railway Club held their exhibition. There were lots of layouts and an excellent selection of traders. Best of all it is only six minutes from my house by bike, most of that on cycle paths. How nice to cycle to a model railaway exhibition! It gave me a good excuse […]

09 Apr 19
Model of 1960s Leamington Stations

A couple of days ago I started to investigate how I might want to add some signals to the layout to make it more representative of the real thing. I discovered that Dapol produce a range of automated signals (for N and OO gauge) that appeared to be quite suitable although they do cost over […]

07 Apr 19
Modelling for Cheapskates

Wow, no entry since last September.  I have actually done the odd bit of modelling in that time, but not much and don’t seem to have taken photographs.  Need to address that.  Must be too much time on RMWeb (addictive). In an entry just after I started this blog, I mentioned getting a load of […]

22 Mar 19
Young Londonist

I am excited to see whether London’s leading model railway show – which attracts over 9,000 visitors annually and showcases over 40 huge working train sets – will be up his track.

21 Mar 19
Kelvins Railway Models

This is a lightly weathered 08 for my Merlin’s Lane Layout – it is fitted with DCC Sound by Coastal DCC. It was a simple ‘wash and wipe’ with matt black followed by a little airbrushing on the chassis and roof.

19 Mar 19
Kelvins Railway Models

Just a Dapol straight from the box item with medium weathering. This was achieved by using my usual wash and wipe method with a Humbrol matt black diluted with thinners about 50-50. The underframe was airbrushed with Railmatch Frame Dirt, Brake Dust and Matt Black. The roof was washed but not wiped – while wet […]

18 Mar 19
Modelscape

To meet the rapid rise in demand for bananas shipped in from the Caribbean, especially constructed steam heated banana vans were manufactured with plywood cladding and insulated bodies that allowed bananas to be shipped in green and ripened en-route. The Dapol model of the banana van is of a later 1950’s built variant that was […]

18 Mar 19
Modelscape

Post Nationalisation, most bulk grain transportation was performed by rail and British Rail based its new standardised grain  hopper on the LMS steel bodied grain hopper design with a 10’6” wheelbase and 21’ body. These wagons normally ran in small rakes of between 2 and 10 wagons as part of a general mixed goods train. […]

18 Mar 19
Modelscape

N gauge ready-to-run model. Before the advent of referigated road transport, most fish was transported by rail in especially insulated fish vans. The Dapol Model Features: Highly detailed body with rib and chassis detail finely moulded Accurately applied livery NEM pockets Profiled wheels Accessory Bag with long and short knuckle couplers Compatible with Easi-Fit magnetic […]

15 Mar 19
Elle

Dapol 2S-020-003 N Gauge LNER Green B17 Class 2871 Manchester City – Buy – Dapol 2S-020-003 N Gauge LNER Green B17 Class 2871 Manchester City

11 Mar 19
Kelvins Railway Models

Here are two Dapol Brake Vans repainted and modified into ‘air piped’ . One remains in Bauxite with added yellow panel and the other is a total repaint into railfreight livery. The extra pipes have been added to one side of the vans and the extra pipes on the buffer beam. Both have had a […]

10 Mar 19
esngblog

A busy evening, with 11 members in attendance.  Paul was testing some old Farish Class 50’s – perhaps to sell them before the new Dapol one appears? A couple of Mr Atfield’s bargains seemed to be running well…. ‘Tother Paul was back – and Kitty came along too…. Peter’s new module is coming together well…. […]

09 Mar 19
sed30.com

On the way down to Weymouth this morning popped into the Mid Hants at Alresford with the good Mrs D for breakfast. Being their Spring Gala weekend they had a Model railway layout in the old goods shed. The Normandy O gauge group are locally based and came along with their SR shed layout. Lovely […]

04 Mar 19
Kelvins Railway Models

Here are the first two Pannier Tanks for the refurbished Layout Grubb Lane. I have four LT Panniers, all Dapol Models purchased at very good prices a few months ago. The other two will follow later. These are the two that I had to re-number with Radley Models Transfers so that I did not have […]

28 Feb 19
Kelvins Railway Models

Here is a rake of O Gauge Dapol six wheel Milk Tankers weathered to various degrees. They have also been numbered and lettered on the sole-bar. They hopefully portray the condition they were in during the late 50’s – early 60’s.