This locomotive will have the highest specification yes seen in OO gauge and will set a new 'Benchmark' for the genre.
It will feature 3 different front ends and 2 different side variants from release, in 3 liveries:- BR Blue, BR Green and BR green with small yellow warning panel.
Worth noting is that Dapol will keep with tradition and only release limited quantities of each running number (provisionally 300 of each) and expect the initial batch to be 6 x BR Green and 4 x BR Blue.
It is also our intention to produce weathered examples at a future date, and we will not release duplicate running numbers.
The specification for this model (at present) is as follows, 5 pole skew wound can motor 2 large brass flywheels 21 pin DCC board fitted DCC sound compatible Removable painted cab (for crew fitting) Directional lighting Cab lighting Heavy metal split frame chassis Spoked see through RP25.110 darkened wheels Low friction mechanism with pin point bearings Lit headcode boxes Alternate customer fitted headcode characters separately applied handrails Etched steel windscreen wipers Etched roof fan grille with fan detail below Customer fited air pipes and coupling chains NEM coupling socket
The RRP has yet to be decided upon, but should be in line with current thinking for a model of this calibre. The release is scheduled for 2009 and as normal information regarding cad/cam drawings and precise livery information will be posted on our website during the following months.
It is also our intention to scale down this model to N gauge in the future.
D1000A als D6322 BR Blue full yellow D1000B als D6333 BR Blue full yellow (war eines der letzten aktiven Loks) D1000C als D6324 BR Green mit kleine gelbe Front D1000D als D6310 BR Green mit kleine gelbe Front D1000E als D6349 BR Green mit kleine gelbe Front D1000F als D6335 BR Green ohne gelbe Front
Bei Rmweb gibt es einen ewig langen thread, der die gesamte Entwicklung der 00 class 22 bis heute diskutiert und in dem Dapol auch nach speziellen Wünschen fragt. Normalerweise ignoriere ich diesen, da es die falsche Spurweite ist. Die class 22 mit split head codes wird's wohl demnächst (Frühjahr?) geben und die Version mit discs braucht wohl noch ein Jahr, da die Front neu designed werden muss. Ansonsten gibt's Dapol News scheinbar nur noch bei Gesichtsbuch.
Having already gone through this process in the last 24 hours with the 10000 models for Hattons, we have just discovered that our new class 22 model features the same fault for those that run DCC (DC is fine and will operate normally)
That the 21 pin DCC socket that the PCB board is fitted with, has, without our knowledge, been altered to a 22 pin socket and blanking plug. As you can imagine after all our hard work this has left us devastated as this was not uncovered unitl this morning (Tuesday 22nd November).
The cure we believe, is a simple snip of 1 of the pins on the socket, but until we get corroboration from China tomorrow morning we are unable to confirm this. We are at a loss to understand how this could have happened when our approval models were 21 pin and we had fitted sound to 1 model.
So for now, we do of course apologise, and we will post an update for you by this time tomorrow, with a diagram and pictures of the modification for those that wish to undertake it themselves, and instructions for the return of the models for modification for those that dont wish to do it themselves.
Modified models will come with a sticker on the bottome of the box reading "Class 22 DCC 21 pin modified, Ready for use".If you intend to run your model on DC only , please do not worry, your model is unnaffected by this extra pin and will not need modifying as it will run as you expect it to.
Once agan we are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, and will endevour to put it right within days.