Kernow D600 Warship

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Re: Kernow D600 Warship

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:46 pm

Dapol's name removed from the heading, at least for new posts. The revised title seems to be applied to any post being edited, I'm not going through opening and closing posts just to change it.
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Re: Kernow D600 Warship

Postby D605Eagle » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:51 pm

Thanks for moving it John. I wouldn't worry about the headings.

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Re: Kernow D600 Warship

Postby DonB » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:10 pm

According to a post on KMRC's Facebook page, the D600s have now arrived and are being packed and despatched.
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Re: Kernow D600 Warship

Postby Bigmet » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:16 am

Seen some owner photographs, and compared to what photos I have these look good. The difficult 'sad eyes' cab front windows with very slim pillars look bob on to me, and body side profile is well represented; then there's the nicely visible spoked wheels which were NBL's distinctive thing. Those who knew the class better will have to do the detailed assessment, but the model is unmistakeably representative of the prototype, which is always a good start ...

Another feather in Kernow's cap, to add to the news of their expansion, new shop to open in Guildford. And the model:

http://www.kernowmodelrailcentre.com/p/ ... umber-D604

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Re: Kernow D600 Warship

Postby D605Eagle » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:45 am

Still waiting on mine arriving. I noticed that they have correctly modelled the non driven center wheel a smaller diameter that the driven ones. Nice touch I thought.

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Re: Kernow D600 Warship

Postby DonB » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:26 am

Mine arrived yesterday morning, just as I was heading off to work.
Much later, upon opening the box, I was greeted with a stunning model, which (even before running-in) was a superb performer.

D605Eagle - From what I can see, the model is a true A1A-A1A, those centre wheelsets appear to be not driven by the geartrain.
My only gripe with the model is that one has to glue the indicator discs to the nose (why not have a peg-and-hole arrangement similar to that employed by Heljan?).
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Re: Kernow D600 Warship

Postby D605Eagle » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:57 pm

Are they illuminated?

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Re: Kernow D600 Warship

Postby DonB » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:53 pm

Yes, they are illuminated. The tail light is a single unit, as per the prototype.
The tail and cab lights are switchable for analogue users, the switches are located under the battery boxes.
As far as I can see from the parts diagram included, the models also have a built-in speaker.
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Re: Kernow D600 Warship

Postby Bigmet » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:27 am

DonB wrote:...As far as I can see from the parts diagram included, the models also have a built-in speaker.

Interesting, does the information with the model include the speaker resistance for decoder matching?

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Re: Kernow D600 Warship

Postby DonB » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:20 pm

Bigmet - I have had a closer look and I see that, while a speaker appears on the parts diagram, one is not fitted.
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Re: Kernow D600 Warship

Postby Bigmet » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:57 am

Thanks, that makes sense, since sound decoders typically come with a speaker. (I guess there are sound fitted versions of this model coming?)

The pictures and commentary that have been posted on line by various owners are distinctly favourable. Some examples of 'Cossack' with nameplates slightly off level, (but it is easy to pop them off and reset) the only problem. Kernow onto another winner there...

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Re: Kernow D600 Warship

Postby DonB » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:29 pm

I've read a few accounts of people having locos with wonky nameplates, however, my 'Ark Royal' is fine.
At the moment, I'm plucking up the courage to (1) attach the discs, and (2), to confess to my other half that I *may* have just ordered a second D600...
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Re: Kernow D600 Warship

Postby DonB » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:31 pm

Aside from those discs, a nice touch is that the customer can decide how much bufferbeam detail to add, rather than the whole lot being factory fitted (only to have someone chop it off later).

(Can't seem to edit the above post... Mods, help!)
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Re: Kernow D600 Warship

Postby D605Eagle » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:32 pm

I must say I'm super impressed with the model as a whole, it looks exactly like the prototype and runs great too. However for the price, I do think the added detail is of rather poor quality. Compare the pipework to those that come with the latest Bachmann 40, or Hornby 87 for example. They are more like the quality of pipes you got with early Heljan diesel model. Then there's the discs....OMG what a nightmare there are! 0 out of 10 for them. Very poor indeed.

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Re: Kernow D600 Warship

Postby Metadyneman » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:39 pm

Seems like I may have dodged a bullet by ordering the head code box version! No fiddly discs. Looking forward to it now.
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