Kernow-Dapol D600 Warship

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Re: Kernow-Dapol D600 Warship

Postby D605Eagle » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:15 am

This is getting close now. Livery samples have been delivered. These look to me to really capture the handsome looks of the prototype.
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Re: Kernow-Dapol D600 Warship

Postby End2end » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:42 am

I'm not big into diesels but that's a very fine looking model nonetheless. :)
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Re: Kernow-Dapol D600 Warship

Postby luckymucklebackit » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:24 am

Hmmm, another of these lovely "built in Glasgow but didn't run here" models, could I justify one running "on test from Queens Park Works" :D

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Re: Kernow D600 Warship

Postby Bigmet » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:49 am

This thread title and location is well out of date since the 'divorce', well documented here.
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Kernow has been dealing direct with a Chinese manufacturer (or perhaps more than one?) since to produce its own brand products.

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Re: Kernow-Dapol D600 Warship

Postby End2end » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:17 am

So no more flacid member of a coupling on the models? :lol:
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Re: Kernow-Dapol D600 Warship

Postby Bigmet » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:45 am

Not a clue. Haven't really followed the owner comments on the Kernow Bulleid diesel protoypes, but the initial reception was very favourable.

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Re: Kernow-Dapol D600 Warship

Postby Metadyneman » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:11 pm

I managed to procure one of Kernow's Bulleid diesels when they had a sale of orders that had not been paid for. I wasn't originally going to buy one but the opportunity arose so I just "pressed the buy button". The build quality is very good indeed and there are no "saggy bits" at all. As with the Bulleid diesel, the tooling for the forthcoming D600 warship is owned by Kernow models. I would therefore assume that they have specified what they want to the manufacturer and designed it themselves without any specific manufacturers pattern way of doing standard items such as couplings etc. If the D600 warship is manufactured by the same factory and in the same way as the Bulleid diesel then we can look forward to a spectacularly nice model which runs beautifully and looks the dog's dangly bits as well.
I have just ordered and paid for D600 "Active" in BR Blue, so hopefully when it eventually arrives I will be able to confirm what it is like.
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Re: Kernow-Dapol D600 Warship

Postby D605Eagle » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:08 pm

I have D603 Cossack on order. I'm seriously tempted to get a headcode box fitted one to go with it. I would have preferred Bulldog in blue with small yellows, but oddly Kernow didn't opt to do that livery. If they sell well like the Bullied's have I expect they will cover that livery in a further run.

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Re: Kernow-Dapol D600 Warship

Postby Ex-Pat » Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:06 pm

Cinders - you shall have your Bulldog! - Received an email from Kernow today saying:

"Now for the new announcement... we have listened!

In response to customer demand we are pleased to announce an additional version has been commissioned and is now available to pre-order! D602 Bulldog was the only other D600 to be painted in BR Blue, with small yellow warning panels. Pre-order price is £169.99 when paying in full immediately and £179.99 if waiting until the model arrives."

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Re: Kernow D600 Warship

Postby Bigmet » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:05 am

An old friend came by yesterday, and was hopeful - based on Kernow's statements - that these models will be through manufacturing before Chinese new year in the first week of February, so that if shipped promptly they should arrive sometime in early Q2 2019. (He's only been waiting since they were first announced in 2010. I had to console him by showing off Heljan's excellent EE type 2 'Baby Deltic' and NBL type 1 (classes 23 and 16) in operation; he lived in North London while these were running so remembers them well.)

The upside in the delay is the very positive reception Kernow's Bulleid diesels have received, with includes some neat innovation to deal with the very long bogie frames which effectively 'float' independent of the gear tower and wheelsets. Sadly I don't know anyone who has purchased as I would like a look at this feature. (Well, more than a look, given half a chance I would have it in pieces.)

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Re: Kernow-Dapol D600 Warship

Postby D605Eagle » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:03 am

Sounds interesting. I must say I've never had an issue with Bachmann Peaks or 40's which have effectively the same bogies.

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Re: Kernow-Dapol D600 Warship

Postby Metadyneman » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:31 am

D605Eagle wrote:Sounds interesting. I must say I've never had an issue with Bachmann Peaks or 40's which have effectively the same bogies.

No neither have I and they are good runners too. However Bigmet is correct in the description of the Kernow "floating" bogie in so much as the long 1Co-Co1 bogie on the Kernow Bulleid diesel not only has a lot of play on the front carrying wheel, the main three powered wheels also pivot both laterally and vertically within the pivoting main bogie frame which allows for full movement of the loco on fairly tight curves. It's a very clever and well thought out design and makes for a loco which runs incredibly smoothly without stalling. (Well it hasn't stalled on my line yet anyway).
Having said that of course the D600 warships are A1A A1A so I doubt we will see anything like that on those, but if the build quality is anything like the Bulleid diesel, we really are in for a treat!
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