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This particular club layout is in heavy demand on the exhibition circuit and the Dapol Voyager looks absolutely stunning when running through the Arizona desert.

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Gary
 

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>the Arizona desert
I'm glad you explained that; I didn't think the drought in the midlands here was that severe last summer.


The Voyager is a fine looking model.

David
Been very wet here, but we still have a hose pipe ban...
 

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QUOTE >the Arizona desert
I'm glad you explained that; I didn't think the drought in the midlands here was that severe last summer. It looks like my front lawn at the moment
I'd like a Voyager too. I will probably give the Hornby one a shot.
 

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Neil,

The pendolinos are tilting EMU's and run in 9 car rakes.
Voyagers are DMU's and run in 4 car sets, usually joined together for an 8 car set.
Super Voyagers are tilting DMU's running in 5 car sets.

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QUOTE (alibuchan @ 12 Jan 2007, 19:43) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Neil,

The pendolinos are tilting EMU's and run in 9 car rakes.
Voyagers are DMU's and run in 4 car sets, usually joined together for an 8 car set.
Super Voyagers are tilting DMU's running in 5 car sets.

Alistair

I thought it might be something like that.

You know, I was on a couple of these last summer and I never even noticed!
 

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Has anyone fitted a sound decoder to one of these? They look great and would fit in perfectly with my N gauge modern scene layout based on a Southern & Western region theme.

I am sure I read somewhere these are DCC ready and sound ready too?

N gauge british outline models with sound - bring them on!
 

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Just to update you on the Voyager coupling info.

Apparently the club member who is heavily into Voyagers actually drives the things for a living and has been doing late shifts since I last saw him!

So no further news on this yet.

Sorry about that.

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Hello,

It looks impressive for a British outline model by a British manufacturer. I read elsewhere that the coaches are magnetically connected - does that mean they aren't to NEM standards? Can they be replaced with close-coupling Fleischmann Profi couplers? (Although Dapol say that it close-couples as a Continental modeller I'd have to disagree!)

Arizona just doesn't know what it's missing...

Goedel
 

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I am a bit dissapointed with the Dapol N Voyager to be honest, now having purchased one!

Firstly I need to get 12 wheel sets replaced as these wobble (see Dapol website - known problem on early models).
Secondly, it is very noisy in operation
Thirdly, it doesn't like Peco pointwork much - unfortunately my whole layout is Peco track wise! I am going to need to replace / relay a lot of my trackwork to get this work with derailing at every set of points!

Other than that, its great. I am a bit loath to kit it out with 3 DCC decoders though if I can't get it to run around any significant part of my layout without derailing.

I also see Grafar are now bringing out the same model and other 220's / 222's. Maybe this will run better on my layout.
Anyone else had problems with a Dapol N Voyager running wise?
 

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QUOTE (dualfuel @ 1 Mar 2007, 12:10) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Thirdly, it doesn't like Peco pointwork much - unfortunately my whole layout is Peco track wise! I am going to need to replace / relay a lot of my trackwork to get this work with derailing at every set of points!

Have you checked the back to backs ?
 
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