19 October 2022
With immediate effect, the Worcester-based store changes operations to become focused on repairs, upgrades and teaching.
DCC Supplies has announced a change in its business model. The former retailer and DCC specialist which carried the stock of Dapol spares has now moved to a service-based operation.
As such, with immediate effect, its retail outlet is closed, and current stock is gradually being reduced. DCC Supplies is to continue to offer 'graded stock' which it aims to update quarterly, and products associated with servicing, repair and installation in locomotives, such as Locolube cleaning and lubrication products, foam cradles, speakers and Symoba couplings.
The company is still to carry out Dapol warranty repairs, and servicing and repairs of other makes of locomotives (subject to the availability of spares), plus, install DCC and sound decoders, where feasible. It will also service most DCC Systems where possible and is to continue offering its personalised 'one-on-one' training sessions, with the aim to move to group sessions and even travelling to clubs in the future.
Due to DCC Supplies' collaboration with Dapol to undertake its warranty work and sound fittings, it will continue to hold a minimal level of Dapol spares. New spares coming in to Dapol in future will be available through DCC Supplies and will appear on the website as they arrive.
DCC Supplies milestones:
- 2006 DCC Supplies Ltd formed
- 2008 Moved to dedicated premises
- 2009 Doubled size of premises
- 2011 Moved to purpose-built unit
- 2012 Appointed Dapol warranty service agent
- 2013 Doubled size of shop, added purpose-built rolling stock showroom
- 2022 Transfer of majority of Dapol spares to Peter's Spares
- 2022 Closes shop and transforms into locomotive service/upgrade and knowledge training centre
As from November 1, 2022, its address will be: DCC Supplies, Unit 17C Top Barn Business Centre, Worcester Road, Holt Heath WR6 6NH.
A list of products being run-down, and still available with DCC Supplies can be found on its website.
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