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 Post subject: Re: Capricorn unveiled.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:00 am 
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The coupling looks mechanical only, no brake/control pipes appear to span the gap.


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 Post subject: Re: Capricorn unveiled.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:28 am 
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I can’t help but feel that a little bit more work on the front end design would have made a more attractive ‘face’ the bottom of the windscreen and lights just don’t flow around the shield. The Allegra has a much more busy front with all the pipes but somehow looks more cohesive while the Capricorn shield just looks stuck on with no thought to size vs the other elements. The Capricorn looks average family car compared to the Allegra’s ‘Hot hatch’ styling and I just feel it’s a bit of a cop out and will date faster because of it.

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 Post subject: Re: Capricorn unveiled.
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:25 am 
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Agreed, it's all a bit too much generic Stadler with an afterthought cantonal shield attached.
Regarding the coupling adapter; I'm assuming the Capricorns are fitted with a +GF+ type coupler where all the electrical/braking services are connected within the device?
If that's the case, I guess the orange adapter is for emergency and depot use only. The engineering on it looks a tad 'light' for normal road use.

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