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N Gauge Discussion / Farish Pullman coaches
« Last post by chicky365 on Today at 09:57:32 am »
Hello all,
I wonder if someone is able to help me in relation to the new Graham Farish pullman coaches. I have bought a few new ones and they come with a little bag of extras to apply to the coach. There is a diagram where some of the plastic bits need to be attached, such as the air duct etc.. but there are also lots of "little gold pipes or handles" and I cannot work out where they need to go?

They are so small I will need tweezers to pick them up but where am I supposed to attach them? They are so small I think they would fall off unless they were glued somewhere but any help would be appreciated?

Thanks
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Layout Construction / Re: Porthkerry (A South Wales layout in BR Blue)
« Last post by mk1gtstu on Today at 09:47:53 am »
Very good scenic work, Stu. Thanks for the updates. The footbridge seems hidden by the trees, now.


Thank you Chris, it's all starting to take shape slowly I think.

Cheers, Stu
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Train Surgery / Re: Farish Tornado Traction Tyres
« Last post by Dr Al on Today at 09:37:31 am »
Also whilst you have the wheels removed pre-tension the pickups as unlike all the rest that run on the back of the wheels and give good contact the tender pickups just run on the tips of the flanges, try running the tender without the loco attached and you will see just how bad the design is,

Not appropriate for the A1 - the tender pickups are through the phosphor bronze axle bearings, so there are no wipers, and nothing contacting the flanges.

Cheers,
Alan
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Train Surgery / Re: Farish Tornado Traction Tyres
« Last post by Paul-H on Today at 09:28:59 am »
Also whilst you have the wheels removed pre-tension the pickups as unlike all the rest that run on the back of the wheels and give good contact the tender pickups just run on the tips of the flanges, try running the tender without the loco attached and you will see just how bad the design is, Farish Tender driven locos rely on the pickups on the loco for most of the electrical connection and that is passed to the motor in the tender using the inadequate spring connection provided by the tie bar. Although they have been using this method for more than 10 years its not a good system for a good electrical connection, it would have been much better had they used a wired connection instead of the spring.
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Train Surgery / Re: Farish Tornado Traction Tyres
« Last post by Dr Al on Today at 09:10:31 am »
Managed to wiggle it loose eventually. Now the trick is figuring out how to actually secure the replacement axle.

Just slide it back in. Might be tight but it shouldn't be a big problem.

Be sure to fit the 4 traction tyred wheels at the rear of the tender for maximum effect.

Cheers,
Alan
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DCC / Re: ECoS & setting Cobalt Point Motor
« Last post by mayjay on Today at 08:55:21 am »
Thanks David. Most things are simple once you know/understand how. I find it difficult to learn these days. (well past retiring age) .There are times when I wish that I had remained with DC, I understand on/off switches. :doh:
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Hello Kevin, :wave:

As a new member of the NGF now i can post some words to your  thread.
I spend much time to read and look to your Layout.
That is what i like, a little layout with so much details.
Wish i can sit in front  of your little Pub a beer in my hand and look the trains come and go.
I am also planning a small Layout, little much bigger than yours, so your Layout is a great
insiration to me.
 :thankyousign:
Michael
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Train Surgery / Re: Wobbly class 158
« Last post by David Asquith on Today at 07:56:18 am »
Thank you Rabbitaway.  I'll check that.

Dave
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N Gauge Discussion / Re: weight in n gauge wagons.
« Last post by woodbury22uk on Today at 07:32:53 am »
I have used coins of the realm as temporary weights, but I wish they would make them a couple of millimetres smaller so they could become the permanent weight. US and UK smallest coins tend to be around 18mm diameter, but the euro cent comes in at 16.25mm and 2.27 grams which is more useful.
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Very good scenic work, Stu. Thanks for the updates. The footbridge seems hidden by the trees, now.
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