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Author Topic: Farish Mk1 coaches - new version.  (Read 24386 times)

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Offline Ollie3440

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Re: Farish Mk1 coaches - new version.
« Reply #30 on: August 02, 2012, 11:03:39 pm »
How have i not posted in this thread yet?

Since these have been released i have got rid of all my old MK1s and i am now the owner of (at the moment) 54 of these lovely coaches. I have examples of SO,SK,BSK,BCK,RMB,BG,GUV and CK (I'm not including the pullmans in this count) across all 5 liveries released. I believe i have at least another 25 on order at work and as such i've kind of developed an in store joke of me being obsessed with Mk1s!


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Re: Farish Mk1 coaches - new version.
« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2012, 08:03:01 am »
Can't understand why :evil:

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Re: Farish Mk1 coaches - new version.
« Reply #32 on: August 03, 2012, 03:40:17 pm »
Can't understand why :evil:

I may have increased my MK1 count by 2 more today :p

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http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24.0

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http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=23228.0

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Re: Farish Mk1 coaches - new version.
« Reply #33 on: August 03, 2012, 10:28:38 pm »
Following on from my previous post, do i have too many? :p


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http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24.0

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http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=23228.0

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Re: Farish Mk1 coaches - new version.
« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2012, 10:32:28 pm »
bloody hell! lol

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Re: Farish Mk1 coaches - new version.
« Reply #35 on: August 03, 2012, 10:41:34 pm »
No, you just don't have a big enough fiddle yard!

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Re: Farish Mk1 coaches - new version.
« Reply #36 on: August 04, 2012, 04:44:08 pm »
Have you gone into competition with Tank ??? ;D

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Re: Farish Mk1 coaches - new version.
« Reply #37 on: August 04, 2012, 06:29:05 pm »
This is really about how you improve your old coaches!

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Here's the two bogies removed. (the pin is no longer needed - put it in your scrap/bits box)
Cut the couplings and superglue together

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cut of the buffers as they will lock on tight curves.
Replace coach on bogies without using the pin.

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Note how the coaches are really close to each other. My rake will go round set track 1st an 2nd radius curves but I'm not acceping liability for your old coaches!

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Re: Farish Mk1 coaches - new version.
« Reply #38 on: August 04, 2012, 06:32:41 pm »
Those must be really early Farish Mk.1s to have those raised frames, Shaun! I did something very similar, but with a piece of bent fine wire and drilled holes so the bogies were still attached.

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Re: Farish Mk1 coaches - new version.
« Reply #39 on: August 04, 2012, 06:41:32 pm »
Yes they had been in a box for years. I went from N to OO, did nothing, went to OO again and back to N. I'd been married, divorced and married again and these were in a box gathering dust somewhere. I think they must be about 17-20 years old.

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Re: Farish Mk1 coaches - new version.
« Reply #40 on: August 04, 2012, 08:21:05 pm »
Probably closer to 30 years, though the bogies may not be original as all the early ones had the LMS style bogie they carried over from their earlier stock.

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Re: Farish Mk1 coaches - new version.
« Reply #41 on: August 04, 2012, 10:32:20 pm »
You can also fit new buffers (eg BernardTPM's) in the recessed position and the coaches will couple up really tight and are happy on 10.5" curves.

I agree that looks an ancient coach - possibly even from the look of it one of the handy ones with the window inlay that can be converted into other stuff.
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Re: Farish Mk1 coaches - new version.
« Reply #42 on: August 05, 2012, 08:51:34 am »
Probably closer to 30 years, though the bogies may not be original as all the early ones had the LMS style bogie they carried over from their earlier stock.

Bernard,

how many of the buffers do you get in one pack, the retractable buffers might look really good on this rake.

cheers

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Re: Farish Mk1 coaches - new version.
« Reply #43 on: August 05, 2012, 10:30:01 am »
There are four in a pack. The greatest benefit is on the outer coaches, of course. The old Farish Mk.1s had rather undersized bufferheads, but when close coupled in a train the inner ends aren't that obvious.

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Re: Farish Mk1 coaches - new version.
« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2012, 04:59:47 pm »
Following on from my previous post, do i have too many? :p


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Fancy swapping some for some staniers? :p

Dont know how or why iv got staniers whenthe trains im modelling are entirely mk1s!
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