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Author Topic: Graham Farish Mk2a Coaches  (Read 3013 times)

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Offline Roy L S

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Re: Graham Farish Mk2a Coaches
« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2013, 11:28:46 am »
My experience is very different.

I have 11 of the new type Mk1 coaches in total plus 17 Staniers - that's 28 coaches and not a dislodged or misaligned axle on any of them :)

Guess I must have avoided those assembled by the tea-boy or on a Friday afternoon!

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Re: Graham Farish Mk2a Coaches
« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2013, 04:31:52 pm »

1) I never claimed it to be a big issue, I was just reporting my findings.


Yes, it's okay - I never said that you claimed that it was. It's just that there is a whole series of posts dedicated to that subject added by a number of people but is not and hasn't been an issue for me.

Also the bolded text in my post, as part of your reply, is not an emphasis that I added or necessarily intended, and presumably it is something that you have decided to add to subtly enhance a point.

I hope that you've got them sorted out now and I'm glad that I'm not the only one with a zero or negligible incidence of misplaced axles on coaches.

H.
« Last Edit: June 15, 2013, 04:34:00 pm by H »

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Re: Graham Farish Mk2a Coaches
« Reply #32 on: June 16, 2013, 04:23:10 pm »
just checked my ones that arrived the other day, work does interfere with proper jobs  >:(

out of 2 x BSOs and 6 x TSOs :

all axles fitted correctly  :thumbsup:

all coaches free running  :thumbsup:

all printing correct  :thumbsup:

all detail parts present  :thumbsup:

one coupler detached but in box, looks as though dislodged by the tissue paper when packed.  :thumbsdown:

so Inverknockie's luck holds, touch wood.

really pleased with these, and looking forward to the later mk.2s.

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Re: Graham Farish Mk2a Coaches
« Reply #33 on: June 19, 2013, 11:32:01 am »
To be fair I thought the problem with these mk2a coaches was going to be a big one.
After all 18 mk1 coaches without a fault I was a bit surprised/miffed that the mk2a had faults. The good thing was I managed to surprise myself by fettling the mk2a's in about 2 minutes each.
 
The only small niggle I have with the mk2a now is the roof height. The roof seems a little low.
Cheers

Mark

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Re: Graham Farish Mk2a Coaches
« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2013, 07:35:08 pm »
I just noticed that the Farish Mk2a tso is out of stock at Barwell.

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Mark

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Re: Graham Farish Mk2a Coaches
« Reply #35 on: July 15, 2013, 08:22:23 pm »
my oh my! sorry about the third consecutive post...

But the height issue... which is taller??



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Re: Graham Farish Mk2a Coaches
« Reply #36 on: July 15, 2013, 09:35:44 pm »
They should be level.. the side profile is different but the height of the real Mark 1 and Mark 2 stock is all basically the same. Even the special "metro-gauge" Mark 1 coaches the only difference is the ventilators are further out on the roof (so lower total height) to clear the old Metropolitan Railway gauged tunnels from St Pancras.

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Re: Graham Farish Mk2a Coaches
« Reply #37 on: August 22, 2013, 06:11:11 pm »
The DRS Courier coach is now out :D


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Re: Graham Farish Mk2a Coaches
« Reply #38 on: August 22, 2013, 06:26:21 pm »
Very nice work there looks great!!!
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Re: Graham Farish Mk2a Coaches
« Reply #39 on: September 13, 2013, 07:52:46 pm »
Hi Guys

I was wondering if these lovely coaches should have brake discs fitted? - from what I can see they should but I could really use some expert confirmation and maybe if I'm lucky what sort of pattern they should be.

Only one of mine had the dislocated axle issue on one wheelset. Looking and sounding lovely and a wheel clean.

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Russ

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Re: Graham Farish Mk2a Coaches
« Reply #40 on: September 13, 2013, 08:08:43 pm »
a number of these coaches were disc braked and i think this was those hard wired for blue star multi working with the class 27?1 and 27/2's on the Glasgow-Edinburgh push pull trains.
 

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Re: Graham Farish Mk2a Coaches
« Reply #41 on: September 13, 2013, 08:49:24 pm »
The vast majority had normal clasp brakes (brake shoes both sides of the wheel acting on the tread). As mentioned, the Scottish push-pull rakes were fitted with disc brakes. When these coaches were displaced by the new Mk.3 push-pull rakes around 1980 they retained them in normal service, but they would have been the exceptions.

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Re: Graham Farish Mk2a Coaches
« Reply #42 on: September 14, 2013, 11:51:51 pm »
it's a shame about the height difference because they look too small running with mk1s

apart from the height I think they look excellent though.  i have 4 of them, i will get a few more at some point.


tim

 

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