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Author Topic: Graham Farish - Class 42's - Post 2000  (Read 10793 times)

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Graham Farish - Class 42's - Post 2000
« on: January 23, 2011, 11:43:11 am »
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Re: Graham Farish - Class 42's - Post 2000
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2011, 08:59:28 pm »
Lovely looking and running loco, and (unlike the old 52s), they've got the shade of red spot on.
Two rails good. Three better.

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Re: Graham Farish - Class 42's - Post 2000
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2011, 06:47:20 pm »
This picture shows the difference in shades of red....

Two rails good. Three better.

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Re: Graham Farish - Class 42's - Post 2000
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2011, 11:39:40 pm »
I have to say this is the model that actually led me to model in British N gauge, however I like the blue version best. One very minor issue is that IMO the cabside interior is looking more plastic than necessary an could be made in a darker shade of grey whilst it's of course most easy to do this oneselves.

The dark maroon colour of the 52 must be of a very early model since my Bachfar Western Fusilier and the Warship in maroon do almost share the same shade of red.

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Re: Graham Farish - Class 42's - Post 2000
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2011, 04:44:31 pm »
Took my new Warship out of its box for a spin. It is a lovely smooth runner. It is very nicely detailed, although I have not added all the buffer beam detail. Here it is in the BR Green version:



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Re: Graham Farish - Class 42's - Post 2000
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2012, 11:21:34 am »
My two Warships are now routinely sharing Waterloo-Exeter runs, and they look great and run superbly at all speeds hauling 8 Mk1s.

One thing I have found is that they are more susceptible to derailment when taking a diverging route at  short radius facing points than any of my other locos. It appears the wheels have very fine/shallow flanges, so it doesn't take much for them to ride up over the blades.

This is not helped by the fact that most of my points are ancient, and on their fourth or fifth layout, but my other locos manage OK.
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Re: Graham Farish - Class 42's - Post 2000
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2012, 05:58:41 pm »
I now have two Class 42s, both in BR Blue, the Hercules and more recently, Kelly.

Both run as you would expect from a Bachmann diesel, very, very well. Both are DCC chipped and run happily around my layout pulling 7/8 Mk1s. they have no problems with double slips, triple points and left/right medium points.

I would happily recommend this loco to anyone.  :GraFar: 

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Re: Graham Farish - Class 42's - Post 2000
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2012, 04:37:03 pm »
As mentioned in my "Which Type 4 diesel thread" I have just received a class 42 maroon, "Magpie". Having dropped in a farish 6 pin chip its been given the required 1 hour each way run in and seems to be running well. Handled a couple of coaches then five wagons easily and can creep forward at slow speeds even over setrack points. Doesnt seem fussed about my layout being 1st and second radius points. Most in-mportant looks great!!

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Re: Graham Farish - Class 42's - Post 2000
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2012, 10:49:06 pm »
I now have 5 of these excellent locos. Mainly no trouble at all, but one, which is the quietest and smoothest runner of them all, is getting a little hot after a run. Par-for-the-course for Dapol, but not Farish.

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Re: Graham Farish - Class 42's - Post 2000
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2012, 12:26:23 pm »
This is a superb model. The only fault to my eyes is the excessively deep panel lines on the bodysides just in front of the cab doors. Better than the olld Farish tactic of printing/painting such detail on but would look better if they were about half the depth.
Well, that's just not good enough. Some fount of all knowledge you are!  :no:  ;)

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Re: Graham Farish - Class 42's - Post 2000
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2012, 10:15:22 pm »
Took the opportunity to run my two Warships earlier, they were bought ages apart (one from the first batch and the other from the latest), decided to hook them up together for some double heading.  They ran perfectly in sync and looked rather good on a rake of 9 chocolate and cream Mk1's.

Anyway here's a pic of Goliath and Foxhound together...


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Re: Graham Farish - Class 42's - Post 2000
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2012, 07:53:21 pm »
Picked up my new Druid from the post office this morning and am extremely pleased with her. She has been run "light" for 30 mins in both directions and after a 15 min break she is now hauling 5 mk 1's with ease. She looks great and is running beautifully  :D

Marty

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Re: Graham Farish - Class 42's - Post 2000
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2012, 08:56:06 pm »
I've own a couple of these and they were superb !

Best livery has to be the green with the small yellow panel.... unless of course, they release one in chromatic blue !
If it's got rails... you have my full, undivided attention - Steam, diesel and electric, 'tis all good !

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Re: Graham Farish - Class 42's - Post 2000
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2012, 09:32:58 pm »
I have Foxhound and Goliath and, IMHO, they are 2 of my best runners - smooth as silk and quiet as a mouse.
Goliath looks especially good with a rake of SR Green MK1's in tow :thumbsup:

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Re: Graham Farish - Class 42's - Post 2000
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2012, 12:29:59 am »
I agree with the last couple of posts - these are consistently the best runners on my layout. I have Goliath, Hermes, Kelly, Druid and Magpie in ex-factory condition awaiting weathering. But my pride and joy is my version of Foxhound - it started out as Druid but I already had that! - it has a Loksound sound chip and has been renumbered and weathered into a spectacularly filthy condition by Ian at Mercig Studios.



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