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Bachmann Class 40
« on: September 13, 2016, 04:00:11 pm »
GRAHAM FARISH CLASS 40

 Also making its debut at The International N Gauge Show was the all-new Farish Class 40. Features include:
 * Coreless motor - first UK diesel to be so fitted
 * Independently switchable tail lights
 * Independently switchable cab lights (DCC only)
 * Switches on the PCB to isolate lights at each end for DC users
 * 'Easy fit' DCC sound. Speaker sound box moulded in to roof. Large sugarcube speaker sticks to this and when body is replaced on chassis the speaker makes wireless contact with the PCB. No soldering and no loose wires.
 * Next18 decoder interface
 * Disc and centre headcode nose ends
 * Two body styles for both different types of boiler.
 * Scale width bogies.




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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2016, 04:36:24 pm »
And very nice it looks. Hopefully wheels will match some thing already available so suitable for 2mmfs. Buffer beam looks the part and certainly narrower than on the peak. -hopefully some cross over shortly to upgrade.

Certainly part with cash for a blue one and hopefully a D200 for railtour work. Hopefully easy to mod for the ScR  squared off headcodes - reaches for piccy books!!

Tank thanks for pic hopefully get many "likes"
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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2016, 09:16:43 pm »
It certainly looks the dogs doo-dahs but.......................


 * Switches on the PCB to isolate lights at each end for DC users


Why not have an external switch. Why should I have to remove the  :censored: body to turn the lights on/off at one end? :veryangry:

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2016, 12:28:24 am »
Looks great and I love the addition of cab lights and provision for a speaker. What a shame they didn't frequent South Western metals :veryangry:

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2016, 12:40:16 am »
That gap between the body and bogie looks a bit suss to me, but hey, there's no denying it's a magnificent model, to be sure.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2016, 12:48:50 pm »

 * Switches on the PCB to isolate lights at each end for DC users


Why not have an external switch. Why should I have to remove the  :censored: body to turn the lights on/off at one end? :veryangry:

No idea, I don't work for them....! :worried:

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2016, 01:03:35 pm »
From a more natural viewing angle it should be OK, I guess it has to be like that so the bogie doesn't catch with them being so long.

Looks very good though and the spec seems fantastic, might have to get one for railtour duties ;-)

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2016, 01:04:22 pm »
The likely reason is it allows Bachmann to avoid having wire passing through a crowded chassis. this also reduces the risk of several failed soldered joints and allows board to be easily removed for attention.
Bit of a pain perhaps. I wonder if it were possible to fit switches under a roof panel or have accessible through exhaust ports- mind you that would stop fitting a smoke unit!

Cheers
Robert

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2016, 01:18:02 pm »
The switches are on the top of the PCB as Robert rightly says, so it cuts down on wiring and possibly problems caused by passing it through the chassis etc



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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2016, 02:57:35 pm »
This will be quite interesting as I believe the Dapol class 33 has the capability to switch the lights off at one end. I wonder how they've done theirs. We'll know in a couple of weeks :hmmm:


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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2016, 02:59:48 pm »
Hello,

In such a small scale it would be almost impossible to fit switches underneath the loco, especially with such a small boiler water tank on the 40.

My main gripe is the huge amount of back-scene visible between body and bogie, plus the radiator fan grill is extremely clumsy.

Also no split headcode version. I know they only numbered 20, but they look nicer than the centre headcodes and have never been covered by Farish before. It looks like the front-ends are interchangeable, so not difficult to add to the range...

Some great ideas in the spec though, especially the cab lights. Will the cab interior be fully detailed including traincrew etc?  ;)
Cheers
Paul

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2016, 03:05:28 pm »
Sadly the main manufacturers don't fit cab crew :(
I'd willingly forego lights just to have a driver (in each end, of course) or at least have very easy access to the cab to be able to fit crew.

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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2016, 03:09:38 pm »
Hello,

In such a small scale it would be almost impossible to fit switches underneath the loco, especially with such a small boiler water tank on the 40.
I have some very pre-DCC German locos with a switch on the underside to draw power either from catenary or the track.
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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2016, 03:21:29 pm »
There was a switch under the 33 on the one Ben was given to preview I believe......  Every first batch 66 from Dapol I've had to fix has involved removing this switch as the wiring had gone so in my opinion unless there has been a dramatic improvement on Jo Chinas soldering skills it'll just bring more problems..[



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Re: Bachmann Class 40
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2016, 03:42:45 pm »
Oh great - summat else to be concerned about :doh:

 

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