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Re: Improvements for Farish loco's
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2018, 10:51:20 am »
And here's me thinking there is duplication  :-[
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Re: Improvements for Farish loco's
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2018, 11:12:12 am »
No one has said there is no duplication, merely that examples could be counted on the fingers of one hand (maybe two). The class 52 and class 66 immediately spring to mind. In the main, though, if you want a particular loco there is just the one source.

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Re: Improvements for Farish loco's
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2018, 11:35:45 am »
Apologies for the confusion!

I meant "not" - ie few models are duplicated, and if you want a model of x you will usually have to buy one or the other.

There are too many locos where there’s duplication,
Missing a NOT?

I've not seen Railwaygun post, but I'm also a Nick...  :hmmm:

Sorry, no comprende. Makes sense to me!  ???

I tend to agree with Nick (Railwaygun) in that it should read "There are too many locos where there's no duplication"

I've not seen Railwaygun post, but I'm also a Nick...  :hmmm:

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Re: Improvements for Farish loco's
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2018, 12:16:46 pm »
Apologies for the confusion!

I meant "not" - ie few models are duplicated, and if you want a model of x you will usually have to buy one or the other.

There are too many locos where there’s duplication,
Missing a NOT?

I've not seen Railwaygun post, but I'm also a Nick...  :hmmm:

Sorry, no comprende. Makes sense to me!  ???

I tend to agree with Nick (Railwaygun) in that it should read "There are too many locos where there's no duplication"

I've not seen Railwaygun post, but I'm also a Nick...  :hmmm:

Good to know that, apart from getting Railwaygun and NinOz confused, I haven't completely lost the plot. Thanks.

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Re: Improvements for Farish loco's
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2018, 01:17:53 pm »
There are too many locos where there’s duplication,
Missing a NOT?

Sorry, no comprende. Makes sense to me!  ???

I tend to agree with Nick (Railwaygun) in that it should read "There are too many locos where there's no duplication"

I think it was @ninoz, not I.
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Re: Improvements for Farish loco's
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2018, 01:30:27 pm »
Good to know that, apart from getting Railwaygun and NinOz confused, I haven't completely lost the plot. Thanks.
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Re: Improvements for Farish loco's
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2018, 07:13:31 pm »
I haven't completely lost the plot. Thanks.

Does that mean that you have not completely lost the plot, or you have completely not lost the plot, or.........okay, I will put a knot in it!  :)
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Re: Improvements for Farish loco's
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2018, 09:21:01 pm »
I haven't completely lost the plot. Thanks.

Does that mean that you have not completely lost the plot, or you have completely not lost the plot, or.........okay, I will put a knot in it!  :)

David, I think you have lost the plot :laugh3:

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Re: Improvements for Farish loco's
« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2018, 12:03:46 am »
Going back to earlier comments on this thread.  I dislike the prop shaft drive Dapol use on tender engines.  So apart from a Dapol  Brit, my B!s are Farish and I will not replace my Farish A3 and A4.  My Farish 66 burnt out twice so I have a Dapol version.  I stripped out the motor and gearing of the Farish so it is now a dummy.  I could not handle the fiddly strange coupling for the Farish Voyager so sold it on - I find the magnetic version on Dapol easier.  But in general terms I buy what suits my purpose whatever make it is.  In practice this has so far meant more Farish than Dapol - it has been how the cookie crumbled.  The Dapol 68 is superb - my  Scotrail version is now pulling the Fife Circle rake courtesy of Adam Warr's vinyl sides (on Farish Mk 2 air con coaches)

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Re: Improvements for Farish loco's
« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2018, 10:17:41 am »
I have many Farish and Dapol items. On the whole I prefer the Farish items as they seem more reliable. Specifically the Farish 66 pulls more wagons than the Dapol one. It wouldnt matter if the layout I used didnt have incline, but it does and it makes a difference. Having said that, the Dapol Voyager works well even when its dragging a dummy. In terms of stock, we found that dapol wagons and coaches often need work on their couplings to make them more reliable - dapol mk 111s have been particularly difficult to keep together. We run some steel trains which have mixed rakes of dapol tiphook wagons, the Farish steel carriers and dapol ferry wagons. These can be most troublesome with breaks in the rakes often happening where a Dapol meets a Farish. We use tacky wax and this seems to cure all but the worst of culprits. We also run container trains which mix Dapol spines with other types of container wagon - we dont seem to get problems with these except for Dapol megafrets - these are the most finnicky of all wagons - way too light to run without a load and tiny tiny wheels. We often leave these in the stock boxes.
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Re: Improvements for Farish loco's
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2018, 10:20:01 am »
Very interesting response. Thanks for posting!  :thumbsup:
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