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Replacement Farish Class 158/170 pickups
« on: August 17, 2018, 01:56:54 pm »
I have some Farish class 158/170 DMU (later versions with drive shafts) that were converted to radio control/battery power. Now I model in 00 scale the receivers have been removed and re-used. I want to convert the DMU's back to DC operation. The problem is I can't find the original power pickup/wiper assemblies (I am Olympic standard at losing stuff). I can't find any source online for replacement pickups. I need at least 6 pairs. Can anyone help?

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Re: Replacement Farish Class 158/170 pickups
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2018, 07:41:16 pm »
BR Lines have them, I believe - item GF0011
« Last Edit: August 18, 2018, 08:05:21 pm by koyli55002 »

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Re: Replacement Farish Class 158/170 pickups
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2018, 05:48:21 pm »
I checked with BR Lines and they can't help. My 3 x Class 158's , Class 43 and Class 90 are Chinese production with split chassis, drive shafts and no PCB or lights. BRlines only have Poole production

So I have 3 DMU's, a loco and a HST that are not repairable. What fun

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Re: Replacement Farish Class 158/170 pickups
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2018, 06:00:27 pm »
Get some phosphor bronze strip and make your own pickups?

This kind of thing
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Slaters-1220-1-16-Thou-Phosphor-Bronze-Pickup-Strip-Strip-10-x-6-1S-tPost-/361066434910

I have a few strips, they have come in handy over the years
« Last Edit: August 21, 2018, 06:02:44 pm by ntpntpntp »
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Re: Replacement Farish Class 158/170 pickups
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2018, 06:48:53 pm »
My mistake - I thought you meant the ones on the bogies

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Re: Replacement Farish Class 158/170 pickups
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2018, 07:37:05 pm »
Here is the reply. do you think it actually means the Poole ones will fit and I have misread it?

Only Poole type - all shown on my website post and packing is £3.40

Regards, Bob Russell

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Re: Replacement Farish Class 158/170 pickups
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2018, 08:13:16 pm »
Can you post a picture of the chassis you have ?

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Re: Replacement Farish Class 158/170 pickups
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2018, 10:17:24 pm »

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Re: Replacement Farish Class 158/170 pickups
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2018, 07:27:52 am »
Would 371-158DB on the BR Lines website do the job ? Pricey, though.....

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Re: Replacement Farish Class 158/170 pickups
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2018, 08:42:47 am »
Yes it would but at £40 for a pair including postage I would be spending that £40 so I could sell them second hand for £35!

As spare pickups are not available the DMU's are essentially just sources of spare parts

The same applies to my Class 43 HST and Class 90, sell them for spares. This is irritating as I have a complete 8 coach plus power cars HST that i wanted to sell as a complete unit

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Re: Replacement Farish Class 158/170 pickups
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2018, 01:38:40 pm »
Use the Poole type ones and simply solder on extended wipers to contact the sides of the chassis block in a Chinese chassis. These extended wipers are the only difference between the Poole and Chinese versions of these designs.

HTH,
Alan
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If Dr Al is online he may be able to provide a more comprehensive answer.

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Re: Replacement Farish Class 158/170 pickups
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2018, 03:11:59 pm »
Ah! really!

I will order some from BRLines and give it a go

thanks

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Re: Replacement Farish Class 158/170 pickups
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2018, 03:18:22 pm »
And THAT is why I haunt this forum, gents and ladies. Nice one, Doctor Al !  :thumbsup:

 

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