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Author Topic: Fitting Sound to a Farish 64XX Pannier Tank, anyone done it  (Read 273 times)

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Hi all

As  subject anyone managed to successfully do a sound installation on the Graham Farish 64XX Pannier

Just done my Class 08 and now fancy the Pannier if its possible, done this successfully.

I did post a link elsewhere about a shoddy installed one on eBay but don't know if it was just a shoddy conversion or the just the best that can be done.

Any links to and instructions or tips for doing it.

Thanks

Paul

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Re: Fitting Sound to a Farish 64XX Pannier Tank, anyone done it
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2018, 04:55:22 pm »
Yes it can but the only sound decoder suitable is the chip from CT Electronik and its a very temperamental beast.

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Re: Fitting Sound to a Farish 64XX Pannier Tank, anyone done it
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2018, 06:07:46 pm »
Well somebody tried with a Yoochoos setup as Rails were offering one for £249 as per another thread on here. Unfortunately the bodyshell was poorly re-fitted and wonky on that example!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GRAHAM-FARISH-YouChoos-DCC-SOUND-N-371-987-64xx-PANNIER-TANK-BR-GREEN-6412-S21-/202315380632
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Re: Fitting Sound to a Farish 64XX Pannier Tank, anyone done it
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2018, 06:12:45 pm »
Well somebody tried with a Yoochoos setup as Rails were offering one for £249 as per another thread on here. Unfortunately the bodyshell was poorly re-fitted and wonky on that example!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GRAHAM-FARISH-YouChoos-DCC-SOUND-N-371-987-64xx-PANNIER-TANK-BR-GREEN-6412-S21-/202315380632

Would monsieur like a wafer thin mint comes to mind.     :D

Only the SL76 is small enough and even then is a push.

Personally I have stopped chipping 0-6-0 tank locos until someone produces a very small chip and speaker.

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Re: Fitting Sound to a Farish 64XX Pannier Tank, anyone done it
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2018, 07:19:37 pm »
I've done both the 64xx Farish Pannier and the Farish Jinty and both need the VERY tempermental CT SL76 sound decoder, not a conversion for the faint hearted.  The CT is very small but can easily be destroyed with a careless install and very few dealers now offer it for sale as the manufacturer backup is non existant.

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Re: Fitting Sound to a Farish 64XX Pannier Tank, anyone done it
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2018, 07:20:39 pm »
Not only is the is the chip from CT Electronik a very temperamental beast, its also almost impossible to get in the UK now, dealers getting their fingers burned with the high returns rate I understand was behind its demise.

I quite like the little Zimo decoder which goes in the Class 08 quite easily (Other than the amount of metal that has to be removed from the body that is) so was hoping the Pannier might have been similar once the body was off., the Fairburn tank was quite an easy conversion so was hopping to add a Pannier to my slowly expanding sound fleet

Which at the moment consists of

Fairburn Tank
Ivatt 2
Castle Class
Class 08
Class 24
Class 31
Class 37
Class 40
Class 47
Class 55
Class 67
Class 68
Class 108

Still on the To Do list

64xx Pannier
BRStandard 4MT
Black 5
Class 4F
Class 20
Class 25
Class 33
Class 35
Class 52
Class 66

So slowly getting through them

Paul
« Last Edit: June 16, 2018, 01:31:56 pm by Paul-H »

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Re: Fitting Sound to a Farish 64XX Pannier Tank, anyone done it
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2018, 07:25:33 pm »
so was hoping the Pannier might have been similar once the body was off.,

Paul

The Dapol Pannier is relatively easy sound install using the Zimo 648, I've done half a dozen of so so far and fitted them with front and back working loco lights.

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Re: Fitting Sound to a Farish 64XX Pannier Tank, anyone done it
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2018, 09:06:39 pm »
Thanks for that, I do have a dapol Pannier but is a dog of a runner so not going to attempt that one.

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Re: Fitting Sound to a Farish 64XX Pannier Tank, anyone done it
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2018, 07:59:52 pm »
Not only is the is the chip from CT Electronik a very temperamental beast, its also almost impossible to get in the UK now, dealers getting their fingers burned with the high returns rate I understand was behind its demise.

I quite like the little Zimo decoder which goes in the Class 08 quite easily (Other than the amount of metal that has to be removed from the body that is) so was hoping the Pannier might have been similar once the body was off., the Fairburn tank was quite an easy conversion so was hopping to add a Pannier to my slowly expanding sound fleet

Which at the moment consists of

Fairburn Tank
Ivatt 2
Castle Class
Class 08
Class 24
Class 31
Class 37
Class 40
Class 47
Class 55
Class 68
Class 108

Still on the To Do list

64xx Pannier
BRStandard 4MT
Black 5
Class 4F
Class 20
Class 25
Class 33
Class 35
Class 50
Class 66

So slowly getting through them

Paul

not a bad list! i have done the dapol 57xx with a zimo decoder, i just need to add a little liquid gravity to ensure better running then its good! but my sound list stands at: -

Std 4 tank 80080
Std 5mt
Camelot
Oliver Cromwell
Black Prince
Ivatt 46521
Ivatt 46447 (soon to be painted red and be 46441)
Fairburn 42073
4F 43924
Duchess of Sutherland
WD Vulcan
Flying Scotsman
Sir Nigel Gresley
Golden Eagle
B1 1306 Mayflower
Kinlet Hall (to be renamed Witherslack Hall)
57xx No 7714
Nunney Castle
U-Class 31806
Merchant Navy "general steam navigation lines"
Class 24
Class 26
Class 37 (under repairs)
Class 40
Class 108
Class 150

debating what to get done next however! i do know theres the new sound N class which will be coming my way!

i want to do my ivatt tank but not sure if thats doable, no one seems to have done it yet!
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Re: Fitting Sound to a Farish 64XX Pannier Tank, anyone done it
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2018, 08:26:56 pm »
Nice list

Just added my Dapol Class 67 to my done list

Not sure what I will do next, might wait for the Dapol Class 52 and give my wallet a rest for now, or the 4F might be calling as its quite an easy fit like the Ivatt 2 tender was.

Paul
« Last Edit: June 16, 2018, 01:32:40 pm by Paul-H »

 

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