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Offline Griff

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Thinking of getting a class 31
« on: July 06, 2018, 05:22:27 pm »
Can I ask what are peoples views on the Farish class 31 as I’m thinking of getting. The reason I ask is a while back I read somewhere somebody was disappointed with the model.

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Re: Thinking of getting a class 31
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2018, 05:30:34 pm »
Hi

I am not a rivet counter so quite pleased with mine, and it takes the Hornby TTS sound decoder without too much work.

Not had any issues with mine.

They have a new one listed so you could wait for that one, but given Farish's release history it's probably more than a year or two away from release.

Paul

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Re: Thinking of getting a class 31
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2018, 05:35:13 pm »
Thanks Paul, just thought I’d check before parting with my cash.

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Re: Thinking of getting a class 31
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2018, 05:41:33 pm »
The new Farish 31 has been available for some time.  The version that hasn't arrived yet is the refurbed 31.

Just be careful that you know what you are buying as there is an older Farish Poole 31 (which is still a nice model but not as good as the recent version IMHO).

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Re: Thinking of getting a class 31
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2018, 06:04:34 pm »
..... and definitely stay away from the old Lima 31 !!
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Re: Thinking of getting a class 31
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2018, 06:30:58 pm »
hi i have heard that benefitting from an upgraded chassis from the refurbished class 31, farish offer the original class 31 with the same specification for ease of Digital Sound fitting

did bachmann have any input ?


on the European scale, lima was smaller (1:160 European vs. 1:148 British). Some of the old Lima rolling stock is more likely to be at 1:160, but the locos are often hugely overscale even for the larger British N Gauge, even coaches which were poor and Lima N gauge stuff is pretty dreadful from both accuracy as a scale model and giving decent performance perspective and aged 30 plus years old, my old lima loco broke doWN SO SIts in a siding modelled with sheets - modellers licence waiting scrap after a loco fire weathered such just to gain practice on plasticky blue
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Re: Thinking of getting a class 31
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2018, 08:21:05 pm »
..... and definitely stay away from the old Lima 31 !!

Damn you! and there was I thinking,sold the blighterafter all these years..

Jerry
Some days its just not worth gnawing through the straps.

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Re: Thinking of getting a class 31
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2018, 08:25:05 pm »
was it not an italian model made for the uk market ?

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Re: Thinking of getting a class 31
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2018, 09:19:59 pm »
was it not an italian model made for the uk market ?

Well today mine is a model of a UK engine that I would love to sell in an Italian market.

Sorry its getting late here...
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Re: Thinking of getting a class 31
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2018, 09:22:42 pm »
Here's my old Farish class 31 D5672 371-104 head on......



and the more recent D5596 371-111 with directional lighting.....



and both.............





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Re: Thinking of getting a class 31
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2018, 09:28:59 pm »
great transition  / dieselisation era locos. you run  model shop jerry ? chris

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Re: Thinking of getting a class 31
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2018, 12:01:05 am »
I bought the one I fancied.  The "current" version in green with small panel from John Dutfield while at the Royston Show last November.  He did me a very fair price - perhaps as I was wearing an exhibitors badge!  I have been delighted with it.  Captures the loco beautifully.

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Re: Thinking of getting a class 31
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2018, 12:21:48 am »
I haven't got one, but would like one. I've always reckoned that it's a good looking locomotive.
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Re: Thinking of getting a class 31
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2018, 01:57:51 am »
Nice looking model, looks like a 31 to me (and much better than earlier models). Motor is a bit "growly" though. The main complaint I have is that the sandbox thingies on the bogies fall off if you look at them.

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Re: Thinking of getting a class 31
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2018, 04:07:55 am »
beautiful locos and realistic

 

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