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Author Topic: Graham Farish Class 31s (2014/2015 new model)  (Read 31954 times)

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Re: Graham Farish Class 31s (2014/2015 new model)
« Reply #75 on: April 01, 2015, 01:29:31 pm »
i agree with you Paul
i doubt they would have found it as they would most likely have just put it on the track and check for direction and if lights work
Fingers crossed bachmann reply to me saying they wil send out a new bogie provided it is not too hard to swap over.
bart

The bogies are easy to remove - they just clip in. You need to sort of push it sideways to get one side to unclip, pull that side part way out then do the same the other side to release it. To put them in you just line them up and push them in.

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Re: Graham Farish Class 31s (2014/2015 new model)
« Reply #76 on: April 02, 2015, 05:10:39 am »
Just contacted hattons via their great live chat service. Loco has to go back to them,was thinking maybe they could just send out a new bogie.
Worse is that they have no br blue in stock :'(
Can't win
Bart

Put my BR Blue one on the rolling road and running in went flawlessly. Put a DCC chip in and nothing, nada. Lights came on but no one was home in terms of movement. Interestingly I could control the lights via DCC but couldn't get the loco to budge. The chip was new, but worked in a different loco; equally a working chip from a different loco didn't work in the 31...

I put the banking plug bCk in and guess what, dead on the rolling road on DC ??? So it's back to Hattons I fear, and now I see they are out of blue ones...

Oh b :censored: :censored: :censored: :censored: er

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Re: Graham Farish Class 31s (2014/2015 new model)
« Reply #77 on: April 02, 2015, 05:17:15 am »
The 31 is on my list of favourite locos, but I'm not liking what I'm hearin' readin' here. Might go on the backburner for a while....
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Graham Farish Class 31s (2014/2015 new model)
« Reply #78 on: April 02, 2015, 05:37:28 am »
its very annoying when it really is a good looking model.
still waiting for the backmann email to say they are nice enought o send a new bogie to save me the trouble of mailing it back to hattons.
is this issue just confined to the br blue models

have a save easter everyone

bart

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Re: Graham Farish Class 31s (2014/2015 new model)
« Reply #79 on: April 02, 2015, 07:52:46 am »
Just contacted hattons via their great live chat service. Loco has to go back to them,was thinking maybe they could just send out a new bogie.
Worse is that they have no br blue in stock :'(
Can't win
Bart

Put my BR Blue one on the rolling road and running in went flawlessly. Put a DCC chip in and nothing, nada. Lights came on but no one was home in terms of movement. Interestingly I could control the lights via DCC but couldn't get the loco to budge. The chip was new, but worked in a different loco; equally a working chip from a different loco didn't work in the 31...

I put the banking plug bCk in and guess what, dead on the rolling road on DC ??? So it's back to Hattons I fear, and now I see they are out of blue ones...

Oh b :censored: :censored: :censored: :censored: er

What you have said here with the symptoms sounds very much like the chip was put in backwards....or more than likely the chip holder was wired up backwards...



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Re: Graham Farish Class 31s (2014/2015 new model)
« Reply #80 on: April 02, 2015, 01:10:40 pm »
What you have said here with the symptoms sounds very much like the chip was put in backwards....or more than likely the chip holder was wired up backwards...

I did wonder if that might be the case, so tried the chip backwards with no success. The only thing I haven't tried is putting the blanking plug in backwards. I'll give that a shot before contacting Hattons...

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Re: Graham Farish Class 31s (2014/2015 new model)
« Reply #81 on: April 03, 2015, 03:04:16 am »
Well sad news everyone😢
Just got an email from Bachmann uk and they advise no spare parts available for the class 31 and advised sending it back to hattons which of course have n in stock
Make me wonder why I got back into the hobby and trying farish again after their crap products of past. I have large set of fleischmann locos some over 30 hrs old the youngest  10 and they all run spot on pull anything and never a drop of maintenance but then again not cheap but farish stuff here is not cheap either local hobbyshop has the coronation class at A$420 plus
Oh well off to start packing for its trip back to the uk
Bart

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Re: Graham Farish Class 31s (2014/2015 new model)
« Reply #82 on: April 03, 2015, 03:22:31 am »
A$420?!!! Heck, Bart, that IS steep! I'm off to Tasmania next Tuesday and was going to call in at a couple of model shops that I know of down there, but you're making me think twice!  :worried:

George
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Graham Farish Class 31s (2014/2015 new model)
« Reply #83 on: April 03, 2015, 06:12:45 am »
Frontline hobbies in Newcastle nsw yes ouch

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Re: Graham Farish Class 31s (2014/2015 new model)
« Reply #84 on: April 03, 2015, 06:20:04 am »
Here is my class 31 :'(

On its way back, it's seen more of the world then I have
Bart

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Re: Graham Farish Class 31s (2014/2015 new model)
« Reply #85 on: April 03, 2015, 06:38:56 am »
 :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Graham Farish Class 31s (2014/2015 new model)
« Reply #86 on: April 03, 2015, 07:53:03 pm »
Hi,
This is not limited to blue or DCC, my green one has gone back to Hatton's
 It is only the second Farish model I have ever had to send back over 30 years, although I have had to fix things on Poole built before but they were straight forward. I have no clue now with all the electronic bits.
Keith in Canada

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Re: Graham Farish Class 31s (2014/2015 new model)
« Reply #87 on: April 03, 2015, 08:01:59 pm »
Hi,
This is not limited to blue or DCC, my green one has gone back to Hatton's
 It is only the second Farish model I have ever had to send back over 30 years, although I have had to fix things on Poole built before but they were straight forward. I have no clue now with all the electronic bits.
Keith in Canada

What was the fault with yours?

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Re: Graham Farish Class 31s (2014/2015 new model)
« Reply #88 on: April 03, 2015, 08:07:57 pm »
It started slow but after 20 mins in one direction it was running well but when I reversed it derailed on a diamond crossing and then would not run. It ran briefly in the other direction but then wouldn't go in either direction. I waited for a while and tried it again but no action so I sent it back.
Keith

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Re: Graham Farish Class 31s (2014/2015 new model)
« Reply #89 on: April 04, 2015, 09:26:21 pm »
My Blue one is on its way back across the pond... $28.50 postage, Hattons had better refund that!

 

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