Fairlie good news...

Started by emjaybee, June 11, 2023, 03:25:50 PM

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emjaybee

So, bit of luck on FleaBay this last week...



A very reasonable price, it pays to be a bit cheeky, and it runs beautifully! Very smooth.

It also fits through all the existing tunnel portals on Brookline. This does mean that I may be looking at a third set of removable bases for a OO look. I'll have to think about that.
Brookline build thread:

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=50207.msg652736#msg652736

Sometimes you bite the dog...

...sometimes the dog bites you!

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chrism

Quote from: Newportnobby on June 11, 2023, 04:22:09 PM
Fairlie big, but maybe too much so..............



Was it this one I dropped my hat in, or was it the other end?

Bealman

#3
That model looks great! Certainly motivation to change to 009!

Ffestiniog, last Tuesday:

Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

emjaybee

Cool!  Looks like you're having a great time George. It's been a while since we've been to the Ffestiniog. Glad you're both enjoying the UK.
Brookline build thread:

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=50207.msg652736#msg652736

Sometimes you bite the dog...

...sometimes the dog bites you!

----------------------------------------------------------

I can explain it to you...

...but I can't understand it for you.

BernardTPM

The Bachmann Double Fairlie is a model of the orginal FR locos which are smaller in profile than those running today, even those nominally 'originals' have been rebuilt to a larger loading gauge since Preservation. As such the model is smaller than you might expect.

emjaybee

Quote from: BernardTPM on June 12, 2023, 12:29:40 PM
The Bachmann Double Fairlie is a model of the orginal FR locos which are smaller in profile than those running today, even those nominally 'originals' have been rebuilt to a larger loading gauge since Preservation. As such the model is smaller than you might expect.

That's interesting to know. Thanks.

It works for me, means I don't have to build new tunnels!
Brookline build thread:

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=50207.msg652736#msg652736

Sometimes you bite the dog...

...sometimes the dog bites you!

----------------------------------------------------------

I can explain it to you...

...but I can't understand it for you.

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