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Title: Farish 350
Post by: Philip. on August 18, 2018, 09:49:55 AM
Has anyone managed to remove the bodies of these beggars! I want to fit DCC chips and I've tried everything to remove the body, even the guitar pick method. I just cant seem to get between the body and the chassis, is there a knack or trick to this.

The Farish instruction sheet says start at the cab door and work back, but it's got me stumped. Any help gratefully recieved  :D
Title: Re: Farish 350
Post by: njee20 on August 18, 2018, 10:36:31 AM
Start under the passenger doors and work outward, theyíre tight, but they do come once you get a nail in.
Title: Re: Farish 350
Post by: Bealman on August 18, 2018, 10:43:10 AM
As in fingernail, presumably?
Title: Re: Farish 350
Post by: Philip. on August 18, 2018, 11:26:01 AM
I'll keep trying, the blighter won't beat me  :veryangry: :D
Title: Re: Farish 350
Post by: njee20 on August 18, 2018, 11:57:13 AM
As in fingernail, presumably?

Yes, definitely! Whilst I suspect a 6Ē steel nail may work, it may permanently compromise the integrity of the model...  :worried:
Title: Re: Farish 350
Post by: terrysoham on August 18, 2018, 06:29:58 PM
Use a new scalpel knife blade and a magnifying headset to help you insert the blade into the tiny gap.  First find the gap!
Title: Re: Farish 350
Post by: njee20 on August 18, 2018, 06:32:18 PM
That sounds like a very easy way to scratch the body! Iíve done about 15, and never used anything other than a finger nail. I accept thatís not very helpful if you donít have any, mind.
Title: Re: Farish 350
Post by: Railwaygun on August 20, 2018, 01:00:05 AM
Sand the edge of an old. Credit card to a fine edge or get a set of mobile phone repair tools they have suitable gadgets for removing iPads from horsesí hooves!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l2632.R2.TR12.TRC2.A0.H0.Xphone+repair+.TRS0&_nkw=phone+repair+kit&_sacat=43304 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l2632.R2.TR12.TRC2.A0.H0.Xphone+repair+.TRS0&_nkw=phone+repair+kit&_sacat=43304)

Title: Re: Farish 350
Post by: Bob Tidbury on August 21, 2018, 07:56:21 PM
Use the transparent plastic that comes in the top of a loco box just cut it in half and use one each side of the coach or loco body .
Bob Tidbury
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