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Re: Faller Road System
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2018, 09:56:38 PM »
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Does anyone have any experience of the Faller road system in "N". If so, do you know if it can cope with gradients?
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Re: Faller Road System
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2018, 10:02:34 PM »
I have this system, although not fully integrated into the layout yet. When I was 'experimenting', I did find that it would go up a reasonable gradient, (but I can not remember just what angle). I also found that the vehicle, (lorry), would go round a slightly tighter curve than advertised. I am away for a few days after tonight, but if you have not got the necessary information by next weekend, I will do some experiments. There are plenty of 'YouTube' videos about the system. I have been quite pleased with my 'experiments' and do like the system.  :beers:
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Re: Faller Road System
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2018, 10:04:29 PM »
I believe @woodbury22uk has experience of the Faller system so I've tagged him here to draw his attention to your query.

Apologies if I'm mistaken.
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Re: Faller Road System
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2018, 11:37:56 PM »
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Re: Faller Road System
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2018, 08:25:39 PM »
Has anyone found any 30s, 40s, 50s models/kits that could be converted to use with this system?
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Re: Faller Road System
« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2018, 03:05:04 PM »
It was the lack of availability of vehicles from my era that steered me away from the Faller Car System and towards the Magnorail version.

« Last Edit: February 14, 2018, 03:12:54 PM by Delboy »
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Re: Faller Road System
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2018, 03:19:40 PM »
Hello Delboy,
Please keep us informed of any progress!
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Re: Faller Road System
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2018, 04:38:47 PM »
Hi Philip,
Still not got around to installing it. When I do I will let you know.
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Re: Faller Road System
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2018, 05:07:51 PM »
I believe @woodbury22uk has experience of the Faller system so I've tagged him here to draw his attention to your query.

Apologies if I'm mistaken.


I am away at the moment but can confirm that the Faller chsssis will manage gentle slopes. The motor is powerful but the potential issue is the level of grip between tyres and road surface. Too smooth a road and the wheels can spin and too rough and tyre wear becomes an issue.
« Last Edit: February 15, 2018, 05:10:46 PM by woodbury22uk »
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Re: Faller Road System
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2019, 09:27:27 AM »
I've just brought the Faller Post Bus for Rhaetia.

Does anyone know the minimum turning radius of this vehicle please....

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Re: Faller Road System
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2019, 09:35:01 AM »
@Gizzy
I have a Faller road system, although I have not now incorporated it into 'Averingcliffe'. This link
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=35600.msg417208#msg417208
is to my original post. I have a short video somewhere showing the lorry in operation, If I can find it, I will add it to the post.
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Re: Faller Road System
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2019, 10:20:51 AM »
@Gizzy
I do not know where it has gone, but I can not find the video!  :doh: Sorry.
However, I have just taken a picture of part of the roadway on Averingcliffe, where the original Faller wire can be seen on a corner, (three blue dots). I have altered the picture a bit to make the wire stand out - hope it is of some use.


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Re: Faller Road System
« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2019, 10:27:13 AM »
About 80mm is a good choice as the minimum.
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Re: Faller Road System
« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2019, 10:52:01 AM »
@Gizzy
I do not know where it has gone, but I can not find the video!  :doh: Sorry.
However, I have just taken a picture of part of the roadway on Averingcliffe, where the original Faller wire can be seen on a corner, (three blue dots). I have altered the picture a bit to make the wire stand out - hope it is of some use.



Thanks Danny,

so it looks like I can turn the vehicle in a 6 in circle, which would be fine.

Can I ask how the vehicle crosses the level crossing? Do you have a short length of wire between the rails?

Ta....
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Re: Faller Road System
« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2019, 10:53:29 AM »
About 80mm is a good choice as the minimum.

Thank you for that Mike, so definitely 3 in radius in old money....
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