!!

Not Registered?

Welcome!  Please register to view all of the new posts and forum boards - some of which are hidden to guests.  After registering and gaining 10 posts you will be able to sell and buy items on our N'porium.

If you have any problems registering, then please check your spam filter before emailing us.  Hotmail users seem to find their emails in the Junk folder.


Thanks for reading,
The NGF Staff.

Author Topic: Graham Farish Mk2a Coaches  (Read 14851 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Chetcombe

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 21564
  • Posts: 1229
  • Country: us
  • Gender: Male
    • YouTube
    • Chetcombe on YouTube
    • Awards
Graham Farish Mk2a Coaches
« on: June 06, 2013, 09:11:36 PM »
Hattons have just charged my credit card for my pre-order of a rake of 7 (to which will be added an existing Blue Riband RMB). So these babies must now be in stock!!! Looking forward to seeing them run behind my CJM Class 50 :D

Looks like their system has also altered the order date for my Class 22 AND the Western to today... Progress? Who knows, but fingers crossed :confused1:

Offline class37025

  • Trade Count: (+33)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 2448
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Graham Farish Mk2a Coaches
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2013, 09:14:48 PM »
thanks for the heads up - just checked and mine to.

NOT showing in today's new releases.
typed by fur box mechanic - dictated by brain on a chain

Offline busman

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 22035
  • Posts: 33
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Graham Farish Mk2a Coaches
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2013, 06:58:09 AM »
Had email advice from Hattons (after 6pm) yesterday to say the Mk2a's had arrived in stock. Was able to order same online.

Offline Jack

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1734
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Graham Farish Mk2a Coaches
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2013, 08:01:31 AM »
Looked but can't find them on the website  :(
Today's Experts were yesterday's Beginners :)

Offline StufromEGDL

  • Trade Count: (+7)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 623
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
  • So there's a picture of the real thing like that??
    • Awards
Re: Graham Farish Mk2a Coaches
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2013, 08:14:07 AM »
Jack;

Look in 'Forthcoming Releases'. Showing last night as more than 10 of each (3 types) as I ordered a quick 5 coaches....bang goes 'No Buying in June'

Later;
Stu from EGDL
A selection of my pictures, real & model ARE NOW to be found at...
 http://www.flickr.com/photos/swidnod/

 I always find things in the last place I look. weird huh??

Offline Jack

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1734
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Graham Farish Mk2a Coaches
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2013, 08:47:31 AM »
Thanks Stu - Found them and rake ordered!   ;D
Today's Experts were yesterday's Beginners :)

Offline AndyGif

  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 14644
  • Posts: 876
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Graham Farish Mk2a Coaches
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2013, 11:05:40 AM »
finally got mine order through this morning.

theres was heads up on the other places dapol forum from  mr dapol himself that the first blue 22's and grampus wagons were being shipped out to shops today.

Offline scruff

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 819
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Graham Farish Mk2a Coaches
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2013, 08:43:09 PM »
Just ordered my mk2a's and noticed the Grampus and 22 are showing as in stock now.

Cheers

Mark

Offline scruff

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 819
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Graham Farish Mk2a Coaches
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2013, 09:56:26 PM »
Well, my 3 mk2a's arrived from Hattons quick smart thanks to Yodel.

First impressions were very good, looks like a mk2a, first class interior is a little lighter in colour than I expected.

Took them out of the box and all 3 types look great. Put them on the track and was a bit stunned that they are not very free rolling although the wheels turn freely in the bogies. Coupling up a Mk2a to a Blue Riband Farish Mk1 left the Mk1 towering above the Mk2a by about 2mm. is this prototypical? The bottom of the doors seem to be in line though. The bottom of the battery boxes also seem very close to the track.

It also appears the B4 bogies are a bit banana shaped and one has a wheelset that is sitting up off the track.

Overall, nice models but not hugely impressed and I hope Farish do a better job of the mk2d/f.

Cheers

Mark

Offline Only Me

  • Western Destroyer
  • NGF Technician
  • Trade Count: (+17)
  • Full Member
  • ****
  • N Gauge Society Number: 23206
  • Posts: 5887
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
  • Western Destroyer
    • Northants & Cambs Area Group of the NGS
    • Awards
Re: Graham Farish Mk2a Coaches
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2013, 10:43:26 PM »
Mk 2 was lower than the mk1 for a more stream lines look behind the dervs!



Offline Fratton

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 23974
  • 2mm Association Number: 4766
  • Posts: 905
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Facebook
    • Awards
Re: Graham Farish Mk2a Coaches
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2013, 01:04:19 AM »

They look nice painted up too  :)




nearly finished, ends cantrail and transfers to do.
Charlie.

Offline H

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1660
  • Country: 00
    • grahamehedges
    • Awards
Re: Graham Farish Mk2a Coaches
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2013, 08:15:32 AM »
That was quick. Well done - it looks good.

H.

Offline Mike W

  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • N Gauge Society Number: 21456
  • Posts: 151
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Ebay
    • Awards
Re: Graham Farish Mk2a Coaches
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2013, 10:53:45 AM »
Took them out of the box and all 3 types look great. Put them on the track and was a bit stunned that they are not very free rolling although the wheels turn freely in the bogies. Coupling up a Mk2a to a Blue Riband Farish Mk1 left the Mk1 towering above the Mk2a by about 2mm. is this prototypical? The bottom of the doors seem to be in line though. The bottom of the battery boxes also seem very close to the track.

It also appears the B4 bogies are a bit banana shaped and one has a wheelset that is sitting up off the track.

Hi Mark,

I had the same problem with one of mine; as supplied, a wheelset was not located in the right place within the bogie. This made the coach run badly and seem lower. Once I sorted it, the coach ran very freely. Hope you get yours sorted out.

Offline Plainline.

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 165
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Graham Farish Mk2a Coaches
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2013, 06:09:46 PM »
 >Hi all, received a MK2a brake today. Unfortunately the body moulding had blemishes and the coach number was badly printed! I am returning it, otherwise I thought it looked good.





Offline scruff

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 819
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Awards
Re: Graham Farish Mk2a Coaches
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2013, 09:18:17 PM »
A quick update on the Mk2a saga..

I had a thorough check of all 3 coaches and found the following:-

TSO-floor moulding pushed in too far.
        3 out of 4 wheelsets not sat in axle boxes which caused the bogies to bend like a banana.

BSO-all 4 wheelsets not in axle boxes.
       one bogie mounting pin inserted at an angle causing the clip part to fold over and jam in the socket.

FK- 3 wheelsets not in axle boxes.
      floor moulding pushed too far in.
      Glazing not seated properly at top of windows
      Bogie mounting pin clip bent back and jammed in socket

Most of the above was sorted by just clipping the parts in place properly. I had to warm the bogies in hot water to get the axles seated properly but that also took the bowing out which was good. The bogie mounting pins have a retaining clip at the top which is inserted into the socket in the coach, these seem very fragile and are easily bent over as the pin is inserted. I managed to rescue mine but I can see people will need spare pins.
Now all 3 coaches ride at a much better height and are free running too.

I think Farish need to look at the way these coaches are assembled in the factory. These are good models being let down by poor assembly.

Cheers

Mark

 

Please Support Us!
December Goal: £60.00
Due Date: Dec 31
Total Receipts: £15.00
Below Goal: £45.00
Site Currency: GBP
25% 
December Donations


Advertise Here