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Bachfar New Mark 2F Coaches
« on: February 25, 2014, 09:58:43 PM »
Hi

Has anyone pre-ordered these. I really like the look of both the blue grey and intercity liveries...problem is when will we see them as it seems to take an age for announced new items to actually appear in the flesh !!...anyone know latest estimate of timings?

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Re: Bachfar New Mark 2F Coaches
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2014, 10:41:22 PM »
The ScotRail Class 47/7 and their respective Mark 2F DBSO coaches have been pushed to the end of 2014
Personally, I think it is more likely to be early in 2015 (about this time next year)

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Re: Bachfar New Mark 2F Coaches
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2014, 10:44:57 PM »
Anyone would think they were coming from the other side of the world...

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Re: Bachfar New Mark 2F Coaches
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2014, 10:04:18 PM »
Has anyone any insider information on the latest timings of these coaches. There is no date specified on the Bachmann site ??

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Re: Bachfar New Mark 2F Coaches
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2014, 01:21:25 PM »
Not seen any pictures of test shots on the Bachmann website yet, so I would imagine that these are still some way off.

I'd be surprised if anything appears before this time next year, though they have been known to spring the odd surprise on us!
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Re: Bachfar New Mark 2F Coaches
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2014, 01:46:38 PM »
According to the latest Bachmann Collectors Club mag, they're still being drawn up, so I'd say 12 - 18 months.

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Re: Bachfar New Mark 2F Coaches
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2014, 04:04:05 PM »
12 to 18 months... My layout passengers will be very upset...... no wonder there are so many of them still milling around on the station platform as I look... maybe have to organise a "special" !

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Re: Bachfar New Mark 2F Coaches
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2014, 04:22:33 PM »
The existing mk2f coaches are pretty good, in my opinion: reasonably close coupling, good paint jobs (at least the bachmann ones and Electra can overlay the older ones), decent enough underframe.

I've heard one forum member state his preference for the older Farish bodyshells due to the newer seperate glazing meaning that window edges become too pronounced in N and I can understand that view point. Horses for courses I guess!

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Re: Bachfar New Mark 2F Coaches
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2014, 05:19:38 PM »
The existing mk2f coaches are pretty good, in my opinion: reasonably close coupling, good paint jobs (at least the bachmann ones and Electra can overlay the older ones), decent enough underframe.

I've heard one forum member state his preference for the older Farish bodyshells due to the newer seperate glazing meaning that window edges become too pronounced in N and I can understand that view point. Horses for courses I guess!

I agree the ex-Poole ones made by Bachmann were all right and had excellent decoration.  Though I already have a proper rake I was a bit disappointed when they stopped making them.  Their biggest issue is the lack of any interiors, particularly in light of their large windows, and that they didn't weigh enough (IMHO).  The MK2f interiors from BR Lines however solve both issues.

While I'm sure there will be demand for new Mk2fs since they haven't been in the Farish catalog for a couple years now (and I'd guess they stopped making the old ones to increase that demand!), I can't see myself buying many of the new ones given how satisfactory the old ones were; if previously un-produced coach types are made I might spring for those.

Matt

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Re: Bachfar New Mark 2F Coaches
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2014, 05:22:11 PM »
Agree completely Matt.

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Re: Bachfar New Mark 2F Coaches
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2014, 06:21:09 PM »
Cheers for all the thoughts on improving the old version I`ll take a look as the passengers waiting for new coaching stock are in revolt and demanding refunds on season ticket prices.... there again I am roughly 150 times bigger than they are so tough !

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Re: Bachfar New Mark 2F Coaches
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2014, 06:48:07 AM »
The ScotRail Class 47/7 and their respective Mark 2F DBSO coaches have been pushed to the end of 2014
Personally, I think it is more likely to be early in 2015 (about this time next year)
Now not due before June 2015

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Re: Bachfar New Mark 2F Coaches
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2014, 10:38:37 AM »
Hattons have removed prices as Bachmann are to change the rrp.....upwards I presume next year some time

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Re: Bachfar New Mark 2F Coaches
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2014, 04:28:02 PM »
The BR Lines interiors make all the differences to the Farish Mk2s and Electra (me) produces vinyl sides for virtually all livery variations.
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Re: Bachfar New Mark 2F Coaches
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2014, 08:04:16 PM »
The BR Lines interiors make all the differences to the Farish Mk2s and Electra (me) produces vinyl sides for virtually all livery variations.
This new Bachfar Mark 2F corrects previously released versions, with a new underframe and correctly depicts this version of the Mark 2

 

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