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Author Topic: Graham Farish - Class 47's - From 1980's  (Read 8588 times)

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Re: Graham Farish - Class 47's - From 1980's
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2013, 06:09:56 PM »
There's an old Grafar BR Green model of D1662 "Isambard Kingdom Brunel" on eBay, at the moment.

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Re: Graham Farish - Class 47's - From 1980's
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2013, 06:40:02 PM »
Hmm, looks like I should buy a Minitrix Class 47, then, but where to send them for servicing / repair?

I don't understand the question   ;)

You just clean old oil out and re-lubricate them every five or ten years and maybe change the brushes every decade or so.

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Re: Graham Farish - Class 47's - From 1980's
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2013, 06:51:57 PM »
Thanks, Alan. So, with a little TLC, as you describe, they just keep going and going, then! 8-)

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Re: Graham Farish - Class 47's - From 1980's
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2013, 06:56:40 PM »
BRLines informed me, today, that the first 3 inspected / serviced / repaired Class 47s are on their way back to me. "Crewe Diesel Depot" is already sold to a gentleman on this forum but "Track 29" is not nor is the very old BR Blue 47, if anyone is interested. (I will keep one of the later BR Blue 47455s that should be coming from BRLines, later, have it DCC-fitted and renumbered to a pre-TOPs number for the occasional times when I want to run post-1967 and up to 1969 period trains. There should be an IC livery one coming, too, later, which I don't want, either.

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Re: Graham Farish - Class 47's - From 1980's
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2013, 01:47:31 PM »
I know this will get moved to another topic (and then never be seen again) but I have a large logo Queen Mother in blue that is out of my era. Anyone want to swap (just the body) for a green version!

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Re: Graham Farish - Class 47's - From 1980's
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2013, 04:52:59 PM »
I admit to seeing the Queen Mother wearing blue, but never green :-X

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Re: Graham Farish - Class 47's - From 1980's
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2013, 02:56:10 PM »
I admit to seeing the Queen Mother wearing blue, but never green :-X

That version had a very short chassis as well!
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Re: Graham Farish - Class 47's - From 1980's
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2013, 08:26:51 PM »
I admit to seeing the Queen Mother wearing blue, but never green :-X

That version had a very short chassis as well!

And apparently needed regular lubrication ;-)
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Re: Graham Farish - Class 47's - From 1980's
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2014, 06:12:33 PM »
I'm having a batch of old Graham Farrish Class 47s, in various liveries, overhauled at BRLines and some will be surplus to requirements (now new models can be picked up much cheaper) so if you want to add to your stock (and see how a refurbished model runs in comparison with your never-been-serviced ones), please, send me a private message.

I have two in BR Blue as 47 4XX, ex-BR Lines. One is reserved but one is for sale. Please, PM me.

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Re: Graham Farish - Class 47's - From 1980's
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2014, 06:15:14 PM »
The Minitrix 47's run like a Rolls Royce if you are considering eBay. Used to have two.

I treated myself to an InterCity liveried one had it serviced at BRLInes (nothing wrong with it) and sent it to Wickness for DCC fitting (not done, yet, as Douglas reckoned it was worth it). However, my D1662 is ex-works two months early so, reluctantly, my Minitrix Class 47 is also available for sale. 8-( (InterCity livery although it looks great on a Class 47 is WAY past my time period, anyway!)

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Re: Graham Farish - Class 47's - From 1980's
« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2014, 07:05:30 PM »
I have a Class 47 in Post Office livery with the coaches as well, I have recently fixed a split gear and it is very noisy after a good lube the power needs to be at 50% before it even starts to move, do you think it needs a new motor?
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Re: Graham Farish - Class 47's - From 1980's
« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2014, 09:40:22 PM »
I have a Class 47 in Post Office livery with the coaches as well, I have recently fixed a split gear and it is very noisy after a good lube the power needs to be at 50% before it even starts to move, do you think it needs a new motor?

Give BR lines a ring, the nice man knows his stuff and will point you in the right direction.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Graham Farish - Class 47's - From 1980's
« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2014, 09:43:33 PM »
Yes, Bob at BRLines is amazing but the delay is in months to get your locos back because his service is so good!

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Re: Graham Farish - Class 47's - From 1980's
« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2014, 09:48:00 PM »
Yes, Bob at BRLines is amazing but the delay is in months to get your locos back because his service is so good!

Yep he is thorough but he will also give you DIY suggestions to solve a problem, he has phoned be back in the past and stopped me buying a full set of gears for my eBay purchased 31, he just sold be bearings!!

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Re: Graham Farish - Class 47's - From 1980's
« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2014, 10:06:58 PM »
I have a Class 47 in Post Office livery with the coaches as well, I have recently fixed a split gear and it is very noisy after a good lube the power needs to be at 50% before it even starts to move, do you think it needs a new motor?

No i would say a good service and possibly a bearing or two... If you have changed a gear are you positive it was a correct swap as a slightly enlarged one which looks the same will slow the motion..



 

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