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Detailing the Farish 91
« on: October 30, 2011, 09:16:31 PM »
I've been doing some work on a couple of GF 91s this week. Both started out as GNER examples with the newer chassis but have had the bodies swapped for Intercity examples. They have been fitted with Dapol high-speed pantographs - although not perfect, they are an improvememnt on the originals. I've also rebuilt the front end skirting and fixed this to the front end. The name and numberplates are home-made on trusty vinyl!

Here's 91003 "The Scotsman"


And 91022 "Robert Adley"


And a line up of my Intercity fleet


There is still some work to do to get the 91s to an acceptable standard - the front end skirts still don't look 100% to me and some end piping and cab interiors would help no end.
Best Regards,
Adam Warr
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Re: Detailing the Farish 91
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2011, 09:21:52 PM »
The nameplates look really good.  The colours and DPI look superb!

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Re: Detailing the Farish 91
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2011, 09:48:56 PM »
The nameplates look really good
Although THE SCOTSMAN nameplate looks like it was applied on a Saturday night, sloping to the right

What is the white detail to the left of the Robert Adley nameplate?
Did this really have loco data panel in this location, or is it something else?

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Re: Detailing the Farish 91
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2011, 08:34:55 AM »
Hi Adam - nice fleet :thumbsup:

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Re: Detailing the Farish 91
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2011, 10:51:02 AM »
Nice work with the 91s - with a bit of TLC and detailing the Farish electrics can be made to look pretty good.

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Re: Detailing the Farish 91
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2011, 12:43:09 PM »
Many thanks. There's nothing like a digital photograph for picking up little errors like that nameplate on 91003...oh well, peel off and re-stick!  :)

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Re: Detailing the Farish 91
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2011, 10:07:11 PM »
Nice work indeed. Though I'm not a fan of the pantographs - just look waaay overscale to me...

Cheers,
Alan

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Re: Detailing the Farish 91
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2011, 10:18:23 PM »
The Dapol pan isn't really overscale but over-length! They have the pantograph starting from the back of the base, rather than the front (if that makes sense), resulting in the whole thing being about 4mm too long.

If you compare it with a photo of a real BW high-speed pan, you'll instantly know what I mean!
Best Regards,
Adam Warr
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Re: Detailing the Farish 91
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2011, 10:23:52 PM »
The Dapol pan isn't really overscale but over-length! They have the pantograph starting from the back of the base, rather than the front (if that makes sense), resulting in the whole thing being about 4mm too long.

If you compare it with a photo of a real BW high-speed pan, you'll instantly know what I mean!

Yes, it was the arm length I meant. 4mm is a huge amount...

...will steer clear of them!

Cheers,
Alan
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If Dr Al is online he may be able to provide a more comprehensive answer.

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