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Author Topic: Poole Farish rare items - are there any?  (Read 21436 times)

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Offline Ensign Elliott

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Re: Poole Farish rare items - are there any?
« Reply #75 on: July 31, 2015, 08:54:56 AM »
Just got a reply from Bachmann and alas they do not have anymore of these bogies in stock.

Paddy

Ah sorry Paddy - I must have ordered the last ones.  :(

That's strange though as I originally asked for 8 bogies, which they said they could send and then sent me an invoice for. However, once I'd seen the price was going to be over £60 in total I decided to drop the amount to 3, for the time being. They must have another 5 still - unless someone else has got in...

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Re: Poole Farish rare items - are there any?
« Reply #76 on: July 31, 2015, 09:11:10 AM »
Bear in mind that this bogie is essentially the same as that used on many of the new tool models (e.g. Black 5, B1) with the smaller wheels (so the one as supplied, they also come with a full scale wheeled bogie)- so if you can find someone who's using the larger scale-wheeled bogies that doesn't need their other bogie then it would only be a case of fabricating a small replacement drawbar strip for the bogie from brass or the likes.

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Re: Poole Farish rare items - are there any?
« Reply #77 on: July 31, 2015, 10:14:05 AM »
Ah sorry Paddy - I must have ordered the last ones.  :(

That's strange though as I originally asked for 8 bogies, which they said they could send and then sent me an invoice for. However, once I'd seen the price was going to be over £60 in total I decided to drop the amount to 3, for the time being. They must have another 5 still - unless someone else has got in...

No problem Ensign Elliott - good luck to you.  I would still love to hear whether they fit the Castle and a photo of the end result.

Many thanks

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Re: Poole Farish rare items - are there any?
« Reply #78 on: July 31, 2015, 12:43:08 PM »
I thought someone might have mentioned the Caledonian Railway decorated set in Blue loco and marroon and white coaches.(Sorry, but you are not allowed to access the gallery)
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Re: Poole Farish rare items - are there any?
« Reply #79 on: July 31, 2015, 12:54:09 PM »
I thought someone might have mentioned the Caledonian Railway decorated set in Blue loco and marroon and white coaches.(Sorry, but you are not allowed to access the gallery)

Very smart looking train.

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Re: Poole Farish rare items - are there any?
« Reply #80 on: July 31, 2015, 10:23:48 PM »
Ah sorry Paddy - I must have ordered the last ones.  :(

That's strange though as I originally asked for 8 bogies, which they said they could send and then sent me an invoice for. However, once I'd seen the price was going to be over £60 in total I decided to drop the amount to 3, for the time being. They must have another 5 still - unless someone else has got in...

No problem Ensign Elliott - good luck to you.  I would still love to hear whether they fit the Castle and a photo of the end result.

Many thanks

Paddy

If my experiment tonight is anything to go by, the improved bogie doesn't fit the Castle.  The casting under the smokebox on the Castle is deeper and fouls the top of the bogie.  I'll upload pictures tomorrow.  You'd need to remove a bit of metal on the Castle to change the bogie over - which is probably why Bachmann didn't offer the Castle with an improved bogie.

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Re: Poole Farish rare items - are there any?
« Reply #81 on: August 01, 2015, 10:05:48 AM »
A couple of photos.

Castle and Hall



Castle with Hall bogie, you can see the problem with fitting the Hall bogie.


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Re: Poole Farish rare items - are there any?
« Reply #82 on: August 01, 2015, 10:10:03 AM »
Time to try the N Brass replacement bogie?

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Re: Poole Farish rare items - are there any?
« Reply #83 on: August 01, 2015, 10:13:25 AM »



If you filed down the square pillar on top of the bogie then this would help give the drawbar clearance - you might need to shorten the screw also as the hole would be less deep, but I could see that as a potential solution.

HTH,
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Re: Poole Farish rare items - are there any?
« Reply #84 on: August 01, 2015, 10:54:23 AM »
Ah I see now plus the cylinder block is in a different location.  Does the rear bogie wheel fowl the Castle cylinder?

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Re: Poole Farish rare items - are there any?
« Reply #85 on: August 05, 2015, 09:02:30 AM »
A few pics of a couple of halls with the new bogies fitted. One is a more recent Hall with finer, blackened wheels, the other is a much older hall from about 1995. I had to shave a little plastic off the top of this bogie as the larger pizza cutter wheels are slightly smaller than the more modern wheels and the bogie was making them ride up slightly. Both work fine now though, with no derailments. Next job is to convert the castles to take the new bogies.

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Re: Poole Farish rare items - are there any?
« Reply #86 on: August 05, 2015, 10:24:49 AM »
They look much better with those wheels Ensign Elliott.  Looking forward to seeing your results with the Castle.

Kind regards

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Re: Poole Farish rare items - are there any?
« Reply #87 on: August 22, 2015, 12:30:55 AM »
Here are some pictures of the Thai 158 that GraFar produced.





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Re: Poole Farish rare items - are there any?
« Reply #88 on: August 22, 2015, 09:47:38 AM »
Fantastic Mirlees - thank you! I didn't even know Grafar produced this in a Thai livery, let alone anything in any foreign livery (I know they did something in OO, or HO, many years ago - US Steam).

So are these prototypes of the real thing? Are there / were there Thai 158's zipping up and down the Thai railway network?

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« Reply #89 on: August 22, 2015, 11:23:45 AM »
If I recall correctly I think they may have also done a Dutch 08 (Not Civil Engineering - NS Livery)- another rarity.

Plus of course the Wagon Lits Pullmans in blue (rare as rocking horse doo-doo).

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