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Author Topic: Farish Cornish Rivera Express Train Set  (Read 4243 times)

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Re: Farish Cornish Rivera Express Train Set
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2015, 07:58:54 AM »
I would agree that the newer ones are much better. I have a small number of older coaches and I  put these at the end of the train. With six new coaches behind the loco and then two old ones I don't really notice the old ones by the time they go past.
Working doesn't seem to be the perfect thing for me so I'll continue to play.
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Re: Farish Cornish Rivera Express Train Set
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2015, 09:11:46 AM »
In my view the shortcomings of the older-style Graham Farish Mk1 coaches (the ones with printed sides) are [...]
Cheers John ...

A little hard to tell with the separate photos (have to keep scrolling up & down), but yes, I agree ... one of the biggies that was very obvious was the level of detailing ...

Another (and I appreciate this may be if the two units are different Diagrams) was the door/window layout ...

I guess we're spoiled, given the current level we have !  To be honest - I'd be happy with a rake of either type, but like you I wouldn't be happy mixing.

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Re: Farish Cornish Rivera Express Train Set
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2015, 12:44:50 AM »
Not happy with mixing them either, especially in short rakes. The older versions don't look too bad, but the new ones seem to be from a different planet by comparison.

Somewhere on the forum there's some information on replacement couplings which shortens the distance between carriages.
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Re: Farish Cornish Rivera Express Train Set
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2015, 05:35:59 AM »
Not happy with mixing them either, especially in short rakes. The older versions don't look too bad, but the new ones seem to be from a different planet by comparison.

Somewhere on the forum there's some information on replacement couplings which shortens the distance between carriages.


That would be in the corridor connection thread: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30524.0

@EtchedPixels posted a great suggestion on how to shorted the couplings on the old Mk1s without converting to NEM pockets or purchasing new short-shank couplers.
DC or DCC, that is the question.

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Re: Farish Cornish Rivera Express Train Set
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2015, 01:31:43 PM »
Success!  managed to source a BCK & SO at Celtenham Models that had been split from a set, so I am now ready to go, thanks for the assistance guys.

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Re: Farish Cornish Rivera Express Train Set
« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2015, 07:58:51 PM »
hi i brought  a 374-109 rmb in chocolate and cream for 20 from shadylane models [still on website  tel 01237238872  worth a try  if you want one

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Re: Farish Cornish Rivera Express Train Set
« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2015, 08:19:52 PM »
Thanks Ken, just placed order via the web, as they say still 2 in stock,but we will see.

Taking a bit of a chance on tooling & finish being up to current standard, if not it will have to join a formation of older models.

Ray

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Re: Farish Cornish Rivera Express Train Set
« Reply #22 on: December 17, 2015, 08:45:06 PM »
HI RAY IT THE LATER MODEL

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Re: Farish Cornish Rivera Express Train Set
« Reply #23 on: December 17, 2015, 09:10:10 PM »
GREAT!

 

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