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Offline Kelvin White

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Improving a 158
« on: January 21, 2018, 12:20:38 PM »
Improving a Farish 158

I've just acquired a SH Central Trains 158. (I wanted a East Midlands or West Midlands one, but they are impossible to find).

I want to get rid of the ugly Rapidio couplings and fix the fairings to the body. It will only be run as a 2 car set. Plus minimise the gap between the cars.

Any suggestions on how to do this? And source for a Schafenberg coupling.

Thanks

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Re: Improving a 158
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2018, 12:30:25 PM »
Slowly upgrading my 159, I have already done the wheels (my example had big Poole Pizza cutter wheels) by stopping them for Bachmann made ones from Peters Spares.

I will eventually get some couplings from here:

https://www.en.dm-toys.de/produktdetails/items/Tomix_0382.html

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Re: Improving a 158
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2018, 02:20:16 PM »
Thank you  about to order some couplings

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Re: Improving a 158
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2018, 03:22:13 PM »
Hi Kelvin,

It depends if you want to use the couplings for coupling or just to look like a coupling..... On my 158s I have "made" a coupling that looks effective (IMHO) by just cutting the wedge part off a Rapido, and adorning the flat plate that is left with a couple of tiny bits of plasticard.  Unfortunately I can't show you a picture just now as I am working away.

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Re: Improving a 158
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2018, 03:37:59 PM »
Don't forget that Farish have announced a retooled 158 for their 2018 catalogue. This promises to be a much improved model, so will be worth the wait, it probably also means that any of the old 158's in stock at retailers will start to be discounted pretty heavily.

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