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Re: Graham Farish - Class 66's - Post 2000
« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2014, 10:53:24 PM »
Nice!! I have the Bardon's Aggregate version myself..I love that locomotive. I fitted the plate below the buffer beam (along with the other pipes etc.)which really finishes the front nicely in my opinion:


If you decide to do this (after removing coupler) I found that the holes on the under side of the buffer beam are too shallow which leaves a nasty gap. In order to fix this problem I sliced about 50% of the plastic pins off with a razor blade, leaving just enough to attach, after dipping a needle into superglue and inserting in the holes before pushing it home.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2014, 10:56:56 PM by grahame »

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Re: Graham Farish - Class 66's - Post 2000
« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2014, 07:40:58 PM »
Picked up today the Freightliner and the EWS, the GBFR has to wait till next Month



as I had checked them already at my favorite LTS chipped them and straight on my layout. 2 hours later the only thing I can say is well done GF what some lovely runners. time for some line up now, with 14 class 66  :)
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Re: Graham Farish - Class 66's - Post 2000
« Reply #32 on: June 06, 2014, 08:44:08 PM »
i just got a 66209 from the well known Liverpool model rail emporium

it needed a little fettling to run well, out of teh box it stutttered a lot .   took it to bits and there was too much grease inside the gears some of which was all over the pickups.

quick clean and it runs superbly, massively more powerful than the dapol 66 and almost as good as slow speed.  it does make more noise in one direction though, hoping more of a run in will cure this.....if not, i know which end to add the buffer beam detail to :)
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Re: Graham Farish - Class 66's - Post 2000
« Reply #33 on: June 07, 2016, 07:59:58 PM »
Hi All

One of my fleet of 66s has chewed the top gear on the bogie tower

This is the second one to do this

I bought two gears the first time so repaired quickly

A bit annoying  >:(


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Re: Graham Farish - Class 66's - Post 2000
« Reply #34 on: June 09, 2016, 11:00:31 PM »
Silly question... Did you run it upside down?

The reason I ask is that I ran a 47 upside down and I believe the worm ate the top gear..

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Re: Graham Farish - Class 66's - Post 2000
« Reply #35 on: June 11, 2016, 07:52:39 PM »
Mark

No, very aware that running upsidedown can cause the gear to be chewed

Class 66s can chew the top gear with normal running!

Thanks

« Last Edit: June 12, 2016, 10:50:16 PM by Rabbitaway »

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Re: Graham Farish - Class 66's - Post 2000
« Reply #36 on: June 11, 2016, 08:05:29 PM »
If only they'd had 6-pin sockets for longer they'd be superb, having to hard wire a decoder is a pain!

I've got 2 with dead circuit boards too, and one which I think has munched the top gear in the bogie tower like the above.

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Re: Graham Farish - Class 66's - Post 2000
« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2016, 05:02:40 PM »
Just asked a qs of Hattons on their live chat system:

"does the latest version of the Farish class 66 ref 371-397 DRS livery have NEM pockets?"

The answer was "Yes it does"

Not so sure the reply is correct - has anyone got one of these?

Thank you

Adrian

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Re: Graham Farish - Class 66's - Post 2000
« Reply #38 on: October 31, 2017, 07:58:48 PM »
Just asked a qs of Hattons on their live chat system:

"does the latest version of the Farish class 66 ref 371-397 DRS livery have NEM pockets?"

The answer was "Yes it does"

Not so sure the reply is correct - has anyone got one of these?

Thank you

Adrian

Only just spotted this. Weathered this model for a friend and Iím 99% sure it doesnít.

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Re: Graham Farish - Class 66's - Post 2000
« Reply #39 on: October 21, 2019, 09:53:09 PM »
Sorry to bump this thread after 2 years but a friend has just bought a 2nd hand class 66 and wonders if only 2 lamps showing is correct when it travels forwards i.e. one at the top and one to one side. I'm guessing it's never likely to show express traffic lamp codes :D

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Re: Graham Farish - Class 66's - Post 2000
« Reply #40 on: October 21, 2019, 09:58:37 PM »
Sorry to bump this thread after 2 years but a friend has just bought a 2nd hand class 66 and wonders if only 2 lamps showing is correct when it travels forwards i.e. one at the top and one to one side. I'm guessing it's never likely to show express traffic lamp codes :D

Yup, thatís what the real ones do!

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Re: Graham Farish - Class 66's - Post 2000
« Reply #41 on: October 21, 2019, 10:50:08 PM »
Thanks Jonas. Such things are beyond my era/knowledge.

 

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