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Graham Farish 150/1
« on: January 14, 2020, 09:39:07 AM »
Just wondering (as per the current forum banner) does anyone own one of these and if so what are your thoughts?

I'm looking at modelling an area which used a lot of DMU's in the late 80's / early 90's and of course there are very few models around which cover my requirements (still awaiting a provincial liveried 142)

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Re: Graham Farish 150/1
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 10:21:11 AM »
It is a very nice model indeed - one of the best RTR DMUs around.
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Re: Graham Farish 150/1
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2020, 10:38:44 AM »
I have a 150/2 (same tooling as 150/1 just with corridor ends) in Regional, have had it for many years as it was one of the first ďmodernĒ (post Bachman takeover) locos I bought from Farish.

Itís a great looking model that runs smoothly. Mine has a weird squeaking noise that hasnít gone away, but doesnít impact running at all and the unit has never got even warm.

I havenít met anybody else with a unit making this noise so itís clearly not widespread.

I would recommend it.

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Re: Graham Farish 150/1
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2020, 02:51:52 PM »
I have both 150/1 & 150/2. They are very nice models. But one of mine broke relatively quickly, probably my fault, but it may be a split gear. The other one runs nicely.

FYI, when this model is re-released sometime this decade you'll be looking at the best part of 180 quid for a unit.

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John P
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https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39501.msg476247#msg476247

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Re: Graham Farish 150/1
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2020, 04:34:55 PM »
I have both 150/1 & 150/2. They are very nice models. But one of mine broke relatively quickly, probably my fault, but it may be a split gear. The other one runs nicely.

FYI, when this model is re-released sometime this decade you'll be looking at the best part of 180 quid for a unit.

Regards,

John P

Is this the new one? https://www.bachmann.co.uk/product/graham-farish-class-150-1-2-car-dmu-150135-br-provincial-original-371-333/

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Re: Graham Farish 150/1
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2020, 05:35:33 PM »
Yes it is. It's the same as the old one, just a re-run with some new liveries.

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https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39501.msg476247#msg476247

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Re: Graham Farish 150/1
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2020, 09:15:18 AM »
The Farish class 150 is a great model. Mechanically it drives one of the inner bogies using a 1/2 length motor/chassis block. Mine run very smoothly (as do the 101 and 108s that use the same mechanism).

The only thing to watch out for is that the electrical path to the motor is via a couple of brass contacts that come down from the PCB. Out of the factory they're normally fine, but if you're buying second hand then they may have broken contact from the motor terminals meaning the lights work but the motor doesn't. It's an easy fix though. If you're fitting a DCC decoder it's also worth checking that the contact strips aren't touching the main chassis block.

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