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Offline synojack

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Metal farish 08 body
« on: March 26, 2020, 11:49:20 AM »
Hi all,

I have a die cast farish 08 from a fair few years ago (maybe 15-20 at a guess) but after having been stored in a box in the garage for ages the motor is totally knackered and rusting. My question is will the new farish 08 chassis fit this? From looking at them they now seem to be plastic so i'm unsure and I imagine the motors are superior now. I'd go ahead and just buy a new one but I really like the look of this one, it's in BR green with full wasp stripes at both ends and is lightly weathered.

Thanks in advance, Jack.

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Re: Metal farish 08 body
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 12:13:08 PM »
No, the new 08 chassis will not fit the old 08 body at all.
You can rebuild (or have rebuilt) the old 08, there are suppliers of suitable spares such as BRlines https://www.farishnspares.co.uk/ (No connection apart from being a satisfied customer).
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Re: Metal farish 08 body
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2020, 12:20:40 PM »
Ah ok, thought that may be the case. Can't see a replacement chassis there. May well just pick up and older 08 off ebay and switch the bodies around.

Cheers, Jack.

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Re: Metal farish 08 body
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2020, 02:50:29 PM »
Probably cheaper to pick up a second hand new one, and it would then even resemble an 08.

The chassis for the old one is actually shared with some other locos if I remember rightly including the J94, and is of course a total work of fiction.
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Re: Metal farish 08 body
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2020, 03:00:15 PM »
@synojack Jack we had the same loco way back in 2008, we still have it, boxed up and although you think it's a good 08 (we did) I have just bought the latest 08 from GF.

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Treat yourself to the new one, honestly you will be blown away by the detail on it, how good it actually is is truly magnificent. And the slow running ability of it you'll not be disappointed!!!! I promise you.

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Re: Metal farish 08 body
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2020, 03:11:30 PM »
So it seems the advice is generally to pick up a new one. I'll have to keep an eye out as i'm in need of a shunter but now unsure of whether to go for the 08, the 03 or wait for the release of the 14...

Cheers, Jack.

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Re: Metal farish 08 body
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2020, 03:17:25 PM »
I'd go for the 08, being a bit larger/heavier it's more reliable than the 04.

..wait for the release of the 14...

In a particular livery? The model is already out there isn't it?
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Re: Metal farish 08 body
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2020, 04:43:48 PM »
In the slow running stakes my 03 is far better than the new 08 despite tweaking the 08. Though the 08 will outhaul the 03 of course. You pays your money ……

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Re: Metal farish 08 body
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2020, 06:42:33 PM »
I'd go for the 08, being a bit larger/heavier it's more reliable than the 04.

..wait for the release of the 14...

In a particular livery? The model is already out there isn't it?

Oh, I'm not sure, whenever i've looked at online stores for them it seems to be preorder so I assumed they weren't out? Unless this is a new release?

In the slow running stakes my 03 is far better than the new 08 despite tweaking the 08. Though the 08 will outhaul the 03 of course. You pays your money ……

Norman

Hmmm, food for thought then, I'd prioritise the slow running I think, don't particularly intend on hauling any incredibly long trains.

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Re: Metal farish 08 body
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2020, 07:01:08 PM »
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The [class 14] model is already out there isn't it?

Oh, I'm not sure, whenever i've looked at online stores for them it seems to be preorder so I assumed they weren't out? Unless this is a new release?

I model German N so I don't follow closely, but the 14 has been out for a few years I thought? There are usually some on ebay, though for a while the price was getting silly so maybe they are a bit scarce?

For example:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lot-27-N-GAUGE-FARISH-372-950-CLASS-14-D9555-BR-GREEN-WITH-WASP-STRIPES-50/202945272812
« Last Edit: March 26, 2020, 07:02:38 PM by ntpntpntp »
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Re: Metal farish 08 body
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2020, 07:05:42 PM »
I think Farish have announce a new run of 14s for delivery this year. Who knows if it will now happen.

Norman

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Re: Metal farish 08 body
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2020, 07:15:00 PM »
Oh ok, i noticed hattons had one second hand but everywhere else seems to be preorders. I assumed the hattons one was a really old version but perhaps not.

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Re: Metal farish 08 body
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2020, 08:55:35 AM »
I'd be interested to know the condition of the original loco you asked about.

While the new model is a step up, it's worth not writing off the old one - it may be easily repairable, and selling it could then partly offset the cost of a new model. If nothing else, the spares and body could be useful (I've several chassis in need of a body for instance).

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