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Author Topic: Converting a Farish Poole 158 to fit a MK1 coach body.  (Read 179 times)

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Converting a Farish Poole 158 to fit a MK1 coach body.
« on: April 01, 2020, 11:32:49 AM »
Tutorial on how to modify a Graham Farish Poole class 158 to fit within a MK1 coach body.
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Re: Converting a Farish Poole 158 to fit a MK1 coach body.
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2020, 01:56:31 PM »
Many thanks for this. I have the newer version of the chassis without the spring drive, but this has some useful tips in it.
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Re: Converting a Farish Poole 158 to fit a MK1 coach body.
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2020, 11:45:19 AM »
I have followed this and I now have a nice short, working 158 chassis.

Upon testing it I have noticed a minor issue in the there is lateral movement of the motor. This in turn means that the spring protrudes at one end or the other depending on the direction of travel. If I ignore it I'm worried the spring will, over time, drill a slot in the end of the coach body.

So, is there meant to be lateral movement of the motor? If so, are my springs still too long?


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Re: Converting a Farish Poole 158 to fit a MK1 coach body.
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2020, 02:22:29 PM »
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OK. Having stared at it for ages, walked away, had lunch and a large pot of black coffee, I've realised my mistakes and slapped myself around the face.

The spring drives were slightly too long but I also hadn't realised that they kept the motor in place. The springs only needed a sliver taken off and then wound well onto the drive shafts almost (but not quite) up to the bushes.

It's now all back together and working well.

The next phase it to convert it to DCC and I think I have a plan but just now I'm going to lay down in a darkened room  8)

 

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