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by Bramshot
Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Poor quality control
Replies: 29
Views: 5126

Re: Poor quality control

Hi. I echo your comments re Dapol. I am re-starting railway modelling in retirement and getting into N gauge. I have only two Dapol locos, a Class 56 and an A3. The A3 is tender shaft drive and gave nothing but trouble from day 1. It also sounds like a 'bag of bolts'. I don't think it's the drive sh...
by Bramshot
Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: How to open a Farish coach to install lighting?
Replies: 9
Views: 2415

How to open a Farish coach to install lighting?

I have looked around but not found any guidance on how to open a Farish coach to install lighting, without success. Is it the same as the Dapol where you have to remove the pipes at the ends then pop the roof off? I don't want to damage them by being too ham fisted!
by Bramshot
Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Which is the best crimson and cream?
Replies: 4
Views: 838

Re: Which is the best crimson and cream?

It's a pity the Dapol is so different. Sticks out like a sore thumb next to the Farish coaches, not sure I like it. On top of that, the contacts on the Dapol bogies make that coach tilted over, so it does not properly align with the Farish ones. So I think I might stick with the Farish ones and conv...
by Bramshot
Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Which is the best crimson and cream?
Replies: 4
Views: 838

Re: Which is the best crimson and cream?

The photos on the Dapol and Farish websites give a reasonable idea of the actual colours used. One of the Farish coaches is a restaurant car that was reduced in price for some reason at Hattons. This car has as slightly redder version of the more maroon colour on the other Farish coach- perhaps this...
by Bramshot
Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Which is the best crimson and cream?
Replies: 4
Views: 838

Which is the best crimson and cream?

I am building up a rake of C & C coaches and started with a couple of Farish ones. Then, wanting to experiment in the future with lighting, I tried a Dapol light bar ready one. What a difference! The Dapol is more like orange and cream. Looking at the Farish ones in a new light, they do seem to ...
by Bramshot
Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Quick question 4F 0-6-0 where to oil/lube?
Replies: 5
Views: 1038

Re: Quick question 4F 0-6-0 where to oil/lube?

That's no excuse. Who designs them? (The locos, not the instructions). They must get prototypes from their suppliers before agreeing to go to production, and as they are stocked at some point by the 'manufacturer' don't they open at least one up to have a look inside, then write some instructions? J...
by Bramshot
Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Quick question 4F 0-6-0 where to oil/lube?
Replies: 5
Views: 1038

Re: Quick question 4F 0-6-0 where to oil/lube?

As a general observation from one newly returned to rail modelling, I have to say that I am struck by the generally awful standard of documentation / instructions that are supplied with locos in particular. They always seem to leave more questions unanswered than you had before reading them!
by Bramshot
Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Replacing tender wheels on Farish Tornado
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Re: Replacing tender wheels on Farish Tornado

Thanks for the comments, but I am certain there were no locating features. I used a magnifying viewer. In the end I did use a single tiny drop of superglue at a single place at one of the visible corners of the bearing while held in the correct location in the chassis. I was trying to avoid the glue...
by Bramshot
Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: N Gauge Model Railway
Topic: Replacing tender wheels on Farish Tornado
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Replacing tender wheels on Farish Tornado

I have had to add an extra driving set to the tender to combat failing performance on inclines. Now I can't reassemble. The axles are provided with the square bearing / contact with the flanges to each side. On my Jinty, the recesses in the chassis have slots into which the flanges locate, thus secu...

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