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Postby BROADTRAIN1979 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:15 pm

:D
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Re: How many in favor of a more prototypical 'n' dcc 31

Postby Karhedron » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:21 am

Ian Stoate do a conversion kit for the "skinhead" variant.

http://www.ismodels.co.uk/loco_kits.php
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Re: How many in favor of a more prototypical 'n' dcc 31

Postby Grahame » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:24 am

BROADTRAIN1979 wrote: Does anyone know of another company who make a more prototypical resin design shell?



TPM used to do a class 31 resin body, but it was before Farish released their version and it was shortened a bit to fit a Bachmann? chassis.


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Re: How many in favor of a more prototypical 'n' dcc 31

Postby BROADTRAIN1979 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:45 am

:D
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Re: How many in favor of a more prototypical 'n' dcc 31

Postby BROADTRAIN1979 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:49 am

Karhedron wrote:Ian Stoate do a conversion kit for the "skinhead" variant.

http://www.ismodels.co.uk/loco_kits.php
Thanks karheddron i will look at that.

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Re: How many in favor of a more prototypical 'n' dcc 31

Postby BROADTRAIN1979 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:16 am

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Re: How many in favor of a more prototypical 'n' dcc 31

Postby BROADTRAIN1979 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:13 pm

:D :D
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Re: How many in favor of a more prototypical 'n' dcc 31

Postby BROADTRAIN1979 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:32 pm

:D :D
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Re: How many in favor of a more prototypical 'n' dcc 31

Postby m8internet » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:49 pm

This is where it makes sense for BachFar to update their version and release a DCC version
However the way things are going Dapol might beat them too it
Sadly it is one Class of loco that is missing from my range
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Re: How many in favor of a more prototypical 'n' dcc 31

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:33 pm

BROADTRAIN1979 wrote:At present the skin head 31 is unavailable


Maybe it is helping police with their enquiries lol :rolleyes:

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Re: How many in favor of a more prototypical 'n' dcc 31

Postby Grahame » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:58 pm

I very much doubt that anyone will be producing an all new class 31 in the near future. The Farish (Poole) version was one of their last models (so quite recent) and IIRC has had a new chassis fittted by Farish (china) which is a good performer and can be converted to DCC.

I reckon your best bet is to make do with the current class 31 and rectify some of it's deficiencies; add wire cab side handrails, smooth out the sharp roof corners, add the plating details, install lights, etc., ; all of which are not difficult modelling projects and would significantly improve the model. After all it's pretty much spot on scale wise and the chassis/bogie underframe details are superb.

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Re: How many in favor of a more prototypical 'n' dcc 31

Postby BROADTRAIN1979 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:24 pm

m8internet wrote:This is where it makes sense for BachFar to update their version and release a DCC version
However the way things are going Dapol might beat them too it
Sadly it is one Class of loco that is missing from my range


yes fully agree m8 , as they have upgraded the oth
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Re: How many in favor of a more prototypical 'n' dcc 31

Postby Grahame » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:55 am

BROADTRAIN1979 wrote:they have upgraded the others like...... the 37 from the non dcc ready 37 ,having to mess around with a farish 31 that should've been upraded as with the 37 is not on!


I suspect that the reasons the 37 has been done is that it is a very popular loco (big seller) and that there were significant visual improvements to be had. The old version was high stepping and had the wrong profile; overall it didn't look right. However the class 31 is a lot less popular and probably not such a good seller, plus being a recent model it is fairly accurate and can be quite easily converted to DCC. So there are less and limited reasons for doing an upgraded version.

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Re: How many in favor of a more prototypical 'n' dcc 31

Postby red death » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:02 am

BROADTRAIN1979 wrote:yes fully agree m8 , as they have upgraded the others like...... the 37 from the non dcc ready 37 ,having to mess around with a farish 31 that should've been upraded as with the 37 is not on! the reason i went with ian stoate is ive heard his 31 body shells are near prototypical, still, i will hang on and see when /if this 31 body shows , but if not then i will re-think :wink:

Mark.


The new 37 is significantly better and different from the old one (the chassis is now the correct length)!

You keep saying that the 31 is incorrect - in what way? I suspect there is not much difference between the Ian Stoate bodyshell and the Farish one in most detail except he has done the skinhead variant. I can't imagine that he tooled up an all new body, but that it is heavily based on the Farish body.

Farish still seem to have a fairly ambivalent attitude to DCC so I don't see them upgrading the old chassis to DCC, but it is not a hard conversion in anyway.

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Re: How many in favor of a more prototypical 'n' dcc 31

Postby BROADTRAIN1979 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:24 pm

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