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Old 06-08-2016, 11:49 PM   #21
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But Brian, if they did more (effective) quality control and testing you'd have nothing to do in your spare time.
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Old 10-08-2016, 03:18 PM   #22
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Many thanks for all your comments, they are appreciated.
Given the fact that all my points are Peco Setrack it's looking like the best police for me is to stick with Graham Farish where possible.
I've also noticed that Graham Farish is on the verge of releasing a Hall class loco fitted with a Sound decoder, obviously it's not cheap, but it seems to work out cheaper than buying a loco and separate sound decoder:

http://www.bachmann.co.uk/prod1.php?...=farish&prod=2

I think I'll have to watch this situation for future developments!

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Old 11-08-2016, 02:32 PM   #23
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I've got mostly Farish locos, although I have just bought one of the Dapol Terriers and I'm considering one of the new Schools class just released. Can't comment on the Dapols much but I have problems with some of the Farish locos over Peco setrack points. Especially the J39 and 2-6-4 I have.
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Many thanks for all your comments, they are appreciated.
Given the fact that all my points are Peco Setrack it's looking like the best police for me is to stick with Graham Farish where possible.
I've also noticed that Graham Farish is on the verge of releasing a Hall class loco fitted with a Sound decoder, obviously it's not cheap, but it seems to work out cheaper than buying a loco and separate sound decoder:

http://www.bachmann.co.uk/prod1.php?...=farish&prod=2

I think I'll have to watch this situation for future developments!

Regards,
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Yes but to put a sound decoder in every train is both expensive and can be noisy, see other members threads on sound... better to look at separate sound boxes, there are some very good ones on the net...


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I've got mostly Farish locos, although I have just bought one of the Dapol Terriers and I'm considering one of the new Schools class just released. Can't comment on the Dapols much but I have problems with some of the Farish locos over Peco setrack points. Especially the J39 and 2-6-4 I have.
I have both Farish and Dapol and all of them go over the Setrack points easy, just one a Dapol A3 that I have struggles going backwards on 2 joining sets on my new layout, will be able to fix hopefully with a little jigging, but also I bought a Class 66 of Brian a few months back and only ran it yesterday on the layout and I can see now why you guys love Diesels... what a brilliant engine, ran round and over all curves and points and at a fairly high rate of knots, I don't usually run my trains fast because I don't think they look right running fast on model layouts, most of the exhibitions I have been to run their trains at a slowish speed to be more realistic with the scale. Any way both Farish and Dapol have their place IMO... such as it is....
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Old 18-08-2016, 12:11 PM   #25
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But Brian, if they did more (effective) quality control and testing you'd have nothing to do in your spare time.
You make a good point Steve, what spare time, just boxed and posted 12 locos,thats a lot of tape. Off to lie down again
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You make a good point Steve, what spare time, just boxed and posted 12 locos,thats a lot of tape. Off to lie down again
I know what you mean Brian. I've been unloading a large Scalextric collection - I think I'm up to 18 rolls of parcel tape and postage of around 1000.
The last few cars were listed this morning so now I can start on the rest of the loft.
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I know what you mean Brian. I've been unloading a large Scalextric collection - I think I'm up to 18 rolls of parcel tape and postage of around 1000.
The last few cars were listed this morning so now I can start on the rest of the loft.
A grand! You are not posting cars in 1:1 scale are you?
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A grand! You are not posting cars in 1:1 scale are you?
400 cars @ 3.90 per car .......you do the maths.
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Wow. It soon adds up.
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Farish or Dapol? All my steam locos are Farish, the one A4 by Dapol bought for me by dear wife was quickly returned because of my disappointment in the drive system which I've found, is typical of most Dapol locos - a Carden shaft running between tender and loco, my experience was that the carden shaft became detached a bit too easily and was not easy to re-locate in a hurry as might be needed at an exhibition.
Wife and I have exhibited our DALESGATE layout (our first) at 4 venues this year with yet another imminent on 2nd December at Great Eastern Railways, Norfolk, our locos used have been Coronation Class 4-6-2 s with sound and a Class 55 Deltic, all DCC which have given excellent service.

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