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Farish 374-164A Motorail Mk1 FK

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Hello everyone,

 

I see that the Farish Motorail Mk1 FK has now arrived.

Looking at the photos on the Rail of Sheffield website, its not obvious to me what distinguishes it from a regular (non Motorail) Mk1 FK.

Different bogies perhaps?

 

Many thanks,

Ed

 

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I think the Motorail fleet did indeed retain Mk1 bogies for rather longer because they did not need to run at 100 mph.

 

But the main difference would just be the word Motorail on the side.

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This FK does not have the Motorail branding, but the Motorail FKs did later when painted into InterCity livery.

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Funnily enough I asked the same question in this thread. Apparently the Motorail markings were only on the ends of the coaches.

 

 

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What would be a typical rake for these coaches? I've got some NGS carflats but what about the rest of the train?

Cheers Colin

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51 minutes ago, Shropshire Lad said:

What would be a typical rake for these coaches? I've got some NGS carflats but what about the rest of the train?

Cheers Colin

Depends very much on the working. Check out

 

 

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On 12/07/2019 at 19:33, Shropshire Lad said:

What would be a typical rake for these coaches? I've got some NGS carflats but what about the rest of the train?

Cheers Colin

 

 

Hi,

 

I've always been under the impression that the mk1 Motorail FK Farish were making was supposed to be representative of the type in the West Coast service.....

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/36661660970/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/yorkshires-finest/4290833931/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/samrail/8635373484/

 

In which case it would be six mk1 FKs, one 2z BFK, plus numerous carflats.  The FKs were vac braked, even when they moved south to Old Oak in the late 80s.

 

 

Cheers,

Paul

 

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On 12/07/2019 at 20:33, Shropshire Lad said:

What would be a typical rake for these coaches? I've got some NGS carflats but what about the rest of the train?

Cheers Colin

Hallo,

Flickr has a Motorail group with some great photos. I'm on Android right now and iI cannot seem to copy a link.

 

There is a photo of a WR rake 

Class 50, 3x MK1 FK, 1x RU, 2x MK1 FK, 1x MK2z BFK with the brake at th FK end, rather than facing the flats

 

es grüßt 

pc

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Link to Flickr Motorail site

https://www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/pool/

 

The Mk1 FK that GF has chosen was fitted with B1 bogies but I’ve not come across a photo of it with Motorail branding on the ends. Most Mk1 FKs in Motorail service seem to have had CW bogies.....but check against pictures.

 

l’ve a few pictures of Motorail trains in with the brochures here

https://andygibbs.zenfolio.com/f56164866

 

........and of course in my WR and MR books

https://www.amberley-books.com/community-andy-gibbs

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