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Hi,

 

I am looking to buy a new Farish class 60 but looking at the pics of it can see something which bugs me a little. Overall it looks like a brilliant model but are the grills on the side a little too course?

 

I have a Hornby 60 and the grills look brilliant compared to pics of the real thing but the Farish one looks odd to me. Obviously there are limits for etching in such a small scale. I can also admit to never seeing one of the models in the flesh for a long enough time to look at it properly.

 

Can anyone who owns one tell me if the grill is that noticeable under normal operating situations.

 

Cheers

 

Martin

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Martin,

I'm perfectly happy with the grills on them, yes they are a little on the chunky side, but the see through effect is well worth it when compared to the prospect of a solid moulding. The chunkiness doesn't jar as much as with the roof grill on the Dapol 67, and I do seem to remember Mr Taylor mentioning something about the possibility of a replacement etch for the 60 grills. I can't remember if he said that the ones off his 60 kit will fit as replacement, or whether it'd need a new etch drawing up

 

cheers

 

jo

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Thanks for the reply Jo.

 

These sort of things don't normally bother me. I'm used to 00 which I have recently put aside for a while and now I'm about to start in the world of 2mm finescale so thought that while I was changing couplers and detailing locos I may as well try and get other details such as the grills right.

 

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Martin

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Thanks for the reply Jo.

 

These sort of things don't normally bother me. I'm used to 00 which I have recently put aside for a while and now I'm about to start in the world of 2mm finescale so thought that while I was changing couplers and detailing locos I may as well try and get other details such as the grills right.

 

Cheers

 

Martin

 

Hi Martin

 

Here is a comparison of the farish 60 and the TPM kit for an example of the TPM grills. TPM is the top one B)

 

DSC_9465.jpg

 

DSC_9468.jpg

 

HTH

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Hi Martin

 

Here is a comparison of the farish 60 and the TPM kit for an example of the TPM grills. TPM is the top one B)

 

DSC_9465.jpg

 

DSC_9468.jpg

 

HTH

 

Thanks for the pics

 

TBH there is only a slight difference but once weathered and put into service it won't really be noticeable.

 

Looking at those pics I thought Farish had the underframe the wrong way round but it looks like the TPM version has the underframe back to front. :unsure:

 

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Martin

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Looking at those pics I thought Farish had the underframe the wrong way round but it looks like the TPM version has the underframe back to front. :unsure:

 

Cheers

 

Martin

 

Ah, that was my fault. I had placed the loco body on backwards after a dcc conversion on the TPM model. Now corrected but I did not take another picture :icon_redface:

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