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The first of the new Graham Farish N gauge Class 42 'Warship' diesels (catalogue number 371-600) has sailed in to Barwell and is now being distributed to Bachmann and Graham Farish dealers.

Thirty-eight diesel hydraulic locomotives were built at Swindon between 1958 and 1961 for use on Western Region services to and from London Paddington. All carried the names of Royal Navy warships and had a top speed of 90 mph. Although primarily used for passenger workings, they also appeared on parcels and freight trains. In later life they also worked on the Southern Region passenger trains between London Waterloo and Exeter. The first was withdrawn in 1968 and the last in December 1972. Two locomotives have been preserved.

The Graham Farish model will initially be available in four versions;

371-600 D817 'Foxhound' in BR maroon (NOW AVAILABLE)
371-601 D804 'Avenger' in BR blue (DUE SHORTLY)
371-602 D814 'Dragon' in BR green (DUE SHORTLY)
371-603 D815 'Druid' in BR maroon (DUE SHORTLY)

The models are to the new 'Blue Riband' standard, have working headcode lights, NEM coupling pocket, detailing pack (with spare bogie moulding for use with detailing pack) and a 6PIN DCC socket. Each model has a recommended retail price of £79.20.

To see an image of the Farish Warship model in a higher resolution, click here (1280 pixels wide)
 

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Pity Foxhound is in N - My Maroon HO one is D817....

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Hi All,

After seeing a post on this loco on another forum i have pasted it here to make any potential purchaser aware of a potential problem ........

We have just received our new Warship, and some plug in decoders (big thankyou to John at Bromsgrovemodels)

The loco tested ok on DC, so I placed the loco on a DCC test track, and the lights came on straight away - even before the the chip has been inserted (I now know that this shouldn't happen, but as I'm new to DCC I didn't know).

Placing the loco on the track the lights came on straight away, and the loco ran as I would expect. However, pressing the Headlight button on the DCC handset produced a wiff of smoke from the decoder. The loco still runs, but the lighting circuit in the decoder has died as it was sending out its own power, and also receiving power direct from the rails.

I have email Bachmann about this, but their web page went blank after i submitted it, so I hope they have received it

Please check your loco before fitting a decoder to it!!!
 

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The arrival of the GF N gauge warships is great news, but where are the OO Gauge models. I emailed Bachmann querying this, but have not received a reply. The locos are still in the catalogue!

Cheers,

Hugh
 

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QUOTE (Hugh Williams @ 22 Sep 2008, 22:02) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The arrival of the GF N gauge warships is great news, but where are the OO Gauge models. I emailed Bachmann querying this, but have not received a reply. The locos are still in the catalogue!

Cheers,

Hi Hugh,
Details of one of the OO models are here on Hattons site ............... they usually get first deliveries of new items.

http://www.ehattons.com/StockDetail.aspx?SID=17941
 

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Bachmann UK have informed me that they have conducted their own tests (again) and found no problems fitting decoders to these locomotives.

It appears that the decoder in this case may have been inserted the wrong way round (it is showing the symptoms of this). Pin 1 needs to go in the correct socket hole and installation carried out in accordance with the instruction sheets provided with locomotive and decoders.

Personally, I have seen these symptoms on decoders that have been fitted the wrong way around. Normally it wouldn't burn out anything, the lights just flash or don't work.
 
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