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Hi. I have two (pre China) old farish 101s and they are very noisy. Plus they go in diferent directions when they are both placed on the track! This makes running a 4 car unit difficult! Does anyone know where I can get replacement chassis for these?

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QUOTE (jonty14 @ 10 Mar 2010, 19:51) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi. I have two (pre China) old farish 101s and they are very noisy. Plus they go in diferent directions when they are both placed on the track! This makes running a 4 car unit difficult! Does anyone know where I can get replacement chassis for these?
Excessive noise is a well known issue from these old work horses
The opposing directions suggest a repair has been performed on one
As far as I am aware replacement "new" chassis are no longer available (and haven't been for some time)
Most people simply dump them "for spares or repair"
Alternatively, you could send them to BR Lines for diagnosis and repair, if economic to do so

However, you may better off waiting a few months for the new DCC ready Class 101 chassis, swap the bodies (if required) and then dump the remains "for spares or repair"

I've been after an old-style chassis (non-working) with the smaller motor in the brake area for some time now and a dummy driving trailer to go with it...
 

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There is little point developing such a chassis anymore, BachFar are due to release an updated one very shortly (so we've heard before)
The only issue may be swapping old bodies on to the new chassis, but with a little modding it should still be possible (allowing people to have large Class 101 fleets, from the existing bodyshells)
 

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Trouble is that Farish don't sell the chassis on its own any more, so you'd have to buy a 2-car unit and be left with the whole unpowered car and the bodyshell of the powered one. If someone else produces a compatible chassis then it ought to work out cheaper.

Grahame of this parish has fitted the Farish 108 chassis into a 101, and I expect the new 101 chassis will be very similar to the 108.
 

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My understanding is that when first produced the 101 DMU had a chassis with the motor just on one boogie and only picking up current on two axles.
Later a new chassis was used that was metal and picked up current on all 4 axles of the power car so was much better.
Bachmann announced that they would be making a new version of the 101 that would match the standard of the 108 but they have now changed their mind and are just re-releasing the old Farish model. Is an upgraded chassis being used?
 

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Got hold of the Farish 2010 catalogue on Friday. Interestingly, it now shows the class 101 DMU as having a DCC socket so presumably it is a new chassis. They have also not included any photos of the old style model like the 2009 catalogue had.
 

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As I understand it the new chassis is basically that fitted to the 108, Bachmann had developed it for the old 101 then discovered the body tooling was shot. They then developed the 108 having all the details for it from the OO model, whist researching the 101 for a new tooling to be made.
 
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