Converting Farish Mk 1s into a 4-CEP

 

There are three sections to the baseboard section and, for ease of navigation, a link to each of the three pages is listed below:-

One of the main requirements I have for rolling stock on my layout is 3rd rail EMUs. No-one makes them in a Ready-To-Run format so that means making them myself.

There's a number of ways of doing that at the moment. BHE do a complete kit that needs assembling and motorising. Amsies Models are about to release a conversion kit and Taylor Precision Models do an etched side conversion kit and, most importantly from my point of view, a conversion kit for old style inlay variety Farish Mk 1s.

On this page I will detail how I build this kit but, in the meantime, here's some photos of what I have done so far (each photo can be viewed in full size on a separate page - just click on the photo to view the larger image):-

Inlay removed photo
A photo of a Mk 1 with the inlay removed that shows the lip that needs to be removed before a new inlay can be inserted

Support struts photo
This photo shows the support struts that will need to be trimmed so that they don't show through the new inlay's windows

New DMBSO inlay fitted
This photo shows one of the new DMBSO inlays fitted but not yet trimmed to length

New DMBSO inlay from opposite side of the coach
And here is the new DMBSO inlay fitted to the opposite side of the donor Mk 1 that can be seen in the previous photo

New TSO inlay photo
In this photo, a new TSO inlay has been fitted

New TSO inlay closeup photo
This is a close-up shot of the previous photo that shows that little trimming of the support struts will need to be done for this new inlay

 

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Page last updated: 24th May 2007

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