Monday, 2 February 2015

NEW FARISH 4F

New 'N' gauge release is a real beauty. 


So, my job for today is to run the rule over the all-new Graham Farish LMS '4F' 0-6-0. Although there's been a 4F in the range for a while, this all-new tooling looks lightyears ahead of its predecessor, with lovely, delicate spoked wheels and no ugly copper pickup strips in sight. A choice of tenders is being offered and this particular model comes with the original Johnson style, making for a very handsome ensemble. The detailed and painted cab interior is another standout feature and there's even a moulded representation of the inside valve gear. Never thought I'd see that on a RTR 'N' gauge loco!

This wee gem is likely to gain a BR identity and a nice weathered finish in the near future. But, in the meantime, a full evaluation will appear in the next issue of Model Rail (MR206), out on Feb 12th...




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