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Noel

RPSI Craven Coach set

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Video clip of RPSI Craven coach set (designed by MM). Not the 'Munster Double', but two 071s namely 073 and 085 in consist hauling the 3 coach set. Need to fix the wobbly axle on the 1st coach. :) The build and finish quality are as good as Murphy Models own Cravens.

 

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They are beautifully finished but do not run well unlike MM Cravens. Will have to replace wheel sets to get rid of the excessive wobble on all three coaches in my set.

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Alot of complaints about the poor running on these coaches.? Is it the wheels? Dissapointing

To see this, l ordered a set yesterday, really lovely job all round.

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Good news is MM have a fix for the wobbly RPSI Cravens.  Chatted with Paddy Murphy yesterday at SDMRC and he has a fix for the RPSI cravens that will be available soon. It's a thin sprung brass shim washer that sits between the bogie and coach floor.  Apparently the RPSI Cravens were built with the exact same tooling as recent MM B&T Cravens but in a different factory. No rhyme nor reason for any difference but something about the process in the other factory may account for the tiniest difference in clearances where the bogies snap fit onto the chassis. Alternatively a very thin plastic card shim washer between the bogie and coach bottom will do the same job.  

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