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Bachmann Class 66 body shell stripped threads

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Just wondered if anyone has had this problem.

I carefully removed the top off my Bachmann Class 66 to fit DCC only to find on reassembly most of the plastic threads are virtually non-existant. Can anyone recommend a suitable repair/filler compound to fill the holes. Liquid threadlock (Loctite) has been suggested to me but maybe there is a better method. Any suggestions would be very welcome.
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QUOTE (Peter_Harvey @ 20 Apr 2007, 07:07) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Any other ideas anyone ?


Send the offending loco's back to Bachmann - after all if they are defective then Bachmann should sort out the problem (& in defence of B - if they don't know about a problem they cannot do anything about it). Maybe the screws are tightened far too much on original assembly, or as you say the plastic varies.

What you don't want to do is to forget the body/chassis are not secure, pick the loco up & the chassis falls out reducing itself to its component parts on contact with the floor...........
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