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Are there any shops that stock bachman spares?

I can get hold of hornby spares no probs.

https://sslrelay.com/www.s120222251.oneando...ndex.shopscript

However, i cant find anywhere that offers a replaement parts service, other than bachmann.

Thing is, I need a 37/4 (old style) black plastick chassis part, the bit with the tanks moulded into it and the buffer beams, as 37415 just rolled off the workbench and now does not have buffers or pipes at one end!!
 

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Bachmann spares are notoriously difficult to get sometimes................. Probably best to ask in a shop or email them and ask for the part.

I normally email them - They have replaced all the parts i have asked for although i asked for a replacement window and they sent me the wrong side......................... still just go to the bachmann site and go to contact ...... Ask there thats what i do ............................

Hope this helps

Nikki
 

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Try "Richard's Spares" on 01443 685163, run by Richard Panes. (10, Jestyn St, Mount Pleasent, Porth, Rhondda, Mid-Glamorgan, CF39 0DN - does not have a web-site.) I've seen him at several exhibitions and he seems to have a wide range of both Hornby and Bachmann bits and pieces. Does part-exchange as well.

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John Webb
 

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Worth asking Bachmann too, the worst they can say is 'sorry, not available', and of what is available the price is typically very reasonable. Timing may be all, best to ask when a batch of the model concerned has fairly recently landed and is still widely available at retail.

This company hasn't forgotten that their core customers for RTR OO are modellers, who 'do things' with the model railway product they purchase; and actively encourage thoughts of the 'what can I make on the basis of a blend of RTR and kitbashing, kit and scratchbuilding' persuasion. My most recent conversation with one of the staff on the Bachmann stand netted me a couple of mechanisms, but 'sorry, we cannot sell you a GNR tender from the C1'. Two out of three requests met was good enough to send me away grateful. (Try the same with Hornby, you may detect a difference.)

Of the more routine 'useful parts', I have observed over the past decade rather a lot of grousing about the non or patchy availability of Bachmann's miniature tension lock couplers (which they list in some variety of fittings). And which other of the longer established outfits lists their couplers and ships in batches with some regularity?

I will be interested to see how some of the much vaunted newcomers to RTR OO perform in these departments.
 

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I find Bachmann service at Hinckley very good and way better than Hornby whilst others such as Heljan simply do not exist, phone them up and ask you will likely be surprised. For instance I wanted a new Austerity and bought a wartime one, realised it was no easy matter to change over so asked them for a new body which they sent, meanwhile Hornby when sent 4 locos included 2 Black 5's told me they were no longer in production or available, Heljan have Gaugemaster but they are spares only not repairs. No reports on Oxford. In the case of Heljan Garrett that one is dealt by Hattons who are quite decent, maybe the other option and see if there is a second hand one with naff body available at Hattons.
 
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