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I've started a new thread because I didn't want to hi-jack capt jack sparrows thread. Anyway, I've got some of the luvverly Hornby Maunsell coaches and have seen the fitting of Richards lighting kits, thanks to zmil's post. What I want to know, is how do you get the things apart without demolishing them. I notice that there are small pipes, or are they conduits, going up to the roof ends that look very delicate. What I can't see, is anyway to separate the body / chassis / roof, or bogies. Any help / encouragement, will be greatly appreciated.
 

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Hi

The Maunsell coaches are a bit tricky with all those detailing parts. I have fitted DCC Concepts Flicker free to my Maunsell coaches are they look excellent. A word of warning I have destroyed 4 Maunsell coaches completely by leaving them in the car on a hot day. Just got to find the time to pull out the flicker free.

Getting in to the coaches

1 Remove the NEM couplings, if you dont they keep getting caught in the buffers and its a real pain.

2 At the end of each coach on both sides you will see tabs push the de-ten in while pushing down on the buffer. That should release the first one. Do the opposite side next and then use a business card to stop it poping back in . Do the other 2 down the end and carefully. Remove body.

Last thing and I think it was the Maunsells coaches where the compartment walls go all the way to the top of the roof, you will need to file a rectangular slot for the flicker free board.

Best of luck.

m
 

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Hi Martin, sorry for the late reply. I did write a reply yesterday, but must have pressed the wrong button. Anyway, when I get the courage, I'll have try: probably need a dozen stubbies first.
 

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Dunno about the dozen stubbies - likely to end in tears there I reckon. Follow Martin's advice and I think you will have no problems at all.
 

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QUOTE (upnick @ 3 Feb 2009, 09:41) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>What are 'stubbies'

Possibly height challanged people
 

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Just another modeller
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**** Think Beer

Richard
 

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QUOTE (Richard Johnson @ 3 Feb 2009, 13:10) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>**** Think Beer

Richard
DOH!
 

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QUOTE (hoonsou @ 3 Feb 2009, 13:10) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Small bottles of beer

Us "Poms" like BIG bottles of beer!
 

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i see now beer
goes well with the modelling
 

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QUOTE (upnick @ 3 Feb 2009, 14:33) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i see now beer
goes well with the modelling


Beer goes well with anything - well I think so (now sitting back and waiting for Brian's next comment)

Regards
 

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QUOTE (BRITHO @ 3 Feb 2009, 17:28) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Beer goes well with anything - well I think so (now sitting back and waiting for Brian's next comment)

Regards
Except driving, operating machinery.......................

There - I've not one to disappoint !
 
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