New buffer beam fitted and old corridor connection removed ready to receive the new one.
FITTING THE CORRIDOR CONNECTION
Remove the rubber corridor connection from the carriage. Insert some packing of plasticard (15-20th) vertically between the outer edges of the corridor connection and the inside edges of hole at the end of the carriage to ensure the corridor connection is square and central.
Ensure the corridor connection is pushed up to the top of the hole in the end of the carriage. Secure with a small amount of super glue.
Remove any flash and file away any imperfections from the top of the resin corridor connection.
Colour the resin corridor connection with a black permanent marker. If paint is used DO NOT get any paint inside the aperture as this is a close fit for the end plate.
Place the spring over the spigot at the back of the end plate and pass the spigot through the hole in the centre of the corridor connection.
Push the fixing washer on to the spigot to hold the end plate in place.
Allow about 0.6mm of float. Adjust the position of the fixing washer to set the end plate with an equal distance all round the corridor connection. Ensure the end plate moves smoothly in and out within the aperture of the corridor connection.
Resin Corridor Connection
End Plate Spigot
Floating End Plate
THE FINISHED JOB.
New buffer beam.
New corridor connection with floating end Plate.
Also fitted is the close coupling system and buckeye coupler.
L.N.E.R. Buffer Beam
Cut the buffer beam shorter to the outer marker lines on the back of the buffer beam.
Using a razor saw cut the buffer beam from the end of the carriage. Fit the new one in its place.
Push the buffer heads fully home into the buffer stocks to represent retracted buffers.