THE FLOATING END PLATES

Weather Cover

NOT USED

Spring

Fixing Washer

Fixing Plate

Floating End Plate

Bachmann LNER Thompson Carriages

THE FINISHED JOB.

New buffer beam and buffers.

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.

BUFFER HEADS

NOT USED

Bachmann

LNER Thompson Corridor Connection.

Models Produced between 1991 - 2004

NOT USED

Remove any flash and file away any imperfections from the top of the resin corridor connection.

Insert some packing of plasticard (15-20th) vertically on the outer edges of the 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

Fixing Washer

Plasticard Packing

Floating End Plate

ASSEMBLING THE CORRIDOR CONNECTION

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Following the basic instructions the floor of the carriage has been cut out and the coupling base plate inserted level with the bottom of the chassis pan.

 

The coupling pocket has optionally been boxed by inserting a 1mm shim from the spru.  

The shim is glued into place with a piece of 20th plasticard allowing the use of Roco couplers.

The similar Hornby NEM couplers are 2mm too long.

A false floor has been put into the inside of the floor and the coupling base plate fixed to it.

This is normally only done if an error has been made cutting the section of floor out.

THE CLOSE COUPLING BASE PLATE

The completed underframe with the Keen Systems Buckeye coupler fitted.

New buffer beam fitted and the old corridor connection removed ready to receive the new one.

FITTING THE CORRIDOR CONNECTION

Remove the rubber corridor connection from the carriage and clean the the area of rubber.

Ensure the new 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.