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#1 Ragtag

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 22:26

Hi all,

 

having been informed by A1 Models that their chopped oleo buffers were discontinued due to lack of demand, I wondered whether anyone was aware of an alternative supplier? I'm looking to fit to a Class 90 as per George Dent's article in MR a few years ago.

 

Thanks in advance

 

 





#2 Ragtag

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 22:40

A good hunt turned up these: https://www.shapeway...&li=marketplace

I'm curious whether anyone has tried them? I'm unsure if the finish of a 3D print would match the quality achieved with brass

Edited by Ragtag, 12 January 2019 - 07:33 .


#3 Pete the Elaner

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 00:18

I think that is the work of MGR Hooper from this forum.



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Posted 13 January 2019 - 11:48

I asked A1 models about 20 years ago if they were planning to redo them as my stock of them was depleting, they suggested buying round buffets and a file.

On a few models I ended up keeping the Hornby originals, as all of the ones I've seen lack the guide framework behind the buffer head and it's easier to recess the Hornby ones in the retracted position than other alternatives.

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 12:02

Anyone got pictures and sizes and I'll do them

 

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