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  1. You obviously dont read what other people post for advice. Bin it !!
  2. Cab will glue back down , check for any lumps of old glue first. No one does a Buffer beam . You can get Buffers from Alan Gibson (sprung) or Lankashire models (cast). I would just glue it back on and touch the paint up. The Buffer will glue back in if you are very careful, only add glue to the rear of the buffer spindle once in the buffer body and then push something against the Buffer head to hold it the right position until dry.. Smoke defectors , Brassmasters do a very good detail etch for the A3. Vacumn return pipe not available again, use Brass rod of the right size and split pins. Or buy a scrap body . If you have the parts then glueback on, but it will be very fragile.
  3. Made by K's. Good luck getting that lot inside the body. Mine has a 1015 motor and a High Level gearbox.
  4. Whitemetal Chassis? I have three still, all Nucast , a J21 , J27 and a Q6 . All over 30 years old and all still work well. I have no memories of any major problems building them . A product of their time chunky bodywork, and undersized Boilers in the case of the J27 and Q6 as well. Whitemetal is no problem if kept well oiled , Car bearings run on similar metal after all. I also had a G5 with a whitemetal chassis ,dire thing weighed a ton and never worked, and was sold on many years ago.
  5. Whatever the rear of the piston rod is called that slides on the slidebar, and also slides under the Motion Bracket at rear of its travel. Fat Boilers = 1mm too wide on the smokebox and Pimples = 1mm on the Dome height . I can easily live with that , it wasnt worth buying a new body just to correct that. Now a new V2 body is on order ,the Bachmann original can go in the bin or ebay !!
  6. I have just looked at the old Comet Models site and there is a photo of the V2 chassis fitted with the old Bachmann body , there is at least a 2mm gap between the top of the cylinders and the body's footplate. However, it does look like the body isnt actually fitted to the chassis , just sitting on top ?
  7. Tony For the information of anyone building a Comet V2 chassis in the future . Why has the valve gear/slide bar ended up in the wrong postion, there must be a reason? Looking at the earlier photo of 60892 the valve gear thereon is in the correct layout/position. Personally I could'nt live it with it like that . The Piston Rod must be very close to striking the motion bracket on the return stroke as well.
  8. Plus the LNER as built variations. None of the Hornby version are any good for the original Locos.
  9. Latest build a very old Nucast LNER ex NER G6/BTP ,it came with a "chemically enginnered" chassis as per the box description . Sadly they succeded in making it longer than the body, the etched splashers however were very well done and a good fit . It also suffered from the whitemetal Cab Front and Rear and Cab floor being to wide as well !!. Beaten into submission after a valiant fight. Powered by a excellent N Drive 1015 motor and a High level Compact + gearbox which just fitted out of sight.
  10. micklner

    EBay madness

    Yes many of the bidders on ebay, are nutters !!
  11. Latest build a very old Nucast LNER ex NER G6/BTP ,it came with a "chemically enginnered" chassis as per the box description . Sadly they succeded in making it longer than the body, the etched splashers however were very well done and a good fit . It also suffered from the whitemetal Cab Front and Rear and Cab floor being to wide as well !!. Beaten into submission after a valiant fight. Powered by a excellent N Drive 1015 motor and a High level Compact + gearbox which just fitted out of sight.
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