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Offline Busybee

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Bachmann Colas 37
« on: July 06, 2017, 06:19:35 pm »
May not be in right section, but, as anyone fitted the snowploughs to the new Colas 37, look like they chip into place, but were. 

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Re: Bachmann Colas 37
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2017, 07:10:13 pm »
Hi ,
Yes!
Firstly: Remove bogie complete from loco - a gently sideways twisting and pulling down unclips it from chassis - put rest if loco  back in plastic cradle.

Secondly: Remove coupler and  NEM mount this are clipped in and can be pulled out easily upward - keep coupler in mount and use it as the handle to twist and wiggle the mount lugs out of the base plate attached to bogie sideframes moulding.  _ If you look at clips on plough you can see what needs to be disengaged.

Thirdly: clip in plough - Now this is a rigid plastic over the flexible nylon of the NEM pocket. So I got one lug fully engaged by offering plough  at angle to mount plate and then gently pushing other into the other hole and then  harder push to "snap" into place. - If this concerned you then the slightest trim of one tip of one lug will give clearance but still retain plough.

Finally: Fit bogie back into chassis and check tip and rotation and play !

The coupling function is lost as a result and you get a bit of the black face plate showing below the shortened middle plough section. - Choice to paint plough black or bracket yellow - I go for black and let coupler sit down over to help hide lack of plough section.
In Real world the middle section a PITA as it stops allowing shunter easy access to shackle so often were missing.

The plough rotates with bogie so check clearances     - real one fits on brackets behind buffer beam.  But it looks the part and sticks forward much less than Dapol 26 plough - I will have to see if part will cross over !

Finally the conversion fully reversible provided you do not lose the coupler and mount!
Hope that helps
Robert   

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Re: Bachmann Colas 37
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2017, 07:14:10 pm »
Many thanks, Robert.

 

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