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« on: July 09, 2018, 04:19:11 pm »
I am planning to get some Dapol Maunsell coaches and want to remove the gangway connection. Is this possible to do easily or will i need special tools?

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Re: corridor connections
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2018, 05:47:43 pm »
Why on earth would you want to do that? I don't have any of these coaches but I guess you carve the connections off with a scalpel or similar.

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Re: corridor connections
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 06:13:23 pm »
They just sort of clip on or off; they look quite effective. Better than those folded paper ones that were on Ebay.
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Re: corridor connections
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2018, 01:15:01 pm »
Thanks, the reason I want to remove the gangways is because I don't like the open corridor at the end of a train, so I want to remove it from the end of my trains  :thankyousign:

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Re: corridor connections
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2018, 02:54:17 pm »
The real railway had outer doors that fitted on the ends of the corridor connections, so blanking them off. Do Dapol provide them like Farish do? Else you could make some from plastic card.

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Re: corridor connections
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2018, 06:53:22 pm »
The real railway had outer doors that fitted on the ends of the corridor connections, so blanking them off. Do Dapol provide them like Farish do? Else you could make some from plastic card.

The end plates were the same for both the Maunsells and Bulleids, so if you have some of the latter and some spare from the bits pack then you could use those...
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Re: corridor connections
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2018, 12:40:06 am »
I don't think anyone gets what I'm saying. I want to take the corridors off of the coaches so they become non-corridor coaches. Is there an easy way to do that?

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Re: corridor connections
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2018, 07:57:28 am »
I don't think anyone gets what I'm saying. I want to take the corridors off of the coaches so they become non-corridor coaches. Is there an easy way to do that?
In that case don't buy Corridor coaches!!  ::)

You will have to do far more than remove the gangways from the ends.
You need to completely rebuild one  side of the coach to add a door into every compartment and rebuild the interior without the internal corridor.

A far easier option is to seek out the old style Farish "Suburbans". with a bit of detailing to the roofs, these were actually passable as Maunsell Non-corridor stock...

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Re: corridor connections
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2018, 12:34:37 pm »
I just want to take off the corridors at each end of the coach. I don't want to make any other modifications.

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Re: corridor connections
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2018, 12:51:03 pm »
That's not prototypical.

Seems an expensive way of doing things too  ???
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Re: corridor connections
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2018, 12:54:18 pm »
I just want to take off the corridors at each end of the coach. I don't want to make any other modifications.
What no one gets is why you want to do that rather than buying more correct non-corridor coaches??  ???

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Re: corridor connections
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2018, 01:02:09 pm »
If you buy Dapol Maunsell corridor coaches they will look wrong if you totally remove the corridor gangways. They're your models of course so you can do what you like, but a more prototypical solution would be to make a gangway shield from a scrap of card to cover/close-off the gangway at the end of the rake.

Looks like this:



from  http://www.semgonline.com/coach/maunco03.html

Are you concerned about the  corridor concertinas looking like they are extended ready to join two coaches? I don't model British N, but I do have european models where some were supplied with alternative "compressed" gangways as would be found at the end of the rake.
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Re: corridor connections
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2018, 01:40:01 pm »
I'm pretty sure it can be done on the Hornby maunsells




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Re: corridor connections
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2018, 05:09:20 pm »
If you buy Dapol Maunsell corridor coaches they will look wrong if you totally remove the corridor gangways. They're your models of course so you can do what you like, but a more prototypical solution would be to make a gangway shield from a scrap of card to cover/close-off the gangway at the end of the rake.

Looks like this:



from  http://www.semgonline.com/coach/maunco03.html

Are you concerned about the  corridor concertinas looking like they are extended ready to join two coaches? I don't model British N, but I do have european models where some were supplied with alternative "compressed" gangways as would be found at the end of the rake.


The gangways on the Dapol Maunsells 'clip back' when not in use...
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Re: corridor connections
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2018, 05:51:34 pm »
I'm pretty sure it can be done on the Hornby maunsells
Depends which "Hornby maunsells" you are looking at... Hornby do the same style of corridor Maunsell coach as the Dapol ones and also the Ex LSWR NON-Corridors rebuilt by Maunsell which look similar on both sides to the compartment side of the corridor stock...

 

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