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Re: corridor connections
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2018, 01:30:16 pm »
take a wild guess based on ALL of the context in this topic AND THE PICTURE I ADDED

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Re: corridor connections
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2018, 04:10:42 pm »
The mention of Hornby would suggest you are modelling 00 gauge not N gauge.
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Re: corridor connections
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2018, 04:57:16 pm »
I think there's some confusion over what the OP is trying to achieve.

Did some Maunsells have their corridor connections removed and this is what you want to model, or do you want some SR non-corridor suburban coaches?

If the latter then removing the corridor connection from the Maunsells won't give you an accurate coach (the old Farish suburbans are probably a better solution). SR non-corridor coaches were all based on pre-Grouping designs and were of different lengths and layouts to the Maunsells.

If you want to model a Mausell without corridor connections because that's what the prototype did, or because you're not worried about accuracy (and are happy to loose re-sale value on your coches) then if should be a matter of working out if the corridor connections are molded as part of the body or are seperate items. Removing the roof should show which appraod Dapol have taken, and if a seperate item how it's fitted (clips or glue).


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Re: corridor connections
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2018, 11:17:10 pm »
What I'm trying to do is make a n gauge replica of the Thomas the tank engine express coaches, which are Maunsell coaches with the gangways removed, but still having compartments

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Re: corridor connections
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2018, 12:12:22 am »
What I'm trying to do is make a n gauge replica of the Thomas the tank engine express coaches
Why didn't you say that earlier??  ::)

Maunsell coaches with the gangways removed, but still having compartments

Like this Hornby example??
http://www.yesterdaystoys.co.uk/Hornby-R-121-Thomas-The-Tank-Engine-Gordon-Brake-Coach_ASFCX.aspx
Which is actually a Collett not a Maunsell and HAS corridor connections...  :hmmm:  :headbutt:

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Re: corridor connections
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2018, 01:47:26 am »
I didn't want to say that at the beginning because I didn't know how most people felt about ttte here.

but seriously is there a way to completely take off the gangways from the coaches without doing irreversible damage
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Re: corridor connections
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2018, 07:36:19 am »
Ah.... now we understand!      The  Tomix TTE "Henry's coach"  models don't have gangways.   I don't know the prototypes well enough to comment which design they're based on.



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Re: corridor connections
« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2018, 07:59:06 am »
I didn't want to say that at the beginning because I didn't know how most people felt about ttte here.

but seriously is there a way to completely take off the gangways from the coaches without doing irreversible damage

Well I guess the answer and solution to this question is to simply purchase the Tomix version!
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Re: corridor connections
« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2018, 12:51:48 pm »
The tomix coaches have stopped production and a ridiculously hard to find at a reasonable price though

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Re: corridor connections
« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2018, 02:12:30 pm »
https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/202350181630?chn=ps

Should be on Ebay USA as well.
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Re: corridor connections
« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2018, 02:39:56 pm »
https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/202350181630?chn=ps

Should be on Ebay USA as well.


Doesn't include the "express" coaches that go with Henry, which is what @Trainboy03 is looking for.

Tomix stuff is produced in batches (like most japanese models). There has been at least one re-run of some of the TTE items, but I agree items like 93806 are not so readily available at the moment. There is one offered at £140 on ebay which is ludicrous!
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Re: corridor connections
« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2018, 03:25:43 pm »
does anyone in this thread own any dapol maunsell coaches? If someone does could they try to see if the gangways are removable?

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Re: corridor connections
« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2018, 05:54:34 pm »
Not without a razor saw, or similar sharp device.
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Re: corridor connections
« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2018, 08:40:02 pm »
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