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class 37 end details and snow plough
« on: November 28, 2015, 02:52:33 PM »
has anyone managed to fit the detail parts to one end of one of the new class 37s, ie 37407, with the snow plough fitted as well ?
AFAIK this fits to the loco body, rather than the bogie, and would allow the coupling to hang down onto the centre section of the plough.

any advice will be most welcome.

thanks in advance

alan
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Re: class 37 end details and snow plough
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2015, 02:58:33 PM »
Alan, if it's the same as my DRS 37409, the ploughs fit into the slots on the bogie which originally clip the NEM coupling pocket. You need to remove the coupling pocket by squeezing the clips on the underside of the bogie to uncllip the pocket. On the coupling end I cut the ploughs off the mount and glued them directly to the bogie.


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Re: class 37 end details and snow plough
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2015, 03:11:55 PM »
Hi Chris,

cheers for that. so that will then give the plough sufficient clearance to move behind the pipes and dummy screw coupling ?

this is the effect I'm looking to achieve

http://railphotoarchive.org/rpc_zoom.php?PrevImg=1448020996000&aid=&InFrame=&_PAGE=

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alan
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Re: class 37 end details and snow plough
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2015, 03:15:10 PM »
Hi Alan, yes not had a problem with them catching, though would recommend bending out the screw coupling a little (like it looks like on the reference photo!) Best thing to do is install the detailing, then test by rotating the bogie before putting on the track in case any fettling is required.

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Re: class 37 end details and snow plough
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2015, 03:25:43 PM »
cheers Chris.

looks like this evening is sorted then  :thumbsup:

have you ever fitted the Dapol ploughs to a Farish loco ?

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Re: class 37 end details and snow plough
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2015, 04:34:41 PM »
I kept the coupling at both ends of mine. I cut the centre part of the ploughs out and glued the sides to the bogie frame, I kept part of the support frame behind the side ploughs to have something substantial to glue to the bogie frame. I also fitted the cable above the right hand buffer but removed the bottom of the loop.
If I can find the pics I will post them here.

Cheers
Mark
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Re: class 37 end details and snow plough
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2015, 04:46:44 PM »
 :thumbsup:

another method to try
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Re: class 37 end details and snow plough
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2015, 05:24:33 PM »
A picture speaks a thousand words!
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Since these were taken I have painted the support pieces black to hide them.

Cheers
Mark
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Re: class 37 end details and snow plough
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2020, 07:45:23 AM »
Ijust bought the Class 37 separated form the Avro Vulcan Set. I would like the ploughs fitted but looks like serious surgery to achieve it. Such a shame as it looks terrific in every other way and runs beautifully as well.


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