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Buffer Loss
« on: November 03, 2019, 04:54:13 PM »
I have a couple of Dapol JNAs which have lost buffers



The image shows one of these wagons with its one remaining buffer detached. They very easily pull off and this is presumably why I have lost so many buffers.
Any one know of a supply for said buffers? I need at least 6.

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Re: Buffer Loss
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2019, 07:55:57 PM »
Try emailing DCC Supplies, Dapol's spares stockist:

info@dccsupplies.com

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Re: Buffer Loss
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2019, 09:25:23 PM »
Try emailing DCC Supplies, Dapol's spares stockist:

info@dccsupplies.com

I have!

Thanks though.
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Re: Buffer Loss
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2019, 10:17:14 PM »
Take a mould of one with two part silicone rubber eg Siligum, and cast some in epoxy resin.  I've done that for quite a few small bits and pieces that are otherwise hard to find.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gedeo-Siligum-Molding-Paste-White/dp/B0093X2CQK/ref=asc_df_B0093X2CQK/

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Re: Buffer Loss
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 10:06:56 PM »
Take a mould of one with two part silicone rubber eg Siligum, and cast some in epoxy resin.  I've done that for quite a few small bits and pieces that are otherwise hard to find.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gedeo-Siligum-Molding-Paste-White/dp/B0093X2CQK/ref=asc_df_B0093X2CQK/


Thanks ntpntpntp. Its not something Id ever considered, I'll give that a go.
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Re: Buffer Loss
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 10:31:47 PM »
Thanks ntpntpntp. Its not something Id ever considered, I'll give that a go.
Cheers

You only need to use a small amount - I normally end up with a mould not much bugger than a sugar cube. 
Make the mould in two stages:
1) create the bottom half first with a flat top and press in the thing you want to copy into the rubber. I find it works best if you press in about 3/4 of the item. You may want to use a craft knife to push and ensure the rubber is a tight fit around the item.  Leave to cure.
2) cut two or 3 locating holes in the bottom half, then make the top half mould so it fits over the bottom half and fills the locating holes. leave to cure
3) separate the two halves, remove the original item. Cut a couple of runners as an entry point for the casting medium and to leave room for air to escape.
4) clamp the two halves back together (not too tightly or you may distort the mould) and pour in the stuff - better if you can squidge it in with a little pressure!  Leave to harden.  I've had quite good success using 5 minute epoxy as the medium!
5) separate the mould, remove the casting, tidy up and paint.

You won't get it right every time, but it's a fun way of creating replacements for bits and pieces!
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Re: Buffer Loss
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 10:36:28 PM »
Thanks again ntpntpntp.
Ive just ordered the silicon and some epoxy.
fingers crossed.

Cheers again
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