BACHMANN CLASS 105

chris58
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BACHMANN CLASS 105

Postby chris58 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:11 am

Good morning
Does anyone know the best way to convert the Bachmann class 105 to P4.
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Re: BACHMANN CLASS 105

Postby grovenor-2685 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:57 am

Kit from branchlines with all the required wheels.
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Re: BACHMANN CLASS 105

Postby chris58 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:32 am

cheers I will look into that
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Re: BACHMANN CLASS 105

Postby Mark Tatlow » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:23 am

To confirm that I have done a conversion on this basis and it is not difficult. About the only think to take care of is the withdrawing of the Bachmann metal wheel from the plastic centre axle muff/gear wheel. Take your time and place it on a vice with the jaws open.
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Re: BACHMANN CLASS 105

Postby chris58 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:10 pm

Hi Mark
I think I should get on alright with that.
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Chris

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Re: BACHMANN CLASS 105

Postby John Donnelly » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:06 pm

Did one of these a few weeks ago with the Branchlines wheels - took no more than half an hour, nice and easy.

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Re: BACHMANN CLASS 105

Postby chris58 » Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:52 pm

Dear John
sounds re- assuring thanks.
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Re: BACHMANN CLASS 105

Postby waveydavey » Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:31 pm

Anybody know what the cost of the conversion kit is for the Cravens? Best I can find is a blog entry from 2008 that says the 108 conversion kit (which I assume is the same) was £30 back then.
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Re: BACHMANN CLASS 105

Postby Derek » Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:05 pm

Hello WaveyDavey

I bought a set at Aylesbury and it was £33 IIRC. Yes, it is labelled as 105, 108 and I think the Derby's, so same set. I am assuming that it also fits the 101, although Branchlines haven't tested it as such and I was warned not to assume it was the same until I checked and measured.


Do you need to remove and replace the brake hangers for this conversion? I didn't fit mine as I omitted to buy a good B2B gauge (now arrived) so I will find out at the weekend.

Derek

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Re: BACHMANN CLASS 105

Postby Mark Forrest » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:28 pm

Derek wrote: I am assuming that it also fits the 101, although Branchlines haven't tested it as such and I was warned not to assume it was the same until I checked and measured.

I have used this my 101 and can confirm it fits

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Re: BACHMANN CLASS 105

Postby Derek » Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:12 pm

Ah that's good, Mark.

Do you have to chop the brake hangers off or can you squeeze past them?

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Re: BACHMANN CLASS 105

Postby Mark Forrest » Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:38 pm

Derek wrote:Do you have to chop the brake hangers off or can you squeeze past them?

Had to chop them off, unfortunately. Which reminds me; I've not got around to refitting them yet.

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Re: BACHMANN CLASS 105

Postby Derek » Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:05 pm

Thanks Mark.

That seems to be pretty standard for all the conversions. I must admit that I am apprehensive about chopping things about until I'm sure this P4 lark works for me.


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