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Buffers for SR utility vans/CCTs?

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:01 pm
by chris_mccarthy
I have a batch of various Parkside (and even a Dapol!) 4-wheel SR utility vans/CCTs to convert or make up soon. But does anyone know if correct buffers are available and from where - preferable spung but even if not?

I have Googled and looked at various forums (but RMWeb is down at present), all to no avail.

Any advice or links would be appreciated.

Many thanks,

Chris McCarthy

Re: Buffers for SR utility vans/CCTs?

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:47 pm
by Russ Elliott
The Southern Railways Group did sell them, but the buffers do not appear on their latest lists.

Re: Buffers for SR utility vans/CCTs?

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:56 pm
by 45609
David Franks does some unsprung buffers for the range of Southern 4 wheel vans. AFAIK the Southern Railways Group sprung buffers are no longer available.

http://www.lanarkshiremodels.com/lanark ... te_043.htm

Cheers....Morgan

Re: Buffers for SR utility vans/CCTs?

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:12 pm
by craig_whilding
The Larnarkshire ones can be drilled out for springing though it is a tough pewter material.

There have been quite a few threads on rmweb about the difficulties in getting anything out of the Phoenix range in the last couple of years and I think the older source of these buffers will have gone the same way.

Re: Buffers for SR utility vans/CCTs?

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:44 pm
by chris_mccarthy
Thanks, chaps, for the info. Dave Franks' buffers have now been ordered!

Chris