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How to separate Hornby Eurostar carriages?

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:01 pm
by abenn
I want to separate the two middle coaches of my Hornby Eurostar so I can fit them in a sensible size box for shipping. I've tried, but not very hard for fear of breaking something, and can't figure out how they come apart.

Can anyone enlighten me please?

Re: How to separate Hornby Eurostar carriages?

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:12 pm
by hairyhandedfool
Both coaches clip onto a central pivot which is mounted on the centre bogie/Corridor section. The only way to separate them is to pull them apart. When I had one, I held the bogie/corridor connection to one coach and pulled the other off. It does take a little force though.

Re: How to separate Hornby Eurostar carriages?

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:15 pm
by mjb1961
Are they the type that you push in on the underside ,I can only imagine you have to gently prise them apart ,cant say for sure as I haven't got anything in my collection with that type of coupling,I have got a Brighton belle which use a short bar type coupling which also connects the lights to each carriage and that is scary trying to uncouple them ,to the extent I've only run it once ,scary **** !,,,,,mjb

Re: How to separate Hornby Eurostar carriages?

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:17 pm
by abenn
Thanks. I suspected I simply needed more force, but I didn't want to apply it without some confirmation :)

Re: How to separate Hornby Eurostar carriages?

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:45 pm
by abenn
Done it! My word, it did need more force that I thought the plastic would withstand. But all is well thank you :)

Re: How to separate Hornby Eurostar carriages?

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:06 pm
by glencairn
abenn wrote:Done it! My word, it did need more force that I thought the plastic would withstand. But all is well thank you :)


Hope you can connect them back together again! :roll:

Glencairn

Re: How to separate Hornby Eurostar carriages?

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:22 pm
by abenn
glencairn wrote:
abenn wrote:Done it! My word, it did need more force that I thought the plastic would withstand. But all is well thank you :)


Hope you can connect them back together again! :roll: ...
That's the buyer's job :D