Removing saddle tank body

Discuss Hornby Model Railway products and related topics here. This includes (Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren).
Posts: 44
Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:44 pm

Removing saddle tank body

Postby Harry » Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:02 pm

Could someone please save my sanity and tell me how to remove the body of this Hornby saddle tank?

There is a metal clip on either side, but having teased them into what seemed to be every possible position, nothing is budging.

There is a single screw underneath, but removing that had no obvious effect.

16037.jpg (17 KiB) Viewed 906 times

User avatar
Posts: 847
Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2005 12:20 pm

Re: Removing saddle tank body

Postby Dave » Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:10 pm

Not tried it myself but according to the Hornby website:

Remove the body from the chassis by gently pulling it down from the rear. Once the rear retaining clips are free, carefully work the front of the chassis down to free it completely from the body.

Good luck
North lane Adventures in a box room

User avatar
Roger (RJ)
Posts: 1412
Joined: Tue May 29, 2007 2:59 pm
Location: Nottingham, UK.

Re: Removing saddle tank body

Postby Roger (RJ) » Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:58 pm

On mine, once the spring clips are released, pull the front of the chassis DOWN which releases the rear clips (hooks)

Posts: 44
Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:44 pm

Re: Removing saddle tank body

Postby Harry » Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:37 pm

Thanks for those suggestions.

The blighter's still resisting tenaciously.

Posts: 68
Joined: Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:59 am

Re: Removing saddle tank body

Postby castlespitfire » Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:25 pm

Was taking body off my one and will only add one thing. Be ever so careful. One of the two rear clips snapped off my one. Not a big deal but annoying. They are brittle. Glued it back on with piece of plasticard. John
It was working yesterday last time I used it................... John

User avatar
Posts: 594
Joined: Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:39 pm
Location: Dereham, Norfolk, UK

Re: Removing saddle tank body

Postby RAF96 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:15 pm

The curly wire clips hold the motor into the chassis.
The bodies of these little monsters are always two lugs at each end of the body easily released with a flat bladed screw driver and sustained pressure.
One end is the anchor and the other end is a pivot point.
RAF Halton Brat - 96th Entry

User avatar
Posts: 11651
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:06 pm
Location: Bottom end of N. Warks line

Re: Removing saddle tank body

Postby Bufferstop » Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:44 pm

If it's the tank in the photo the tangs to release are the ones that hook into the diecast footplate assembly. A second set hold the plastic upper body to the footplate. The plastic bodies of other 0-4-0s using the same chassis clip directly to it.
Growing old, can't avoid it. Growing up, forget it!
My Layout, My Workbench Blog and My Opinions

Return to “Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests