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Spare Parts

Postby IAN1955 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:52 pm

This may have been raised before so apologies.

Does anyone else have a problem when some truck have bits missing for example sliding doors or roofs missing for example brake vans or box vans or even sides of trucks, if they have is there anywhere you can get replacement parts for them.

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Re: Spare Parts

Postby Mountain » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:09 pm

Trucks? Missing parts... If you have one part left or can borrow a similar thing that is complete, you can make new parts by casting copies out of resin.

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Re: Spare Parts

Postby End2end » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:30 pm

"St Blazey's" - The progress and predicaments.
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Re: Spare Parts

Postby heda » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:52 pm

I would say rather than buying spares you would be better off buying cheap job lots off ebay, try looking at 'spares or repairs'. I bought almost all of my rolling stock that way, it's easy to replace buffers and couplings by taking them off of the worst damaged wagons. Then sell back on what you don't want. I picked up my wagons for £2 - £ 3 each, the only additional cost has been to replace plastic wheels with metal.

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Re: Spare Parts

Postby IAN1955 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:03 am

Thanks for reply's, never thought about buying job lots, makes a lot of sense and would have fun modifying what is left of the trucks into static scenery.

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