Help desperately reuired Bachmann Deltic

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Help desperately reuired Bachmann Deltic

Postby lappylugs3 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:26 pm

Hi everybody, maybe someone can help. The night before last i managed to knock my pride and joy - Bachmann Deltic, off the layout. It fell 4ft. to a concrete floor resulting in a broken buffer, both the bogeys snapped away from the chassis ( the lug that holds the bogey to the chassis with a small screw from the top). I managed to re-glue the buffer , and re-glue the broken pieces of plastic back onto the bogey frame to accept the retaining screw. My problem is that i cannot put it all back together - including 2 plastic drive shafts that fit into plastic cups ( one end to the motor, the other end to the bogey ). Also the two wires, red and black, have come away and need re-soldering. As a pensioner with trembling hands, poor eyesight, and no knowledge at all of this type of model - i am truly stumped. I am willing to pay for a repair and prepared to post to the uk. If anybody could help me i would be so grateful - cheers, kevin

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Re: Help desperately reuired Bachmann Deltic

Postby mossdp » Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:51 pm

Hi Kevin, There is a bot of a knack to getting the drive shafts in place. I have done it often. If you need someone to help, let me know. Damian

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Re: Help desperately reuired Bachmann Deltic

Postby Ironduke » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:42 pm

lappylugs3 wrote:I am willing to pay for a repair and prepared to post to the uk.


Where are you located, Kevin?
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Rob

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Re: Help desperately reuired Bachmann Deltic

Postby Bigmet » Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:52 am

Further information that will be useful to anyone taking on the repair, the catalogue number of the model, and a copy of the parts diagram that came in the pack, in case spares prove to be necessary. (Gone are the days when Bachmann had a file of parts diagrams on their site.)

lappylugs3 wrote:... both the bogeys snapped away from the chassis ( the lug that holds the bogey to the chassis with a small screw from the top). I managed to... re-glue the broken pieces of plastic back onto the bogey frame to accept the retaining screw.

That top piece of the bogie assembly with the bogie pivot that takes the securing screw, is itself a screw attached component, and typically listed as a separate spare in Bach's twin bogie designs. Unless the re-glue functions perfectly I would want to renew that, as it is critical to the trackholding of the model.

lappylugs3 wrote:... I am willing to pay for a repair and prepared to post to the uk...


Just my opinion, but if the implication here is that the model is outside the UK, this method has the potential to very quickly become uneconomic due to the charges at national borders. Best to find someone in country, and only have to pay such charges should any spares prove necessary.

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Re: Help desperately reuired Bachmann Deltic

Postby Peterm » Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:49 pm

As Ironduke asked, where are you?
Pete.

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Re: Help desperately reuired Bachmann Deltic

Postby Peterm » Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:16 pm

Not so desperate after all?
Pete.

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Re: Help desperately reuired Bachmann Deltic

Postby Bigmet » Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:04 am

Possibly has limited internet access? Two posts on this site in nine years says 'not a frequent visitor'...


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