Removing saddle tank body

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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.

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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)

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Re: Removing saddle tank body

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

Thanks for those suggestions.

The blighter's still resisting tenaciously.

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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
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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.
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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.
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