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Title: How do I remove body on Spectrum 4-4-0?
Post by: ACEGuy on July 11, 2013, 08:43:53 PM
I am trying to replace the body on my Spectrum 4-4-0 and cannot make heads or tails of the Bachman exploded view in terms of what happens first, etc.  Does anyone have detailed instructions or better yet, a YouTube video of disassembling the 4-4-0?  I am fearful that if I can get it apart I won't be able to get it back together without lots of extra pieces left over. :'(

Thanks,

Bob


Title: Re: How do I remove body on Spectrum 4-4-0?
Post by: Loco Bill Canelos on July 12, 2013, 02:14:07 PM
Hi Bob,
I'm not sure why you are needing to take it apart, if I knew I may be able to help in some specific way.  Unfortunately my 4-4-0 is in deep storage right now, but you can't go too wrong.  The chassis separates as a unit so no need to remove small parts attached to the chassis or boiler and cab, check for screws under the cab and a long screw between the steam chest, you will have to remove any handrails or parts that are attached to both the chassis and the cab and boiler.  As you remove a part take a pic and bag it in a sandwich bag, label it, then go to the next item and repeat.  This has saved me more than once.

I always use this procedure the first time I tear something down. 

Hopefully someone will post specific dis-assembly instructions  for you!

If all else fails try it!!

Bill


Title: Re: How do I remove body on Spectrum 4-4-0?
Post by: ACEGuy on July 12, 2013, 07:11:02 PM
Thanks Bill,

I have a brand new 4-4-0 Olive Green & Russia Iron but have just acquired an Lake & Russia Iron non-functional loco.  I like the body on the Lake & Russia Iron better so I want to swap them so the new chassis is
in the older body.

Your procedure is how I typically do these things but I got myself in trouble on an Annie that I took apart and had one heck of a time getting it back together again.

Thanks again,

Bob


Title: Re: How do I remove body on Spectrum 4-4-0?
Post by: Loco Bill Canelos on July 13, 2013, 09:08:33 AM
Bob,
Sorry I could not be more helpful, I was hoping someone else would have better info. 

Bill