Heljan Coaches

Discussion in 'Techniques' started by oldravendale, 8 July 2021.

  1. oldravendale

    oldravendale Western Thunderer

    My club has recently purchased some 7mm Heljan coaches (thank you Rich). We need to get inside to populate them and to fix back some of the windows.

    I've unscrewed the bogies and the screws at the ends, behind the buffer beams, but that has not released the body. Does anyone have some guidance about how to gain access or even better is there a primer somewhere?

    We can't be the first to want to make the vehicles look as if they have a passenger contingent.

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  2. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    Just run them as ECS workings originating from football specials if they have broken windows :).
  3. oldravendale

    oldravendale Western Thunderer

    Thank you for your invaluable assistance, Dave.....
  4. Al Tait

    Al Tait Western Thunderer

    Assuming its the MK1's, then east the pipes off the coach ends and the roof's should come off. The coach on the left is a BG but the rest are the same, this has had the sides removed but you can see the mountings that go into the sides.

    Easybuild B4 2.jpg
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  5. oldravendale

    oldravendale Western Thunderer

    That is really helpful, Al. Many thanks.

    It looks like a fiddly process, and I'll have to take care to not damage the sides, but eminently doable.

  6. Steph Dale

    Steph Dale Western Thunderer

    Who are you and what have you done with my father...?!??
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  7. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    The muckiness of the Scotrail coach brings to mind the coaches used in the Crewe test-train sets in the 1990's, their pasenger carrying days behind them.
  8. Al Tait

    Al Tait Western Thunderer

    They probably could do with a trip through the washer but they're not as grubby as that picture suggests.