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Old 06-12-2017, 04:53 PM   #1
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Does anybody know how to remove the body from chassis on an old Lima class 92 I have required.
Need to hard wire a decoder in it.
The side clips seem OK but it is being held in at both ends.
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Old 06-12-2017, 05:08 PM   #2
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Some similar types require the buffers removing. Some the couplings hide a screw.

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If you are going to the bother of hardwiring why not wire in a socket instead making future decoder installation a breeze.

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Old 06-12-2017, 05:14 PM   #3
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Some similar types require the buffers removing. Some the couplings hide a screw.

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If you are going to the bother of hardwiring why not wire in a socket instead making future decoder installation a breeze.

Rob
I did that in A Bachmann WD, make it a whole lot easier to change should any issues occur, or you need to upgrade the decoder.
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Old 06-12-2017, 05:21 PM   #4
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Thank's both.
Will have ago at removing buffers after tea.
Did the same to a Lima Banana model and that worked.
Did not think this model had the same body removal fitting.
Will fit decoder socket.
I agree makes life simpler if decoder needs to be changed.
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Old 06-12-2017, 09:16 PM   #5
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Tried removing buffers.
No go there.
Back to square one.
Has anybody got any ideas ?
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:29 PM   #6
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found this on the web, it may be of help

There will be several (at least two) lugs blind on the inside of the body along each side to attach it to the chassis. You will need to ease the sides of the body away from the chassis to allow the lugs to be freed from their locating holes - use a thin blade or even strong fingernails to do this. So that the lugs do not immediately relocate back into their holes, place pieces of plastic sheet between the body & chassis - pieces of redundant credit cards are ideal for this. That's the easy bit!

There will be two further, much chunkier, locating lugs one attached to the chassis at each end of the loco. In order to deal with these, pick up the loco by the body with your pieces of plastic wedged along the sides in one hand and then with the other hand, take hold of the chassis towards the centre (not the bogies) and pull the chassis sharply downwards away from the body. The chassis should flex and come away from the body. The worst that can happen is that the end glazing will fall out. This can easily be replaced and the worst thing that you will have to do is to use a small spot of glue to fix the glazing back into place.

Once you have separated the body from the chassis you will see two large lugs that are part of the chassis moulding which have caused you all this grief. Take a sharp knife and cut them off back to the chassis level. This will make body removal much easier in the future. On no account should you attempt to ease the body away from the chassis by putting plastic, blades etc between the two at the ends of the loco - there is a 99.9% chance that you will damage the body.

Once you have made your inspection and effected any repairs, simply place the body back on the chassis and the side lugs will keep it firmly fixed to the chassis.

These instructions also apply to the Lima 59, 60, 66 and 73 amongst other classes.
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Thank's dtb job done.
It was a struggle but main lugs now removed.
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excellent, thanks for letting us know, hopefully it will help other's as well
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