Click picture to view all of the etches
4F EasiChas kit consists of fold-up etches to convert the locomotive and
either the Deeley or Fowler tender to EM or P4, re-using the
Bachmann tender pick-ups. The EasiChas kit, which
includes the detailing parts costs
(ref B225D for the Deeley tender and ref B225F for
the Fowler tender).
Click here to view pictures of the building of
our first production model.
detailing etch is available separately (ref B226 for the
Deeley tender and ref B227 for the Fowler tender) at £15 for those not converting the loco to EM or P4.
included in the EasiChas kit
For the locomotive
For the Deeley tender
For the Fowler tender
|replacement coupling rods, buffer beam
overlays including piston rod covers, buffer bases and buffer packing
pieces, template for front sandboxes, replacement brake gear
||replacement front footplate and
handrails, replacement coal rails, replacement side frames, replacement
brake gear, buffer bases
||replacement tender front to produce
the earlier type of tender, tender and cab doors, replacement side
frames and footplate, buffer beam overlays, buffer bases and packing
instructions for the 4F Easichas (includes detailing parts).
|It is difficult to re-use the Bachmann tender axleboxes
and buffers when using the replacement tender frames because the plastic
mouldings are hard to remove without damaging them. We supply lost-wax axleboxes
and sprung buffers for £15 for the
Deeley tender (ref B215), and replacement cast axleboxes and sprung buffers for the
Fowler tender for £15 (ref B228).
Also available are
replacement splashers -
those on the Bachmann model are too large and these make
a dramatic improvement.
Easichas is designed around wheels with 1/8” dia axles and retains the
Bachmann gearwheel. Suitable wheels are available from Alan Gibson and
Ultrascale. Although they both do standard replacement wheel packs,
neither are suitable for the 4F EasiChas because the EasiChas
uses 1/8” axles. When purchasing wheels, ensure
that you state they are for the EasiChas and you will be given the
correct wheels and axles. The Ultrascale set includes a new