the second in our range of kits for simple and rapid conversion of RTR locomotives to a sprung chassis in EM or P4. As with our A1
EasiChas kit, no soldering is required to produce a fully sprung chassis - just use our
fold-up EasiChas over the existing Hornby chassis block . Note this kit
is not suitable for tender drive versions and other earlier Hornby models.
We have been
advised by a customer that the latest versions of the Hornby A4 are now DCC-Ready
or DCC-Fitted and have the decoder location moved from the locomotive to the
tender, and the tender also modified to allow a speaker to be fitted if required.This means there are some changes to the tender frames. The
respective EasiChas can still be used but will require the slots in the top of
the plastic frames to be widened to accommodate EM and P4 wheels. Also, if the
tender pickups are to be fitted, a small part of the moulding on top of the
frames that is inside the body will need to be removed.
We have taken lots of photographs during
the building of our test model - click
to view these.
Download the instructions.
There are various
levels of conversion with the builder choosing which, of any, additional
detail is required beyond the basic conversion.
The basic conversion makes use of:
fold-up mainframes and keep plate with
fold-up replacement bogie (3 types)
fold-up replacement tender frame with
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Further components are provided to add to
the detail of the conversion. These include:
overlays for the main frames in front of
the cylinders with bogie wheel splashers
replacement coupling rods
replacement return crank
replacement reach rod
replacement lubricator drive
replacement tender brake gear
replacement tender guard irons
The detail etch is also
available separately - Ref
H209 - price £10