WORK­ING DMU GANG­WAYS

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I’m look­ing for a set of sim­ple work­ing gang­way con­nec­tors for my Lima Class 101 and Hornby ‘110’ DMUS. Dean Hard­ing, by e-mail

Ge­orge says: Those Lima and Hornby DMUS might be a bit ‘long in the tooth’ in some re­spects, but they still make for con­vinc­ing mod­els, es­pe­cially with a lit­tle ex­tra de­tail­ing work.

One of the most ef­fec­tive im­prove­ments is to fill the large gap be­tween the cars with work­ing gang­way con­nec­tors. For DMUS, I’d rec­om­mend the packs from York Model­mak­ing, which are de­signed specif­i­cally for BR’S first gen­er­a­tion of mul­ti­ple units.

Con­sist­ing of laser-cut, in­ter­lock­ing black pa­per ‘bel­lows’ and black plas­tic outer faces, the gang­ways take only a few mo­ments to as­sem­ble. They can then be fit­ted in place of the orig­i­nal units, which sim­ply un­clip from the bodyshell. There’s no need to make any mod­i­fi­ca­tions to the body – sim­ply glue the new units in po­si­tion.

The work­ing gang­ways look great and work ef­fec­tively, the ten­sion in the sprung con­certina as­sem­blies be­ing read­ily ad­justable.

Availabili­ty: York Model­mak­ing

01904 400358 Web: www.york­mod­el­rail.com

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