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Old 01-03-2018, 10:50 AM   #1
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How does one separate body and chassis on old(er) Hornby wagons ... specifically an 8-plank wagon? And how does one re-unite them?

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Old 01-03-2018, 10:53 AM   #2
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How old. Can you post a picture?

In answer to your second question, the opposite way that you removed it.
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Is there a screw underneath that once removed releases the body?
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There is no screw.
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On many Hornby designs they with have four clips just inside the ends of the wagon or clips on the sides. These clips were visible on the chassis underneath as you can see them due to the clips painted the same colour of the body.
Usually a gentle pull on the body while holding the chassis will expose a crack between the two components which one can then start looking for clips.
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OK. In that case you will probably find four lugs in the corners of the chassis. Ease them free with a small screwdriver to release the body.
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be careful if like Dapol ones they snap easy
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If they break replace with double sided sticky tape or a screw.
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Just use UHU glue.
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