New white metal buffers from ABS are fitted and the old corridor connection removed.
A 8mm hole cut into the interior to allow the end plate spigot and fixing washer to move in and out.
The finished job.
New corridor connection with floating end Plate.
Also fitted is the close coupling system and buckeye coupler.
FITTING THE CORRIDOR CONNECTION.
Remove the rubber corridor connection from the carriage. Secure the assembled corridor connection with a small amount of super glue.
Replica BR MkI Corridor Connection
Resin Corridor Connection
End Plate Spigot
ASSEMBLING THE CORRIDOR CONNECTION
Floating End Plate
Remove any flash and file away any imperfections from the top of the resin corridor connection.
Colour the resin corridor connection with a black permanent marker. If paint is used DO NOT get any paint inside the aperture as this is a close fit for the end plate.
Place the spring over the spigot at the back of the end plate and pass the spigot through the hole in the centre of the corridor connection.
Push the fixing washer on to the spigot to hold the end plate in place.
Allow about 0.6mm of float. Adjust the position of the fixing washer to set the end plate with an equal distance all round the corridor connection. Ensure the end plate moves smoothly in and out within the small hole in resin corridor connection.