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Missing Couplings

Mark will hopefully attach a photo in the comments section of his post where he asks:

I purchased two HO 4-6-0 hornby steam trains with tenders but having just looked closely I don’t see how I can connect them as there appears to be something missing, am I correct? Will need to attach photos when I can.

See marks photo when he posts it in the comments section under his post.

5 Responses to Missing Couplings

  • Marksays:

    Photo attached for missing coupling

  • Geoffsays:

    I don’t have that exact model, my Hornby loco is probably older, but it seems to me you are missing a flat metal rod that is fixed under the loco footplate, and to which the tender hooks. (See photo of my Hornby Dublo Barnstaple loco.)

  • David Gladwinsays:

    Peter’s Spares have met this problem before and my colleague tells me if you send details of the locos and preferably a photo they will almost certainly be able to help.

  • Robertsays:

    If they are tender drive then the loco wheels are the pickups and transferred to the tender motor through a coupling similar to this on on the Britannia.

  • Marksays:

    Thank you for your replies and help

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