Drawn up by Jim Smith-Wright, these simple card overlays improve the appearance of the early Bachmann class 08 springs.

A little work is required in shaving off the small rectangular cover plate which will allow the card overlay to sit flush on top of the original springs.

If you are purchasing the self-assembly version it’s worth noting that a tiny amount of glue should be used on the card to secure the two parts together. Any surplus glue will spoil the look of the springs once painted. The separate card part also has two slight cut outs and should be rotated so that they are at the bottom of the spring.

Self-assembly parts below:

Jims lasercut Bachmann class 08 springs TJH01 6th March 2014 Copyright Tim Horn

Ready painted (centre one) below. Original Bachmann ones are left and right:

 

Jims lasercut Bachmann class 08 springs TJH02 23rd January 2014 Copyright Tim Horn

Jims lasercut Bachmann class 08 springs TJH01 23rd January 2014 Copyright Tim Horn


4mm Bachmann 08 card spring overlays (one loco)









Jim’s example can be found on his website here http://www.p4newstreet.com/a-small-side-project.html