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SPeckett with a Bent Chimney.

Basil N.

5 posts

The Works Peckett '560' (R3615) arrived today from Hattons and it's a lovely little model. Unfortunately the chimney looks noticeably bent forward.

I'm wondering if this is a common fault and if anything can be done about it.

RDS

3809 posts


Community Moderator

It does appear that your model may be have got damaged.  I have looked on that well known auction site and there are a lot of pictures of this particular model and they all look fine.

 

I suggest you contact Hattons to ask their advice.

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walkingthedog

18205 posts

Get it replaced. I have one and chimney is straight.

WTD ........... Nurse, the screens.

atom3624

711 posts

Only one person you should be contacting at the moment - Hattons.

I'm certain once they confirm all details, that they'll resolve the problem.

 

Al.

Basil N.

5 posts

Ta for the replies. Can't really send it back because I damaged the box in order to get the loco out. This box was a real puzzle and they should include opening instructions.

But the bent chimney is clearly a manufacturing fault. It's just been stuck on at a "jaunty angle" and trying to bend it straight has no effect.

Never mind, I'll just accept it as a quirk and decide that it adds character. Smile

GNR-Gordon-4

4643 posts

If the funnel is sepertely fitted piece, which I do not know if it is or not, then it's proably not been fitted properly in the facrtory. Things like this is bound to happen in mass production lines. I suggest you contact the retailer you bought from for a repair or a replacement model.

 

GNR-Gordon-4

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walkingthedog

18205 posts

Send it back and ask them to send a new one in your original box. Boxes are not difficult to open, just take your time. They are made to protect the loco.

 

Jacob it is called a chimney. Ships have funnels. Laughing

WTD ........... Nurse, the screens.

GNR-Gordon-4

4643 posts

I disagree. I call them funnels. I can't stand it when funnels on steam locomotives are referred to as chimneys.

 

GNR-Gordon-4

A Thomas & Friends OO, HO and OO-9 Model Railway Gauge's Collector Since 2005, an Eddie Stobart Spotter and Collector Since 2010 and an Airfix QUICK BUILD Collector Since 2017

walkingthedog

18205 posts

Well you are wrong I’m afraid. 

WTD ........... Nurse, the screens.

Jimyjames

534 posts

Jacob is not wrong - according to the Oxford English Dictionary A Funnel is the Chimmey of a ship OR Steam Engine - so there Tongue Out lol Laughing

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