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RkyGriz


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« on: October 04, 2016, 03:03:17 AM »

Hi, everybody. I have a boxcar that needs a complete set of new replacement strap steps. Bachmann has metal replacements available for  $4.20 each! YIKES! That is nearly $25.50(with tax and shipping) for a set of them! Does anybody else know where I can find a replacement set besides Bachmann? I'm looking at some from Ozark Miniatures that would cost less than $10.00 with shipping. Those are made of metal (unpainted) but I'm uncertain of the scale of these Bachmann cars. Are they 1/24, 1:22.5, or 1:20.3 ?
Appreciate any help that you can offer!
Thank you!
Andrew
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Loco Bill Canelos

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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2016, 09:06:13 AM »

You have the wrong straps for Big Hauler Box cars.  The ones you need are here:

http://estore.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=66_69_674_682&products_id=8864

I also recommend that modelers buy a cheap Ebay car just for parts, since they can often be had for as low as $15 plus shipping.

Have fun,

Loco Bill
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RkyGriz


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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2016, 12:00:53 AM »

Thanks,Bill. Much cheaper. I'll probably just buy those.
THanks again!!
Andrew
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railtwister

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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2016, 05:29:06 PM »

GrandtLine makes large scale stirrup steps in rust colored delrin engineering plastic (pretty flexible & tough), a package contains at least 8, enough for a couple of cars. Walthers carries them, but they're currently O/S, expected in late October.

Bill in FtL
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2016, 05:48:16 AM »

Andrew, where did you find these metal replacement stirrup steps at $4.25? I cannot identify them in the on-line parts catalogue. I suppose these may be 'spectrum' stirrup steps. Many thanks and best wishes from Tokyo, Zubi
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2016, 08:57:32 PM »

http://estore.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=66_69_75&products_id=8860
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Wade Colyer

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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2016, 12:06:43 AM »

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bachmann-G-Scale-Replacement-Steps-For-All-Freight-Cars-Set-of-4-Pieces-NEW-/311727161096?hash=item489462ff08:g:3CIAAOSw6n5XvKFq
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2016, 04:22:52 PM »

Thanks for the tip, Wade. I've already taken the steps off a Bachmann gondola in order to complete my V&T boxcar. Now I'll be able to replace them on the gondola for less than $6 bucks.
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