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agm1904

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« on: December 14, 2010, 12:57:22 PM »

I have a old 2 8 0 engine in need of a cab roof. It's a Bachmann n scale
Can anyone tell me where I can get one.

« Last Edit: December 14, 2010, 02:36:09 PM by agm1904 » Logged
richg
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2010, 01:28:37 PM »

what brand?

What scale?

Rich
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jonathan


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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2010, 01:35:00 PM »

agm,

As Rich wrote, you didn't say what brand or scale.  However, you may want to check out 'Precision Scale' as a source for parts.  Here's a sample of an entire replacement cab:


http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/585-31143

This is for HO.

Regards,

Jonathan
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jake_iv

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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2010, 06:10:55 PM »

I have a old 2 8 0 engine in need of a cab roof. It's a Bachmann n scale
Can anyone tell me where I can get one.



Depending on how old it is - you might find a cab in the Bachmann parts list for the spectrum N 2-8-0.  If it is the older model based on the Reading 2-8-0 I would suggest using heavy cardstock or .005" or .010" shim stock (available at auto parts houses) to form a roof.  You can cut the brass shim stock with heavy sissors and attach it to the existing cab with ACC cement.  You might have to experiment a little but you can do an acceptable roof using shim stock and painting it.  If it is the Reading model the roof is red,  the SanteFe model  is black.
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2010, 10:29:56 PM »

Jake's idea of building a new roof is a good one.  A third possible material would be .010 sheet styrene or even thicker.  With thicker material, you might want to sand/file the roof overhangs down to .010 to disguise the thickness.

Jim
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agm1904

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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2010, 04:32:48 PM »

Thanks for your in put. Guess I have no alternative but to make it myself. I had hope to get a original piece.
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2010, 10:27:35 PM »

Thanks for your in put. Guess I have no alternative but to make it myself. I had hope to get a original piece.

You might post N scale questions in the N scale forum as some may not look here.

A couple links from a Google search for:      make n scale 2-8-0 cab

You might try to search with Google, Yahoo or other search engine of your choice. Some search engines come up with different results at times. Sometimes I find the answer using Yahoo, sometimes Google.

http://www.trainboard.com/grapevine/showthread.php?t=124121

http://www.trainboard.com/grapevine/showthread.php?t=124461&page=7

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