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« on: January 22, 2019, 07:06:40 AM »

Hello everyone.

Here's the thing, I am working on converting my Spectrum 4-4-0's pilot/cow-catcher from the stock wood to the new strapped steel from the 2017 Mogul.  Now, I have the part, but the pilot doesn't fit.   In order to make it fit, I know some cutting from a dremel has to be done, but I fear of ruining my engine.  Also unfortunately only the steel cowcatcher is sold in the parts stock from the 2017 Mogul and not the ENTIRE assembly including the front pilot deck.  If the entire pilot assembly was including then it was be an easy swap of, swapping out the entire pilot assembly and not have to worry about making modifications to the 4-4-0's existing pilot deck.

Is there a way I can get the ENTIRE pilot assembly from the 2017 Mogul, and NOT just the cowcatcher, or are there tricks and tips in easy modifications that I can do to the existing pilot deck with out having to worry about ruining my engine?

Any help would be appreciated. 
Loco Bill Canelos

Model railroading since 1947

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2019, 06:56:56 PM »

Hi Chris,

Your best bet would be to call the parts dept. and see what they can do for you.
Loco Bill

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