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DB30

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« on: January 09, 2020, 02:43:29 PM »

Looking for the ladder that attaches under the baggage door on the body shell.   They are no longer available from Bachmann.  Would even take an abandoned body shell.  Any help is appreciated.
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DB
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Trainman203

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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2020, 03:48:46 PM »

Google Ho baggage door steps.  I got some for my baggage car like that.
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DB30

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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2020, 05:49:43 PM »

Have been googling, saw brass ones on Ebay, hard to figure out if they are the correct width.Thank you.
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Len

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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2020, 06:50:30 PM »

You could make your own with a bit of brass wire and a soldering iron.

Len
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Trainman203

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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2020, 07:21:45 PM »

I have some brass ones for a baggage car of mine needed one.  Width doesnít matter that much.  They donít have to be the exact width of the door .  Things like that were routinely replaced in shoppings and donít have to match the remaining ones.
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DB30

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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2020, 10:22:07 AM »

Thanks for all good ideas. Most of you are probably in the early innings of the game. When you're well into the sixth, like I am, fine work is not that easy anymore. Would still prefer the factory part or a body shell. 
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DB
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Trainman203

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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2020, 05:35:22 PM »

You can do it!  Iím in the 7th inning!

I had a tender step break off of a decapod that went into purgatory somewhere.  Got some brass ones off eBay that look better than the original. With the engine on the track, you canít tell itís different (and better) than the original on the other side.
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Len

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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2020, 09:04:12 PM »

A bit pricey when you add in the shipping, but these are available on the 'bay:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/BAGGAGE-CAR-STEPS-HO-Model-Railroad-Unptd-Brass-Passenger-Car-Detail-Parts-BKB87/401821963024?_trkparms=aid%3D1110001%26algo%3DSPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20160323102634%26meid%3D305a76d444024ce4993cf9f1eaa4c6f5%26pid%3D100623%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D401821963015%26itm%3D401821963024%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100623.m-1

Len
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DB30

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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2020, 03:28:50 PM »

Yes, have had those brass ladders on my Ebay watchlist for a week now, was hoping to find Bachmann OEMs. 
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