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nscalesteve

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grills / non DB hood for Kato SD40-2 models... ?
« on: September 06, 2007, 08:09:14 PM »
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I'm wondering if there is a supplier for etched grills or casted non Dynamic Brake hoods which I could use on Kato SD40-2 shells ?

something like that but in brass... ?


or this but casted as a exchange part for shells with Dynamic Brake... ?

(unfortunately the Atlas GP40-2 non DB hoods are not wide enough and it looks horrible on a Kato shell...)

thank you... 
« Last Edit: September 06, 2007, 08:12:48 PM by nscalesteve »

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Re: grills / non DB hood for Kato SD40-2 models... ?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2007, 09:03:33 PM »
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unfortunately the Atlas GP40-2 non DB hoods are not wide enough and it looks horrible on a Kato shell...

Thank you... 

Of course you mean the Atlas hood is closer to scale width, and doesn't properly fit the overly-wide Kato chassis...   ;D

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Re: grills / non DB hood for Kato SD40-2 models... ?
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2007, 11:53:51 PM »
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Miniatures by Eric makes louvered grills for SD40-2's

http://www.miniaturesbyeric.com/itm00244.htm

There designed for the old Con-Cor model so I'm not sure how they would work
for Kato but thats about the closest you can get...

Another option would be to take the grills from an Atlas or Kato shell and sand the back down
so you can mount it like you would a casting... 
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Re: grills / non DB hood for Kato SD40-2 models... ?
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2007, 12:47:23 AM »
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Miniatures by Eric makes louvered grills for SD40-2's

thank you, that's it, cool...
...I will glue them on a Kato SD40-2 non DB shell and modify the shell to fit the new drive, cab and sill (which is possible, I've done that already for the SOO #777 engine)

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Another option would be to take the grills from an Atlas or Kato shell and sand the back down
so you can mount it like you would a casting...

unfortunately Kato shells are way too expensive to slaughter and the Atlas ones from a GP40 are too small, not long enough...   :(

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Re: grills / non DB hood for Kato SD40-2 models... ?
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2007, 12:49:12 AM »
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so what will this one be? 6600's?
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Re: grills / non DB hood for Kato SD40-2 models... ?
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2007, 01:42:43 AM »
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so what will this one be? 6600's?

6600's ? no ! #6109, #6123, #6128 and #6136 from IC/CN, two black ones and two CN repainted ones...