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ednadolski

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Detail parts for FBOX in HO scale?
« on: March 04, 2010, 10:52:57 PM »
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I have a few of these in HO scale that I want to detail up a bit.  Can anyone please recommend detail parts including stirrups, ladders, cut levers, & end platforms?

Thanks,
Ed




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Re: Detail parts for FBOX in HO scale?
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2010, 08:50:29 AM »
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Ed, Details West lists ladders, cushioned draft gear boxes, and cut levers, but I have no idea if these are state of the art anymore.  Their catalog is very old school: hard to navigate and has no decent pictures:

http://www.detailswest.com/Details%20West%20Catalog%202007.pdf

I wouldn't be surprised if Kadee has decent stirrups.  I'm sure someone here can offer better advice though.

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Re: Detail parts for FBOX in HO scale?
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2010, 08:53:59 AM »
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Of course all of these items are available in N from ExactRail (car) and BLMA (details)... ;)

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Re: Detail parts for FBOX in HO scale?
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2010, 09:22:02 AM »
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ExactRail also makes this car in HO.

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Re: Detail parts for FBOX in HO scale?
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2010, 04:28:16 PM »
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Thanks guys.   I do have some of the ExactRails, I also have a few of the LBFs that I want to bring up to the level of the ExactRails.  The LBFs have cast-on ladders and crude stirrups, which I'd like to replace with finer parts.  However I must have been half-asleep when I posted the pics, as I just noticed now that they show different ladder styles.   The first pic is like the LBF car, and the second is like the ExactRail.

On that second pic, those areas of very light gray on the roof are kinda interesting.  What exactly is that?  It doesn't look like over-spay to me.

These cars have little rust, but the graffiti can be fairly elaborate.

Ed

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Re: Detail parts for FBOX in HO scale?
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2010, 10:37:58 PM »
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all those Hubert's cars I bought are still worth saving...despite the chunkier details.

I tried shaving off one of the chunky ladders on one of the Huberts/LBFs .... Man, what a mess of it I made!   :'( :'( :'(

I may have to try to find a prototype that has graf or a repaint in the area of the ladder.  :-[ :-[ :-[

Ed