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MU Hoses....The Big Pink Ones
« on: January 08, 2013, 06:40:56 PM »
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What are the large pinkish MU hoses used between two locos called and where can I get somoe in N-Scale?

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Re: MU Hoses....The Big Pink Ones
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2013, 06:53:07 PM »
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27-pin MU cable. Sunrise used to make them. Atlas dash-8s had them. Maybe the parts store?

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Re: MU Hoses....The Big Pink Ones
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2013, 08:50:26 PM »
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Yes - I have ordered those from Atlas before.  I have some in a small bag from Atlas and there is the number #487356 written on the outside.  Two parts to a sprue.

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Re: MU Hoses....The Big Pink Ones
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2013, 09:32:25 PM »
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I've faked them before with wire. It's a pretty simple part to make.

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Re: MU Hoses....The Big Pink Ones
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2013, 10:19:07 PM »
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Yep, those are the electrical control connection cables for the M.U.

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Re: MU Hoses....The Big Pink Ones
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2013, 10:31:34 PM »
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I must admit that I was hesitant to click on this "Big Pink Hose" thread. 
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Re: MU Hoses....The Big Pink Ones
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2013, 10:52:24 PM »
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Yeah, I was kind of wondering who has pink ones! Have seen them in red, yellow and "filth". Never pink! But, as they say, it's your railroad...

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Re: MU Hoses....The Big Pink Ones
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2013, 01:50:23 AM »
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A red cable that has faded?
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Re: MU Hoses....The Big Pink Ones
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2013, 02:52:26 AM »
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I use the Atlas parts and buy them in bulk.  At .50 cents a pair, it's worth it to me to not have to mess with wire, which also saves time.  I've added them to just about all of my engines.  Simple addition that adds a lot to the look of an engine.    After weathering, they almost look pink...  :trollface:

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Re: MU Hoses....The Big Pink Ones
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2013, 12:01:45 PM »
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The ones I see most often are on CN locos and everything they own is faded.  And, I do admit after re-reading the title of that post I'd be a bit skeptical about opening it as well<g>.  I'll check out the Atlas offering.  May be quicker than making my own.

Thanks for the info.

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Re: MU Hoses....The Big Pink Ones
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2013, 04:23:19 PM »
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The Atlas catalog site is down at the moment.  I'll check later.  I hope they still have these parts.

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Re: MU Hoses....The Big Pink Ones
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2013, 04:34:21 PM »
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The Atlas catalog site is down at the moment.  I'll check later.  I hope they still have these parts.

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They do.  I've been ordering them since at least 2008 and just did an order in early December.  Atlas is still doing their 100% inventory, so it might be another week before the online parts catalog is up again.

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Re: MU Hoses....The Big Pink Ones
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2013, 10:30:41 PM »
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Not shure if anyone else has noticed but the new EMD units have light blue cables.
Your layouts nice, but it needs more Conrail !

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Re: MU Hoses....The Big Pink Ones
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2013, 11:37:31 PM »
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Not shure if anyone else has noticed but the new EMD units have light blue cables.

Bummer! It just doesn't have the same ring to it....LOL!