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Kisatchie

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Question About Model Power Bay Window Caboose
« on: September 10, 2013, 09:41:17 PM »
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Has anyone removed the oversized ladders and railings from the ends of Model Power bay window cabooses and replaced them with Micro-Trains caboose end railings/ladders? I think the MTL parts are delrin, so how did you attach them?

Thanks for any suggestions.


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Re: question About Model Power Bay Window Caboose
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2013, 09:52:11 PM »
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I have not, however, Gold Medal Models makes an etched brass set for this car, it includes a roof walk, too.

If you were aware of this already, I apologize for mentioning it.
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Re: question About Model Power Bay Window Caboose
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2013, 09:58:13 PM »
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I didn't know that. Thanks for mentioning it!

And thank you, Dee, for that polite suggestion.


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Re: question About Model Power Bay Window Caboose
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2013, 10:40:53 PM »
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I have. This was back when coolchem was producing the cyanopoxy. What an awesome glue.
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Re: question About Model Power Bay Window Caboose
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2013, 12:22:08 AM »
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I have. This was back when coolchem was producing the cyanopoxy. What an awesome glue.

There are other versions of that "miracle" adhesive (which I didn't think was all that spectacular) available out there. Even Microscale sells their version of similar specialty AC glue with accelerator.  http://www.microscale.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=MB-SP2&Category_Code=FINPROD&Product_Count=14 I honestly think that if cyanopoxy was as miraculous as they claimed, they would still be around (if you know what I mean).  Or one of those large adhesives companies would have bought them out. ;)
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Re: question About Model Power Bay Window Caboose
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2013, 01:55:58 AM »
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I used a set of the MT railings on a freelanced narrow gauge caboose once, but in that case, I nailed them on.  Literally:  They're pinned on with nut-bolt-washer castings to simulate the ends of the truss rods.   For a more modern car one might be able to do the same thing with grab irons, depending on the prototype.
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Re: question About Model Power Bay Window Caboose
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2013, 08:57:31 AM »
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I must also recomend the GMM etching for the MP caboose. Creates an outstanding model.

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Re: Question About Model Power Bay Window Caboose
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2013, 02:10:32 PM »
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CoolChem was re-introduced a few years ago.  The website is still up.  I admit I have not tried it since the original release and outside of the emails I occasionally get from them, I have no idea if they are still selling it.


This was the text in one of thier messages I got when it was re-introduced:                                               

Sadly, this past April Ron Janek passed away. After having had a business relationship with Ron for 20 years, it is important that we carry on his business with the passion and enthusiasm in which he created it. We are dedicated to superior service and new innovative technologies for you, our customers.

We are looking forward to providing you, our customer with the same outstanding products that www.coolchem.com has always provided. We at coolchem.com are clearly focused on the development of a wide range of technical products that can be used to build or fix materials. As our organization is growing rapidly, our way of doing business will remain the same. We believe in quality service, personal care and the committed to doing all that is possible to help you with your adhesive needs.

In case you have lost your coolchem code please use: mt5

If you have any questions please contact us @ kollar@coolchem.com or 612-234-7703

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Re: Question About Model Power Bay Window Caboose
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2013, 05:35:08 PM »
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I have. I just secured them with Zap A Gap. I wish I still had that caboose.
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Re: Question About Model Power Bay Window Caboose
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2013, 06:00:59 PM »
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I just used epoxy but quit using them once GMM came out with their ladders (you could rebend the top of the ladders to look like SP's square tops).
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Re: Question About Model Power Bay Window Caboose
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2013, 10:45:21 PM »
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I'll also recommend the GMM set, Looks great!