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sirenwerks

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LL-Atlas parts interchangability
« on: February 04, 2014, 02:46:00 PM »
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I have a chance to pick up a couple more LL C424s but they're missing front end handrail parts.  Does anyone have an Atlas C628/630 and a LL C424 to compare whether or not the Atlas front side parts will work reasonably on the LL model?  LL parts are no longer in existence it seems.  I may just replace them with phosphorous bronze but I want to know what options there are.
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Re: LL-Atlas parts interchangability
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2014, 03:52:02 PM »
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I don't know if the handrails fir, but apparently the whole Atlas cab fits so you may be in luck... https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=27118.0

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Re: LL-Atlas parts interchangability
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2014, 05:04:25 PM »
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Yea, I saw that thread and am hopeful.
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Re: LL-Atlas parts interchangability
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2014, 05:19:10 PM »
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Here is a picture of both front handrails side by side , LL on the left , Atlas on the right .
They are not attached to the "running board" the same way but I guess it would be easier to use it than doing it from scratch .
You don't realized how dusty locos are until you take a close up ...   :facepalm:



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Re: LL-Atlas parts interchangability
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2014, 09:16:33 PM »
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My inclination is to do wire eventually.  I just think it looks a lot better.
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Re: LL-Atlas parts interchangability
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2014, 09:39:09 PM »
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Hi
There is another option.  The Atlas C-628 uses the same top mounted end handrails as the LL C-424.  You could also try the Atlas C-420 handrails.

Let me know if they don't work, I may still have a set of handrails from Hobbycraft.
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Steve

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Re: LL-Atlas parts interchangability
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2014, 08:07:43 AM »
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Hi
There is another option.  The Atlas C-628 uses the same top mounted end handrails as the LL C-424.  You could also try the Atlas C-420 handrails.

Let me know if they don't work, I may still have a set of handrails from Hobbycraft.
Cheers
Steve

Steve , if you take a look at the picture I posted before the left loco is  LL C424 and the right one is Atlas C-628 , they are not attached to "floor" the same way .
Thanks ,
Louis



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Re: LL-Atlas parts interchangability
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2014, 09:10:41 AM »
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Hi
There is another option.  The Atlas C-628 uses the same top mounted end handrails as the LL C-424.  You could also try the Atlas C-420 handrails.

Let me know if they don't work, I may still have a set of handrails from Hobbycraft.
Cheers
Steve

Since I'm looking for the front side handrails and the C420 has a considerably longer nose, it's out as an option.
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Re: LL-Atlas parts interchangability
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2014, 01:36:33 PM »
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I'll stick with the Atlas C-628 as an option.  That good looking CP Rail unit above is a C-630.  The photo below shows a C-630 on the left and a C-628 on the right.  The C-628 has the handrails mounted the same as the LL C-424.  The location of the mounting points would be the only other issue.

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Steve

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Re: LL-Atlas parts interchangability
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2014, 01:39:28 PM »
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I'll stick with the Atlas C-628 as an option.  That good looking CP Rail unit above is a C-630.  The photo below shows a C-630 on the left and a C-628 on the right.  The C-628 has the handrails mounted the same as the LL C-424.  The location of the mounting points would be the only other issue.

Cheers
Steve

 :facepalm:  I always tought they were the same ... thanks !
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Louis



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Re: LL-Atlas parts interchangability
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2014, 01:54:09 PM »
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The differences come in very handy with various kitbashes.
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Steve