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Wanted - Kato GP38 parts
« on: October 09, 2014, 03:15:48 PM »
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I am in need of a Kato GP38 cab, windows, and battery boxes.  I'll take a whole shell if need be.

Thanks!
Chuck

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Re: Wanted - Kato GP38 parts
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2014, 03:41:42 PM »
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Battery boxes are pretty rare.

They get lost.
Also, my experience is that while the shells are pretty tough, the battery boxes seemed to be made of a more delicate material that sometimes got damaged when trying to strip.

Hope you find some.
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Re: Wanted - Kato GP38 parts
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2014, 03:50:40 PM »
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Yeah, I've stripped plenty throughout the years and they do seem a bit different.  Especially the edges by the steps.

A good friend of mine gave me 3 of these locos.  All have zero run time and still have the Rapido couplers.  One is just missing the parts that I listed.

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Re: Wanted - Kato GP38 parts
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2014, 04:01:14 PM »
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I'll second the battery box comment - I'm missing one as well on an original Kato/Atlas GP38 and can't find one....
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Re: Wanted - Kato GP38 parts
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2014, 06:47:32 PM »
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Gentlemen,
I have all of the parts you have talked about.
PM me if you are interested. Chuck gets first dibs, but I should have enough to go around.
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Re: Wanted - Kato GP38 parts
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2014, 10:01:52 PM »
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Clint,  I sent you a PM.

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Chuck

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Re: Wanted - Kato GP38 parts
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2014, 03:32:29 PM »
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I'll second the battery box comment - I'm missing one as well on an original Kato/Atlas GP38 and can't find one....

Pud, if you have a CP GP38-2 (slim chance given 1973), I can likely scare up a red one for you.
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