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MT Stirrup replacement parts?
« on: January 31, 2017, 08:09:03 AM »
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@Shipsure , I searched the MT website parts area thoroughly.

Are there any plans to release replacement stirrups for the heavyweight cars, or any other cars for that matter?

Have stirrups ever been available?

Just curious, thank you.  I have some projects that I could integrate them into rather than etching or bending wire...

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Re: MT Stirrup replacement parts?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2017, 09:21:31 AM »
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John,

Although they are also available for the firm's 33' hoppers, Micro-Trains currently lists replacement stirrup steps for their 40' and 50' boxcars, flatcars, gondolas, stock cars, and wood reefers.

https://www.micro-trains.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=104_122#/stirrups-tags/sort=p.sort_order/order=ASC/limit=100/minPrice=6/maxPrice=20

While they can probably be acquired by contacting Micro-Trains directly, to date, replacement stirrup steps for the firm's heavyweight passenger and troop cars have not been marketed as factory replacement stock numbers.

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The "traditional", one-piece, Micro-Trains metal frame boxcar chassis had four pins cast into them, which required replacement stirrups with a pair of holes cast into the flat cross-member of each step casting.

As the original models were retooled, contemporary boxcar chassis (i.e., those with the separate, injection molded plastic underbody subframe detail castings) have rectangular pins at each corner, which require stirrup castings with rectangular holes that are positioned above each step.

Not sure if Micro-Trains has ever offered replacement stirrup step castings for their contemporary boxcar releases.

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Re: MT Stirrup replacement parts?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2017, 01:26:59 PM »
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John,

They are available for sale.  Call MTL directly.

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Re: MT Stirrup replacement parts?
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2017, 03:25:32 PM »
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Thanks Gents!