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HO Moloco killed the cupola - alternatives?
« on: July 18, 2017, 12:23:54 PM »
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Ok, so I decided I need an HO N&W C3 or C31 caboose. :o

Moloco used to make these, which made the job pretty easy (the Atlas HO and N cupolas are wrong for N&W and other roads):

https://www.molocotrains.com/products/1501?variant=6858830724

Moloco informed me that they will not make these again.

Any suggestions for an alternative?

Thanks!

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Re: HO Moloco killed the cupola - alternatives?
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2017, 12:45:40 PM »
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An ebay alert.

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Re: HO Moloco killed the cupola - alternatives?
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2017, 12:53:49 PM »
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When I wanted an Undecorated RBL kit, I asked on the MCFL and was able to find someone who would sell me one of theirs.

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Re: HO Moloco killed the cupola - alternatives?
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2017, 01:02:47 PM »
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An ebay alert.

Done! No dice yet though.

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Re: HO Moloco killed the cupola - alternatives?
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2017, 02:29:52 PM »
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Walthers used to handle this item # 504-1501:
https://www.walthers.com/international-car-co-standard-cupola-kit-fits-athearn-atlas-cabooses-sold-separately

Call their customer service department and ask if they might still have any record of those shops to which they sold it.
This way you might possibly find it available at some shop that doesn't have a web presence or doesn't post their inventory online.

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Re: HO Moloco killed the cupola - alternatives?
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2017, 02:30:22 PM »
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HO scale?   :trollface:

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Re: HO Moloco killed the cupola - alternatives?
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2017, 02:47:18 PM »
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HO scale?   :trollface:

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Re: HO Moloco killed the cupola - alternatives?
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2017, 03:32:25 PM »
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Could you see if you can get one printed at Shapeways, maybe?

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Re: HO Moloco killed the cupola - alternatives?
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2017, 03:34:57 PM »
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SHHHHHH! Its a secret!

Oh, it's another HOer!   :D

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Re: HO Moloco killed the cupola - alternatives?
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2017, 04:09:32 PM »
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Kato makes the perfect cupola... In N scale  :trollface:

Would require some sort of rebigulator
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Re: HO Moloco killed the cupola - alternatives?
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2017, 04:31:27 PM »
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The Atlas cupola has one centered side window whereas the one being sought has two separate side windows per side as per N&W standard.

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Re: HO Moloco killed the cupola - alternatives?
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2017, 06:35:06 PM »
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The Atlas cupola has one centered side window whereas the one being sought has two separate side windows per side as per N&W standard.


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Re: HO Moloco killed the cupola - alternatives?
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2017, 07:27:51 PM »
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I do have a Moloco cupola kit, give me time to find it to find out which one I have(unless they only made one, then that's what I have)..

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Re: HO Moloco killed the cupola - alternatives?
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2017, 09:57:24 AM »
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HO scale?   :trollface:

Yeah, got tired of waiting for a decent SD40-2 in N scale ...  :trollface:

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Re: HO Moloco killed the cupola - alternatives?
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2017, 02:48:06 PM »
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Yeah, got tired of waiting for a decent SD40-2 in N scale ...  :trollface:

I pulled out a few old HO freight cars and sat them on my layout, they were huge  :) and looked like it could fill my basement quick.  Then I was thinking I could get a Proto 2000 0-8-0, at least I wouldn't have to add ash pan detail. Looked at the HO model, no ash pan detail  :P