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TimF

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Life Like damaged C424
« on: August 30, 2021, 11:14:35 AM »
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I bought a damaged LL C-424.

Any idea where I could get new handrails and a sill unit?

Have a nice week

Tim


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Re: Life Like damaged C424
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2021, 11:27:38 AM »
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I bought a damaged LL C-424.

Any idea where I could get new handrails and a sill unit?

Have a nice week

Tim


I think Atlas may now own the molds. Maybe they will re-release it next year.
They are slowly releasing the old Life Like stuff.   I think the next up is the GP60 for the end of this year.

Or you could ask Atlas if they acquired any parts with the Life Like acquisition.
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Re: Life Like damaged C424
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2021, 11:43:50 AM »
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As far as the parts go, you're likely hosed for the time being (unless Atlas re-runs them, but I'm not even sure they got these since they were originally True Line Trains units).

I'd recommend looking to see if the handrails from Atlas C628s, C630s, or C420s are close and if so, trying to adapt them.

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Re: Life Like damaged C424
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2021, 12:38:36 PM »
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As far as the parts go, you're likely hosed for the time being (unless Atlas re-runs them, but I'm not even sure they got these since they were originally True Line Trains units).

Atlas definitely got the C424. https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=50330.msg677890#msg677890

As to when it will be run again ... who knows.

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Re: Life Like damaged C424
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2021, 08:26:11 PM »
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I'd say tear it apart and gently try to straiten out the sill, then build new handrails for the whole loco out of wire and brass.

I bought a damaged LL C-424.

Any idea where I could get new handrails and a sill unit?

Have a nice week

Tim

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Re: Life Like damaged C424
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2021, 06:44:42 AM »
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How ironic as I, too, bought a damaged C424 in New Haven. Same damage only on the rear. The sill in your pic shows less damage than mine and can be salvaged. I agree with others that the C628/630 front/rear handrail may be the way to go. Side rails are tough but again rails from another loco may be the way to go. I actually think I have all these parts mentioned and the sill. I'll look.

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