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 Posted: Thu Sep 15th, 2016 02:58 am
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ON30Carl
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I'm working on a D&RGW stile
caboose and I need detail parts such as cuplers
ladders, hand grabs, brake detail. Were do you
go for these parts
thanks for any help.
Carl,
Pasco,Wa.
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This is The progress so far, Any help would be great
thanks
C

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 Posted: Thu Sep 15th, 2016 11:22 am
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Have you looked at Grandt Line?

http://www.grandtline.com/

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 Posted: Thu Sep 15th, 2016 01:36 pm
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Good work Carl. Nice to see someone scratchbuilding these days. I assume this is O scale? Nathan supplied the right link, Grandt has D&RGW windows, doors, and other hardware for caboose (cabeese?) as well as other great items of interest. Good luck, you are off to a fine start.

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Agreed, Carl!

Keep up the good work---

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Looks good, great scratch work.What scale is it? In your first it looks to be about 4 inches wide,not sure about how long it is.  There are quite a lot of vendors for what you need.
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 Posted: Fri Sep 16th, 2016 12:57 am
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Sorry guys, I guess it would help to give the scale.
Its 1/20.3
Thanks for the feed back, this is my first
try at this scale

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Carl,

As for couplers, it depends on what you plan to run it with and will you be doing operations or just 'running in circles'?

Nathan

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Carl, if it's 1:20.3 then check out OZARK MINIATURES for parts. Grandt carries 1:24 details but as far as I know, no 1:20 stuff. And if this is to be a D&RG hack, then you might use STANDARD GAUGE knuckle couplers. The road used them. Anyway, I think Ozark has proper couplers or maybe someone will offer more suggestions.

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NathanO wrote: Carl,

As for couplers, it depends on what you plan to run it with and will you be doing operations or just 'running in circles'?

Nathan


Hold on there!  I have recently learned it is not just running in circles!  It is called train watching!

Apologies to Carl for the thread * derailment *!  :bg:

Looks good Carl.  I hope to get to at least come kit bashing but my first tries are probably going to be structures for my layout.

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No apologies needed here, we'r all just having fun!
This will be a static model for a friend. To help
with scratch building check out my recent post in
the "Model Building Aids" section.
Carl :thumb:

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