Small HP steamer cabs?

Small HP steamer cabs?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:28 pm

I have made a realization about a number of the HP locos that I have in line on my workbench to restore/overhaul: about half of them have either no cab, or have a damaged cab.

Does anyone know of a source of workable cabs for TT scale North American steam locos?
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Re: Small HP steamer cabs?

Postby Tom Dempsey » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:35 pm

HOn3 cabs kits from Precision Scale perhaps, although, the buzz right now is that Precision Scale is changing hands. I haven't heard anything more substantive, but, the folks I got the word from are generally in the know.
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Re: Small HP steamer cabs?

Postby areibel » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:59 pm

3SMR in England supposedly has John Fisher's molds, but I don't think they have any plans to do anything with them. Richard E. might have better insight on that, or if they might be willing to do a run of cabs?
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Re: Small HP steamer cabs?

Postby Bernd » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:31 pm

How about some good old scratch building using styrene and drawings in the model magazines. You could also use brass and solder.

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Re: Small HP steamer cabs?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:14 pm

Bernd wrote:How about some good old scratch building using styrene and drawings in the model magazines. You could also use brass and solder.

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I am thinking of custom fabbing a cab or two, but for almost 10 engines, that is a tall order.

I know that one will be a Camelback type loco, but other than that, I am not sure what proto to model.
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Re: Small HP steamer cabs?

Postby Tom Dempsey » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:25 pm

AstroGoat760 wrote:I am thinking of custom fabbing a cab or two, but for almost 10 engines, that is a tall order.

I know that one will be a Camelback type loco, but other than that, I am not sure what proto to model.


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Re: Small HP steamer cabs?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:18 pm

Tom Dempsey wrote:
AstroGoat760 wrote:I am thinking of custom fabbing a cab or two, but for almost 10 engines, that is a tall order.

I know that one will be a Camelback type loco, but other than that, I am not sure what proto to model.


Get's easier with practice, and it is the only way to get the model "right"

Good point.
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Re: Small HP steamer cabs?

Postby Graandpa » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:22 pm

AstroGoat760 wrote:I have made a realization about a number of the HP locos that I have in line on my workbench to restore/overhaul: about half of them have either no cab, or have a damaged cab.

Does anyone know of a source of workable cabs for TT scale North American steam locos?
If you have a.good one why not try casting what you need in resin? MicroMark has everything you need.

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Re: Small HP steamer cabs?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:56 pm

Graandpa wrote:
AstroGoat760 wrote:I have made a realization about a number of the HP locos that I have in line on my workbench to restore/overhaul: about half of them have either no cab, or have a damaged cab.

Does anyone know of a source of workable cabs for TT scale North American steam locos?
If you have a.good one why not try casting what you need in resin? MicroMark has everything you need.

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Good point. I have never tried resin casting before, it is probably time, though.
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Re: Small HP steamer cabs?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:59 pm

Some of my collection is still boxed up at my father-in-law's place outside of Fargo, ND, but I have somewhere around 15-20 smaller HP steamers at this point, most of which need work of some type. Two of them are 4-4-2s, three of them are x-8-0s, while the balance is 0-6-0s of various states of completion.
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