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|Comment||Chris, I appreciate the help. Although Precision Scale does not have the part they did give me a few other people to contact and if I am not successful with the other people Precision is willing to help out with a casting as long as I provide them with a photo and dimensions. This would be close but I will continue to search for an original. Given the value of this loco maybe I will get lucky and find one at a show. Thanks again for the help and the fast response. Gregg|
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I am happy to answer all types of model railroading questions. My specialties are DCC, modeling tips, valuation tips, brass trains, operations, and railroadiana. My emphasis in modeling is western railroading (SP, UP, WP, PE, etc.) but I can help with all areas. I am a lifetime model railroader and a model train business owner. I am NOT an expert on Lionel, Marx, American Flyer, and older tintype trains. I know some values for these but cannot diagnose operational problems via this service. Usually these trains need to be seen in person for servicing. Old plastic HO trains have little value. These are not like Lionel and generally have little value because they are not as well made as modern HO locos.
I have 27 years in the model train and railroading hobby and have a large network of specialty contacts.