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Old 08-04-2018, 07:30 PM   #1
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Default Replacing moulded on hand rails

One thing annoying me with these old locos is the moulded on handrails down the sides of the boiler. They look poo

Can you get the mount knob things so you can replace it with a bit of wire or summat? I've had a look but I don't know what they're called
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Yes you can buy handrail wire and the knobs. Have a quick google and you should find them.


Ebay have the knobs and wire. Just an example.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/24-Medium...wAAOSwo3pWes5x


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-X-0-45...sAAOSwuAVWzuCj
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Brill, cheers I'm going to try that on the KC
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Mouse over image to zoom lima-00-gauge-blue-stem-locomotive-034-king-charles-034-used-tested lima-00-gauge-blue-stem-locomotive-034-king-charles-034-used-testedHave one to sell? Sell it yourselfDetails about lima 00 gauge blue stem locomotive "king charles" used teste

Hi Wolfie, Here is loco I found on the bay there is also a body for sale in the listings You may find that the loco purchase will work out cheaper than doing your body. These are later ones with separate hand rails already done. and in blue.
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Sorry made complete hash of that linc. Just do search for
lima king blue
There is a few to choose from. By the time you have bought Piano wire and brass knobs paint and found how difficult it is the file off the hand rails etc; then bought filler and abrasives to finish. Not to mention drilling the holes for the knobs, etc; etc; you will be spending loads more than buying a loco in good nick. use the old one for spares.
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It is a long job on locos with moulded handrails. Worth getting the rails and knobs though, can come in very useful.
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Have spent a tenner on rails and knobs. Being a truck model builder I am very used to spending ages turning one thing into summat else cos we are not very well supplied by the modelling industry. I'll give it a go and if its a non starter I'll buy a better body.

Come on guys the general idea of modelling is to make it, not buy it!
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Yes it is. We need more railway modellers and less model railwayers.
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Excellent Wolfie. Go for it!
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Have spent a tenner on rails and knobs. Being a truck model builder I am very used to spending ages turning one thing into summat else cos we are not very well supplied by the modelling industry. I'll give it a go and if its a non starter I'll buy a better body.

Come on guys the general idea of modelling is to make it, not buy it!
I am sorry about trying to put the damper on it, it is a personal thing.. Have done one or two in the past and one of my pet hates is filing and cutting off hand rails for hours and all the finishing that goes with it. If you enjoy doing it then go for it Wolfie,
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