Arch window cabs for steam

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Arch window cabs for steam

NHJJ4
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Joined: 18 Aug 2003, 09:18

24 Sep 2017, 05:29 #1

    Hay, 
I was on  ( Shapeways)  tonight  There are a few  more cab's being made for Steam They fit MDC, Athearn 2-8-2 BLI Heavy 2-8-2 and even a cab for our NH-3025 ?
   Does any body know about them ?

Sou Ry. Locomotive Cab for BLI Heavy 2-8-2 - HO (C9DBNNP8M) by DKRickman

New Haven 3025 cab 1/87 (SJWLYH26C) by csor8511
  Just asking

 Jim
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rsullivan
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Joined: 14 Dec 2016, 20:36

24 Sep 2017, 14:20 #2

Mr. Jim(NHJJ4). I just finished checking out the Shapeways site for the North American steam locomotive replacement cabs offered. Most were for the Southern Railway, with some for GTW, ATSF, CLC and two for the New Haven Railroad Mikado #3025 specifically. The first listed was 'NH 3025 Cab 1/87 $15.91 by CT Rail Models.' It is a replacement cab specifically designed to fit the Bachmann SY Mikado and isn't exact dimensionally. The second listed is 'Valley Railroad 3025 Cab HO Scale by Artist794's Workshop, $14.00' It is scaled from exact blueprints used to rebuild the Valley Railroad's Chinese built 3025 to resemble New Haven Railroad J Mikado. The item descriptions are based on the manufacturers' descriptions. Both items have a picture which does not show the sides, front, or top. Hope this helps.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr.  member #3967
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NHJJ4
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Joined: 18 Aug 2003, 09:18

25 Sep 2017, 01:21 #3

 I had been looking at them for a while and the major selling point is the arch side window. they  ( the sellers ) keep adding to there lists as to what they fit. Could be a starting place to begin. There are  2-6-0 to 2-10-2 and a lot between those.
  Jim

 
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rsullivan
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Joined: 14 Dec 2016, 20:36

25 Sep 2017, 01:52 #4

Mr. Jim(NHJJ4). I also saw the arched windows of most New Haven Railroad steam locomotive cabs as a difficult characteristic and spotting feature to duplicate. That was until Ms. Kathy Millatt's article, "Build a New Haven class J-2 Heavy Mikado," in Model Railroader, volume 78, issue 3, March 2011. Ms. Millatt said, "Using a hobby knife and files, I trimmed away the upper portion of the existing window and fill the gap with styrene cut in the arch shape..." Ms. Millatt continued for another paragraph on how to specifically make the windows and mullions. I think just modifying the windows instead of removing the entire cab is both easier and less expensive. But, the rest of the cab of the J-2's did need extensive work to get it close to the prototype and drawings. Looking at the level of details available with the 3-D printings, a replacement cab with some modifications may still be the more protypically correctable solution.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr.  member #3967
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nhhe52
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Joined: 26 Mar 2004, 05:19

06 Oct 2017, 22:37 #5

I believe Rick has a steam engine with arched cab windows.  Not sure if he modeled it or not.

Ed
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