Backyard Rails

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Caribou Doug
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Backyard Rails

Post by Caribou Doug » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:57 am

Does anyone know if Backyard Rails is still around or if someone took over their products. I have an early 90's 1.5 scale F7 body and I am looking for a replacement fan vent for the top of the fiberglass body. If they are not, does anyone have suggestions of another source? Two of them are removable so I am having a friend with a 3D printer look at making one but I am not sure he will be able to. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Doug
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BigDumbDinosaur
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Re: Backyard Rails

Post by BigDumbDinosaur » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:03 pm

Caribou Doug wrote:Does anyone know if Backyard Rails is still around or if someone took over their products. I have an early 90's 1.5 scale F7 body and I am looking for a replacement fan vent for the top of the fiberglass body. If they are not, does anyone have suggestions of another source? Two of them are removable so I am having a friend with a 3D printer look at making one but I am not sure he will be able to. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Doug
Contact Tomar Industries at (877) 697-9731 or E-mail them at info@tomarindustries.com and they may be able to help you. Tomar is the source I used for the fan grilles for my F-unit.
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Caribou Doug
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Re: Backyard Rails

Post by Caribou Doug » Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:57 pm

Thanks for the lead! I will give them a call tomorrow.

Doug

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Re: Backyard Rails

Post by AusDan » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:01 am

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/pikerivernorthern

These are similar, but in 1.6 scale...Also shows 3D capabilities
I would be interested if you find something in 1.5 scale too...

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Re: Backyard Rails

Post by skid-roe » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:57 am

Try Cannonball ,
On their online catalog, page #15 EMD fan grill PT# 44106 5" (36")

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