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318J
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Smokebox Detailing

Post by 318J » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:07 pm

I just started working on the smokebox for my in-progress Allen 0-4-0. I'm hoping some of you could help me out with finding sources for detail parts that I have had no luck in finding.

Smokebox Door dogs- I've found several suppliers, but all are in 2.5'' or 3/4'' scale. I need 1.5-1.6'', preferably ready to go or with minimal-no machining required aside from cutting them apart.

Number/Builders Plates- I've heart Robert Dustin does wonderful work in this area for a very reasonable price, but I'm not sure if he still offers this service. Anyone know for sure and could provide contact info?


Thats all I can think of right now, of course I'll probably have more questions once I get into it and start wanting to add on even more jewelry, even if it "doesnt belong" on a diminuative switcher! Thanks for your help.
-Sam
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Re: Smokebox Detailing

Post by Greg_Lewis » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:13 am

I made my door dogs fairly painlessly. I took a strip of steel perhaps 10 inches long and milled it to a Z profile the right overall dimensions for the dogs. Then I drilled the bolt holes along the strip and parted off each dog. A zoom on the belt sander rounded off the corners.

As to other detail, Chaski member Tom drew up some smokebox flag and lamp brackets for me and put them up on his Shapeways page. They look great. Here's a link: https://www.shapeways.com/product/MXTHM ... quot-scale

Explore his page and others on Shapeways as there is stuff hiding there that we often don't know about or forget.
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Re: Smokebox Detailing

Post by michaellynn2 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:56 pm

Manufacturer: Robert Dustin, 334 Auburndale Avenue, Newton, MA 02166. Price: $7.50 and up depending on type of decal
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318J
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Re: Smokebox Detailing

Post by 318J » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:25 pm

Thanks for the leads everyone. I currently am without a machine shop which is why I am looking for ready-made dogs, otherwise I would be making my own right now. Other details such as those marker light mountings are very nice as well.

I'll get in touch with Robert Dustin about those plates soon.
-Sam
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Highiron
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Re: Smokebox Detailing

Post by Highiron » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:45 pm

you can contact me at Little Engines I offer all kinds of Smoke Box detail Parts several different styles of smokebox door dogs different links and sizes and styles of handrail stanchions ,hinges and more

Highiron@aol.com

Mike Venezia

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