ALCO cab nose measures?

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ALCO cab nose measures?

Post by PRR5406 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:44 am

Does anyone have measurements, either actual or 1/8th scale, for the beautiful headlight configuration on an ALCO FA or PA cab unit?

Drawings would be better still. Thank you.

-Dick
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Re: ALCO cab nose measures?

Post by Nik3v » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:52 pm

Like these?
Or maybe a mold?
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Re: ALCO cab nose measures?

Post by OddDuck » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:56 pm

Very nice, I'm guessing that is the corebox for the light?
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Re: ALCO cab nose measures?

Post by PRR5406 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:24 pm

Yes! Exactly that! That's pretty much what I want to reproduce. Whether it's a PA nose, as shown, or and FA, as desired, the pedigree is perfect. I want to cast them in 1/8th scale.
So talk to me.
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Re: ALCO cab nose measures?

Post by Nik3v » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:37 pm

I also have the nose master and mold.
Themolds are 1/8 and I believe the drawings are full scale size.
Send me a private message and we can talk.
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Re: ALCO cab nose measures?

Post by Nik3v » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:43 pm

And yes I guess that’s the “core box” for the light. I’ve never used these sorts of molds.

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Re: ALCO cab nose measures?

Post by Don at the farm » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:21 pm

This is the headlight grill on an FA. If you’d like a photo with a yardstick included I can go back and get it for you.
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