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Posted by thomas81z on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:41 PM

i need a universal drawbar for a 4-6-2

i remember someone posted a site that sells those & detail parts

it wasnt cal-scale thou

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:05 PM

Maybe Greenway Products?

https://tinyurl.com/yxr297tr

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Posted by doctorwayne on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:11 PM

I'm not sure what you mean by "universal", but it's easy enough to make a drawbar for your specific locomotive using either sheet styrene or sheet brass.

I'd suggest a minimum thickness for styrene to be around .040", but you could easily use up to .060".

The drawbars on most brass locomotives are about .040" thick, too.

To determine the proper length and position of the holes for mounting, I often make a mock-up using .020" styrene, positioning the holes roughly where it looks like they might work. 
Run (or drag) the loco and tender around your tightest curves and check for contact between the cab and tender and for over-all appearance on both curves and straight track.  If your first try isn't satisfactory, adjust the position of the holes accordingly, on a new test drawbar - sheet styrene isn't expensive, so you can make as many as might be required until you get it right.

You can then use it as a pattern for one in either thicker styrene or in brass.  For ones in styrene, I cut them roughly from the sheet stock using a utility knife, then finish the shaping with files.
For a drawbar in brass, you can use a jeweller's saw or a cut-off disc in a motor tool, again finishing with files where necessary.  I prefer the cut-off disc method.

Wayne

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:41 AM

There is this one by State Tool and Die that I use quite a bit. It is part number 661-600 from Walthers at $3.00 per pack.

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Posted by thomas81z on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:56 PM

thank you this is excatly the site i was looking for

SeeYou190

There is this one by State Tool and Die that I use quite a bit. It is part number 661-600 from Walthers at $3.00 per pack.

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