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sw1001 railings
Posted by NVSRR on Saturday, May 20, 2023 5:56 PM

looking for a set for a 1001.  would other switcher railings work?  or an after market version hidden somewhere. or am I building my own caue there. isnt any avaliable.

 

SHnae

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Posted by DanRaitz on Sunday, May 21, 2023 9:34 AM

Are you asking for HO scale? 

 

If so check out Proto Power West / A-Line.

Ath-39015 ATH SW1500 Handrail Set (fits Athearn) - Applicable Roads: A – PPW/A-Line/Arrow Hobby (ppw-aline.com)

 

Any set for a SW1500/1000/1001 will work.

 

Dan

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Posted by doctorwayne on Sunday, May 21, 2023 11:26 PM

NVSRR
looking for a set for a 1001. would other switcher railings work?

The stanchions for Athearn diesels, plus some suitable piano wire, should yield  suitable railings for both the sides and ends...

...a different loco, but similar parts...

Same material on an Atlas loco...

I do regret selling off most of my diesels, even though they're too modern for my layout's time period.

Wayne

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Posted by maxman on Monday, May 22, 2023 12:19 AM

DanRaitz

Are you asking for HO scale? 

 

If so check out Proto Power West / A-Line.

Ath-39015 ATH SW1500 Handrail Set (fits Athearn) - Applicable Roads: A – PPW/A-Line/Arrow Hobby (ppw-aline.com)

 

Any set for a SW1500/1000/1001 will work.

 

Dan

 

Appears to be sold out.  However, plastic versions seem to be available on eBay.

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Posted by Da Stumer on Monday, May 29, 2023 9:56 AM

Please post what solution you come up with. I'm working on an SW1001 myself, and the plan has been to mess around with Precision Scale stanchions and see if I can rig something up, though it's not a perfect solution.

-Peter. Mantua collector, 3D printing enthusiast, Korail modeler.

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Posted by doctorwayne on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 11:17 AM

If you look at the first photo that I posted, you'll note that both the locomotives and the turntable used the Athearn metal stanchions, and ordinary .022" piano wire for the handrails.
I'd guess that anybody who purchased Athearn diesels with handrails eventually ended-up with a pretty good stash of useable stanchions, as most kits seemed to have more of them than were needed.

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Posted by NVSRR on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 11:37 AM

I could go that route.  or fine brass angle with brass wire soldered to it.   a sanother option.  I found another loco that needs handrails as well.    I need to find the spacing of the stanchions as well.

shane

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