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dd 40 needed

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dd 40 needed
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, October 11, 2003 8:15 AM
Hi all anybody have a dd40 body theyre not useing or part of the parts bin...i'm scratch building an Erie Lackawanna Sdp 45 and need the the long end of a dd40 any body help...Thanks...oh and it should be an anthern Thanks Ray[:)]
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Posted by Jacktal on Saturday, October 11, 2003 11:02 PM
If you're looking for an "N" scale DDA40X body,I can help you.My e-mail is in my profile.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, October 12, 2003 4:23 PM
Working on a pair of DDA40Xs right now in N. Be aware that this is a "fat" body and you will be disappointed in it as a start. Try ordering one of the high nose shells 9GP38 or SD35) from Atlas for the EL standard shaped steam heater area. For the boxy end SP SDP45 units building the square shape from styrene may be easier than using a loco shell.

In HO if you are using a fat shell SD45 the SDP40 will provide a much easier starting point for the flat end SP units. For a tapered shell in the fat shell line finding a GP35 shell to sand down. If you need the tapered end like the EL SDP45 and are using a scale width hood from Rail Power or other manufacturer a canon high short hood kit should fill the rear section perfectly.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, October 12, 2003 4:26 PM
Working on a pair of DDA40Xs right now in N. Be aware that this is a "fat" body and you will be disappointed in it as a start. Try ordering one of the high nose shells 9GP38 or SD35) from Atlas for the EL standard shaped steam heater area. For the boxy end SP SDP45 units building the square shape from styrene may be easier than using a loco shell.

In HO if you are using a fat shell SD45 the SDP40 will provide a much easier starting point for the flat end SP units. For a tapered shell in the fat shell line finding a GP35 shell to sand down. If you need the tapered end like the EL SDP45 and are using a scale width hood from Rail Power or other manufacturer a canon high short hood kit should fill the rear section perfectly.

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