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My Ho-Scale Metra MP36PH Questions

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My Ho-Scale Metra MP36PH Questions
Posted by MetrolinkFan on Monday, November 22, 2021 10:20 AM

1.I am now making another Ho Metra Engine,the Metra MP36PH after I had cut the left right sides from the photo link below,The engine measures from the front of the.Engine to the rear of the engine at the end of the steps is 8 1/4 inches long.So what Ho Athearn or etc powered frame will fit ,y Metra Mp36PH shell I made? Here is a link I posted ,My image on hope it works this time.

https://ibb.co/bsnFHFt



2.Here is what I have made from this site I had  http://www.trainweb.org/willstrainart/Train_Art_files/Other_Railroads/metrap36ph-3s.gif

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Posted by BigDaddy on Monday, November 22, 2021 9:28 PM

No idea, but making your links clickable

Link 1

  Link 2

Henry

COB Potomac & Northern

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Posted by NHTX on Monday, November 22, 2021 11:44 PM

    I'm not familiar with the locomotive you are building (my modeling calendar is still in the 1980s, far from Metra).  I believe Atlas is coming out with an ALP-something which is long and lanky, with a bulb nose.  It will also be B-B, like the engine you wish to model.  Atlas also has models of some of GE's "techno toasters" with frames that could be modified.  Athearn's models of later production SD and GE's might be usable.  The resources you used to build the shell should give you information such as distance between truck centers.  You should also have distance from truck centers to coupler pulling faces or, to the draft gear strikers, which would be useful in locating, or modifying a suitable frame.  You did a beautiful job on that shell. I hope you find something.

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Posted by MetrolinkFan on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 6:48 AM

1.for the replies,I found out that the Atheatn AMD 103/P42 frame will work,But I would have to sut a small section off of the frame.On the front an rear but I do not want to do that to mine,I have 3 of these in Ho 1 all silver other 2 are the. Blue on the top of the engine siler on the rest of the shells, I woul have to save up some money to buy another on.I am hoping ti find just the powered frame not the shell,And the powered frame then I can have my Metra MP36PH ready to run.Wish me luck on the Athearn P42 powered frame.

2.I'm actually looking for some photos of the front of the Metra MP36PH I cannot find any. maybe someone here can post me some front ohtos of this locomotive for me Thanks.

 

3. Finished my Metra MP36PH Shell I did find a older Atheran Alco PA Frame I found in my parts box,And it fits my shell perfectly.not sure how to get my Athearn 2 axles power trucks to fit it. Any ideas on that anyone.? Here are the 2 photos I just took.

https://ibb.co/KGg8DXt

https://ibb.co/pxR4ZgT

 

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Posted by MetrolinkFan on Saturday, November 27, 2021 2:03 PM

 

 My completed Metra MP36PH Ho Scale I saw one of these on Ebay for $999.99 so I decided to make one.,No way I'll be paying that much for a Metra HO Scale MP36PH,Opps sorry it is upside down thats not what it looked like when I uploaded it. .https://ibb.co/XD3w0rG 

 

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