Yard Master & Research
I used something called Instant Mold (for the mold) and FixIt for the epoxy. It worked very well for me, especially making a ladder for a 238E. It was oddly painless.Congratulations, T-man. It came out very nicely.
My junk box has at least half a dozen Lionel 1666 steam chests with the "cow catcher" front end missing. Each broken steam chest was replaced with a good used one, sometimes found attached to something else that now sits in the junk box (you know how that goes, I think). Anyway, I have attempted to mold a replacement cow catcher to affix to the steam box but have never been successful. Based on your experience and good results, do you think such an endeavor is practical?
Really? Jeff has the part! That is good to know.Excellent modelling.
My eBay 249 E had a replacement pilot/cowcatcher. A MTH stamped reproduction from train Tender for $7.50 - Part 260E-45
When I get to it, my 249e will be paired with six 610/612 passenger cars. Three early versions and 3 later versions.Really? Jeff has the part! That is good to know.
This is an extra frame so I did some mold and epoxy. I had to take apart my 249e to mold the front. I should put it back together soon. Currently I am gearing up to work on some 800 series cars. The 249e is the ideal engine to pull them.