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The engine has two little cubes in each of the interior rear corners of the cab.

From the center of the cubes (which would make ideal seats for the engineer and the fireman) protrude a short piece of plastic. This prevents the crew from sitting on the cubes.

Does anyone know if this plastic is important to attach the cab to the frame....or if I find a way to remove it, I could cut the plastic off, and put the crew there. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.
 

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Those might be mounting bosses for the cab to frame attachment points. I'd check to see if there are screws in those locations under the chassis or cab.
 

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Are they short, round, and flat, or thin and pointed. Maybe they're pins to mount the figures if the figures have small holes on their posteriors. If the former, perhaps an addition to get the correct height for the figures that are a bit short.
 

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If you can focus a well-lighted closeup photo, it'd help us all with figuring things out.
What locomotive is it?
 

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I don't think I can supply a photo. Then engine is a 2-8-2 (USRA heavy Mikado) #1415.
They are visible in the Diagram....on part 27. Thanks again.
 

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I can't expand this without blurring-out the numbers, and I don't see a #27.

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Hummmm…..this probably will not work...but if you put one finger on the cab and one finger on the motor, you'll see the compressor between them. Go up about from the compressor an inch and slightly to the right, you will see a flat piece going from the left running board and right. On that flat piece, at the very end of each side is the square box, with protrusion. That ought to be confusing.....
 

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I see them in the exploded view.

It might be that the cab just snaps around the outside edges of those little cubes. I don't see anything in the other layers that looks like it may extend into the bottom of those cubes.

There would be a vertical line representing a fit point into those cubes if it were so.
 

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Yeah, I see them. Your directions were actually quite good.
But as MichaelE said, they may be threaded bosses for frame screws. If they are, it seems you should be able to see with a look underneath.
But there aren't any corresponding screws shown in the diagram.
 

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I'm sure they were put there for a good reason. Every little nook and bob they have to cut into a mold or high-pressure injection die to make the loco costs money. I wouldn't touch them. I'd look around for an engineer and fireman that look good to you and do whatever alterations to them, not the loco. I don't know how much room you have to work with, but I suspect it won't be as much as you think. I've seen locos with cab figures cut in half. You need to consider how much of the cab figures will be visible behind the back-head. Depending on how much work needed to be done to get what you're looking for might not be worth the time and effort - but that's up to you. I've seen some amazing things people have done on this site it boggles the mind.
 
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