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I'm looking for a spark arrestor assembly for HO scale Mantua 2-6-6-2T articulated logger. Anyone out there know where I can find a brass casting of one?
 

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There are different styles available ...
I -assume- you are looking for a balloon style for wood fuel ??
[ that's what makes the most sparks ]
 

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http://americanscalemodels.com/index.php?route=product/search&search=spark arrestor

Note that there were many shapes to spark arrestors. Here's a link to a Heisler on Vancouver Island, British Columbia showing a different setup, including what appears to be either a steam extinguisher conduit or something else.

http://www.gearedsteam.com/heisler/images/comox_logging_rwy_co_4-sn1233.jpg

http://www.gearedsteam.com/heisler/images/clr-11.jpg

Here's one showing a small articulated logging loco with a cylindrical mesh arrestor:

https://www.bing.com/images/search?...=51&qpvt=steam,logging+locomotives&ajaxhist=0
 

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Thanks, guys. You've given me a good starting point to look. Actually I'm looking for something more like this. I found a spark arrestor assembly in an old parts catalog for a 2012 version of an HO scale Mantua 2-6-6-2T logger that would fit the bill. It's listed as being made up of four part numbers: mo368, mo403, mo370, mo369. This is exactly what I'm looking for, but preferably as a brass casting. I'm thinking about adding a little visual effect to an old logger by installing a small smoke generator and an randomly flashing red LED to simulate cinders igniting to flame in the spark arrestor. The problem is a lot of detail parts makers are not in business anymore, even though their parts catalog is still floating around on the web. Oh, well, it was just a thought.
 

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Companies come and go in this business, but there are plenty of detail parts makers out there, if you look.
 
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