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These missing boiler doors locomotives keep following me home and I keep filling them up with Presidents.

A Roosevelt dime is a perfect fit for this little engine. This time I got perfect alignment with the headlight lamp.
 

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It certainly makes them distinctive. Just make sure you're not using rare and valuable coins!! :eek:
 

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Added another one. These boiler doorless locos just find their way to my model railroad.

Rivarossi Light Pacific "President Washington." A nickel glued inside a Washington quarter providing a cementing base and it fit just fine.

Didn't come with a tender but I have the same one in a different road name. Will suffice until I find a proper replacement or until I paint his one. Loco runs fine.

Major investment. Got almost a buck tied up in these.
 

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A buddy of mine is casting his own boiler doors for his Rivs that are missing them.

I'll point him this way.
I was thinking 3D printing with plastics. Seems many engines are missing boiler doors, Rivarossi in particular. I have a few more where coins won't fit.

Maybe something foreign, Chinese coins already have holes in them..
 

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rsv1ho, if you'll post the Rossi models, I can see if I have
already made molds for these fronts. I currently have fronts
for the 4-4-0 and 2-4-0 locos produced by Rossi.
I will have to dig them all out, but going from memory and the picture above they are the 0-8-0/0-6-0/0-4-0 switchers, the light Pacific, and the 4-4-0 Reno. Bowkers too but they are available.
 

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It would have been better to have used old silver coins. :p
 

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I will have to dig them all out, but going from memory and the picture above they are the 0-8-0/0-6-0/0-4-0 switchers, the light Pacific, and the 4-4-0 Reno. Bowkers too but they are available.

I have the front for the 4-4-0 but will have to find the fronts
for the others and make molds. Will try to get to this seomtime
this week.
 
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