Grab bars or hand rails

Madman

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Quite by accident, I was looking at one of my 2090 diesels, or should I say my grandaughter Gianna`s 2090 diesel. It had two broken grab rails on the cab sides. I happened to look into a bin of Bachmann grab rails and noticed that the smaller ones looked like they might fit the LGB loco. They did need a bit of epoxy though, to keep them in place.

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dunnyrail

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Please do not be offended by this, none intended.

I have a friend who is a bit heavy handed with whatever glue. My suggestion to him is put a little on some Card or Plasticard, then apply the Glue with a Cocktail Stick that has had a Flat Cut on it. Precise application with no overspill everytime.

Good find of replacement. Stuck into my memory box. I have a load of just these in my parts Box.
JonD
 
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You picked up on that I see. No offense taken. Gianna's name plate is held on with hot glue, sometimes difficult to control. Yes, the epoxy on the grab rails shows up a bit too much in the photo. But from ten feet away my eyes don't notice it ::)
 
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Good find of replacement. Stuck into my memory box. I have a load of just these in my parts Box.
JonD

Me too. Of course, I spent a couple of evenings making some out of brass rod last week and didn't think of the parts box, but I will in future!
 
dunnyrail

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Me too. Of course, I spent a couple of evenings making some out of brass rod last week and didn't think of the parts box, but I will in future!
Ain't that always the way. You spend 2 years scratch building a Loco for some nut to introduce a kit the day you show it off at the Club!
JonD
 
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Yes, it's a competitive world out there. ???
 
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I am looking for some hand rails for LGB rolling stock. Are there multiple sizes that were used or just a couple? I have a flat car #4061 and of all the grab rails I have none fit width wise. I think all I do have are for USA trains. Does anyone have info on sizes and also where to buy the LGB ones to replace. Thanks
 
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Ain't that always the way. You spend 2 years scratch building a Loco for some nut to introduce a kit the day you show it off at the Club!
JonD
A few years back, an acquaintance of mine in the Yokohama Live Steamers spent five years scratch-building a Gauge 1 'Duchess of Hamilton' with four cylinders and all the gubbins.

So this particular weekend we were all up at Susano track, and Tamada-san announced that Aster were about to bring their brand-new British outline, four cylinder LMS express locomotive to the next running session!!! Whoopeeee!!!
 
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A few years back, an acquaintance of mine in the Yokohama Live Steamers spent five years scratch-building a Gauge 1 'Duchess of Hamilton' with four cylinders and all the gubbins.

So this particualr weekend we were all up at Susano track, and Tamada-san announced that Aster were about to bring their brand-new British outline, four cylinder LMS express locomotive to the next running session!!! Whoopeeee!!!
But which is more satisfying?
 
PhilP

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I am looking for some hand rails for LGB rolling stock. Are there multiple sizes that were used or just a couple? I have a flat car #4061 and of all the grab rails I have none fit width wise. I think all I do have are for USA trains. Does anyone have info on sizes and also where to buy the LGB ones to replace. Thanks
I would bend them up out of brass (or other material) wire / fine-rod..
More resilient, and can be made to fit the individual loco..

PhilP.
 
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Here's a pic of some handrails that were included in a batch of misc. parts I bought for the switch lanterns on Ebay a couple of years ago. There is also at least one other length of the style on the left which I think are LGB and fit in round holes. The second pic of is of this longer diagonal handrail on a 4021. The two handrails on the right of the first pic fit in square body holes.

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Zman50 - If you could use some of the handrails in the first pic, send me a PM with your address and I'll stick them in mail gratis.
 
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Thanks for the offer Phil and the pictures with the ruler. These are the two sizes I have already. The size I need are 14/16" and 11/16".