Missing top of stack on LGB Chloe, where could I find a replacement?

JungleSkipper

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At some point, I've turned my loco upside down outside and I've lost the top of the stack (gold coloured piece). Does anyone know whereabouts I would be able to get a replacement, I'm not sure what it's even called. I've attached some pictures of the piece I'm after.
 

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Thanks, it's a shame it's 25EUR to ship to the UK - but at least I have the part codes thanks!
 

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Thanks, it's a shame it's 25EUR to ship to the UK

I queried Modell-land's (post-brexit) postage rates to the UK and was told that for orders under 20 Euros, they can use a letter rate of 2,79 € + 6,79 € per kilo (as shown on Zahlung und Versand). With the (negligible) weight of the items shown, that'd be closer to 3 Euros, perhaps. Last month they charged me 2.93 Euros postage for about £10 worth of spare parts.

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David
 
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the top of the stack
That's actually the steam dome. We (in the USA) call the chimney a "stack".

I believe Trackside Details have brass castings for dome caps and the whistle and safety valves. Bachmann Parts may also sell you ones from something, like the Spectrum 2-6-0.
 

JungleSkipper

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I queried Modell-land's (post-brexit) postage rates to the UK and was told that for orders under 20 Euros, they can use a letter rate of 2,79 € + 6,79 € per kilo (as shown on Zahlung und Versand). With the (negligible) weight of the items shown, that'd be closer to 3 Euros, perhaps. Last month they charged me 2.93 Euros postage for about £10 worth of spare parts.

Best wishes

David
Thanks for the info. Looks like it’s 7EUR once I make it to the checkout. Going to message them to see if I can get the other part (24).
 

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While i too like things original, these dome parts are very pricey.
i might be inclined, too, to make do with another brass or gold lgb whistle.

that set and top “dome plug” disc may be impossible to find if marklin wont supply.
i would think making a plastic disc, 2 brass rods as pop valves, and a whistle would be a close approximation.

update after the above post,
otoh, i did look on ebay, to my surprise , everything is available, cheaply, say $4-6 US., including to my chagrin, the dome disc, but the shipping charges are laughable ($48 each)

good luck.
 
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JungleSkipper

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While i too like things original, these dome parts are very pricey.
i might be inclined, too, to make do with another brass or gold lgb whistle.

that set and top “dome plug” disc may be impossible to find if marklin wont supply.
i would think making a plastic disc, 2 brass rods as pop valves, and a whistle would be a close approximation.

update after the above post,
otoh, i did look on ebay, to my surprise , everything is available, cheaply, say $4-6 US., including to my chagrin, the dome disc, but the shipping charges are laughable ($48 each)

good luck.
Thanks, I’m a bit new to this do you know where I could find another part which will fit? I don’t mind if it’s not original, it just looks odd at the moment so want to cover that screw hole!
 

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do you know where I could find another part which will fit?

Are you able to measure the diameter of the hole where part 24 should sit. I'm wondering whether a "three-hole shirt button", placed upside down (flat side uppermost), might suit . . .

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It'd be easy to open out the holes if necessary (though not to move them further apart).

Charity shops are usually a good source of odd buttons . . . but, once we know the diameter, someone on the forum might have "just the job"!

Cheers

David
 

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Are you able to measure the diameter of the hole where part 24 should sit. I'm wondering whether a "three-hole shirt button", placed upside down (flat side uppermost), might suit . . .

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It'd be easy to open out the holes if necessary (though not to move them further apart).

Charity shops are usually a good source of odd buttons . . . but, once we know the diameter, someone on the forum might have "just the job"!

Cheers

David
That's an amazing idea. I have a whole heap of buttons off of things. Let me check!

This is a perfect use case for a 3D printer ...... been looking for an excuse to get one.
 

stevedenver

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train li has an olomano style stack. i think, but am not positive, that the tops are the same.

as for suggestions as to replacement pop and whistle, i eyeballed my mogul and forney dome stuff for you, and they are close. again i did not try to actually fit them, but i think they would fit with or without a bit of hole shaping.

i would think, simple thin plastic tubing or even brass, or even reall think solid copper wire might be close for pop valves, as they dont see, to have much distinctive detail. one might use a bit of brass or plastic tubing, and put a square???bead on the top and glue a metal strip of some sort as a "lever", a little gold paint and viola!. or even an aftermarket brass detail part, like a Trackside Details brass whistle.
 
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