Re: [HOn3] Dallas - Ft. Worth hobby shops
- Angelo Hobbies in Haltom City has a lot of narrow gauge stuff.
On Jun 30, 2004, at 5:07 PM, Mike Conder wrote:
> OK, Dallas area Texians, here I am near DFW and would like to know
> the better hobby shops, pref. with NG supplies, other than Discount
- Can anyone point me to a site where I can find the cab dimensions of
DRG C-16 and 19 locos? I'm remotoring a couple of early open frame C-
19 locos and would like to use a PSC/ Kemtron C-16 cab back to fill
the gaping hole left after a can motor is fitted. But I don't know
how much smaller the C-16 cab was. I thought I had one in my junk
box but must have given it away. I could make something out of
plastic card or even use the MDC cab but I'd rather stick to brass.
Any thoughts would be useful.
- It might well be easier to scratchbuild a cab back to fit the existing one,
rather than trying to adapt the Kemtron. In any case, a Kemtron/PSC C16
backhead would in itself go a long way to filling the void.
- If your are working on a Balboa C-19, Go ahead and use the Kemtron
part.I have several times and it is a pretty good fit. There are as
many variations to this back wall as there were 2-8-0's on the
Grande. Some all wood, some all steel, some wood covered with thin
steel sheething, some with windows some without. It's so hard to see
this detail durring operation and after deck curtains are applied
you almost can't see anything.
Have at it and have lots of fun!