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    Default So, my Milw Rd Life-Like Erie-Built was tipped over by my ever-loving wife and ...

    ... broke off the air horns, and no, I am not going to send her off to Siberia for that (although I am still considering sending her back to Illinois from whench she came, that being only slightly warmer than Siberia), but still, ... what am I going to do?!?!?



    Probability is ~.00001 that I can find new air horns for that OOP diesel. Probability is ~.000011 that I can find a new powered 21A to rape and pillage to replace the horns.

    So ...

    <sigh>

    So, maybe, use one of these on top instead?

    Leslie S3L.jpg

    Is that kinda prototypical? And ...

    I am not the handiest person so there is a significant (>90%) chance I would screw up the affixing process, much less the painting (what?! what color should they be painted?!) ... <sigh> <sigh>

    HELP.

    TIA.

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    Try looking through Shapeway and see if there is anything similar. Then order the 3D print.

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    The Life Like Erie Built horns are quite simple / elegant single horns (and easy to break off). You can see it pretty well here: http://mrr.trains.com/-/media/import..._14.jpg?mw=600

    I think a single horn (salvaged from any loco with a large main horn) with a couple of simple thin supports would duplicate that look.

    Other versions have more traditional double horns with one pointing in either direction: http://us-modellbahn.net/acela/modelle/milw9ab.jpg (and found a pic like that of a prototype): http://s3.amazonaws.com/rrpa_photos/120405/scan0047.jpg

    I am not familiar with prototypes but did do the delicate job of gluing the horn back on a NYC Life Like Erie Built that I accidentally popped off (and also have a couple of other variants of Erie Builts with different horn patterns).

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    Hmmm... I saw some single horns in my details box, I'm going out into the blizzard we are having right now for snow removal but I'll post a photo later. If it'll work I'll see about sending one your way after our storm. No guarantee yet though, let me look and see first!
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    Seems like I have never had a problem finding the horns I needed or some thing very close. But that was then-five years ago-and this is now.
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    It's around 1996-1999. UP, MP, SP. South Valley Railroad. Some where in the west of Texas. Near San Angelo.
    Started in 2007, Super Empire Builder with radio throttles.

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    I have three and think I can spare one. I took a photo but can't get it to upload for some reason.

    I found these at Kato's website:
    http://www.katousa.com/images/920021.jpg

    The ones I have are the same shape but metal (pewter I'm assuming), likely Detail Associates or maybe even Sunrise.

    PM if you want me to send you one.
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    I've got a few models sitting in little boxes in many many pieces thanks to a wifezilla... know the pain

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    Quote Originally Posted by baronjutter View Post

    I've got a few models sitting in little boxes in many many pieces thanks to a wifezilla... know the pain
    No Wifezilla here. Only Catzillas.
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    It's around 1996-1999. UP, MP, SP. South Valley Railroad. Some where in the west of Texas. Near San Angelo.
    Started in 2007, Super Empire Builder with radio throttles.

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    Love it when my wife comes up behind me when I'm painting handrails or decalling numberboards.......GREAT FUN!!!!!!! Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicki6 View Post
    Love it when my wife comes up behind me when I'm painting handrails or decalling numberboards.......GREAT FUN!!!!!!! Jim
    mine texts... Apple Watch vibrates... very 90s swoosh.

    no wifezilla, I have a daughter. But that’s just part of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronman View Post
    I have three and think I can spare one...
    PM if you want me to send you one.
    Yes I will, thank you for your generosity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 56Pontiac View Post
    ... broke off the air horns, and no, I am not going to send her off to Siberia for that (although I am still considering sending her back to Illinois from whench she came, that being only slightly warmer than Siberia), but still, ... what am I going to do?!?!?
    I had a similar misfortune with one of mine. I dropped it while packing it up from a show . It didn't fall that far, but far enough, and ended up with a hairline crack in the pilot and up to the headlight!

    Of course it's hard to see, but I know it's there. Count yourself lucky you only lost the horn, but if you want to trade shells...

    Fortunately, I've managed to get some replacement Erie Built's since then. The damaged one should be designated the show running model if I was going to be wise.
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    It sounded like a good idea at the time... too bad the caboose wasn't in on the plan.

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    James' Train Parts has numerous styles of air horn sets on Shapeways in N scale... you could potentially end up with something more prototypical than what it came with, depending on your roadname...

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    I broke the bell off my Minitrix Decapod by setting it upside down with out putting something soft underneath it.
    Lesson learned.
    I reattached it with a thick drop of CA applied with a toothpick, and kept propping it up straight and square with another toothpick while the glue cured.
    Breathing on it speeds up the process a bit, (the moisture from your breath), don't blow too hard or you will have to start all over!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lilleyen View Post
    Breathing on it speeds up the process a bit,
    Well well, I've been using CA for 35 years and never knew that !
    Thanks, Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcook View Post
    Well well, I've been using CA for 35 years and never knew that !
    Moisture, VERY LITTLE of it, speeds up the cure. That's why CA'ing fingers (or skin) are so quick ending in a very secure bond.

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