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    • April 9, 2021 7:52 PM EDT
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      Craig,

       

      I hadn't even realized I forgot them until you mention it. But after having to fill and file and sand I am kinda glad I did. They would have made that tougher. I can print them up and glue them on. 

       

      And as for taking the supports off before the final cure I am glad you all set me straight. It's much easier taking them off first. I thought they needed the support until cure was complete and a lot less excess resin. 

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    • April 14, 2021 5:55 PM EDT
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      So a little more progress. I got the windshield wipers designed and printed to replace the broken and missing ones.  Got the front cab filler filled in and sanded flush. I added a box on the back side of the cab below the window. All of the STMA locos have this I was told it was a cab heater and blows through the louvered vent in the door. I got the winterization hatch done by adding a screen and some supports to the screen and then glued it on and filled and sanded. And finally I designed and printed some of those step thingies that are on the side of the truck that I have no idea what they are but I was missing all of mine. So I am making progress.

       


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    • April 14, 2021 6:06 PM EDT
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      Devon Sinsley said:

       And finally I designed and printed some of those step thingies that are on the side of the truck that I have no idea what they are but I was missing all of mine. So I am making progress.

       

       

      "It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing!"

       

      The part is a swing hanger,

      See:

      https://www.railpictures.net/photo/475168/

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      cross section diagram at http://ibls.org/mediawiki/index.php/Diesel_Trucks

       

       

    • April 15, 2021 4:59 PM EDT
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      You might find, with a minimum of research, that those truck parts are possibly called "Spring Hangers"...

           I hope this helps.

            Fred Mills

    • April 15, 2021 5:46 PM EDT
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      Sure looks like Swing Hanger on the diagram Fred

      And from the looks of things it supports the plate the spring sets on not the spring itself, which would allow a swing motion in use. But YMMV

       

    • April 15, 2021 6:01 PM EDT
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      These parts should be available from "Charles Ro Supply" at very little cost....

         Thank you, David, for your confirmation.

              Fred Mills

      This post was edited by Fred Mills. at April 15, 2021 6:02 PM EDT
    • April 16, 2021 12:44 AM EDT
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      While the Americans are getting all greasy with swing hangers on the truck frames, the Russians are getting all stylish with swag hangers and picture frames in the cab,

      https://www.railpictures.net/photo/761194/

    • April 16, 2021 8:39 AM EDT
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      Fred I tried to order them but they were out of stock. So I gave it a go with the printer and am very happy with the results. One of the things I am learning to love. Parts on demand 

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    • April 22, 2021 10:08 PM EDT
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      Well since “minimum research“ has been done and “Charles Ro Supply” is all out , I’m wondering if for a small charge you could print up a pair of step thingys. My CN GP38-2 is missing one and I believe a F3 is too.

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      The Babs River Railway

      We can do that, but its gonna cost you... a lot more

       

    • April 22, 2021 11:14 PM EDT
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      The file is made so printing is easy. If you and anyone else needs some sub par unresearched step thingies let me know. I'll send you some

      This post was edited by Devon Sinsley at April 23, 2021 8:54 PM EDT
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