Front Range Products

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by CN_Pete, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. CN_Pete

    CN_Pete Member

    I need some help,
    I need to try and find someone who still has parts for a Front Range Products drive truck.
    I have a GP9 and both drive truck caps have broken off.
    Does anyone know who carries parts or can steer me in the right direction.


  2. Don

    Don New Member

    I'm not positive but I think the FR gearbox was somewhat of an Athearn clone. Possibly one from Ath. or P2k would work or could be adapted.
  3. NYC-BKO

    NYC-BKO Member


    I wish I could help, just looked at mine, it is similar to a Kato cover but it is thinner, I lost half my handrails somehow and got a set of Atlas to try and replace. I don't know if Caboose Hobbies in Denver ( I think that's them ) might have parts they were a big dealer of them at one time. If I remember correctly.
  4. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    A company called "Trains Unlimited" out of Colorado bought the old Front Range Gp7 & 9 dies and is marketing the locomotives as body kits, with the frames, trucks, etc. available. He doesn't sell through distributors as far as I know. I used to see him at G.A.T. Shows here in Ca. I did a Google search, but couldn't find him there. You can use Athearn trucks on a Front Range frame. You just need to use a file to carefully remove a little bit of the bolster until the truck fits nicely. The frame bolster is just a slight bit thick for the Athearn truck to fit without the mod.

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