Need a numberboard

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Kevinkrey, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

    I need a numberboard for a loco I am rebuilding. Is is just a nose shortened SD9, but I dont know what to use for a numberboard, here is a pic of what my model looks like, and what I want it to look like. Thanks in advance for any help.:thumb:


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  2. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Kevin, have you considered making them yourself with your photoshop type program, or a Windows .Bmp and print them off. i have a few engines that need this done also, and that is what i am going to do.:winki:

    :deano: -Deano
  3. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    are you talking about the numberboard only or the whole numberboard/headlight assembly?

  4. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

    Sorry Deano, I mean the whole assembly, light and all, my loco has no light, but the piece comming off of the frame to accept the bulb and assembly, that will be alatter project. What I am looking for is the same stylr found on a GP9m. But I dont know who makes one and if the curvature would match that of my loco roof.

  5. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    Wathers, and Model Power all make GP9Ms. You can probably find a junked GP9M that you can steal the cab from.
  6. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Well, looking at my Walthers Trainline GP9M, the numberboard looks like it was molded along with the cab itself, although it is missing numberboards.
  7. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    well, he can take the whole cab, or he can cut the numberboard from the GP9M cab. thats why i said to find a junker.

    Are you sure no detail parts companies make this? what about Cannon & Co?
  8. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

    I searched through the entire parts section of my walthers catolg, and nothing, do you know if a walthers GP9M cab will fit on an athearn blue box SD9, obviously some work needed, but isnt the cab or nose on the athearn bb kits not to scale?​
  9. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    It might, but the lowest cost brand Walthers runs is their Trainline stock, and those go for at least $100 dollars (my Trainline was a gift from a friend), so I wouldn't shell out that much for one single part. I agree with GEC, there should be some seperate detail part sold individually for this kind of thing.
  10. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

  11. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

    I am looking for one with a curved top, like on your PRR loco, but if nothing turns up, the link you gave me is close enough where I could make the curved top. That is almost perfect for what I want, like I say if nothing else works, that is what Ill go for, thanks CNWman!
  12. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    the Walthers GP9M is only $40, not 100. and thats at MSRP. you'll probably find them cheaper.
  13. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Hey, no prob man:thumb: You may want to search other sites, though. Walthers is one of the biggest sources of MRR stuff, but some of their stuff can be found elsewhere for cheaper.

    D'oh!wall1 You're right, I must have had the price mixed up with another high-quality brand like gold line or something.:rolleyes::mrgreen:

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