Whats going on everyone? Has anyone ever made any top of the nose grab irons for a Dash 8, either the C or the CW locomotives? I am impressed with the detail the Spectrum Dash 8s have. But the nose grab irons bother me because they are so thick. I have just gotten a hold of some brass wire. the only thing is that I have no idea how to bend it into that "bowl" shape . The Atlas Dash 8 locomotives have different handrails (they use the Dash 9 type) that use the six piece set instead of the four, so they are of no help. The first picture shows what can be done to the Bachmann locomotive to improve their grab irons. The ATSF unit is the Dash 8. The SP unit is the Dash 9. The Dash 8 handrails look fine but are way too thick. i wish to take it a step further and make it a bit more prototypical. The Conrail Dash 8s are Atlas models, and I believe that if I can bend the brass wire to accomodate the wide cab unit, i can use the same wire to fit the nose grabs on the standard cab unit.