Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by AndyWS, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. AndyWS

    AndyWS Member

    Quick, does Life-Like sell replacement horns for their locomotives? P1K F-M Erie Built #6001-A was involved in a collision several days ago that broke the horn off the top. It fell to the floor, disappeared into the carpet and I can't for the life of me find the durn thing. :curse: Not only does it not look right, but our fictional road has lots of grade crossings protected only by crossbuck, so no horn/whistle=no go for any locomotive.:(
  2. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Might want to check the Walthers site. They own Life Like now. They might have the replacements part you need.
    Or you could check one of the "Super" detail parts companies, such as Details West or Detail Asscociates.
  3. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    yeah, it might be faster and better to just get a replace ment part, made of brass or something off walthers. In fact, it wouldn't be a bad idea to find other details for it as well, and see if you can't super detail it.

    for now i guess you'll have to relegate it to the RIP track, lol.

    E-L DIAMOND New Member

    Have you tried to use a vacuum cleaner with a nylon over the end? It's worked for me to find small parts.
  5. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    Hi Andy,:wave:
    Don't ferget the panty-hose-on-the-vacuum-cleaner-nozzle trick :) :thumb:
  6. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    those disposable socks they give you in the shoe department are also good for that.
  7. Relic

    Relic Member

    nylon NYLON !!??
    glad to see someone that thinks in the same timetfame.I get a kick outa the looks I get when I ask for a quart of oil
  8. AndyWS

    AndyWS Member

    Thanks for the suggestions everybody. I just might try the vacuum trap idea when I get back home, since I would really rather just find it and glue it back on that have to order a replacement.
  9. Canopus

    Canopus Member

    Companies like Details West and Hi Tech sell finer detailed horns to replace the ones you get on "out of the box" models. Walthers are a bit expensive - try discounttrainsonline.com, they're pretty cheap and they sell practically every detail part known to man.
  10. Dick Elmore

    Dick Elmore Member

    :thumb: Andy, If you have no luck, let me know. I have a pair of ATSF Erie builts that I'll be removing the horns from eventually because the ones that came on the models are different than the ones on the SF prototype.

    Texas Chief

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