acquiring parts for Proto 2 K

Discussion in 'American Locomotive Company (ALCo)' started by geep07, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. geep07

    geep07 Member

    I have handrails that need replacing for the Alco FA and FB units. Has anyone experienced with these fragile handrails breaking beyond repair? It appears that Walthers does not have a replacement parts for these.
  2. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    John, I've not experienced what you've noted, but I could see where it would easily happen. I have a little P2K ATSF zebra-striped switcher of some sort where the single-chime horn is made of the similar material. This ham-handed modeler must have nudged it too much, and now it sags very noticeably.

    It sounds like removing them all and replacing with appropriately-sized brass or piano wire might be in order.

    Good luck!

    Best Regards,
  3. geep07

    geep07 Member

    Thanks Chris! Model Railroading is Fun!

  4. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    John, I have one unit that needs handrail replacements. At some time I will make new ones with brass wire.

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