The HO scale Canadian Comfort Cab - basically a four window variant of the North American Safety Cab - is designed to be generically fitted to an existing HO scale locomotive shell. This is a kitbashing resource. Please use the 3D preview for pre-order evaluation. There are prototype variants with or without a left side rear door. This model lacks the left side rear door.
Updates: Smaller and correct number of door hinges and knuckle buster latches, two boxes in the front hood added.
The cab will be upgraded from time to time to include (much) more detail. The right side rear door was recently added. Also the side panels and other details were added (vent, bell, hinges and headlights). Still missing are the sunshield, side window wind protectors, antenna, grab irons, rain gutter, wipers, etc. Some of these parts will be added separately, some pre-attached.
Prototype Information: The Canadian National Railway introduced this cab designed by input from railway employees in 1973 on a GP38-2(W) and on MLW M-420 locomotives. The locomotives equipped with such a cab were EMD GP38-2W, GP40-2W, SD40-2W. These all had the classic high control stand inside the cab. Later GMD's SD50F and SD60F (Cowl Units) for the CN featured a similar cab.
Finally GE installed similar cabs on BCR's and CN's later Dash-8 (CM40-8) and early Dash-9s (CW44-9) too. These units had desktop style control stands. Howeved the cabs on the cowl units (especially the C40-8M) had a shorter front hood probably providing the space needed for the side doors behind the cab.
By the way the Canadian Pacific Railway also had cowl units, the GMD SD40-2F (nicknamed "Red Barn"), which however had a different 3 window cab style.
Compatibility: NONE. Matching BCR or CN locomotives would be: EMD SD40-2W, GP40-2W, GP38-2W, early GE CW44-9 or the MLW M420W
Please note: This is a beta product, it features generic HO-scale measurements and is not designed for any particular locomotive chassis/frame. It is a rather low detail cab suitable for kitbashing or scratchbuilding. Many details are still missing. There is an unprototypical bevel on bothe sides of the hood (removed in the updated version), similar to SD70 cabs, which is to be removed on future versions. The door handles are very delicate, I inadvertedly broke one off during unpackaging. Due to fine detail this wil only print reliably in Frosted Ultra Detail or Frosted Extreme Detail materials. All other options are for testing and might not print at all.
If you find anything that could be improved, I would really appreciate any feedback.
Feedback from customers who purchased the Beta-product (thank you so much for your feedback):
- I feel the front windows are too square - the corners should be round. -> TODO
- It looks to me like the bell is a bit undersize. -> FIXED
These improvements will most likely be included in the next update of the model.