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HO scale old time locomotive cowcatcher set. Fits the new Bachmann (all new tooling) standard 4-4-0. The set can with adaptions also be used for other early pre 1900 locomotives. The parts are based on drawings in the book Recent locomotives from 1886.
The set contains:
-1 pc cowcatcher with vertical staves
-1 pc cowcatcher with horisontal staves
The set is best printed in Shapeways material frosted extreme detail.
Prior to painting the parts should be thoroughly cleaned in denatured alcohol and dishwashing liquid to get rid of the process wax. Use primer coat and then enamel or acrylic paint. They may need some sanding depending on how they where oriented when printed. The cowcatchers are mounted by first cutting off the cowcatcher on the donor model. Then glue on the cowcatcher using a small piece of styrene or brass as reinforcement beneath it. Refer also to the photos.