Brass scratch building parts sources?

Taymar Apr 13, 2021

  1. Taymar

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    Hi all, I'd like to try my hand at scratch building an O scale steam loco. I have a small mill and lathe (non-cnc) and a 3d printer, but no facilities to cast anything or machine stainless.

    I'm wondering if there are any sources to purchase steam drivers, side rods, and pilot/trailing wheelsets?

    Ideally I'd like to attempt something like a 2-8-2 Mikado. Have not managed to turn up much apart from the odd spare parts on eBay.

    Thank you for any pointers!
     
  2. Kurt Moose

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    Try to email some of the more prominent brass locomotive builders, they seem to always have extra parts available, especially detail items.
     
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  3. Taymar

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    Thanks Kurt - when you say builders, are you talking companies or individual people who scratch build and sell? Thanks for the help!
     
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  4. Kurt Moose

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    Yes! Try Overland Models, Sunset, and maybe Hallmark. They all build brass O-scale and might have spares. On Ebay you can find alot too by searching under brass locos in O-scale. I've found some good stuff on there.(y)
     
  5. Kurt Moose

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    There's also manufacturers like Precision Scale Co, Kemtron, and even Detail Associates make some. Walthers used to have lots back in the day, but harder to find now.
     

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