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Old 12th February 2006, 04:38   #1
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I was on-line today looking for detail part to add to my BVM conversion I am planning for my GE 70 ton switcher. I can’t believe how many of these manufactures don’t have pictures of their products.* In this day and age with all types of ways to get pictures on their web page, it is unforgivable that the manufactures don’t have pictures of their detail parts or at least drawing like Grandt Line does.* Are they in business to sell these parts?* The description they have for the parts just don’t cut it in my book. I want to see what I am spending my hard earned money on. Am I wrong here? I can see a hobby store not having pictures of everything, but when you go to the manufacturer’s web site there sure better be one. What do you think? Whose detail parts have you use?

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Old 12th February 2006, 08:13   #2
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I'm with you Wimpy,I like to see what I'm about to buy.
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Old 12th February 2006, 22:00   #3
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Same here also. I'll iqnore ideas for sale on the internet that don't have good pictures and just move on with my search.
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Old 12th February 2006, 22:19   #4
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I also agree and its not only detail parts, every so often (when I'm lazy ) I look for suitable models or kits for "rebuilding" into what I want. No pictures I'm stuck so I have to move on

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Old 12th February 2006, 23:06   #5
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A picture is worth a thousand words.

Precision Scale is a prime example. A zillion parts yet $ 11.00 USD for there parts magazine. And there is 3 different parts books.

What are you looking for?

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Old 13th February 2006, 22:51   #6
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Philip, you opened Pandora’s box when you asked what am I looking for? I did break down and ordered Precision Scale’s 3 catalogs to a tune of $40.00, so hopefully I will find most of what I am looking for in them.
The following is my list:
Vendor for Sand domes that has a picture
Vendor for a Horns that has a picture
Vendor for a Bell that has a picture
Vendor that sells spring wire .012 (30ga.), .020 (25ga.), and .030 (21ga.)
Vendor that sells thin brass sheet material
Vendor that sells very small wire mesh material*

Most of the other 43 + detail items I would like for this conversion I can buy on the internet or at my LHS, I think, even though most don‘t have pictures, the description is fine. Kerosene lantern, Brakeman’s lantern, Water cooler w/ spout, 12” wooden bucket, Track gang tool set (8 pcs.), Tool set A 3 ball-peen hammers & pliers, Tool set B 8 shovels, 4 types, Tool set C 6 axes & pick axes, 2 types, Tool set D 1 each (rake, pitch fork, long sickle), Lug wrench, Spike Keg, Brooms 2 styles, Tin drinking cup, Assorted cans & jugs, Floor jacks, Retailers, etc, to name a few. Never seen a picture of any of this stuff but I know what they should look like by the description. It still would have been nice to see a picture of the stuff before I bought it.

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Old 14th February 2006, 02:35   #7
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Thats quite a want list.
Maybe.

http://www.discounttrainsonline.com/...o27-scale.html

http://www.figuresnbits.com/index.htm

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