Front Range Products

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by CN_Pete, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. CN_Pete

    CN_Pete Member

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    I need some help,
    I need to try and find someone who still has parts for a Front Range Products drive truck.
    I have a GP9 and both drive truck caps have broken off.
    Does anyone know who carries parts or can steer me in the right direction.

    Thanks

    Peter
  2. Don

    Don New Member

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    I'm not positive but I think the FR gearbox was somewhat of an Athearn clone. Possibly one from Ath. or P2k would work or could be adapted.
    Don
  3. NYC-BKO

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    Pete,

    I wish I could help, just looked at mine, it is similar to a Kato cover but it is thinner, I lost half my handrails somehow and got a set of Atlas to try and replace. I don't know if Caboose Hobbies in Denver ( I think that's them ) might have parts they were a big dealer of them at one time. If I remember correctly.
  4. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    A company called "Trains Unlimited" out of Colorado bought the old Front Range Gp7 & 9 dies and is marketing the locomotives as body kits, with the frames, trucks, etc. available. He doesn't sell through distributors as far as I know. I used to see him at G.A.T. Shows here in Ca. I did a Google search, but couldn't find him there. You can use Athearn trucks on a Front Range frame. You just need to use a file to carefully remove a little bit of the bolster until the truck fits nicely. The frame bolster is just a slight bit thick for the Athearn truck to fit without the mod.