Proto 1000 hand grab install

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Glen Haasdyk, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    I just got a Proto 1000 C-liner and I'm wondering if I have to drill out the holes to install the grab irons or are the oringinal mounting holes large enough? Also what glue does one use for them?
  2. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    couldn't you just test fit the grab irons int eh oles and see if they go in? if they give you trouble then you can take a pinvise and make the holes bigger. i'd use any model glue or cement, but you have to stick the grabiron in first, then glue it in from inside the shell. i learned this from expierence, cause i used to glue the grab iron first and try to slide it in, only to get glue smeared off the part and on to the shell. if the hole doesn't already go all the way in through the shell, then drill it in.
  3. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    Thanks for the help. some of the grabs went in some needed the holes cleaned out a bit.