So I bought a LGB Amtrak P42 in Ph. Vb recently, that was a little banged up, to begin with, for just under $300 (great price right?)
Well suffice to say, the seller did an absolute p. Poor job of packaging it and well things are worse than what it was listed. Nor has the Seller responded to my message about it. Oh well. This was still a score.
So, I was wondering if there is a way to look for parts for it, ebay is a tad lacking in that department at the moment.
Basically the plow is in shambles, the rear pilot and couplers were ripped off, but the pilot is intact enough for me to body mount it.
It could use a new Sinclair antenna and horn, so I may go aftermarket for that.
Mirrors are gone. Those shouldn't be too hard to make on my own.
It may need a new Buhler motor.
I hate to say it but it definitely needs new traction tires (ew.)
So if you know anywhere to get parts let me know whether it be aftermarket or original.
I do want to body mount the couplers and fill in the pilots so even the plow could be after market.
A few good things about it,
So, it's DCC equipped, with a QSI Titan Q2 board. Sounds okay but kind of a pain to program. Indexed CVs are above my pay grade.
All the lights work, they're blueish white, so I can live with it.
The side frames are intact! (This honestly worried me.)
The paint isn't horrible either, this is the worst spot honestly.
Ok so I know I sounded pretty negative there for a moment. Don't get me wrong, I was super excited when it came in! Have been watching sites for years to snag one. Now I just need a couple Amfleets and Horizon coaches to go with it.
Now I can do this shot. Minus S scale.