Caboose Cupola Roof Railings

Paul Hillman

I'm working on rebuilding an HO, Atlas, Magor caboose to a C&EI rebuilt type, with the different steps and a few other proper details. The cupola roof handrails were molded on & I removed them to put on wire handrails.

The cupola handrails appear in all photos that I've seen as a continuous railing, with no visible break or joining fitting. How did they make a continuous handrail ? It has to connect together somehow. Was it screwed together like a turn-buckle with left & right hand threads, or what ?

I've seen other road's cabooses also with continuous handrails, but no clues yet.

Thanks, Paul Hillman

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