Re: Molded-on Grab Irons (was: Heap Shields)
Micro-Mark makes a tool that you can use to remove cast-on ladders, grabs and other offending items without damaging the car bodies. I have the standard sized model and really does work!
It is a stainless steel chisel, 6-1/2" long and 4mm wide. The catalog description and part number is: #80893 Plastic Modeler's Chisel @ $18.95.
It also comes in a smaller version. The catalog description and part number is: #82709 Special Narrow Version with 2mm wide cutting edge @ $18.95.
You can order on-line at: http://www.micromark.com/
The tool is listed in the Holiday Catalog on page 33.
Thomas M. Olsen
7 Boundary Road, West Branch
Newark, Delaware, 19711-7479