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Re: Durable Stirrups?
I've used A-Line stirrups in cases where I wasn't too particulartoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
about the prototype, or where the prototype definitely used a
bottom-mount sill step.
But some steps were side-mount, or a combination of side-bottom
or even side-end mount. And that's where the tough plastic steps
from Detail Associates, Tichy and others do a good job. They are
not so likely to break as they are to fall off, as they resist
I'd had very good luck with metal steps in Westerfield kits, and
you can do neat things with them like correctly tilt them outwards
which you can't do with the molded plastic steps.
The 1937 AAR box cars had very distinctive sill steps, so I always
use the plastic kit steps for my Red Caboose/IMWX box cars. Then as
Richard says, I keep 'em away from the club. ;-)
Victor, all of my HO scale rolling stock is designed to operate on a