Caboose Hobbies does not have any in stock nor does Cliff. May have to scratch one.....The Trackside version is too small ( 1:22). Hartlands is just right but in plastic. Not good for live steam.
I am confused by your math [do you still dispense drugs for a living?] You asked for a 1:24 scale headlight, and then post that a Trackside Details light in 1:22 is too small. A 1:22 THING is about 9 percent LARGER than the same THING in 1:24. So me thinks that the 1:22 Trackside part should work fine. As Jason reported, I ddon't have the part you need.
Jim Trackside lists their headlight as 1:20.3 or 1:22. It bamfoozeled me. Fuzzy math. Thing is still too small. Anyhow thanks for pointing that out. Hartland has the perfect headlight but it is in Plastic....not good for a live steam smokebox eh? May have to scratch one.
Thaks to all for the hints and replies.
I am converting a live steam Accucraft DRG #278 C-16 to a DSP&P or DL&G engine circa 1890. The Accucraft 1:20 headlight is way too large and the trackside details is too small. Do not know what made me think a 1:24 would work. It would be smaller still. Brain bubble. The headlight that the UP installed on these engines when the controlled the railroad were unique. I have found that the Hartland light is the closest to the size I need but it is plastic. Not good for live steam. Need to find me a metal caster who would cast one up in brass. I no longer have access to the dental labs where I cast things. Rats! I could make a master in styrene and have Precision or mabey Trackside do it for me. Don't know the cost but it would be siginificant I bet. Maybe I can someone locally.
Using plastic parts for lost-wax castings can be successful but some of the fillers in some plastics are inert and will not burn out , so some method of removing them before pouring is advisable. I have had this problem with several Airfix kits that I have used in this way. Vacuum cleaner might work !
Last year I made several headight castings for John Hudak , he may have some left ! I am sure he won't mind me posting his email: [email protected]