Who would be a good source for QUALITY standard gauge replacement diecast frames for the Lionel 384, 385, 392 and 400 locos? Would prefer pre-drilled and tapped and ready for priming and painting. Thanks!

Last edited by Tinplate Art
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Still wonder whether any supplier has had these cast from another metal like aluminum, brass or even steel? The price of an other than zinc alloy would understandably be much higher if they were available. Paint adhesion would be another consideration with different metals.

Last edited by Tinplate Art

I believe Vagel's frames were aluminum, but the details were kind of rough.  The MTH frames are diecast and of very good quality.

Last edited by Jon G

Yes, they have plenty of them.  TP-SL00068, $120 plus shipping.  I've used a few of them and they are nice frames.

There were frames cast for 385 and 400s in both brass/bronze and aluminum at one time. the detail was pretty poor as was the fitment. Better to use the MTH HPDC ones.

Last edited by Rob English

We have all of the frames, steam chests , boiler fronts, & tender shells in stock.  They are MTH, completely drilled , tapped & ready for painting.  We also include the motor mount rivets and draw bar screws in the price. We also have currently,  all of the trailing & leading tucks in stock.    Harry 

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OGR Publishing, Inc., 1310 Eastside Centre Ct, Suite 6, Mountain Home, AR 72653
330-757-3020

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