The thread on Royal Blue restoration got me thinking. Does anyone remember a replacement pilot/cow catcher for the Royal Blue locos that get dropped on the floor? The first one I ever bought back in 1969 had a smashed pilot. It was all a young lad could afford at the time. Years ago there was someone who made pilots that could be epoxied on to the boiler after the original bent/smashed/broken one was cut off. That's my foggy memory, at least.
I keep thinking I saw something like that too but cant remember....
So... has anyone heard of it or know who made it?
Port Lines has them listed in the prewar section. I would think it would be the same for S.
There's a bit of a learning curve to the website.
Thanks Brendan. It think I ordered it.
I wish there was a picture of the cowcatcher to see how they fasten it to the cast engine shell.