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These are the heavy bakelite cars. I have 3 of these cars, all have window strips in bad condition. Don't know why, they are only 70 years old. Does anyone know a source for a similar replacement? I don't want to use silhouette strips and am hoping to find replacements as close to the original as possible.

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I do the same thing as Wild Mary.  In fact I bought a 8 1/2 by 11 pad of the translucent sheets and use them for many applications.  But when you are replacing the material in your Madison car, you will probably want to replace all four pieces in each car as the new material does not have that yellowed appearance of the original, so will look much different.

You can also do the same thing if you have missing window material in the original 2400 series passenger cars - before they went to passengers in the windows.

No, but annealing the tabs with a clean soldering iron should help keep them from snapping. 

To spot glue, canopy cement and window/lens maker from companies like Testors are c rystalarystal clear w& wont fog plastic. (even frosted,fog can show up from other glues)  Goofle spellwreck strikes again!.

Report folders and art supply shops are easiest sources and likely best match outside of plain repops for modern cars.  I find most new windows to be too white and opaque.

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