Re: C&O steam engine cab

John Hagen


All Mantua cabs, diecast or plastic, were separate pieces.

The diecast cabs were held in place by a screw through a smallish projection (tab) at the front top of the cab casting. The tab would be the first thing to break off  if the was any sign of “zinc rot.”

Don’t bother to ask how I know this. However I’ll tell you my first HO locomotive was a 2-8-2 I received for Christmas 1949. One day my perfect appearing boiler, cab and tab were all separate pieces.

John Hagen.


From: [] On Behalf Of Ken Clark via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2018 12:17 PM
Subject: Re: [HO-Steam] C&O steam engine cab


  Does you model have the diecast cab as part of the bolier, or the plastic cab?
I believe Mellor made replacement cabs for the Mantua Mikado, not sure how close to C&O they were.
Greenway at one time had replacement cabs for brass models.

Clover House has marketed phosphor bronze, wire, sheets, for several years. And then there is eBay


When you think outside the box,

You are out of the loop.

Kenneth R. Clark
P.O. Box 212454

Chula Vista, CA 91921


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