Re: C&O steam engine cab
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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.
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