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 Post subject: ALCO S-2 window rubber gaskets needed
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:44 pm 

Does anyone have any leads where the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum can find rubber gaskits for the ALCO S-2 ATSF 2381? We have found one company which might be able to produce them at an extremely high costs. Changing out windows was one way commercial railroads dealt with the problem - not an option for the museum.


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 Post subject: Re: ALCO S-2 window rubber gaskits needed
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:15 am 

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If you can't find the real stuff, I've faked it with rubber tape and black silicon caulk. Was still good after 3 years when I moved on, and haven't heard it failed in the several years since.

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 Post subject: Re: ALCO S-2 window rubber gaskits needed
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 3:17 pm 

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Jim,
You may be able to purchase from EMD's shortline supplier RSI, they were still supplying the old style window gasket material.
Mike Tillger


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 Post subject: Re: ALCO S-2 window rubber gaskets needed
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:04 pm 

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There are ALCO gaskets for sale on Ozark Mountain Railcar's parts dept.


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 Post subject: Re: ALCO S-2 window rubber gaskets needed
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:27 am 

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If the gasket you are looking for is the kind that has a slot on the inside for the glazing and a slot on the outside for the metal of the car, try Restoration Specialists in Windber, Pa at 814-467-9842. They have several different varieties and sizes available. Check with them even if this description is not what you need. They have a lot of unusual stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: ALCO S-2 window rubber gaskets needed
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:39 pm 

Hey - we found someone to make it for us - hip,hip,hurray!


  
 
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