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Hello. Not sure if i am in the right place but i will ask anyway.I have a kato n gauge SD70 mac(green % cream) but I am missing the brass pick-up strip.I have been unable to source one so does anyone have any bright ideas as to what I can do. Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks, Gdj
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Thanks Brian. Any point in trying elsewhere in the forum ? or for that matter anywhere else! Gareth.
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It's the sort of part that would be SO rare to have lying around as a spare, even if you had the loco.

For example, I've got three Athearn Genesis GP9s. Don't have any spare parts for any. I'd have to go to the US manufacturer for any spares. The chance of anyone in the UK, never mind on this forum, having a spare Athearn Genesis GP9 pick-up strip would be minimal, unless they'd perhaps dropped a loco and it was being sold for spares.

Possible to cut/convert one, from something like a Kadee centering brass plate that they have inside the HO coupling? I've made pick-ups for HO wagon trucks with them.

Good luck.
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Your reply is what I expected but many thanks anyway. Gareth
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If it is the straight strip shown on the Kato parts website a strip of brass could be easily ben to the same shape. There are several suppliers of brass strip, such as Eileens https://eileensemporium.com/index.php?o ... Itemid=189, K&S at many model shops or even shim stock from engineering shops. You can probably find the right thickness and maybe width, presumably there is another in the loco that can be measured.
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Thanks mike for your time and suggestions. Gareth
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