Brass Repair

PLEASE NOTE: I am currently unavailable for any repair work.  If all goes well I may resume operations in the fall of 2016.  ~ Phil

Light Scale Models is proud to provide brass repair services in any scale for any model in any condition.  From fabrication of replacement parts to fixing shorts, Light Scale Models can help.

Services include;

  • Repair or fabricate replacement valve gear parts
  • Fixing electrical shorts
  • Can motor upgrades
  • DCC/Sound installation
  • Backhead and cab detail fabrication
  • Fabricating new cab backs to replace old open frame motor "detailess" backs
  • Binding issues related to running gear misalignment
  • Replacement drivers
  • Excessive solder
  • Replacing or re-attaching broken off detail parts
  • Fabrication of new replacement details

In addition, if you don't see the service listed, contact us for a quote.  We can setup an escrow account with the cost of your model while we work on it to give you peace of mind.  Contracts are provided and insured shipping is required from you to us and us to you.  If we can't fix it, we tell you before touching the model.

In the photos below, the C-18 didn't run at all.  It had the old open frame motor and some shorting problems.  The motor was replaced with a can motor and the backhead kit was fabricated and installed (sorry, no finished photos).  The K-28 was stripped, blasted and re-assembled to correct running gear issues and the body was clear coated.  The 4-8-0 mastadon was very badly corroded.  You can see the tender was still in similar shape when I took these photos.  The engine was media blased, cleaned and sealed with a clear sealer.  The model was also missing insulating discs behind the drivers which were replaced.  The resulting model turned out to be a very good runner.

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