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pdwells59
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« on: Jun 18th, 2016, 12:11pm »
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My husband is a train fan.  I'm looking for a train themed hood ornament for his truck but I've had absolutely NO LUCK.  I've found cars, planes and boats-not trains.  Surely they exist as popular as trains are. I would like to find a steam engine...anyone have any suggestions?

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« Reply #1 on: Jun 21st, 2016, 8:12pm »
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Can't recall ever seeing a hood ornament with a railroad them. Wish I had a suggestion.

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« Reply #2 on: Jun 22nd, 2016, 11:15pm »
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pdwells59, I'm not sure whether time is of the essence, but you might be able to manufacture one yourself.  Several companies (Danbury Mint, for one) offer locomotives in pewter.  There are several offered on ebay as I type this.  You might be able to navigate this better than I, and determine the proper style and size.  Once you have acquired the engine, it should be a relatively simple matter to have it chrome plated, and then find a "car guy" who could attach it to the hood of the truck-- maybe even on a mount that looks like a railroad track?
 
He might appreciate something like this far more than something just picked off a shelf.
 
I wish you well.
 
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