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Why are the locomotive shells built so incredibly heavy duty?

I noticed that the sheet metal on locomotives is really thick and every other aspect like hand rails is extremely heavy duty. Why is that? I can of course understand why the frame needs to be heavy duty, it's pulling the entire train, but why is everything else so thick and heavy?

Its a good way to add weight for traction and i lasts a long time! Look at some of the gp38's still out there built in the late 60's to early 70's and still look like a champ! Thanks to heavy sheet metal and heavy duty grab irons they just don't wear out! You also haft to look at collisions and derails If they are made heavy duty you don't haft to spend tens of thousands on just body work.

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Lot of two N scale High Nose RSD 15 Body Shells
Lot of two N scale High Nose RSD 15 Body Shells
$9.99
New Atlas N VO 1000 shell SOU Southern DS 2205 SHELL ONLY
New Atlas N VO 1000 shell SOU Southern DS 2205 SHELL ONLY
$34.99
NEW Bachmann Locomotive Shell Union Pacific 6900 DD40 AX N Scale 62255
NEW Bachmann Locomotive Shell Union Pacific 6900 DD40 AX N Scale 62255
$81.97
Kato n scale C44 9W CNW complete locomotive shell for parts
Kato n scale C44 9W CNW complete locomotive shell for parts
$11.81
Atlas Norfolk and Western SD9 Shell only
Atlas Norfolk and Western SD9 Shell only
$7.50
Atlas N GP40 2 Shell Only GT
Atlas N GP40 2 Shell Only GT
$22.00
N scale Intermountain NP Northern Pacific F7B shell
N scale Intermountain NP Northern Pacific F7B shell
$7.50
N scale CBQ SD7 Burlington Atlas shell detailed fits later China chassis
N scale CBQ SD7 Burlington Atlas shell detailed fits later China chassis
$12.50
Atlas Engine Shells Only Parts N scale train locomotive
Atlas Engine Shells Only Parts N scale train locomotive
$0.99
N SCALE ATLAS GP 40 SHELL CUSTOM NORFOLK SOUTHERN
N SCALE ATLAS GP 40 SHELL CUSTOM NORFOLK SOUTHERN
$25.00
Kato N scale F2A body shell BURLINGTON CBQ road 155 also fits F3 or F7A chassis
Kato N scale F2A body shell BURLINGTON CBQ road 155 also fits F3 or F7A chassis
$24.94
Kato N scale F7B body shell NORTHERN PACIFIC road 6012B
Kato N scale F7B body shell NORTHERN PACIFIC road 6012B
$26.94
Kato N scale F2A body shell BURLINGTON CBQ road 151 also fits F3 or F7Achassis
Kato N scale F2A body shell BURLINGTON CBQ road 151 also fits F3 or F7Achassis
$24.94
Lima N Plymouth switcher Union Pacific and bonus BO Shell
Lima N Plymouth switcher Union Pacific and bonus BO Shell
$15.50
Atlas N GP40 2 Shell Only Burlington
Atlas N GP40 2 Shell Only Burlington
$25.00
Atlas N GP15 Shell Only BN
Atlas N GP15 Shell Only BN
$24.00
N Scale Kato Ready Mid Production Illinois Central SD40 2 shell only Custom
N Scale Kato Ready Mid Production Illinois Central SD40 2 shell only Custom
$29.99
N Scale Trains Conrail GP10 Chop Nose Non DB Locomotive Shell by CMR Products
N Scale Trains Conrail GP10 Chop Nose Non DB Locomotive Shell by CMR Products
$27.50
SANTA FE FM C LINER SHELL W CASE RIVAROSSI ATLAS N SCALE
SANTA FE FM C LINER SHELL W CASE RIVAROSSI ATLAS N SCALE
$6.97
N Scale E8  EP3 Body shell Plus F7 Life Like locomotives
N Scale E8 EP3 Body shell Plus F7 Life Like locomotives
$13.50
Atlas N RS 11 Shell Only Alco Demonstrator
Atlas N RS 11 Shell Only Alco Demonstrator
$30.00
Atlas N RS 11 Shell Only Delaware  Hudson
Atlas N RS 11 Shell Only Delaware Hudson
$27.00
Atlas N RS 11 Shell Only Northern Pacific
Atlas N RS 11 Shell Only Northern Pacific
$27.00
Atlas N RS 11 Shell Only Duluth Winnipeg  Pacific
Atlas N RS 11 Shell Only Duluth Winnipeg Pacific
$30.00
Atlas N RS 11 Shell Only Maine Pacific
Atlas N RS 11 Shell Only Maine Pacific
$30.00
N Scale Trains EMD SD45 High Hood Locomotive Shell by CMR Products
N Scale Trains EMD SD45 High Hood Locomotive Shell by CMR Products
$25.00
N Scale Trains Norfolk Southern SD70ACU Locomotive Shell by Innovative Mode
N Scale Trains Norfolk Southern SD70ACU Locomotive Shell by Innovative Mode
$25.00
N Scale Trains Conrail GP8 Chop Nose no DB Engine Shell by CMR Products
N Scale Trains Conrail GP8 Chop Nose no DB Engine Shell by CMR Products
$27.50
ASSORTMENT OF N GAUGE SHELLS FOR LOCOMOTIVES 11 PIECES
ASSORTMENT OF N GAUGE SHELLS FOR LOCOMOTIVES 11 PIECES
$1.00
N SCALE MODEL TRAIN SHELL ERIE BUILT UND W DETAIL STEPS JnJ4406
N SCALE MODEL TRAIN SHELL ERIE BUILT UND W DETAIL STEPS JnJ4406
$20.00
N SCALE ATLAS GP 40 BURLINGTON NORTHERN SHELL ONLY
N SCALE ATLAS GP 40 BURLINGTON NORTHERN SHELL ONLY
$21.00
Bachmann 4 8 4 Shell and Tender
Bachmann 4 8 4 Shell and Tender
$4.99
N Scale Atlas Frisco FA1 Shells 5230
N Scale Atlas Frisco FA1 Shells 5230
$6.00
N Scale Kato C44 9W Undecorated Shell Only
N Scale Kato C44 9W Undecorated Shell Only
$19.97
N SCALE MODEL TRAIN SHELL BALDWIN RF16 A SHARK UND W STEPS AND LADDERS JnJ 4403
N SCALE MODEL TRAIN SHELL BALDWIN RF16 A SHARK UND W STEPS AND LADDERS JnJ 4403
$20.00
N SCALE MODEL TRAIN SHELL BALDWIN RF 16 B SHARK UND W STEPS  LADDERSJnJ4404
N SCALE MODEL TRAIN SHELL BALDWIN RF 16 B SHARK UND W STEPS LADDERSJnJ4404
$23.00
ATLAS N SCALE FAMILY LINES U23B 2736 SHELL ONLY
ATLAS N SCALE FAMILY LINES U23B 2736 SHELL ONLY
$5.00
KATO PAs ENGINES MILWAUKEE A B A ERIE BUILT SHELLS W 9 PASSENGER CARS
KATO PAs ENGINES MILWAUKEE A B A ERIE BUILT SHELLS W 9 PASSENGER CARS
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KATO E8 ENGINES ACL A B A LIFELIKE SHELLS ON KATO CHASSIES
KATO E8 ENGINES ACL A B A LIFELIKE SHELLS ON KATO CHASSIES
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2 Atlas New York Central N Scale Locomotive Shells  Shells only
2 Atlas New York Central N Scale Locomotive Shells Shells only
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