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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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Atlas N Train Master Shell Only Erie Lackawanna Unnumbered
Atlas N Train Master Shell Only Erie Lackawanna Unnumbered
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Atlas N SD60 Shell Only Norfolk Southern NS
Atlas N SD60 Shell Only Norfolk Southern NS
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Atlas N SD60 Shell Only CEFX
Atlas N SD60 Shell Only CEFX
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Atlas N SD60 Shell Only Electromotive EMD
Atlas N SD60 Shell Only Electromotive EMD
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Atlas N SD60 Shell Only Canadian Northern CN
Atlas N SD60 Shell Only Canadian Northern CN
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Atlas N SD60 Shell Only Southern Pacific Union Pacific
Atlas N SD60 Shell Only Southern Pacific Union Pacific
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4 Atlas N Scale Undecorated SD50 Long Hood Shells New
4 Atlas N Scale Undecorated SD50 Long Hood Shells New
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N Scale Life Like Diesel Locomotive without shell Parts or Repair
N Scale Life Like Diesel Locomotive without shell Parts or Repair
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N SCALE FATHER NATURE DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE PLASTIC SHELL SDP40F
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N SCALE FATHER NATURE DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE PLASTIC SHELL SDP40F
N SCALE FATHER NATURE DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE PLASTIC SHELL SDP40F
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N SCALE FATHER NATURE DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE PLASTIC SHELL GP 20
$15.00
N SCALE FATHER NATURE DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE PLASTIC SHELL SDP40P
N SCALE FATHER NATURE DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE PLASTIC SHELL SDP40P
$15.00
N SCALE FATHER NATURE DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE PLASTIC SHELL SO45B
N SCALE FATHER NATURE DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE PLASTIC SHELL SO45B
$15.00
N SCALE FATHER NATURE DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE PLASTIC SHELL B40 8
N SCALE FATHER NATURE DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE PLASTIC SHELL B40 8
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N SCALE FATHER NATURE DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE PLASTIC SHELL SDP40F
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N scale1 B UNIT SHELLVERY RARETHE MASTER THAT WAS USED FOR RESIN MOULDS
N scale1 B UNIT SHELLVERY RARETHE MASTER THAT WAS USED FOR RESIN MOULDS
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N scale1 GP20 SHELLRESIN CASTING FROM FATHER NATURE STOCKfits Life Like GP18
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N scale1 BALDWIN RF 16 SHARK NOSE B UNIT SHELLVERY RAREPLASTICNEW
N scale1 BALDWIN RF 16 SHARK NOSE B UNIT SHELLVERY RAREPLASTICNEW
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N scale1 B UNIT SHELLVERY RARETHE PLASTIC MASTER USED FOR RESIN MOULDS
N scale1 B UNIT SHELLVERY RARETHE PLASTIC MASTER USED FOR RESIN MOULDS
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CON COR N Scale Pennsylvania PA Shell  P2 1 Dummy Diesel Passenger Locomotive
CON COR N Scale Pennsylvania PA Shell P2 1 Dummy Diesel Passenger Locomotive
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N Scale Fairbanks Morse H 20 44 Locomotive Shell
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Vintage Bachmann Norfolk and Western U33 locomotive shell Great condition
Vintage Bachmann Norfolk and Western U33 locomotive shell Great condition
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N Scale Atlas SD60 CNW 8012 SHELL
N Scale Atlas SD60 CNW 8012 SHELL
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N Scale Atlas SD60 CNW 8034 SHELL
N Scale Atlas SD60 CNW 8034 SHELL
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N Scale Atlas SD60 EMD SHELL
N Scale Atlas SD60 EMD SHELL
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N Scale Atlas SD60 Conrail SHELL
N Scale Atlas SD60 Conrail SHELL
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NEW Bachmann Locomotive Shell Union Pacific 6900 DD40 AX N Scale 62255
NEW Bachmann Locomotive Shell Union Pacific 6900 DD40 AX N Scale 62255
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5 N SCALE FREIGHT CAR SHELLS PARTS OR RESTORATION 86
5 N SCALE FREIGHT CAR SHELLS PARTS OR RESTORATION 86
$4.99
N Scale Custom Atlas Illinois Central GP30 shell only
N Scale Custom Atlas Illinois Central GP30 shell only
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N Scale Custom Atlas Illinois Central GP38 2 shell only
N Scale Custom Atlas Illinois Central GP38 2 shell only
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N scale Atlas B30 7 Cotton Belt engine shell
N scale Atlas B30 7 Cotton Belt engine shell
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N Scale Locos Shells For Projects Arnold S2 Life Like FB2 Dummy SD45 Shell
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SANTA FE FM C LINER SHELL W CASE RIVAROSSI ATLAS N SCALE
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CHICAGO  NORTH WESTERN 6910 SD40 2 Complete Shell Assembly KATO N SCALE
CHICAGO NORTH WESTERN 6910 SD40 2 Complete Shell Assembly KATO N SCALE
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Custom N Atlas RS3 Napierville Junction 4051 SHELL ONLY
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Atlas GP30 Chessie System CO 3042 Shell diesel locomotive body vintage Roco
Atlas GP30 Chessie System CO 3042 Shell diesel locomotive body vintage Roco
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Life Like N Scale CSX Body Shell GP38 Locomotive Non Powered
Life Like N Scale CSX Body Shell GP38 Locomotive Non Powered
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InterMountian F3b Union Pacific  1404b Shell only
InterMountian F3b Union Pacific 1404b Shell only
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Con Cor SW1500 Shell Southern Pacific
Con Cor SW1500 Shell Southern Pacific
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Set of 2 Atlas Undec RS1 Shells
Set of 2 Atlas Undec RS1 Shells
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