The full-scale Canadian National #sale_link_below text-align: center; have see-through etched-metal walkway grates to #sale_link_below text-align: center; melting snow to pass through. This minimizes the possibility of a crew member slipping and falling. Unlike the ES44 and ET44 which have multiple grates and attachments on each side, the DASH-9 has one long continuous grate per side.
During shipping, models are exposed to hot and cold temperature changes. This causes plastic and metal parts to expand and contract, making the part larger and smaller. Plastic and metal materials expand and contract at different rates which can cause parts to become loose, distort, or pop off.
All super-detailed locomotives and freight cars are subject to this natural phenomenon. Here’s a 1-minute video that demonstrates how to easily secure etched-metal grilles and grates that have become dislodged.