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Re: PC: Hats and shirts with worms
- Subject: Re: PC: Hats and shirts with worms
- From: Gene.Fusco@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 28 Jan 97 08:00:04 MST
> That's right....I forgot about them. I think they're who I bought your
> D&H shirt from in exchange for those GP35 shells. You still have that
Yes, that's the place. I posted the info to the group this morning.
> Was that one of the Spectrum GP30's? If so, how does it run? I'm curious,
> because I just ordered a pair of them today. :-) I splurged, and got
The drive system is an old Front Range GP9. The shell is either a new
Bachman or old Lionel part. I can't remember where it came from.
It has the correct hood width, so it certainly isn't the old Athearn
> two Spectrum GP30s (PRR), two Proto 2000 SW9s (one NYC and one undec,
> they were sold out of PRR, so the undec one will get worms), and a
> four-pack of the Proto 2000 52' mill gons (NYC). I already have one of
Yow! The job must be paying well. :^)
The E44 project is in high gear. Sunday night, I completed the last of
the brass sideframes, 8 total. Two weeks ago, I bought a pair of
overland B32-8 drives for the motors and drive train. I'll be bringing
the underframes and brass sideframes back for a bit of a rebate.
Last night, I started laying out the new E44 underframes. I've decided
to build three units... Two will be brass, the third will be a plastic
dummy unit. I now have three basic underfrmaes set up. They look cool.
The next step will be to assemble the sideframes around the drive units
so I can design a bolster. This part is tricky, since the trucks are
sprung. I need to get the bolster height correct so the underframe will
be the right height.
> good today on misc.transport.rail.americas: Someone referred to one
> of the new BNSF Dash 9's in the GN-like scheme as a "goat boat." :-)
I actually like that paint scheme. It's better than the green and beige
paint BN was experimenting with. Out here, they are referred to as
"Pumpkins" or OGREs. (OGRE = Orange and Green Railroad Engine)
> > [Action Under the Wires]
> Nobody has sent me a review yet for it, so if you'd like to write up
> one, I'll post it.
OK, I'll send you a copy of the review when I get it finished. BTW,
when I was at Caboose Hobbies picking up the drive units, I ordered a
copy of Green Frog's "Penn Central". I'll let you know how that one is
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