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PC: RS-3 rebuild/Dewitt Geep -Reply
- Subject: PC: RS-3 rebuild/Dewitt Geep -Reply
- From: Jim Homoki <JHOMOKI@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 05 May 1999 17:54:16 -0400
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>>> "Price" <eprice -AT- skantech.net> 05/05/99 01:47pm >>>
Any one ever "bash" a Dewitt Geep. I'm thinking about undertaking this
project and could use some suggestions. Didn't someone make a shell
this back in the late '80s? I think it was designed to fit an atlas model.
Yes, I built one some time ago utilizing the Atlas model. I did the bulky
raised hood version, not the lower version that was featured in an RMC
Conrail conversion article (I forget the date). After I was done, also
corresponded with a fellow who then produced plastic castings that
fit on the shell. Still have 2 samples he sent.
Lots of info on the origins and renumbering of these units have
appeared, but usually in small pieces. For an accurate model,
you MUST work off of a photo, as louvers, details, and even the
slope of the raised hood varied from unit to unit. A good model
representing this class could certainly be built with less attention to
My inspiration came from catching a funeral train of these oddballs by
chance one night headed east on the Lehigh Line (NJ).
Later took photos of them at the scrapper.
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