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PC: U-conversions

I wish the Stewart U25B fit on the Atlas U23B chassis, the weights are a
little too wide.  The next step is some P2K ARR trucks and an A-line can
motor conversion, will run "almost" as well as Atlas....


-----Original Message-----
From: Walt Gay <waltrail -AT- erols.com>
To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com <penn-central@smellycat.com>
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 1999 1:05 AM
Subject: PC: Re: Re: GE U25C question-

>Ive got an Atlas U33B I've made by splicing a U33C shell to a U23B. You
>to carefully remove the lugs and sand off a couple scale inches to get the
>right hood height.
>                                                                    Walt
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Bill K. <pontiac -AT- dreamscape.com>
>To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com <penn-central@smellycat.com>
>Date: Monday, October 11, 1999 8:01 PM
>Subject: PC: Re: GE U25C question-
>>I think that's actually a kitbash based on Athearn's U30C..   seems like
>>you really wanted to get technical you could combine a U33/36C shell and a
>>U23B shell (Atlas) and get a scale width hood version, though.
>>There's also an article on U33B's on the following pages and some pix of
>>units in the article...   including the one remaining PC U33B, now in
>>Canada.  GE U-boat month maybe?
>>Bill K.
>>> From: Garrett Rea <Garrett.Rea -AT- worldnet.att.net>
>>> To: Penn Central <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>
>>> Subject: PC: GE U25C question-
>>> Date: Monday, October 11, 1999 2:54 PM
>>> October must be PC six axle GE engine month, we have an article on how
>>> scratchbuild a U23C in Craftsman and I obtained a U25C!
>>> I have one question that went without an answer, so I figured I would
>>> the question again, this time adding a photo.  The box on the roof
>>> the cab and above the bell- and the screen behind the cab and above the
>>> train-control box, what were these for and were they PRR-PC only?  They
>>> not on my model that appears to be non-PRR/PC as it has a headlight in
>>> nose as well.....
>>> http://gelwood.railfan.net/other/prr/prr6509.jpg
>>> (The photo came from George Elwood's excellent site)
>>> Thanks-
>>> Garrett Rea

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