N & W / RS 3

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Wed Aug 31 15:27:40 EDT 2005

On 8/29/2005, L. David Sulewski wrote:

>I have an Aristo Craft G-Gauge, RS 3, 1.29 scale. I want to convert

>it to a N & W RS 3 as pictured (Norfolk & Western in Color, Vol. 1,

>page 14. Can anyone recommend a good source of graphics to enable me

>to accurately place the lettering and the script herald on the

>locomotive. Also need info on any detail variations that were

>evident on the N & W versions of RS 3. I want to do this up right so

>any and all suggestions and advice is most welcome.


You will undoubtedly find that the N&W's RS-3 locomotives were unique
as RS-3's go. There is one stuffed and mounted at the museum in
Roanoke. I have been attempting to model one for a while now, and
the main limitation that I find is getting good photos of the
topside, which includes the dynamic brakes, to model from. If there
is no reference to take measurements from, then it is difficult to
calculate the size of various non-standard components. I received
copies of photos taken by another N&W fan a while back, and can
provide you with copies if you contact me off list. Please keep us
informed on your progress.

Kert Peterson
Fircrest, WA
kertp at comcast.net

Modeling the Norfolk and Western Ry in 1951, when Precision
Transportation was still steam powered!
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