Proto 2000 N&W Y-3s

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Wed Mar 15 21:53:06 EST 2006

I may not recognize the tender sizes on sight, but I do have #2020 AND
#2024 and I can say with 100% certainty that the tender on #2020 is a good
bit smaller than the one on #2024. Just last night I had them side by side
comparing them. I can check out the lettering on the tail or measure
something as directed.

Dave Willis
N&W Steam Lives on in Indiana.

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03/14/2006 10:14

So we've discusse these Proto 2000 Y-3 road numbers that were produced with
the associated tenders:

2005 18K Tender Ed King and I can verify
2009 16K Tender Can anyone verify?
2011 16K Tender I can verify
2016 16K Tender Jim Nichols and Kurt Pederson can verify
2019 16K Tender I can verify
2020 16K Tender Can anyone verify?
2024 18K Tender Ed King and I can verify
2050 16K Tender Kurt Peterson verifies - Kurt are you sure, this would
be a Y-3a?

Any comments gentlemen?

Thanks to Jim, Ed, and Kurt

Ed Painter - Narrows, VA (Currently Russellville, AR)

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On 3/12/2006, Ed Painter wrote:

How many different numbers did Proto 2000 produce the Y-3 in? (I'm
not concerned about the more recent releases of the "as delivered"
versions) I'm thinking they did 2 with the long tenders and 2 with
the short? Road #'s 2005, 2011, 2019, & 2024.


Add 2016 and 2050 for a total of six copies of the Y-3 in various modified
formats. Only two had the long tenders. The as-built copies were, I
believe, 2009 and 2020.

Kert Peterson
Fircrest, WA

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

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