PFM N&W 'A' 2-6-6-4 repair problems
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To make a clarification, it was the Y4 class 2-8-8-2's that had the eight wheel tenders. These tenders originally saw service behind the Atlantic Coast Line 4-8-4's.
Lois J. Ponton
Friends of the 611
> Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 21:27:45 -0500
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> Subject: Re: PFM N&W 'A' 2-6-6-4 repair problems
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> On 2/26/2013 12:00 PM, nw-modeling-list-request at nwhs.org wrote:
> > Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:29:58 -0500
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> > Subject: PFM N&W 'A' 2-6-6-4 repair problems
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> > I acquired a PFM N&W Class 'A' 2-6-6-4 that had been pretty beat-up
> > and had the wrong tender. I have been repairing and restoring it, but
> > have run into a few issues that I hope someone on the list can help
> > me with.
> > 1.) The top flange on the rear cylinder block is missing. I have a
> > feeling that it was ripped off trying to separate the rear mechanism
> > from the boiler (without removing the screw), and then lost :(( I
> > will have to make a new one, but my question is if the flange plate
> > sits on top of the cylinder block, or is it wrapped around the sides
> > of the saddle ?
> Bowser still has parts for their steam engine kits, check Precision
> Scale, Greenway brass
> pics would be helpful, but I looked at my BLI A, are we talking about
> the Steam exhaust pipe fitting?
> > 2.) The pilot assembly I have is badly bent and missing the ladders,
> > railings, and platform. I think I can rebuild it, but if anyone has a
> > PFM 'A' pilot assembly they could sell me, it would be a lot better.
> > Anyone ?
> as above and Cal Scale (Bowser), but being brass it might be straightenable.
> > 3.) I badly need a tender for this engine. Is there any difference
> > between the tenders of the PFM 'A' and Y-6b, or of different runs ?
> > Anyone know where I could get one ?
> In general N&W never put engine numbers on their tenders and the Y's had
> a variety of tenders on them, if the engine went into the shop it could
> come out with a different tender. (perhaps same design tender). One Y6
> or Y5 had 8 wheel tender trucks (tender from another railroad).
> If you have a Y6 tender, it looks quite similar to the A's, I compared
> mine, only the purist would complain. Really, if you snag a Rivarrossi
> Y6 basket case on ebay you might have fun borrowing parts to fix the A.
> Even if it is plastic, including the tender, find commonwealth trucks
> it'll look...closer.
> But the word is SCROUNGE. (Vane Jones-Traction and Models Mag.)
> > 4.) This engine has an angled cylinder on the frame underneath the
> > engineers position. I think it is supposed to represent a grate
> > shaker , but I haven't found a prototype picture to confirm or deny
> > this theory. Is a grate shaker cylinder under the cab correct for a
> > class 'A' ? Also it looks to be missing a part on the top middle of
> > the angled cylinder. Would it be a lever, or what ?
> N&W Historical society website has lots of searchable details, I poked
> looked at my BLI, but cant identify the part, maybe I can find a plan in
> one of the model magazines.
> > 5) Did any of PFM's 'A' runs have brake shoe hangers ? (mine doesn't)
> someone else answered.
> > Thanks,
> > Dave
> > http://daveayers.com
> > http://brassbackshop.com
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