NWSL Class W-2

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The 684, which was the Bluefield passenger switcher, got a centered headlight in the late 40's. Later, one of the Bluefield W2's got the cross compound air pump (and the centered headlight), but at this late date, I can't remember which one it was. According to Dad's notes the 680 was scrapped in 1948 and the 684 in 1949, so there must have been another W2 that switched the depot until replaced by an S1a. 


 On Thursday, November 8, 2018 6:06 PM, NW Modeling List via NW-Modeling-List <nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org> wrote:

  I need some help detailing my NWSL W-2 2-8-0. I'd like to model a specific engine if possible but unfortunately finding good photos is a bit of a problem, especially left and right sides in the same decade. I want to model one as they appeared in the 1950-53 time period right before the last of them were scrapped.  I'm willing to accept just making specific mods as there's a certain "look" I want to capture.
The air pumps on the model aren't the best I've seen and will be replaced. I was told at least one W-2 had a cross-compound pump. In Thieme's book on page 21 is a shot of 756 that appears to have a CC pump mounted far forward on the left side. Not a great photo to say the least.
Does anyone have good photos of W-2's showing a CC pump?
It looks like I will need to add:bent cylinder pipes above cylinderspower reverseNathan low water alarmtop feed check valvePyle HL (change)air pumps (change)
Basically it's a very nice engine as is. Sure wish NWSL would have done the V-1 and W-6 they teased us with.
Thanks in advance. Roger HuberDeer Creek Locomotive Works

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