Brass Surrogates; VGN PA

NW Modeling List nw-modeling-list at
Mon Nov 4 15:55:22 EST 2019

After Division Point cancelled its teaser of a PA project, I started out to
build one based on the mechanism of a PFM United SRR Ps-4. I bought a beat
up model at a train show, making my investment doable, and I had all the
drawings I needed from the NWHS Archives.

Alas, I gave up after realizing (1) at my pace, I would never finish and I
had other projects that were more modest, (2) some of the VGN-specific
details are just not available, and (3) the boiler was testing (besting) my

Other than using a compromise mechanism, the rest of such a model,
including the tender, must be fabricated from scratch. In short, a daunting

So an MB is my passenger power.


*Bill McClure*
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