Brass Surrogates; VGN PA

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Bill and others What about using the Bowser NYC K-11 mechanism? Drivers are near correct size. They are long out of production, but bet there are a number of unbuilt kits out there.O scalers might consider using the old All-Nation Pacific drive. Jim Kehn  -----Original Message-----
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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 skills.
Other than using a compromise mechanism, the rest of such a model, including the tender, must be fabricated from scratch. In short, a daunting project.
So an MB is my passenger power. 
 Bill McClure

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