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Wed Jan 20 20:30:14 EST 2021
Eric; incredibly nice. Fine work. Uh, pictures of the AE Drive as
modified? Over the years there has been much discussion, especially on the
Virginian list, of that really subpar drive in what was, at that time, an
On Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 8:21 PM NW Modeling List via NW-Modeling-List <
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> Some past and present projects.
> VGN #806 was, of course, the only AE to have been modified. No model was
> imported of this configuration, which makes it a fun target for
> modification of the NJCB model (which had a truly wretched factory
> driveline implementation.) New Hi-Lo gearboxes, a Faulhaber motor, and
> addition of a sliding bearing between the forward part of the boiler and
> the front engine, moving the air pumps to “flying pump” configuration,
> scratchbuilding a new smokebox front, trimming the front running boards,
> and installing a Worthington BL FWH and associated plumbing where the air
> pumps used to be, were done by Jan Willard. Outstanding paint by Matt
> Callahan. The decals are mine.
> The MBs only required minor modification—filling in the pilot step hangers
> with sheet metal, to accept the later striping applied to MBs. Matt did
> these mods, and threw the paint. My decals here, too.
> Matt also did the DCC/Sound/Current Keeper installations on the 3 models.
> -Eric Bott
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