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Wed Jan 20 22:40:32 EST 2021

I'm sure there are some Virginian crazies going googly over those photos. Nice job!
Jim Kehn

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 <!--#yiv1838258720 _filtered {} _filtered {}#yiv1838258720 #yiv1838258720 p.yiv1838258720MsoNormal, #yiv1838258720 li.yiv1838258720MsoNormal, #yiv1838258720 div.yiv1838258720MsoNormal {margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri", sans-serif;}#yiv1838258720 a:link, #yiv1838258720 span.yiv1838258720MsoHyperlink {color:#0563C1;text-decoration:underline;}#yiv1838258720 a:visited, #yiv1838258720 span.yiv1838258720MsoHyperlinkFollowed {color:#954F72;text-decoration:underline;}#yiv1838258720 span.yiv1838258720EmailStyle17 {font-family:"Calibri", sans-serif;color:windowtext;}#yiv1838258720 .yiv1838258720MsoChpDefault {font-family:"Calibri", sans-serif;} _filtered {}#yiv1838258720 div.yiv1838258720WordSection1 {}-->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.    Best,    -Eric Bott ________________________________________
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