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Thu Jan 21 07:39:48 EST 2021
Great modeling; good work Eric; thanks for sharing.
On Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 6:26 AM NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org>
> 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
> expensive locomotive.
> Frank Bongiovanni
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 8:21 PM NW Modeling List via NW-Modeling-List <
> nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
>> 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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