E-2a repowering suggestions needed

NW Modeling List nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org
Thu Apr 29 16:16:16 EDT 2021

I just purchased a NWSL E-2a that I plan to remotor, replace the gearbox and
rubber sleeve, add lights, change some details to better quality, and
install DCC and sound.  It will be detailed to match #578 in 1957, its last
year of operation.  Looking for suggestions from anyone who's done this.  


1.	What NWSL motor/gearbox/drive shaft numbers should I purchase?


2.	A speaker will be installed as close to the stack as possible.
Suggestions for speaker source, etc?  Not sure I'd put a low bass speaker in
the tender but if y'all suggest such, I'll consider it.


3.	If there is room in the cab after remotoring, I'd like to install a
generic backhead sheet.  Anything come to mind?


4.	I was debating installing a battery system using CVP's throttle
since there's plenty of room in the tender.  However, given that about half
of my fleet is diesel with cramped shell cavities, I'll stick to traditional
DCC (NCE is what I have).  Which sound decoder is the best match for the
J-whistle used on #578?


Jim King



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