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Thanks to Mike, some interesting non CDN Details too
« on: June 17, 2010, 10:44:38 AM »
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If this is mislabeled, it's good news for you Chessie fans.

I believe these are the signature pilots for Chessie GP40-2s:
http://www.miniaturesbyeric.com/itm00342.htm

Also, good news for anyone rebuilding the pilot of an Atlas GP40-2, since BLMA stopped making their anti-climbers, there's a substitute:
http://www.miniaturesbyeric.com/itm00264.htm

Does anyone have these parts and can confirm?

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Re: Thanks to Mike, some interesting non CDN Details too
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2010, 10:50:11 AM »
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I hope Eric gets a half-<bad word> camera for his birthday or something - the photos on the site are so horrid that they keep me from ordering anything. Maybe another modeler that lives near Eric could help him out.

I may place order for some of those blurry blobs one of these days. :P

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Re: Thanks to Mike, some interesting non CDN Details too
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2010, 10:57:16 AM »
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Yup, the images are not so great, but the parts are. Like most detail parts from a cottage type mfg, they need some clean-up, but I'm pleased with them. Really love the SW1200RS shells he makes (but does not advertise for some reason) including the flexicoil truck sideframes.
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Re: Thanks to Mike, some interesting non CDN Details too
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2010, 10:59:11 AM »
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Problem is I can't tell if the description matches the item.


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Seriously, it's not hard or expensive to get a camera that can do this.

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Re: Thanks to Mike, some interesting non CDN Details too
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2010, 11:09:17 AM »
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Upside down high-nose or hood-mounted bell?

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Re: Thanks to Mike, some interesting non CDN Details too
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2010, 11:27:56 AM »
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Re: Thanks to Mike, some interesting non CDN Details too
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2010, 12:04:31 PM »
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Re: Thanks to Mike, some interesting non CDN Details too
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2010, 12:13:58 PM »
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Yup, the images are not so great, but the parts are. Like most detail parts from a cottage type mfg, they need some clean-up, but I'm pleased with them. Really love the SW1200RS shells he makes (but does not advertise for some reason) including the flexicoil truck sideframes.

Which chassis do you use for the SW1200, the LL one?


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Re: Thanks to Mike, some interesting non CDN Details too
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2010, 12:36:36 PM »
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I gotta say it - "The Jolly Green Giant on Viagra". 8)

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Re: Thanks to Mike, some interesting non CDN Details too
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2010, 02:16:25 PM »
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Yeah, the pictures on his site are poor, but he's really good about getting the orders out and if you're looking for Pyle lights and winterization hatches, you don't have too many options. 
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Re: Thanks to Mike, some interesting non CDN Details too
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2010, 04:45:39 PM »
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Whatever it is it looks useful.  I'm thinking it's more like this: http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/bo/bo4105ckg.jpg

Here's the rock plot:  http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/bo/bo-gm50agd.jpg

It all depends on how rounded the part is.
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Re: Thanks to Mike, some interesting non CDN Details too
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2010, 04:51:21 PM »
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As has already been said it's a bell and mount, upside down resting on the mount. The long pole part is to be trimmed short and used to mount the bell on the loco.

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Re: Thanks to Mike, some interesting non CDN Details too
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2010, 05:38:10 PM »
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Yup, the images are not so great, but the parts are. Like most detail parts from a cottage type mfg, they need some clean-up, but I'm pleased with them. Really love the SW1200RS shells he makes (but does not advertise for some reason) including the flexicoil truck sideframes.

Which chassis do you use for the SW1200, the LL one?



I'm stockpiling Kato NW2's for them. No idea if they'll fit (have not gotten past the purchase stage) without a major PITA, as I think the shell is designed around the LL, but I have a number of LL SW's and I prefer the Kato.
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Re: Thanks to Mike, some interesting non CDN Details too
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2010, 05:50:32 PM »
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As has already been said it's a bell and mount, upside down resting on the mount. The long pole part is to be trimmed short and used to mount the bell on the loco.

Correct! Supposedly a N&W one. But as you may know Eric offers multiple bell mounts. The reason I ask is that N&W used at least 4 high nose bells over the years, and some of the ones he has may be appropriate for one or more of the several styles that were used on GP9s and GP18s.

NB1 High Hood Bell

NB11 Bell, SD & GP

NB12 "Bell"

NB13 Bell, High Hood, Main Central ("Main"!)

NB14 Bell, Front Mount, Norfork & Western (hehe "Norfork")


I cannot discern much from the photos. So, basically (I've been in this posture for about a decade now) I'd have to order one of each of the ones that might be close to find out what they really look like.

For example, the bell mount on this MEC Geep is VERY similar if not identical to the mounts used on some N&W Geeps:

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/mec/mec573as.jpg

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Re: Thanks to Mike, some interesting non CDN Details too
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2010, 08:15:24 PM »
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Mark,

Pretty sure I used the first one when I redid my ex-NS High hood SD40-2 for CP, although I don't have a good photo of it, and it's back in the UK so I can't shoot another shot for you, but you can see a couple of shots of it in here:

http://warweb.homelinux.net/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=sd402b

Simon

I should say the high hooding was originally done my David Beddard, but I damaged the loco after purchasing it from him and ended up completely rebuilding, redetailing and painting it.