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johnh35

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Milwaukee Road Alco RSC 2 Exhaust Stacks
« on: February 21, 2013, 10:00:58 AM »
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In looking at pictures of the subject engines, there appears to be a modification to the factory exhaust (I am not talking about the four sent back to Alco that received low hoods). Were these re engined and can anyone refer me to a picture if a top view?

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Re: Milwaukee Road Alco RSC 2 Exhaust Stacks
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2013, 10:05:55 AM »
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Can you supply a link to a picture so we know what you're referring to?
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Re: Milwaukee Road Alco RSC 2 Exhaust Stacks
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2013, 11:01:07 AM »
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Are you talking about the additional ducting? I'm pretty sure that's not for the exhaust, but an attempt at a winterization system, to redirect radiator warmth from the fan shroud back into the carbody. Basically a homebrew equivalent of the EMD winterization hatch.

The exhaust stacks look relatively unmodified... they have an extension, but that's about it.
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Re: Milwaukee Road Alco RSC 2 Exhaust Stacks
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2013, 11:03:49 AM »
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Are you talking about the additional ducting? I'm pretty sure that's not for the exhaust, but an attempt at a winterization system, to redirect radiator warmth from the fan shroud back into the carbody. Basically a homebrew equivalent of the EMD winterization hatch.

The exhaust stacks look relatively unmodified... they have an extension, but that's about it.

Probably, but I want to make a fairly accurate model and can't find a definitive picture of that area

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Re: Milwaukee Road Alco RSC 2 Exhaust Stacks
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2013, 11:10:36 AM »
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To tell you the truth, from the other views I saw on rrpicturearchives, it looks like they hired a local HVAC guy to fabricate this mess. The ducting looks straight out of a tinsmith's catalog. I'd take what I know about A/C ducting, take a SWAG at the dimensions from the photos, and let 'er rip.
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Re: Milwaukee Road Alco RSC 2 Exhaust Stacks
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Re: Milwaukee Road Alco RSC 2 Exhaust Stacks
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2013, 01:09:19 PM »
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Check out the Nov/Dec 2006 issue of N Scale Railroading. There was an article on detailing a Milwaukee Road RSC-2 with this ducting by Robert and Bill Edgar.
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Re: Milwaukee Road Alco RSC 2 Exhaust Stacks
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2013, 01:36:40 PM »
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Thank you gentlemen, that is exactly what I am looking for

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Re: Milwaukee Road Alco RSC 2 Exhaust Stacks
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2013, 09:51:11 AM »
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Check out the Nov/Dec 2006 issue of N Scale Railroading. There was an article on detailing a Milwaukee Road RSC-2 with this ducting by Robert and Bill Edgar.

Thanks for the tip. I went to the website, and at the price of shipping ($12.00) for 1-6 magazines, I will work from the pictures. I wish they would offer the issues on CD or at least get real on the shipping price. Maybe even an online download.