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Help Identifying GHQ W-3 NP Conversion Pilot part numbers?
« on: June 15, 2013, 10:36:23 PM »
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I have the GHQ W-3 Mikado conversion kit.  It includes 3 different pilots.
In the instructions, they talk about the option for using a "short-nosed freight" pilot,
or a "long nosed passenger" pilot.

However, I am going to steal one out of the kit for my SP&S 4-6-2 kit, and it is apparently
neither of those.   If I were guessing, it appears to be just like the passenger pilot, but not with as long
a projecting point.

The Republic Loco Works website, which stocks all the GHQ parts separately, only lists the two
types mentioned in the instructions.  Does anybody know what this third one is
and how I order more of those?

Thanks.




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Re: Help Identifying GHQ W-3 NP Conversion Pilot part numbers?
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2013, 10:47:10 PM »
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Just drive here-

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=minneapolis,+mn&hl=en&ll=44.9491,-93.288427&spn=0.000935,0.00103&sll=38.997934,-105.550567&sspn=4.63527,10.821533&t=h&hnear=Minneapolis,+Hennepin,+Minnesota&deg=90&z=20

Go to the back door of the building just to the right of the driveway and go upstairs.  Go through the casting and work area and off to the left, there's probably a bin full of them.

Check out Tatters while you're there.  Used to have some good vintage clothing.

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Re: Help Identifying GHQ W-3 NP Conversion Pilot part numbers?
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2013, 02:55:05 AM »
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Max, I am pretty sure I have 2 different w-3 pilots. Did you have a link to what you want?

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Re: Help Identifying GHQ W-3 NP Conversion Pilot part numbers?
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2013, 04:13:19 AM »
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Guys the issue is that Republic Loco (and the GHQ instructions) only list 2 different pilots
in that kit.  Yet my kit has a 3rd one that is exactly the oned I need for my project.
I am thinking that I will want more of these, so I am puzzled as to how to order it.

I was just hoping that somebody who had the kit, or was very familiar the GHQ parts, would know
what that third one is.

(Um, I don't see how knowing that there is a bin full of them somewhere in Minneapolis helps.  Am I suppose
to fly from Oregon to Minneapolis to get them?  Is there some secret way for me to get at those parts?)

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Re: Help Identifying GHQ W-3 NP Conversion Pilot part numbers?
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2013, 12:13:18 PM »
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Guys the issue is that Republic Loco (and the GHQ instructions) only list 2 different pilots
in that kit.  Yet my kit has a 3rd one that is exactly the oned I need for my project.
I am thinking that I will want more of these, so I am puzzled as to how to order it.

I was just hoping that somebody who had the kit, or was very familiar the GHQ parts, would know
what that third one is.

(Um, I don't see how knowing that there is a bin full of them somewhere in Minneapolis helps.  Am I suppose
to fly from Oregon to Minneapolis to get them?  Is there some secret way for me to get at those parts?)

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Re: Help Identifying GHQ W-3 NP Conversion Pilot part numbers?
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2013, 02:16:18 PM »
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These are the 2 I have:

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Re: Help Identifying GHQ W-3 NP Conversion Pilot part numbers?
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2013, 06:04:27 PM »
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Here are the three pilots.  I think I have figured it out.

I have now found some other photo from a forum long ago that has some
GHQ parts labeled on it.

I *think* that these are (left to right)   

GHQ_55-010/11-13  Footboard Pilot
GHQ_55-010/11-11 Long Nose Passenger Pilot
GHQ_55-010/11-12 Short Node Freight Pilot (the one I have cut out in the photo because I'm going to
stuff a working MT Z coupler in there)

Even though it's calls a "freight" pilot, I still think it is much closer to what I need than the "passenger" version.


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