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FVM Corrected NS Heritage Pennsy Shell
« on: February 05, 2014, 05:44:49 PM »
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Last year I ordered a FVM NS Heritage Unit painted for the Pennsy. The first batch of these had the printing of "PENNSYLVANIA" of to far to the left. I contacted Matt at FVM and he said he would try to squeeze a new run of shells to replace the bad shells. Well, today I got the new shell and compared it to the old one:

Definitly an improvement. FVM also sent a handy guide on how to remove the shells:

While I was at it I decided to add DCC to the locomotive with a Digitrax DZ125IN:

Here is the lightboard and the DZ125IN:

The finished product:

Here is NS's official portait from their website:


Some notes on working with this locomotive:
 - The shell is a bit tricky to get off, I used a combination of a flathead screwdriver and gently rocking the shell
 - After removing the lightboard it did not go back in to the frame the whole way, I had to sand some of the shell down in order for it to fit
 - To install the DZ125IN, you have to flip the decoder upside from its normal position in order to align it properly

I am very pleased with FVM. They owned up to their mistake and fixed it. I look forward to doing more business with FVM.


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Re: FVM Corrected NS Heritage Pennsy Shell
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2014, 06:09:01 PM »
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Nice, my N&W had several paint errors and I've got a replacement shell due.  I also have a LV that I need to email Matt about.  :facepalm:  :facepalm:

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Re: FVM Corrected NS Heritage Pennsy Shell
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2014, 08:58:16 PM »
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rec'd my 2 shells today!
thx to FVM for their job in making these available and getting them to us.
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Re: FVM Corrected NS Heritage Pennsy Shell
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2014, 09:25:20 PM »
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Reminds me I need to get onto getting mine swapped...

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Re: FVM Corrected NS Heritage Pennsy Shell
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2014, 10:01:04 PM »
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That's awesome! Maybe mine will come any day now.
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Re: FVM Corrected NS Heritage Pennsy Shell
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2014, 01:18:13 AM »
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What a coinky-dink.  Doing some work at our Barstow facility today and the Pennsy unit was in the outbound yard.  Long way from home.

Good of FVM to offer the corrected shell.
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Re: FVM Corrected NS Heritage Pennsy Shell
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2014, 04:14:50 AM »
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Mine came Tuesday.  Or Monday, the days are running together.  I was going to post pictures but I'm glad someone did. The shell looks really good and a big thanks to Matt and FVM for stepping up and making this right.  I'm really looking forward to the coming Ace Heritage units this year (though the wallet isn't).
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Re: FVM Corrected NS Heritage Pennsy Shell
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2014, 06:17:32 AM »
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What a coinky-dink.  Doing some work at our Barstow facility today and the Pennsy unit was in the outbound yard.  Long way from home.

Caught heading in to Barstow on Monday, with nary a pumpkin in sight:

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/468916

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Re: FVM Corrected NS Heritage Pennsy Shell
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2014, 10:19:38 AM »
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So what happens to the incorrect shell?Does it go back to FVM?
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Re: FVM Corrected NS Heritage Pennsy Shell
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2014, 10:43:01 AM »
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You may also be able use the lid of the locomotive box.

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Re: FVM Corrected NS Heritage Pennsy Shell
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2014, 05:43:15 PM »
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So what happens to the incorrect shell?Does it go back to FVM?
I e-mailed Matt last week about sending back the incorrect shell, but I have yet to receive a response.
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Wow!  :o That's awesome, thanks for posting this. Definitely quicker than the method I used.
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Re: FVM Corrected NS Heritage Pennsy Shell
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2014, 06:09:51 PM »
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Why in the heck is it out there?

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Re: FVM Corrected NS Heritage Pennsy Shell
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2014, 10:43:00 AM »
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FVM really does have the best customer service. When I received my CR unit, I ended up breaking one or two of the included detail parts, and FVM sent m a whole new packet no questions asked! Now if only they could fix those darned handrails!
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Re: FVM Corrected NS Heritage Pennsy Shell
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2014, 07:32:14 PM »
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The PRR unit is getting around - it was right here in Western NJ last week.