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Detailing LL (WKW) NYC GP-20
« on: May 26, 2014, 12:06:50 AM »
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I picked up a second NYC geep20 last year. Now just doing some detailing/mods to make more like NYC units. First one, I moved bell to angled bracket a bit more toward rear, added Sinclair antenna to cab roof, and moved horns to mid car body. NowI see this shot on FF site, http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/nyc/nyc2111geb.jpg
 What would that appliance on side of nose be?? Also see I have to go back and paint handrails stanchions as per photo on first loco, and this.
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Re: Detailing LL (WKW) NYC GP-20
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2014, 12:23:25 AM »
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Looks like a hydrolic pump, but I have no idea why it would be there.

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Re: Detailing LL (WKW) NYC GP-20
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2014, 12:29:19 AM »
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My first thought was a signal box, then I saw this pic, and was stymied. Why do they glue the cab glass in???? Ugh!!!!
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Re: Detailing LL (WKW) NYC GP-20
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2014, 01:08:05 AM »
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Looks like a motor and a tank with a block inbetween for the pump head. I just can't think of why they would need it.

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Re: Detailing LL (WKW) NYC GP-20
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2014, 02:29:19 AM »
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Toilet???

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Re: Detailing LL (WKW) NYC GP-20
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2014, 03:47:21 AM »
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I think, but am not sure that the "device" in the picture is a Motor - Generator set which is part of the Automatic Train Stop equipment (note the shoe on the front axle).

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Re: Detailing LL (WKW) NYC GP-20
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2014, 08:38:49 AM »
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I concur with Mark.
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Re: Detailing LL (WKW) NYC GP-20
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2014, 03:09:10 PM »
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I actually just came across an article about these. Let me see if I can go find it again.

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Re: Detailing LL (WKW) NYC GP-20
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2014, 02:56:39 AM »
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I need Sinclair antenna's. Thought BLMA had them, but none on that side, nor Gold Medal Models. I know I had some plastic ones, from Atlas??? Have a few from Mins by Eric, but they really are crude. Who makes decent ones???
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Re: Detailing LL (WKW) NYC GP-20
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2014, 04:06:41 AM »
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I need Sinclair antenna's. Thought BLMA had them, but none on that side, nor Gold Medal Models. I know I had some plastic ones, from Atlas??? Have a few from Mins by Eric, but they really are crude. Who makes decent ones???
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 Joe D

Sandro (from the A-board) had them made (photoetched).  I was planning on buying some but never got around to it.  Here is more info (not sure if he still has any left).

http://www.trainboard.com/grapevine/showthread.php?130702-sinclair-antennas-are-here!&highlight=sinclair
http://www.trainboard.com/grapevine/showthread.php?130950-sinclair-antennas-...-new-pictures-!&highlight=sinclair

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Re: Detailing LL (WKW) NYC GP-20
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2014, 09:46:30 AM »
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I need Sinclair antenna's. Thought BLMA had them, but none on that side, nor Gold Medal Models. I know I had some plastic ones, from Atlas??? Have a few from Mins by Eric, but they really are crude. Who makes decent ones???
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 Joe D

Trainworx makes some now.  Check out modeltrainstuff.com. 

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Re: Detailing LL (WKW) NYC GP-20
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2014, 01:02:32 PM »
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I was going to point you to a YahooGroup clinic that Jim Six set up regarding the detailing of NYC GP-7's.  It included lots of talk about the ATS equipment, including the shoes that need to be added on the trucks...  However, it looks like that group was shut down.

http://forum.atlasrr.com/forum/pop_printer_friendly.asp?TOPIC_ID=69886

That's the closest I can find covering his models in HO. 
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Re: Detailing LL (WKW) NYC GP-20
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2014, 04:48:32 PM »
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Joe,

Here's a direct link to Sandro's Sinclair antenna's if you want to purchase his. They look really good.

Jon


http://www.custom-nscale.com/?sinclair-antennas,24

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Re: Detailing LL (WKW) NYC GP-20
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2014, 04:55:54 PM »
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I think, but am not sure that the "device" in the picture is a Motor - Generator set which is part of the Automatic Train Stop equipment (note the shoe on the front axle).

Mark

Most definitely a hydrolic pump. Probably used to raise and lower the shoe.

Jon

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Re: Detailing LL (WKW) NYC GP-20
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2014, 05:52:28 PM »
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Most definitely a hydrolic pump. Probably used to raise and lower the shoe.

Jon


I want to agree because it is what I thought it was as well, but why?  Couldn't it use air from the onboard compressor.