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Re: New Bowser N5c
« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2016, 09:08:34 AM »
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PRR Diagram over PRR builders photo.  Seems the diagram is even a little too tall.  I don't think visual perspective can account for this- likely drawing error, which I have seen before.

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Re: New Bowser N5c
« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2016, 09:57:53 AM »
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Stripped Jim's picture to the basic outline (don't be fooled by the roof walk which i inadvertently left on) overlaid on the same builder's photo.

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YOu can see the roof line is aligned and it appears that proportionally, the cupola is TOO TALL and TOO SHORT as compared to the builder's photo- it also appears that the bolster wheelbase is off likely for coupler box clearance...


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Re: New Bowser N5c
« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2016, 10:32:44 PM »
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Forgive me. I'm Pensy challenged.

Why the yellow cupola?


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Re: New Bowser N5c
« Reply #33 on: September 29, 2016, 04:05:09 AM »
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Yellow cupola indicated the cabin was in pool service rather than assigned to a particular region.

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Re: New Bowser N5c
« Reply #34 on: October 01, 2016, 01:20:40 PM »
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Yes, Max, they are and they can be.  Makes the car look much better.  It appears that the reason for the spacers is to increase the clearance between the coupler and the wheels, allowing a smaller turning radius.  The larger radius (without the spacers) is not a problem on my layout, which has a minimum radius of 14 inches.  The spacers lasted about 10 seconds after the cabeese left the jewel boxes.  Now if I can just get some of those new MTL couplers....

I think the spacers allow use of the 1015 coupler instead of the 2004? underling coupler which was the old standard for these cabooses
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Re: New Bowser N5c
« Reply #35 on: October 04, 2016, 12:32:54 AM »
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I think the spacers allow use of the 1015 coupler instead of the 2004? undersling coupler which was the old standard for these cabooses

Confirmed.. (I was testing a theory in MT True-Scale coupler applications.)
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Re: New Bowser N5c
« Reply #36 on: October 05, 2016, 08:56:00 AM »
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I think the spacers allow use of the 1015 coupler instead of the 2004?

The 1015 coupler fits, even without the spacer.  The trucks just don't turn as far.
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Re: New Bowser N5c
« Reply #37 on: January 09, 2017, 07:26:13 PM »
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OK so I went and bout a couple of these ...First thing I removed the washers , looks much better . The problem with the cupola gaps is also an easy fix , a thin bead of JB Weld holds it in position nicely !  Now for my question ...I got 1 mineral brown car and one orange car w/black roof . Where were these cars run ? I've googled around but can't seem to find the answer ....Thanks ! Mike