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« Reply #820 on: Aug 14th, 2017, 6:12pm »
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 It's Ok I was just embarrassed that I didn't answer it sooner.  
Edit 8-21-17, add a photo of another Gilbert F3A this one is number 420 DL&W.
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« Reply #821 on: Aug 21st, 2017, 8:55am »
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My last Gilbert F3A is C&O #31025. It seems that only the F3's with 3 digit numbers had nice paint schemes. After that, they made the Paint much simpler.
Here is where the other Gilbert F3A's were posted. They are close by.
Post 813 is the Northern Pacific # 423.  
Post 816 is the Santa-Fe  F3A # L-3003.
Post 818 is the B&O F3A #421.  
Post 820 and the DL&W F3A. #420
Post 821 this one is C&O F3A  # 31025
 
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« Reply #822 on: Sep 6th, 2017, 7:18am »
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*   Here is a locomotive I really want to get back running. It is old, 1945. It is foreign, French, BLZ. It is a 4-6-2 Pacific type. It was 3 rail with a center rail pickup. It ran on 20 volt AC. The company listed it as being OO gauge. It is a streamlined locomotive with interesting lines. Much like the streamlined Lehigh Valley, Black Diamond locomotive. I got it with no tender, no third rail pickup, no lead truck and a shattered center driver. Because the third rail pickup was missing and all drivers were insulated on one side ,I took it to be a DC locomotive. Later on, when I saw the wire field winding with no magnet, I knew what it was, AC powered. Still, I do want to get this relick running again. This time on straight DC. Up to now, that plan isn't working. I chose a Mantua tender to run with it. Here is what it looks like.
*  To me, this is definitely a loco to be saved and gotten running again. I know how high priced this loco would have been if complete and running. It came in 2 colors. A green version and a black version. Most likely it is worth more as a parts loco than anything I can make it look like. Just I know it would look great running again.  
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« Reply #823 on: Sep 11th, 2017, 8:03pm »
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At Merchants Square Mall last Saturday I  acquired 2 custom build metal HO locomotives.
I don't know the person who made them. One is a PRR K2 class Pacific locomotive. The other A New Haven Mikado. Both are HO scale. They both need refinishing and testing for proper operation. The better one now is the K2 Pacific. Firemans side.
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« Reply #824 on: Sep 11th, 2017, 8:04pm »
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Second view of PRR K2 engineers side.
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« Reply #825 on: Sep 11th, 2017, 11:47pm »
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Nice score! I have never seen a model of a K2.


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« Reply #826 on: Sep 13th, 2017, 6:24pm »
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I saw some brass ones. I think I have someplace one by Westside. I could find if you want to see it. Pennsy had a few of them.  
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« Reply #827 on: Sep 13th, 2017, 11:55pm »
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Please don't go out of your way. I just found it interesting to see a model of a K2, there can't be too many of them out there.
 


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« Reply #828 on: Sep 15th, 2017, 7:10am »
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Henry, it isn't going out of my way for model trains is my way. I do enjoy them. It was easy to find and here is the West side model of a PRR K2 Pacific. The model shows electric marker lights on the rear of the tender. Three of them evenly spaced across the back end with their electrical piping. Marker lights are high on the boiler front and also on the outer ends of the pilot beam. All four marker lights have their electrical piping. This loco has been up graded with an electrical system. The headlight is missing and I can't find the generator. What may be the generator is under the cab floor on the engineer's side.

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« Reply #829 on: Sep 15th, 2017, 12:08pm »
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That K2 looks like a very nice model!
 
Got any K5's?


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