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Ed Lecuyer

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Improvements for #52
« on: November 30, 2019, 12:47:37 PM »
Just in time for Victorian Christmas...
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Re: New Paint Scheme for #52
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2019, 01:27:34 PM »
Well people would have a hard time saying they didn't see the locomotive coming!
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Re: New Paint Scheme for #52
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2019, 03:27:31 PM »
I like the buildouts on the side of the cab. Makes it possible to see up the train without leaning out of the cab so far.
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Re: New Paint Scheme for #52
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2019, 08:41:44 PM »
Seriously, I think 52 SHOULD get a new more dignified paint scheme!

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Re: New Paint Scheme for #52
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2019, 08:57:37 PM »
This would be great at Victorian Christmas. I agree with Bob about a new color scheme. Of course, we’ll need someone to apply the paint...

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Re: New Paint Scheme for #52
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2019, 09:22:10 PM »
I see they properly put the hand rails on the hood, but they missed the handrails on the cab roof.  I guess without the walk board extending by the expanded cab they weren't needed.
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Re: New Paint Scheme for #52
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2019, 10:07:15 PM »
I think Bob has a point - #52's paint job is looking a bit tired.  I would suggest a nice MEC switcher paint scheme.
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Re: New Paint Scheme for #52
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2019, 10:33:24 PM »
I do like the expanded cab design.  If we have someone who is good with sheet metal that would be a great project before any new paint job. 

Of course there are always rumblings about a four axle switcher, but that doesn't seem to be moving anywhere fast (pun intended).  Therefore, perhaps we should upgrade what we have.

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Re: New Paint Scheme for #52
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2019, 12:52:29 PM »
Expanding the cab sides ala latest sg caboose-style makes total sense...safety/better visibility, more room.
Great new paint job, is needed, would be an eyecatcher!
Go for it!
« Last Edit: December 01, 2019, 02:46:46 PM by Paul Uhland »
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Re: New Paint Scheme for #52
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2019, 01:43:27 PM »
Except that the engineer would need gorilla arms to be able to reach the throttle and brake valve.

This model seems to be a "kit-bash" of a modern Plymouth frame and the body of the 1920's Plymouth Model JLB.

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Re: New Paint Scheme for #52
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2019, 02:56:03 PM »
Modify the throttle lever. Move the brake valve assembly.
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Re: New Paint Scheme for #52
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2019, 03:44:51 PM »
Easy for you to say, not so easy to accomplish.

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Re: New Paint Scheme for #52
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2019, 04:10:02 PM »
Move the seat to the right to be beside the throttle.  There would then be room for one's knees and feet beside the switch panel in the new expanded cab.
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Re: New Paint Scheme for #52
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2019, 05:44:19 PM »
Move the seat to the right to be beside the throttle.  There would then be room for one's knees and feet beside the switch panel in the new expanded cab.
It would be a long reach to manipulate the brakes. "Brakes? We don't need no stinkin' brakes!"


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Re: New Paint Scheme for #52
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2019, 05:50:01 PM »
One gorilla arm required.