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@harmonyards

Pat I rightfully stand corrected. Really this was simply a miscommunication (or I missed something in leapinlarry’s post) I didn’t really think the VL 700E was the original tooling but I did assume it was in some way close to other renditions. I know Lionel has a number of K-Line tooling but did not know that was used on it. Very surprised to not see a Pittman motor in it. But none the less as leapinlarry stated before your work is indeed truly outstanding

No worries, ….I’ve had so many of these newer Hudsons apart it’s a sin, ….like you, I was inquisitive as to how these were made, so I began to do some comparisons side by side with Kline parts to see what they had done…….the similarities are just too great, in fact, way too great,….obviously they altered the tools to suit their needs, but you can clearly see the same casting shapes, same bolt holes, and some of the same designs....on another locomotive, the Kline scale Berkshires, that also have the small, forward facing motor made around the same time as the Kline scale Hudson, the Lionel Legacy chassis, with it’s rear facing motor, bolts right in to the earlier Kline boiler casting. …..kinda eerie??..no??……so the ghosts of Kline live on,….I suspect in the future, we’ll see this same “ altered” tooling happen into the Legacy line, this time with MTH tools…..😉

Pat

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