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I've started a new 3RS project this week.  Although I've 3RS'd several freight cars so far, this will only be my 2nd locomotive.

I've been searching for a Lehigh Valley switcher for a while and came across an MTH Premier PS3 Baldwin VO-1000 at the "Big E" train show in Springfield, MA last month.  Needless to say, I brought it home!

MTH included Kadee mounting pads with this loco, but I want to give it the "full 3RS treatment", not just scale couplers.  It will receive fixed pilots, full-length handrails (my first try at those!), pilot grab irons, brake hoses, etc.

Oh yeah, it was missing one of the coupler cut levers, so I hand made a replacement and the 4 mounting "brackets" out of .032" diameter piano exact match to the size wire used by MTH.

Here are a few photos as the project gets underway...

As it looked BEFORE work began...


Missing coupler cut lever on rear pilot and hand-made replacement and brackets, primed and ready for paint...


Pilot shims made from .125" styrene sheet.  The one on the left is the final version, the one one the right is a "practice" piece...


That's it for now.  I'll post some more photos as progress is made!


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