Tagged With "E6"

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Re: The Drought Has Ended

bigtruckpete ·
Yes indeed. It happened to me with Amtrak and the Genesis loco. The year MTH launched all of the anniversary paint schemes and the set. That was good and painful all at the same time!!
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Re: The Drought Has Ended

rattler21 ·
I don't have that problem with the R,S&P. Also don't have any R,S&P heavyweight sleeping cars. John
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Re: The Drought Has Ended

dkdkrd ·
And yet..... The two Chico-choices I'd like to see done in O3R continue to be elusive... 1) A Prairie-type steamer....preferably 1800-class, but 1050-class would probably ease the pain of absence. We came so close.....but not close enough.....with a Sunset 3rd Rail solution to this one. 2) An EMC E1 A-B in all of Leland Knickerbocker's glorious 'Guerre Chapeau' iconic paint. In fact, I'd even sign up for this one's eastern kinship, the B&O EA....for which my heart only beats about 1%...
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Re: The Drought Has Ended

J Daddy ·
No. Never, nobody makes correct Northern Pacific rolling stock, diesels, or passenger cars.... So I am safe. Except that new 3rd rail Timken 4-8-4 roller bearing steam engine calling my name...
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Re: The Drought Has Ended

Gilly@N&W ·
I have a copy of the 2006 Weaver catalog. That would have constituted a flood of N&W. I 'm really sorry that I missed that one. Over the years, I have successfully collected most of the N&W offerings from that catalog. I have been begging for correct N&W Hoppers, Caboose(s), S1a, and Z1b engines. Were they to hit all at once, it would be a real drain on the budget.
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Re: The Drought Has Ended

Rob Leese ·
My latest "upgrade" was an ABA set of Legacy ATSF PA1's with excellent detailing, and NO TETHERS !! If my plans don't get frustrated, I will be bringing some good running, bcr equipped MTH Santa Fe power at the Lone Star Hi-Railer Swap Meet next month, as part of my push to go "tetherless".
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The Drought Has Ended

Number 90 ·
After a period in which not many Santa Fe diesels were produced, we now anticipate or have just received: Zebra striped Alco RSD7's and RSD15's, as well as EMD SW9's, from Atlas O; Santa Fe freight F7's and FT's without cable tethers from MTH; Zebra striped Fairbanks-Morse H16-44's from Lionel; Rednose F7's from Atlas O; Rednose, yellow bonnet, and blue freight F7's from Sunset; E6's without tethers from MTH; Rednose E8's from Sunset. When it rains, it pours.  I dare not mention Santa...
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MTH 20-2451-3 E6B unit

Boeingman ·
REPOSTING: Ok fellow 3-Railers, I am heavily on the hunt for a City of Los Angeles E6-B unit done by MTH in 2006. Number 20-2451-3 Unit LA6. I have everything to run except this B unit. Anyone have one???? SELL????? Anyone with the 5 car set of MTH of the City of LOS ANGELES??? Bob 512-940-1207 Huntnfish737@hotmail.com Pictures??? Like Reply (0 Likes) Take Action
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MTH E6 Fixed Pilot & Kadee Conversion?

Rapid Transit Holmes ·
Having searched using all the variations of the above that I could imagine and having come up empty, I appeal to the membership for advice. I am addicted to E6 locomotives and have several that I'd like to convert but want to get it right the first time. Who among us has tackled this project and can offer advice?
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MTH NEW YORK CENTRAL NON POWERED F3 B UNIT 20-2176-3 "NEW OLD STOCK"

Chas ·
These add on B units in NYC do not come up to often new old stock. Now you can run an ABBA consist with this one. This one is scale and in the original box. I am focusing on other road names and this one I will let go for $150 plus shipping. I will add actual pictures soon. 20-2176-3 F-3 B Unit - NYC Roadname: New York Central Product Item Number: 20-2176-3 Catalog: AT 2000 Volume 1 - Premier Product Line: Premier Scale: O Scale Delivery Status: Delivered FEB. 2000 This product is compatible...
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WTB SF EMD E-6 ABA Diesel Engine Set PS3 MTH 20-20461-1

IcyTrains ·
I would like to have a used ABA set of Santa Fe's E-6 (MTH 20-20461-1) with PS3. Thanks!
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Re: WTB SF EMD E-6 ABA Diesel Engine Set PS3 MTH 20-20461-1

VistaDomeScott ·
I have Railking SF E6 A-B-A I would sell.
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Re: WTB SF EMD E-6 ABA Diesel Engine Set PS3 MTH 20-20461-1

Marty Fitzhenry ·
I have a PS-2 with 3 volt board A-B-B-A. My own engine purchased new.
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A little help please from your Santa Fe E6 set MTH 20-2547-1

IcyTrains ·
Please let me know which Santa Fe route is the subject of MTH 20-2547-1 diesel’s announcements? MTH’s online info for the Santa Fe’s “slant nose” E6 PS2 Premier doesn’t include an MP3 playable sample of that EMD set’s Passenger Station Announcements. If you have this Premier diesel set, it was shown in the MTH 2005 catalog, would you please let me know which Santa Fe route is mentioned in the announcements? For example: are the E6 announcements for the El Capitan or the Super Chief; or are...
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Re: Icken PRR E6s

bob2 ·
Good enough for me. I shall start a search - but in the meantime I will set aside a brass casting that might work. I will need your address. I love the paint on the tender. What a nice antique! I shall post my E6 collection in a minute.
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Re: Looking for Coupler Pocket

prrbuff ·
I believe those coupler pockets are available as a Precision cast part. Jim
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Looking for Coupler Pocket

PRRK4s ·
Hello, I was a former member here years ago but had to rejoin as I lost all my sign in info. Haha! But anyway, I'm looking for a brass coupler pocket suitable for a PRR 4-4-2 E6s. My Max Gray E6s is missing the pocket that was once solder onto the face of the pilot beam. Here it is on the right, posed with a Fred Icken E6s that's on the left. And some closeups. Anyone happen to have the identical Max Gray coupler pocket or something similar that can be soldered on and a coupler shank allowed...
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Re: Looking for Coupler Pocket

bob2 ·
Yeah, maybe. But to part with it I would require a photo essay on that Icken posted here. You could post it on that high resolution forum, and that would work. I recommend opening a hole in that pilot beam and anchoring a longer shank coupler to the beam itself. I do have pockets that will enable that. I am looking for one that is flat, with a coupler pinned to it. Right now I don't know where it is, so no guarantees.
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Re: Looking for Coupler Pocket

PRRK4s ·
Hey Bob, thanks for the help. I started a new topic specifically for the E6s.
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Icken PRR E6s

PRRK4s ·
Hi Bob. Im pretty sure you seen this in an earlier post from 7-8 years ago. IDK. But here is my Icken E6s. I've owned it for about 10 years now. I acquired it, and a few Kluppenberg / Kloppenberg models. This E6s is still outside third rail. The Kluppenberg G5s and L1s were outside 3rd rail too but easily converted to 2 rail. All that needed done was the 3rd rail sliders removed. The drivers were already insulated. This E6s does not have insulated drivers and I have no plans to convert it.
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Re: Icken PRR E6s

prrhorseshoecurve ·
WOW! I learned something new here! Pal Park! I lived in the borough next door. I wonder where in Pal Park they were located?
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Re: Icken PRR E6s

bob2 ·
Okay. Still looking for the good parts, but guarantee I have something. Here are my E6 models. First is one I made from parts, including an H10 boiler, Saginaw frame, Lobaugh drivers, scratch tender. Second is a stock Saginaw model, with tender of unknown provenance. Both are 1/4" scale.
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Re: Icken PRR E6s

Carey Williams ·
Thank you for posting photos of your E6's .....high stepping engines ... Icken was a top notch builder ... Bob nice job on your E6's also ...the straight Saginaw E6 seems to be a hard one to find .....so far ... lots of Saginaw 2-8-0's... Bill other offers a bit thin on the ground ....war no doubt curtailed production prematurely . If you ever need a layout to run the E6 on with outside 3rd and you're in Chicago ..stop on by ... Cheers Carey
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Re: Icken PRR E6s

Carey Williams ·
Hello Icken fans .... during the 1930's Fred Icken ..world head quarters for locomotive production was at 23 Broad Ave Palisades Park, NJ ...second floor above Kempf's Deli ( per Hal Carstens ..who went to school with Betty Icken..Fred's daughter ..found in 150 Years of Train Models ) . By 1946 Fred Icken's production had moved to Harrington Park ,NJ ... Sometime between the two address..Icken was in Blauvelt , NY ..just up the Hudson across the state line. Here is a current photo of Fred's...
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Re: Icken PRR E6s

bob2 ·
Yep. You are now officially obliged to do so. Letter is in the mail.
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Re: Icken PRR E6s

PRRK4s ·
Thanks for parts Bob. As for the Kluppenberg G5s. Here are some photos. I'm not home right now so these are photos when I first acquired it in 2007. Another neat thing is I was able to obtain the Kluppenberg "builders photo" of the model when it was completed in 1938. Same place where I acquired the G5s so most likely originally built for that customer. Also shown is a photo of the unique coasting drive gear arrangement. At the time I took that photo I still did not know who the builder was.
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Re: Icken PRR E6s

PRRK4s ·
Just think, this could be the same E6s as I have as pictured in Carey's post! Does anyone have any idea how many were built by Fred? I know he had a catalog full of all the models he could build. 10? 20? 30?. Over the years I think I only seen one other for sale, and possibly a second but that may actually have been a Saginaw. I have a Kluppenberg PRR G5s. I have learned, from others, that he only built 2. One in 1938 and another in 1980. The 1980 one is in someone's collection, making mine...
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Re: Icken PRR E6s

PRRK4s ·
Stephen, nope. Not a K4. It's an L1s, also built by Kluppenberg. But with traditional gearing, not coasting drive. I'll post some pics later today of that.
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Re: Icken PRR E6s

bob2 ·
PS - I note the rivet detail on those tenders is about as good as it gets! Usually older models do not have such precise rivet impressions.
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Re: Icken PRR E6s

bob2 ·
Stunning. Thanks. Please post in that other 2-rail forum - last I checked photos there were higher resolution. Great to see these historic models!
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Re: Icken PRR E6s

GG1 4877 ·
Great thread. Love seeing these historic models that still rival some current production models.
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Re: Icken PRR E6s

PRRK4s ·
And here is the K4s I wish I acquired. Had it in my possession but didn't keep it because I already had my dad's K4s. Has the right looks to it. I'm thinking it's an E.P. Alexander model but not sure. It could very well been built by another custom builder. Tender had a wood floor. It too was 3 rail, but I noticed it could be changed back to 2 rail because there were little pieces of metal soldered to the tire rims and driver centers. I desoldered them and whala, back to 2 rail. So they were...
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Re: Icken PRR E6s

PRRK4s ·
All three custom built during the 1930's by two builders, Herman Kluppenberg and Fred Icken.
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Re: Icken PRR E6s

Stephen Bloy ·
Kool ! loco and unique drive, and great find, not to mention a bit of history. I thought I saw a K4 in the back ground there? cTr....( Choose the Right )
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Re: Icken PRR E6s

Carey Williams ·
Hello all ...PRRk4s .. you have .some beautiful pieces .... the coasting mech is wild .... The K4.......I'm unaware of Alexander using cast frames ... .. it is a lovely piece .... Croydon ...offered K4 's early on but no clue as to what they look like ....Scalecraft ..had cast frames ( two varieties) ...but that's not SC ... How many engines did Icken make ??? there is a list ..that I'm trying to get my hands on ...when it surfaces ..I'll let you know .... from verbal of the list ..most...
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Re: Icken PRR E6s

PRRK4s ·
Bob, I made a mistake on the tender photo. I believe that's actually a PRR 110P75 from an Alexander built K4s. Still kicking myself for not acquiring that 9ne too. But here is the Kluppenberg 110F75 tender for the L1. I'm not going to start a debate on who was a better builder when it came to rivets but here is the detail work of the Kluppenberg way. He would use Dyken bluing ink to scribe the lines and then punch the rivets in the line. Spacing must have been done with a template. Pictured...
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Re: Icken PRR E6s

Carey Williams ·
Thank you Bob I stand corrected ...at least in the 1937 Alexander catalog ..they do mention the cast frame ..and yes tender drive ....... earlier Alexander's I believe are a different beasts.... 1930-32 +- catalogs .. showing the Icken -Baker line ..no mention of cast frames or tender drive .... Alexander offering both outside or inside 3rd rail in the early period ....yes they did swing both ways cheers Carey
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Re: Icken PRR E6s

bob2 ·
Alexander K4 had a gorgeous sand cast frame. Two piece, a left and a right. Boiler was also sand cast, but not as faithful as Scale Craft. It was, I believe, tender drive. My example of the frame? Some klutz soldered it together, then found it was too wide, and belt-sanded all the exquisite detail off one side.
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Re: Looking for Coupler Pocket

PRRK4s ·
The Max Gray E6s now has a replacement pilot coupler pocket and coupler. Thanks Bob. Pulled out the resistance soldering unit and attached the pocket and coupler today. Eventually I'll mask off the area, grit blast the pilot and airbrush to restore. Heck, may even give the loco/tender an all new proper paint job to my liking.
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Re: Looking for Coupler Pocket

bob2 ·
That looks great! Thanks for sharing these photos!
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Re: New Legacy E6 Atlantic

gunrunnerjohn ·
Railsound/Signal Sounds switch. This is simply a way to turn off the background sounds like chuff, etc. if you don't want them. This capability has been around since the early RailSounds days. If the switch isn't there, which is what you describe, it's probably an old mold for the tender and they didn't remove the old switch position.
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Re: New Legacy E6 Atlantic

pennsy484 ·
The manual is obviously incorrect and uses the language regarding the cylinder steam effect. You need to add fluid under the whistle or you are going to burn up the wick in the whistle steam smoke unit.
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Re: New Legacy E6 Atlantic

MartyE ·
There is no steam chest effect on this engine. Legacy engines (non visionline) have either whistle smoke or steam chest smoke but never both as of today. Previous runs of this engine suggest that the whistle comes off to fill the whistle steam smoke unit. I'm not sure if they have changed this but your manual seems to indicate that it was changed. I looked for a parts list and it's not available. This maybe a question directly for Lionel. Just for reference from the Lindberg version...
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Re: New Legacy E6 Atlantic

Davety ·
I kind of figured that. I was just pointing out that it was listed each way in different places and with what it actually came with.
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Re: New Legacy E6 Atlantic

MartyE ·
I have to agree with Jeff. The Cylinder steam effect came from the same bowl as the whistle steam on those equipped locomotives. This unit always had the separate smoke unit and I don't see that Lionel would have changed it.
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Re: New Legacy E6 Atlantic

MartyE ·
Hole 2
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Re: New Legacy E6 Atlantic

J Daddy ·
So just to clarify - does the fluid go into Hole 1 or hole 2 ?
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Re: New Legacy E6 Atlantic

gunrunnerjohn ·
If you're still getting "steam chest steam", I'd recommend you get it fixed, it's probably a bad match between the stack and the smoke unit!
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Re: New Legacy E6 Atlantic

gunrunnerjohn ·
I would hope they added the extra background sounds like other newer Legacy locomotives have. The last Legacy ones were still using the old Modular RS boards, in the case of the Lindbergh Atlantic, RS 6.0.
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Re: New Legacy E6 Atlantic

gunrunnerjohn ·
No surprise, there's a 90 degree bend right below the fill hole. That is indeed where the fluid goes.
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