I am quite new to the standard gauge part of the hobby and just purchased this beautiful #392e! I am however puzzled by the valve gear and linkage. As beautiful and intricate as it is, it does not seem to match other pictures I have seen of the "standard" linkage found on most Lionel SG steamers.
Who was the manufacturer of this linkage and was it made to supplement or "upgrade" the engine? Depending on what I find, I might keep it on or replace it with the "original" linkage.