Article in either Lionel Magazine or Model Builder - build your own PRR O-1 electric?

I just know I saw an article in a more recent magazine (like TCA quarterly or Classic Toy Trains or OGR that referenced what I thought was a Model Builder article with plans for a Pennsylvania Railroad O-1 electric, driven with a standard gauge Super Motor - anyone recall the article (or the issue of the original Lionel/Model Builder magazine?).

I'm thinking that the home made loco I picked up recently that was a crazy remnant from the movie 'John Goldfarb Please Come Home' might have been made from that article. (Engine was purportedly owned and run by an Arab played by Peter Ustinov made of 'solid gold'.  This is the one that had sparks and flames coming out of it. One side of the paint is still dark from the escapade.

Thanks

Jim

Jim Waterman - Lee Lines Limited

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I was watching this on ebay, but the bidding got out of hand... Once upon a time, it was a Lionel 253 electric, but it has been stretched a bit.  And as luck would have it, I picked up a 253 shell and hacked frame  and I can't think of anything better to do with it than making one of these.

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Dennis Holler If its old and broke, I like it

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Thanks Dennis - the wood screw in the nose really makes the model! Really cool homey train - Wonder if Clem saw this one. A friend sent this photo from the DeSantis collection . I think it may be the actual engine in the article - take a close look.

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I'm with you Dennis. Lots of projects stacked up, need to pick a couple and finish before starting more new ones

i have a guy making me a PRR K4/L1 boiler in STD. Will be scale proportioned but have to consider the scale in order to look right with drive wheels that are available

Jim Waterman - Lee Lines Limited

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I'm with you Dennis. Lots of projects stacked up, need to pick a couple and finish before starting more new ones

i have a guy making me a PRR K4/L1 boiler in STD. Will be scale proportioned but have to consider the scale in order to look right with drive wheels that are available

Jim, I can't wait to see that one!  Please post once you get the boiler in hand!

Dennis Holler If its old and broke, I like it

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