I wanted to thank everyone that was involved in what mat be one of most accurate Commodore Vanderbilts modeled in any scale. It’s been over five years in the making
Thank you @harmonyards for the paintwork, driver assembly, headlight fabrication and much more, @Norton for the fumble recovery on the last driver tire, @gunrunnerjohn for the LED light board, Chuff Generator and Super Chuffer, @sdmann for the Cruise Commander, Jeff Kane for the spoked drivers, Frank Timko for the DC can motor conversion, the guy that sold it on eBay that was obviously one of the early castings with few flaws, and more individuals that helped along the way.
Compare to the original: NYC Commodore Vanderbilt #5344
Heavily researched and painstakingly formulated black metal flake “lacquer”, gloss black running gear, silver lettering correctly centered on the driver skirt and in line with the tender lettering, gloss black running gear, scale pilot wheels and added brake beams, 3D printed metal Kadee coupler carrier patterned after the actual tender rear, throttle and grate shaker levers, fireman side feed water pump, NYC Lines plaque just below the headlight hatch, spoked drivers and non-roller rods, engineer side tender truck-mounted ATS shoe, Tang Band speaker with an F0 of 75Hz, laptop speaker in the boiler shell, incandescent headlight bulb with punched & polished reflector, driver inspection lighting, and more.
There are somethings left to do, tin some wires and move the headlight power lead, replace the driver screws, add the coupler cut lever and some other things.
My sincerest thanks.