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MLW Pacific Great Eastern RS-3 almost bashed into shape from a K-Line New York Central issue. I hope to have this in my gallery 'soon'.IMG_3728

Sweet. Great work (even tho' you "de-NYC'd" it). I like the paint colors. I remember the PGE name from my early GM&O RR clerk days of sorting Interline Received waybills for the Keypunch Dept. Yes, manually. Yes, Keypunch...I digress.

The fixed pilots look so sharp. I've "fixed" a few myself, when not messing with steamers. Your job is impressive. But, I note that you have retained the 3RO couplers (as have I), so I assume that you still use the truck-mounted couplers on your rolling stock.

How do the fixed pilots and your rolling stock perform on curves in the real world of layout use? I have found that fixing the pilots often fouls that geometry up, even on 072 curves.

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Sweet. Great work (even tho' you "de-NYC'd" it). I like the paint colors. I remember the PGE name from my early GM&O RR clerk days of sorting Interline Received waybills for the Keypunch Dept. Yes, manually. Yes, Keypunch...I digress.

The fixed pilots look so sharp. I've "fixed" a few myself, when not messing with steamers. Your job is impressive. But, I note that you have retained the 3RO couplers (as have I), so I assume that you still use the truck-mounted couplers on your rolling stock.

How do the fixed pilots and your rolling stock perform on curves in the real world of layout use? I have found that fixing the pilots often fouls that geometry up, even on 072 curves.

I fix the pilots and the front coupler but cheat with the actual working coupler. I just run my trains, not  'operate' them.IMG_3509

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Daniel - here is a picture of the K-Line by Lionel NY Central RS3, catalogued in 2007. Has the same road number as yours. Looks like the safety striping on your pilot was added after the catalog picture.

01006103-1D37-4247-98F5-20FDFAA9988B

@midnightwrecking, well done on your RS3; it is spectacular! 

Mine had them, as well.

If I knew you were going to have 3D printed pilots available, I would have not sold it.  She sits a little high.

Thanks!

- Mario

@midnightwrecking, well done on your RS3; it is spectacular!

Mine had them, as well.

If I knew you were going to have 3D printed pilots available, I would have not sold it.  She sits a little high.

Thanks!

- Mario

Mario with all the pilots and parts to fix pilots you developed and have on Shapeways? I'm surprised you gave up on the RS3 instead of coming up with a pilot.

Just my personal opinion, but I think the RS-3 is one of the nicest Diesel locomotives, in terms of aesthetics, from the 60's and 70's.

I rode behind them lots of times on the LIRR, between Jamaica and Speonk and other stations.

When Weaver (?) issued them, I bought a couple and had them custom-painted for the LIRR by a very talented guy in a hobby shop in Babylon. He also did a few Wms "Madison" coaches and painted them in LIRR livery.  I'll dig out a few and post some pictures.

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