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These are Lionel E6s I lowered and put fixed pilots on. The pilots are the stock Lionel pilots stretched out to fit the car body. The trucks on these units were weathered to pull out the detail and on one of the locos, the trucks were narrowed with scale wheels. The steps were filed and remounted in their correct positions.

These are mods anyone can do if one is patient.

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Valpac posted:

Generally, the sight of an engine, any engine, gives me a happy feeling.  These photos made my eyes pop and raised my heart rate.  Very nice job.  What a beauty!

Thank you, I just wanted folks to see that the quality of some Lionel diesels when modified can equal anything at just about any price. The trade off is wider curves are required.

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I agree - some of the Lionel products are really scale models above the belt rail.

Speaking of which, can I twist your arm for a dimension?  On the flat side, from the very bottom to the top of the rail that runs above the large windows where the side joins the roof?  And if you have a B unit, the length?

My purposes are less than honorable, and involve aluminum and bronze.

bob2 posted:

I agree - some of the Lionel products are really scale models above the belt rail.

Speaking of which, can I twist your arm for a dimension?  On the flat side, from the very bottom to the top of the rail that runs above the large windows where the side joins the roof?  And if you have a B unit, the length?

My purposes are less than honorable, and involve aluminum and bronze.

Bob, the E6s???

bob2 posted:

Bob, I get 3.375 inches. I do not have a B unit to measure. Hope this helps.

Thanks Ron - I was hoping for around 2 1/8", which would have worked for my old Adams sides.  

Post an image of what you are measuring. That's a 1.25 inch difference on a scale model, think you both measured something different. 

Great job on the units!!

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