So I took about an 1/8” out of the frame to move the cylinders back and will cut some off the end of the frame once I figure out how much space I need for the pilot truck. Put larger wheels on the pot and shortened it from the Williams normal 2.25” wheelbase to about 1.875. 1-3/4 would be about right for prototype. I’m working on an articulated joint like the lionel scale K4’s use. Also cut about 1/8” out of the boiler right behind the smoke box. I think it looks better, ot sure its worth the effort lol. But this was a $60 parts purchase and I figured what the heck. Tge last photo is a stock Williams K4 versus the modified one. Am I on the right track? Any suggestions? Thanks.
so I guess you found some train time after all? Looks good Dennis
Yeah a little should be working on other stuff but you know bow it goes... 😁
yeah I've been doing everything BUT working on trains.....and I was supposed to have all this free time since I quit working.
I did a similar thing with a Williams E6s Atlantic. Shortened the pilot mount to bring it in closer. Looks much better... and correct.