We all know Alcos are beyond cool, but this takes it to a whole other level. What a wonderful Kitbash job this is. Take an Alco switcher, this one looks like an s4, add an RS3 cab, a stub nose, Canadian feather edge hoods and place the whole thing on trucks from a PA. There were four of these in real life, designed to work on branch lines where light rail prevented the use of a traditional road unit. The extra axles allowed the weight of the locomotive to be spread over more wheels, while the use of a switcher frame lessened the overall weight of the locomotive,
Last Edit: Jan 11, 2020 22:05:32 GMT -5 by Deleted
That is an MLW(ALCO) RSC 24 is has a 244 12 cylinder engine on a 2 motor 3 axle truck. MLW only built 4 of this model using derated engines from 251 upgraded FPA2 Locomotoves. They supplemented the 35 MLW RSC 13 to replace steam engines on the branch lines. The RSC 13 was the older 539 engine. The trucks from both these engine types were later put under MLW RS18's to make RSC 14 locomotives to take over brance line servace. Regards, John
mph: It's time to call it a night when the parts you are gluing together stick to the mat, the drafting triangle you are using as a square, the piece of wood you are using for alignment but won't stick to themselves!
Jul 29, 2020 20:50:38 GMT -5
rbturner: Raining here today. Of course I had painting outside planned.
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oldtimer52: That's why it rained Randy. Never plan to do something, just do it.
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rbturner: I did get most of it done. Then last night, we had a couple of downpours.
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JNXT 7707: Mehano wheels are not all the same size.
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wks: No effect of the storm in my neighborhood. However Metro North commuter train service suspended. Long Island Railroad also suspended. Some subway lines suspended. Very windy and comfortable.
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mph: Hang on to something, WKS!!
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JNXT 7707: They call him DANGER MAN.
Aug 4, 2020 22:50:56 GMT -5
mph: 'They' call him Danger Man? I thought we did that.
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JNXT 7707: We need to have a meeting in my office
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