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TOPIC: N scale Reading T1

N scale Reading T1 2 months 1 week ago #6423

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Very thankful the FEF3 drawbar will work with slight modification. The loop end needs to be thinned a bit and the top of the truck it sits on also needs filed a bit but the length is perfect! Tested her out and she picks up current from all tender axles now. The coupler box needs removed from the tender so the drawbar will clear.

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N scale Reading T1 1 month 3 weeks ago #6434

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I choose the bachmann spectrum 2-8-0 pilot as the basis for the front because it is available, cheap and generally resembles the T1 front. Converted the front to accept a microtrains coupler using the 2051 underslung kit.


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N scale Reading T1 1 month 3 weeks ago #6435

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Should be getting my FEF3 by Thursday, so you need to finish this project so I can
Copy yours!! :P
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N scale Reading T1 1 month 3 weeks ago #6436

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The top front of the frame needs filed flat so that a piece of thick styrene can fit flush on top. Two holes on each side of the front part need drilled so small screws can go through the metal. The long part of the Bachman pilot gets removed and styrene builds up on the pilot to reach the mounted screwed in portion on the frame.

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N scale Reading T1 6 days 16 hours ago #6463

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New parts arrived from Baldwin in Philadelphia. Air pumps and pilot steps from bachmann 2-8-0. Still need to use some filler and file it a bit but general shape is done. Got some nice mesh for the front grill to.


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