NYC T-Motor Electric Move From NY To LA

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Posted by Penny Trains on Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:44 PM

cascadenorthernrr

I was not demanding anything just politely asking.

 

That's how I read it.  The response you got to your question seems a bit harsh and uncalled for in my view.

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Posted by wanswheel on Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:52 PM

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Posted by NWP SWP on Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:58 PM

Does anyone make a HO scale model of #278?

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Posted by RME on Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:25 PM

cascadenorthernrr
Does anyone make a HO scale model of #278?

Yes, but only in brass (and in my opinion the ones I've seen are fairly poor brass, stamped sheet and coined sideframes and the like).

If you are planning anything 'promotional' you should bite the bullet and get one of the O gauge Sunset T3a run.  That would give you a running start at scratchbuilding the 'correct' underframe detail (using NYCSES drawings and material, some of which I suspect Sunset Models knows where to find) and some demo mockups of the sort of jigging and equipment that would be used for a move like this.

Note that I'm providing all this detail as a learning experience and, perhaps, some advice for you.  Do not forget or delete it when you realize that moving 278 is likely something you won't get to do as a self-motivated project.

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Posted by Geared Steam on Friday, March 24, 2017 11:08 PM

I'm glad to know 278 won't be converted into a "camper" down here in Louisiana, we have plenty of those already. 

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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, March 25, 2017 10:03 AM

Quite honestly I'm surprised there's any of those things still around, I thought they were all turned into razor blades years ago.  Thank goodness that's not the case.

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