Welp... day 2 of the Window install. No donuts since I slept in. Got just enough time to make a post and take a shower.
here's the old:
and the new
here's the old:
and the new
Great morning herein Montana - foggy and frosty at 27 degrees!
Greg - I believe John Allen's original layout started as a 4'x6' and it became the centerpiece of the larger layout. He was a wizard with photography as well as a modeler. If you have an interest in his stuff you should find the book -"Model Railroading with John Allen" by Linn Westcott.
I've gone through several copies over the years.
Good Friday morning coffee shoppers! Hope all is doing well! Storms have passed for now, clear night skies with brilliant stars.
A big plate of biscuits w/ sausage gravy...a couple of over easy eggs on top, texas toast with blackberry jelly and a cup of deer camp coffee please Flo, thank you!
Karl, thanks for the info, much appreciated, this is my first go-around with an Alco FA. And that fan, it struck me as kind of cheesy, do you actually see it operate with the shell on?
Joe, nice pic of the K4s, that front end is heavy duty!
James, nice pic of the COLA, they just don't make them like that anymore!
Here is some pictures of the first Ambroid kit I built......
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TAKE CARE--BE SAFE--HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
Au contraire Monsewer!I have a RTR Helium car somewhere and I think it was made by AHM not sure will have to pull it out. This kit turned out nice!
The EMC E1, E2 & E3s were just awesome with the early nose designs!
The front noses of the EA, E1A, E3A, E4A, E5A, and E6A cab units had a pronounced slant when viewed from the side. Therefore, these six models have been nicknamed "slant nose" units. Later E-unit models received the same blunted "bulldog nose" as the F-units.
As far as I know there no EAs, E1As are in existence or E2s for that matter.
There is an E3 in the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC which I have seen in person.
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As for the E4s they were all scrapped.
Only one E5 unit of the original 16 built survives today. The last surviving EMD E5 diesel, CB&Q No. 9911A Silver Pilot, is owned and operated by the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illinois. Last used on the Fort Worth and Denver Railway (a CB&Q subsidiary) on the Texas Zephyr, the E5 is matched with one of the Burlington's Nebraska Zephyrs, a 5 car, articulated, stainless steel 1936 passenger train. This equipment was used in the production of the 1992 film A League of Their Own, and for the 2006 film Flags of Our Fathers, E5 9911A Silver Pilot was used with 4 stainless steel passenger cars relettered to resemble the Zephyr trainset.
The E6s are around.
Three E6 locomotives survive today:
Atlantic Coast Line E3A 501 was wrecked before delivery, returned to EMC and rebuilt as an E6A. It has been preserved and now resides at the North Carolina Transportation Museum/Spencer Shops. ACL 501 has been at or near operational status for much of its life. After retirement from regular service, the unit was restored to purple & silver colors and run on Midwest fan trips by owner Glenn Monhart. After Mr. Monhart's death, the unit found a home in Spencer, North Carolina, at the North Carolina Transportation Museum.
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad E6A #630, was operated by the Midland Railway, in Baldwin City, Kansas. RI 630 has since been sold and will become part of a future museum in Manly, Iowa, along with Rock Island E8A 652. Both units have been cosmetically restored but currently are under a mechanical restoration at Mid-America Car in Kansas City, MO as of March 2017.
Louisville and Nashville E6A #770, built as L&N 450B, is located at the Kentucky Railway Museum, in New Haven, Kentucky. This unit is for display only, as it came to the museum without most its internal parts.
Then the E7s...
Ex-Pennsylvania Railroad E7A #5901 has been preserved by the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, in Strasburg, Pennsylvania. This locomotive has been cosmetically restored, and is currently on indoor display.
I think there are actually more E7s around but I can't seem to remember where I have seen them.
Finally the E8s it is estimated that 58 E8s have survived a mixed bag of As and Bs units. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMD_E8
Last but not least E9s....
42 E9 locomotives survive today, donated to several museums and tourist railroads.
Five E9s are owned by the Illinois Railway Museum, in Union, Illinois. A number of railroads keep a small number in service for hauling inspection specials, charter passenger trains, investor tours, and other special trains.
The Union Pacific Railroad rosters three E9s (951 and 949), and a B unit, 963B (built as UP E9B 970B) in their heritage fleet. They were rebuilt in 1993 with a single 2000hp EMD 16-645E engine and upgraded electrical and control equipment for compatibility with more modern locomotives.
Southern Pacific 6051, the last surviving SP E9, is preserved at the California State Railroad Museum and operates excursions hosted by the museum.
five windows - total tear out and replace, including two on the upper story, with total trim replacement took 2 days. Sounds like about an average of 1/2 day for one window.Troy...nice windows! I have the same style, I've got a bedroom window I need to replace, how long did it take for the guys to replace it?
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