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Most of the details on this loco are machined and not castings like a Westside version would have. Starting with the pilot. This model has a built up pilot beam and cage and the Westside has a one piece casting. This models sand and steam domes are under height like the PFM models were. The sand lines on this model are just brass wires going into the sand dome. The Westside sand lines connect to the sand dome through cored brass turnings. These are just a few of the tells that this is a PFM K-37.
On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 8:30 PM Brian Kopp <kc5lpa1@...
I am curious what tells you it is a PFM vs a WMC?
Brian (novice collector)
It gets worse. The loco is actually a PFM K-37 from the early 60's and the tender is a a Westside K-27's from a modern slide or piston valve model from the late 70's. All in a Westside K-37 box. On average, the asking price is about $400 over what the model is worth to a knowledgeable buyer. If it in fact had all the correct pieces for a PFM K-37. This has to be an estate model that got all the components switched around when it was last sold. We are seeing more and more of that these days. Modelers passing away and widow's not knowing thing one about their late husband's collection. In come the estate reapers that know just about as much as the widow. This seller has some of the most over priced second hand models I've seen this year. I wish him luck.
On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 6:20 PM Lee Gustafson via Groups.Io <email@example.com
From: Dusty <firstname.lastname@example.org
To: HOn3 <HOn3@groups.io
Sent: Fri, May 24, 2019 6:57 pm
Subject: Re: [HOn3] K-36 and K-37
For your final exam check Ebay for 'k37 hon3'. Is one really a k36 with a k27 tender?