Re: a PB70R project - progress
From: PRRPro@groups.io <PRRPro@groups.io> on behalf of Chuck Heuer <hiker120@...>
Sent: Monday, July 6, 2020 4:51 PM
To: PRRPro@groups.io <PRRPro@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [PRRPro] a PB70R project - progress
The underside of my Bachmann PB70R is done (almost). I may eventually try to fabricate something for icebox latches if I don't turn up some of the etched ones and I will probably add some narrow extensions of the center sill back in under the inside ends of the trucks next time I have them off at such thickness that is not the limiting factor on truck rotation. Steam, air and signal lines will also be left until the end. With long shank fixed mount couplers it passed road testing on my +/- 26" tightest radius section and #5 yard switches. Next I have work to do on the body, both interior and exterior (I am not messing with the factory exterior paint however). In the side view here it is coupled to a Walthers BM70n (13'-6" roof) for comparison.