Re: a PB70R project - progress
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looks very nice Chuck. BCW makes wooden doors with the 2 slot windows on each door, and the also make those double steps for the baggage end and under the bagg doors. I've never been able to duplicate the bend in the steps that wraps the one rung of these steps onto the car end... at least not to my satisfaction. Let me see what I have or can spare in my "PRR Parts" envelope. No promises yet. Eastern Car Works did do ice chests a long time ago, but you almost never see these and they are far inferior to the PRR parts ice chests. One of the things that is important is to move those trucks at the baggage end as far forward as you reasonably can without compromising the run qualities of the car, which you have done. Not much you can do about the fact that the car is a shade longer than it should be. Anyhow, she's a good looking job!
From: Chuck Heuer <hiker120@...>
To: PRRPro <PRRPro@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jul 6, 2020 5:51 pm
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.