What is that conductive grease or coating that people were using on side rods and such on steam engines? Neo Lube?
E8 looks great. The pilot swap really makes a difference.Did a modification on an Atlas scale Buffalo Creek flour car today. I removed the truck bolsters and reinforced the floor. I installed MTH friction bearing trucks. Basically it lowers the car down to a decent level for adding three rail trucks…
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I am also doing small detail additions to my MTH Erie E8. I swapped the pilot and installed a firecracker antenna. A few more bits coming…
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Tom, Pretty sure the P&D pilots for the F3 will fit these E8s. They are perfect for the K-Line E8s. Coupler doors are optional. Air and MU lines can be added too.Lou, that Northern looks like a museum piece! Simply beautiful. Great work.
And thank you guys. I would like to add the more detailed pilot to a few of my E8 locomotives, but MTH seems to be out of them at this time! I may try doing some detail work on the couple spare pilots I have, by adding air hoses and possibly cut levers…
Those are fixed pilots, right Pete? The look better than the regular MTH ones, with the added rivets along the top…
Tom, you get just the pilot. You can mount them to the truck, to the body or to the frame. On the NYC engine they are mounted to the plastic body. I did another K-Line E8 and mounted it to the frame. Both are fixed but mounting to the frame I used screws vs glueing to the shell.Those are fixed pilots, right Pete? The look better than the regular MTH ones, with the added rivets along the top…