Yes, original AC. I have a very small collection of Gilbert AF steamers. I have a 326, 336 and 343 all of which I have restored mechanically, electrically and aesthetically, my uncle's Royal Blue and his 21105, and my little boy's 283. All of these I keep original/restored condition other than ripping out the air chime whistle and replacing with Dallee bell and whistle. At the flip of a switch I can rotate my layout from conventional AC to Legacy or to DCC. I run all of these on conventional AC.Looks good, Chuck. Hard to tell but it looks like a 5 wire connection, so AC, not DCC?
I wouldn't say it was a rebuild. For my full restorations, I take them completely apart (except the reverse unit unless it needs new fingers or drum), fix or repair whatever is necessary, clean everything with various means, paint the shells and sideframes, polish the handails/grabirons, apply waterslide decals & clear coat, re-grease, and re-oil.That is nice did u rebuild that one too.