Modifying the Pilot

The original P-10 model came equipped with a boiler tube type pilot that was typical of an earlier era on the Espee.  By the fifties the 2467 had a solid pressed metal type pilot.  To fix this detail the pilot was disassembled and updated with a cast pressed metal type pilot from Precision Scale. 

 

Here are the before and after pictures of the pilot:

Orignal pilot Modified pilot

 

Cylinder Detailing

Here are a couple of pictures that compare the blower valves and bleed valve detail on the top of the steam engine.  The model picture is a little out of sequence as I only have a shot of this after the model was painted; more will follow on the painting laterÖ

 

Blower valves and bleed valve Steam engine valve detail (2472)

 

Completed  Boiler Repairs

The photos below show the repaired boiler compared to the present day locomotive.

 

Firemanís side view:

Repaired boiler (fireman's side) Prototype photo (fireman's side) 

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and the Engineerís side view:

Repaired boiler (Engineer's side) Prototype photo (2472 engineer's side) 

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While the model isnít a perfect match for the prototype it will make a quite respectable P-8 class Pacific when it is finished.

 

 

Page 4 - Last updated August 28, 2005

 

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