Prospector's pilot

Baseline design of the rather complicated pilot is finished from brass sheets


RP-210 - update

After further study of the available pictures I remodeled the nose - the tilted sides were not straight but showed a compound curve towards the tip.
I used a splitted Aristo FA-pilot for the slightly inclined RP-pilot
The shell was shortened to the correct length.
Additionally I reworked the front truck - removing the center axle and fixed the former rotating front axle to the power block.
A quick set-up of the trucks and the shell


Baldwin RP-210 of NYC's 'Xplorer' - model in 1/29

Started with NYC's diesel power of the short-lived Xplorer
Baldwin RP-210 - a low-slung, diesel-hydraulic locomotive for the lightweight Talgo-train

NYC's RP-210

I use a USA-Trains PA as a starting point - lowering the shell, making a new nose & roof, re-arranging the trucks...fortunately I was able to buy a 'basket-case' for this with damages on shell and trucks - not really cheap but almost perfect for this project (not too much regrets when slaughtering the unit).

- Baseline for nose has been assembled
- The front truck will lose its center axle
- Shell still has to be shortened by 2"


And the news on CBQ EA/EB

I also achieved some progress on the CBQ-set

Additionally I have an appropiate aux.-power baggage under construction - the car has a fairing on its front end to match the higher roof height of the EA/EB-set

Further progress on the Prospector

Some new pictures of my Prospector-project


And the news on CBQ's EA/EB-set

DRGW M-1 'Prospector'

Some progress to show on the Prospector