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    • January 27, 2020 11:03 PM EST
    • John,  (misprint) It is the drivewheel electric wiper assem.

      Fits in the frame between the drivewheels.

       

       

       

      Tommy

      Rio Gracie

    • January 27, 2020 10:30 PM EST
    • Tommy, What is the; Drivewheel electric whisper assem.?

    • January 27, 2020 7:04 PM EST
    • Jeff Maurer said:

      Got a hold of Phil and the parts are still available. In a very short time, my kit will be on its way. It costs $243.50 but that is still a deal since it has been 15 years since the original kit was out. I'm just happy to be able to get the parts.

       

      Welcome Jeff

    • January 27, 2020 5:20 PM EST
    • Jeff Maurer said:

      Got a hold of Phil and the parts are still available. In a very short time, my kit will be on its way. It costs $243.50 but that is still a deal since it has been 15 years since the original kit was out. I'm just happy to be able to get the parts.

       

      Congratulations.  Looking forward to your build.  

       

      Tommy

      Rio Gracie

    • January 27, 2020 5:12 PM EST
    • Got a hold of Phil and the parts are still available. In a very short time, my kit will be on its way. It costs $243.50 but that is still a deal since it has been 15 years since the original kit was out. I'm just happy to be able to get the parts.

    • January 26, 2020 5:09 PM EST
    • I trimmed the front lip off the tender and used that piece to frame in the hatch.

       

       

      Tommy

      Rio Gracie

    • January 22, 2020 3:34 PM EST
    • And he is much cooler on the phone than through emails too.

    • January 22, 2020 2:15 PM EST
    • Jeff Maurer said:

      I sent them an email asking if the parts for this build is still available. I'm waiting to hear back with my fingers crossed...

      You should telephone, HLW is very poor at returning emails, better to talk to Phil directly. He's way more responsive.

    • January 22, 2020 1:48 PM EST
    • I sent them an email asking if the parts for this build is still available. I'm waiting to hear back with my fingers crossed...

    • January 21, 2020 11:00 PM EST
    • Jeff,

      Here is the Hartland original parts sheet that came with the kit.  I agree with John, call Phil.  I talked to him about a month ago when I ordered the "Inyo" smoke stack I am using in my build.

       

       

      Tommy

      Rio Gracie

    • January 21, 2020 5:49 PM EST
    • Ask for Phil at Hartland Locomotive Works, I believe he put the parts together for those kits. I'm not sure the locos that supplied the parts are still made.

      http://www.h-l-w.com/

       

      Good Luck

    • January 21, 2020 5:22 PM EST
    • I've wanted one of these engines (and the kit) for 10 years...of course they weren't offered by then. Still want one now so I am enjoying watching the build progress...and am cursing you at the same time. Sending email to Hartford to see if the parts are still available and what it will cost. Fingers crossed...

    • January 19, 2020 5:24 PM EST
    • Thanks for the input.  So originally I was going to modify it like per the class.

       

       

      But I like John's idea and I am pondering boxing in the water hatch which will allow wood along the sides.

       

       

      Tommy 

      Rio Gracie

       

    • January 23, 2020 9:21 PM EST
    • Looking for lgb 2063 or 27630 or any other version. Used or new. Buy or trade.

    • January 22, 2020 4:07 PM EST
    • I have a friend who is looking for a set of 3 axle Aristo-Craft Vanderbilt tender trucks.  Anyone have any?

    • January 21, 2020 11:39 AM EST
    • No I think I will leave it new and pristine looking like it just came out of the box, LOL 

    • January 20, 2020 8:32 PM EST
    • Bill

       

       Are you going to weather it ?

       

    • January 20, 2020 10:58 AM EST
    • Dan, thanks that is the best description I've had, Bill

    • January 20, 2020 9:40 AM EST
    • Beautifully Ugly, nicely done Bill.

    • January 20, 2020 1:18 AM EST
    • Bill,

       

      As ever, I am dumbfounded by  your ability to turn "junk" in you parts bin into working art for your railroad!   

      Eric