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I was contacted by Robbie Hanson about the E-7 he picked up. I was able to buy it from him and he shipped it very well. A few things had come unglued, which is not surprising so I fixed that and glued the lights in place. Used some 1/8" spacers to enable the trucks to rotate some without hitting the body. Has NWSL 3 axle trucks and runs real smooth. I do plan to lubricate them, but been too excited playing with it. Art Knapp had one C&O car that I just got today. Need to get a coupler on it and some weights, sure is lightweight.  Sure is a long engine, looks great! I was told not many of these were made, but not sure about that. I plan to paint the trucks silver. 50722874_2265104327066383_3109760062667620352_n.thumb.jpg.5656540f42b399d0133cf045081e5454.jpg

  If anyone has another unit to sell in this livery let me know. Any B unit would work, could repaint it anyway. IF any B's were made.

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  Car is still on the plastic wheels. Sure big windows!  Does have seats, will get some people in soon.

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Wish Ralph had matched the colors better.

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Lights have amber colored lenses for some reason. Still the incandescent bulbs that don't work great.

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Hey Jerry, I have one of those E7's myself.  Ralph Brown did make at least one B unit under the Texas Special name. Yours is in better shape than mine.  I will be making a B unit sometime in the future, but too many projects between now and then. Bob.

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I would like the castings Bob, if you mold it. Be fun to make one. I have a set of 3 axle NWSL's without motors that I could use in it. I read they were closing down?

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NWSL is closing?, OH NO.  Might have to mold my own.  Better order some.  I don't know when I will be making those, but some time in the future and I will.  Bob.

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I just talked to NWSL, and yes, they are shutting down in August.  Someone could buy it, but they don't know.  It is going to be a great loss to the modelers. Bob.

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26" long so right on in 1/32 scale for their 70' length. Bob Thon(Robert's Lines) said he had a A&B unit that he has on display in a local museum. He has the original brochure also, which is posted on the Facebook Gauge 1 Forum.

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Jerry, do you suppose you could try and get one of the pictures, as they won't let me back on Facebook, I bad mouthed them and they didn't like it, so they banned me.   Bob.

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Thanks Jerry, I knew that I wasn't dreaming.  I knew that I saw it somewhere.  That is great, thanks very much Jerry. Bob.

 

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Bob, I have the piece that goes in the lower front, if you don't. Have some extra GT parts. Let me know. I bought a HO scale B unit on ebay to help me make a B unit. I have a pair of NSWL 3 axle dummy trucks with wheels but no gears or motors. Engine runs fine on track power, even being sorta dirty, but those wheels are a ways apart, so I guess it evens out.

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I rounded up some old Great Trains passenger cars to go with the E-7 . Stripped them and painted them to match. Mulled over making them longer but decided to live with it, my projects take so long anymore. Still need to get the glass back in and some people. Might be short on seats, but can cast some. Lettering and the yellow stripe also to be done. Someday....

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