Erie R-1 heads to the shop for overhaul

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  1. Blake

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    Erie R-1 2-10-2 steam loco heads to the shop for overhaul

    Here is one of my favorite locos. It's an Alco models HO Erie 2-10-2 class R-1. I painted it a long time ago and now it's time to do it better. It was re-motored with a Mashima can motor as soon as I got it (around 15 years ago) and it is now DCC equipped so I can operate on Gary's layout. This time I intend to use better decals, install an operating headlight and a new gearbox. Here is one last photo shoot before it gets redone.

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  2. Lackawanna Jim

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    Blake;

    You know I've always been partial to this model! I think it's painted just fine; but, the caliber of your work now will eclipse your older work, for sure... I Look forward to the results!

    Jim :cool:
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    Thanks Jim, It's more than just the paint job. I think I can make it run even better too. When I painted this loco, I don't even think I cleaned it all that well prior to starting it. I see allot of paint chipping off now. On top of that, I used Champ decals. Back then, they looked like scotch tape. Even in the photos you can clearly see the film. This time, I'm using Microscale decals.
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    Looks like I was able to repair the loose gearbox, still may want to replace it with a NWSL one though. Trying to fit her with a flywheel but it looks like it's going to be tough.