Older P5A

Discussion in 'G / O / S Scale Model Trains' started by Kurt Landeck, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. Kurt Landeck

    Kurt Landeck New Member

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    hellp,

    Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Kurt Landeck,and I collect, try to restore, and operate O scale model trains.

    I've recently acquired a "vintage" (1940's) P5A box cab PRR electric engine. I would like to strip the engine, and repairt it, but am having trouble ascertaining how many screws there are in the roof. This engine was produced from die cast metal. Does anyone have any idea who made it, and can you tell me how many actual screws hold the roof on? There seem to be about 12 screws, but not all of them seem to be actual roof screws.

    I appreciate any information you may render.

    Thanks for your help.

    Best regards,
    Kurt
  2. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Max Gray imported a 2-C-2 P5a in 1961.
    I'm not sure if that would be what you have though.
  3. Kurt Landeck

    Kurt Landeck New Member

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    Max Gray P5-A?

    Ray,

    Thanks for the information. If this is a Max Gray unit would there be any portion of the shell that would be marked with his company name?

    Thanks for your help.

    Best regards,
    Kurt
  4. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    I'm not sure if the shell would be marked.
    Usually there would have been a tag on the chassis.