The original P-10 model came equipped with a boiler tube type pilot that was typical of an earlier era on the Espee. By the fifties the 2467 had a solid pressed metal type pilot. To fix this detail the pilot was disassembled and updated with a cast pressed metal type pilot from Precision Scale.
Here are the before and after pictures of the pilot:
Here are a couple of pictures that compare the blower valves and bleed valve detail on the top of the steam engine. The model picture is a little out of sequence as I only have a shot of this after the model was painted; more will follow on the painting laterÖ
The photos below show the repaired boiler compared to the present day locomotive.
Firemanís side view:
While the model isnít a perfect match for the prototype it will make a quite respectable P-8 class Pacific when it is finished.
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