Accucraft 45DE27b Whitcomb

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Jeff Livingston
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Accucraft 45DE27b Whitcomb

Post by Jeff Livingston » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:52 pm

Just received the first of two 1:20.3 Accucraft Whitcombs today. Accucraft has done a stunning job on this model. If you're into 1:20-3 NG this is worth a good hard look. When compared to our two prototypes at HRS I could find only two minor descrepancies. The cab is fully detailed and if I had the brake handles and reverser to fit I think I could have fired it up. This first modelis in the gray color scheme and will become District Transportation Coordinator No. 8. DRTC No. 8 was one of two DRTC locomotives rented by the OR&L toward the end of WW2 so I can pull my OR&L freight equipment and remain prototypically accurate. No. 8 was later renumbered U.S.N. 65-000423 which will be the lettering on the yellow one that's coming. The actual locomotive is now HRS No. 423 and continues to serve.

Jeff Livingston

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