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|Tuscan Pennsylvania K-4|
|The Tuscan K-4 pictured here is the result of an article I was shown about the Pennsylvania Railroad experimenting with painting one or more of its K-4 locomotives Tuscan Red.|
|I was intrigued to see how this would actually look so I modified the boiler of a Gilbert K-5 locomotive by removing the feedwater heater, the feedwater pump and its piping, the cast-on sand pipes and installing applied piping for the sand pipes. I also moved the bell from the boiler front to the top of the boiler. The pilot has one of its cast-on steps broken off so I made a new one and attached it.|
The tender casting had seen better days. Someone had removed the front steps, not just the section below the edge of the sides but the entire assembly. I created two new step units out of brass and attached them to the tender. I also used S-Helper service tender trucks on this locomotive.
One final touch was the drive wheels. On a whim I drilled out the webbing between the spokes of the Gilbert cast drivers. After filing the holes smooth I ended up with a set of drive wheels with open space between the spokes.
|The Tuscan Pennsylvania Railroad K-4 Pacific pulls a seven-car string of American Models Pennsylvania passenger cars on Jeff Hill's layout. (2:18)|
|The Tuscan K-4 steam engine pulls a Pennsylvania passenger train at the Trains and Planes show. A Royal Blue steam engine pulls a Baltimore and Ohio passenger train. And the Brunswick Green K-4 steam engine pulls a third passenger train. (48 sec.)|
|The Tuscan K-4 is waiting for an assignment during the NMRA Train Show in Virginia Beach on September 18, 2010.|
|The Tuscan K-4 got an assignment pulling the circus train on the ACSG Tidewater Division modular layout during the NMRA Train Show on September 18, 2010. (26 sec.)|
|Tuscan PRR K-4 passing the strip mall at the Trains and Planes show.|
|This locomotive was run on the ACSG Tidewater Division modular layout during the Greenberg Train Show on February 27, 2010. (19 sec.)|
|I also created another K-4 and painted this one Brunswick Green. It is identical to the Tuscan K-4 except for the color. Here it is at the Trains and Planes show.|
|The Brunswick Green Pennsylvania Railroad K-4 Pacific pulls a seven-car string of American Models Pennsylvania passenger cars on Jeff Hill's layout. (2:37)|
|The Brunswick Green PRR K-4 roars down the mainline with its passenger train.|
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