Post WWII-Whitcomb modified "Straight cab" (side skirts removed too)
Elevated centercab version
New! Narrow-Gauge Nn3 Whitcomb ! Fits on an AZL Z scale GP7 chassis (8x8 power)
Shown with wire handrails - Add $25.
Italian-rebuilt D143 "Truman" class Whitcomb!
Italian Ne120 and D143 "Truman" cabs - no extra cost - request with order! Ne120 includes exhaust stacks, D143 includes roof housing!
Kit parts - showing all three available cabs Etched brass steps now standard.
$44. + shipping and optional insurance
This conversion kit uses the Tomytec (Tomix) TM01, 02, 03. 05, 06 or 07 chassis (available separately) to produce a 65-ton Whitcomb centercab switcher in many different configurations. This is a brand-new, copyrighted kit only available in extremely limited quantities..
The mechanism is a proven 4-wheel drive (with traction tire), 8-wheel pickup Japanese mechanism used for various trolley-style mechanisms in the Tomytec line. The TM06 and TM07 mechanisms are currently made and available separately. Previously-produced shorter Tomytec mechanisms models TM01, 02, and 03 will also work just fine, and if you can get them, are a little less work to convert. Each TM-series chassis varies in overall length and sideframes. The currently-available TM03 and TM07 appears to have the best sideframes to modify for this project. The kit was originally designed to fit the TM05 with minimal modification.
Modified TM05 mechanism in new frame
New as of 6-01-12 - Now includes photoengraved brass steps (the GE 70-tonner steps turned out to also work well with this kit for a much improved stop appearance.
New as of 12-20-08 - custom-cast metal weights to precisely fit the shell for proper weighting and precise clearance to the motor and flywheels:
Here’s what you get:
The model includes a 20+ page instruction manual loaded with history, online photo references, assembly tips, photos, painting tips, and a detailed illustrated guide to producing soldered brass handrails. This Adobe .PDF formatted document can be e-mailed in advance (and prior to auction close) if you furnish me with your e-mail address, so there are no surprises on tools and skill levels required.
Parts will have basic flash removal performed from the castings and cab side windows opened. Cab will best test-fitted (but not glued) to the cab. Other flash removal and part finishing is done by the assembler.
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