I read somewhere that MicroTrains is working on a coupler conversion,
and you are not alone wondering how to mount a coupler on the front.
>: I just got my two Life-Like N-Scale Burlington (CB&Q) E8s. ...
First Lifelike does their bulgy F's with the cranked number boards,
then this mutant E, then they really add insult to injury by doing
(with BevBel's help) roadname after roadname I want.
Fred Lux, Computer Specialist, Monroe Public Schools
I hope I don't rain on anyones parade... but does anyone else out there
notice a "problem" with the length and shape of the LL E8 nose? At the
last club meeting we got out a book the contained pictures of the BN
commuter Es and found a pictured E that was the same size as the LL E to
compare. The LL E8 nose looks to me to be too long, not flat on top [the
headlight casing extends much to far back, above the top of the nose],
and the vertical front of the nose is angled more like an E6 than an E8
and is also pointed rather than rounded when viewed looking down.
The best description I have come up with is that the nose looks like a
cross between a DL-109 and an E6.
I really wish I had not noticed this, as I really, really like the
excellent paint job on the CB&Q units. And I will probably buy a
couple anyway and just forget about the nose.
>[ ... ] the converson sets that
>I received are 1021-1022 Low and Short profile body ount conversion kit,
>which is for the front, and 1128 MT-7 couplers with adapters which are
>for the rear trucks. Hope this helps.
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