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Hi Roger, thank you for writing back to me.
The only drawback I see to your plan to change the valve gear on the M2 is that Sunset chose to model that unusual value chest (an attempt at compound value operations - if memory loss hasn't addled me too much) and I don't recall seeing that ever paired with walchaerts gear in prototype photos.
Personally, I don't have the skills in my toolbox to even consider changing the valve gear on a brass locomotive, so I am envious of your abilities.
Good luck which ever way you decide to roll with your project.
Dr. J. Brent Greer
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Subject: Class M
Thanks for the information on the LMB model. I wasn't aware they were undersized only they were sort of substandard by todays' brass castings. When I get to the LMB I was planning on updating her with better details anyway.
Right now I'm trying to work out a basket case Sunset M-2 I bought. Pretty trashed but most everything is there. No tender but I have a large variety of tenders to add to her. I'm thinking of changing out the Baker VG for a set of Walschaerts I have just for variety. I have 2 other stock Sunset M-2s and will leave them as-is. My PSC M-2 just needs a new home. I like the Sunsets better.
Deer Creek Locomotive Works
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