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    Thanks mate, that is very helpful and I can see fitting out an engine/car shop is going to be a bit of work and a lot of fun
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    You will find pits (that is an acceptable term) as well as car jacks, welding supplies, tool boxes (lots of tool boxes), spare parts (wheels, traction motors, engine blocks...).
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    Whelp, this is what I got...it arrived this morning



    Now to get the interior detail "stuff"!
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    Agreed Chicago. After looking at both options I liked this one better. Not only the appearance but also the smaller foot print. As I believe you also said, it is large but will fit perfectly where I am thinking about placing it.
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    Should have updated this thread a few weeks ago, but you guy's know how it is sometimes. Anyway, took a look at the Car Shop Kit and I can see it is going to take a lot of work just to get it usable. A lot of the parts, floor, walls are warped which isn't a great start. I'm hoping the when they are glued in place, that will "straighten them out".

    The kit is pretty basic with minimal parts to work with so it should be easy to assemble, not withstanding the above. I'm going to be inserting three Peco Inspection Pits so the floor piece being out of whack probably wont effect anything as I won't be using it anyway at this point.

    Anyway, I should get the inspection Pits mid next week so will be making a start on everything then, at least laying everything out and seeing what needs to be done and if the "damaged/warped" parts are able to be recovered to be usable.

    Alternatively, I could send the entire Kit to an associate who has a 3 D Printer and have him redo the parts that are warped and (perhaps) unusable OR just have him use the basic plan to build me a good solid kit, if he will.
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    Contact Walthers . I had a warped Coal Flood Loader that i bought from a LHS , that had some of the silo pieces warped , and they had no problem sending me replacement parts . It was a very easy process . Give them a email and see what they will do , they were good to me

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    Steve,

    Thanks, I'll give it a try and see what they say. I took the warped pieces out and laid them flat with a little weight on them to see if that might not remove the warp or at least some of it over a few days, or until the Inspection Pits turn up. Right now, it is the walls that are going to be the main issue as I wont be using the supplied floor due to the Pits. Anyway, I'll email or call them in the morning and see what they have to say.
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    Slightly off topic:
    Why do these diesel shops need an empty 2nd story? There seems to be enough room, especially in the Walthers kits, to lift a diesel body completely over the top of another. Is that necessary? I can see lifting a body up to be able to stand under it to work on traction units but you don't need to be able to run another engine under it. Do you? I could even see having room for a 2nd floor to store parts but no extra floors show up on these pictures.

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    That very point came up on another forum ... and the answer was ??????????????? While there is a need to raise a body and/or engine, there does seem to be a lot of wasted and underutilized space. I have never seen a real Car Shop, but perhaps there is a second floor in them?
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    Love the name "Bullhook Bottoms" wish they didn't change it, reminds me of other colorful town names like "Cut and Shoot, Texas" "Defeated Creek, Tennessee" "Grinders Switch, Tennessee" Etc...
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    So is the extra space basically there so that cranes can lift things (e.g., a diesel engine) in and out of the locomotive from the roof?

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    Just saw this pic in a discussion of Amtrak AEM-7. The extra height would definitely come in handy for this type of thing...

    https://history.amtrak.com/archives/...-92-on-a-crane


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    There are shots out there of a locomotive boiler being lifted over another locomotive. Just because a project is stuck on track 2 doesn’t mean you could slow up projects on track 1 and 3. Steam engines were not as modular as the modern diesels are.
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    Wow, Mac! So that is how they install the decoder.
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    With both steam and diesel (although more so with steam) there was probably a fumes / smoke issue as well -- at least with a bit more height the smoke or fumes would rise -- even with modern ventilation it is still nice to have a bit more fresh air

    Might have also been a temperature thing as well in the past -- that is why my old house has 10' ceilings and why the old colonial houses in India that we stayed in had 14' ceilings -- again space to let the hot air rise keeps the ground where people are working a bit cooler...

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