rsullivan
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2:19 PM - Oct 02, 2018 #41

Mr. Ed(nhhe52) They are different locomotives. The NH 0900 pictured is DEY-1, originally Alco 600, which was the demonstrator that the New Haven purchased. The diagram is for the DEY-1a. The 0900 was different from the others with sloped sides, open area under the cab, and different type of trucks and headlight. If you look at page 419 in Mr. J.W. Swanberg's New Haven Power 1838 - 1969 (1988) you will see the identical picture as 600, and an early 1950's version with different handrails. I would try an attempt to make a HH600/HH660 into the NH 0900 without scratchbuilding a new cab and sides to go over the mechanism. Hope this helps.
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3:58 PM - Oct 02, 2018 #42

Thanks Richard:

Not intending to scratch build one.  Just wanted to know what it was.

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11:37 AM - Oct 03, 2018 #43

1950's color footage of NH 0900 in action, 1:50 minutes in.  Skip the first 1:30 of New England promotional footage.  Also great footage of FA's in my favorite Orange and Silver stripes.

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1:37 PM - Oct 04, 2018 #44

So, now all we need are NH style air compressor housings for the HH-660.
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12:08 AM - Oct 07, 2018 #45

Well, to start with, when I talked to Rob Pisansi about the fact that NH switchers uses whistles, he said he didn’t know that. If nothing else they could have at least included a whistle in the sound files.

Had they known when cutting the tooling they could very well have included a whistle for negligible cost. At this point, though, adding a whistle to the existing dies would cost a decent amount of money with no return on that investment.

Even adding the sound files at this point might be more than they are willing to do.

Randy

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nhhe52 wrote: I don't understand why Atlas can't supply a plastic whistle on the HH660 NH versions as an extra part along with the chains.

I guess I'll have to pick up a few brass whistles when I get around to it.

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12:46 PM - Oct 07, 2018 #46

For those that know how and have the electronics to do it, i’m sure the whistle sound can be added to the decoder.

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9:51 AM - Oct 08, 2018 #47

Someone did make this fine model of 0900:
https://www.deviantart.com/rlkitterman/ ... -317748864
Paint appears to be Pullman Green with gold lettering and numbers.  Don't know if that is correct.

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4:53 PM - Oct 08, 2018 #48

I came across this image of the the last days of NH #0900, former Demonstrator #600, in its final NH orange and green.  I can't make out what it had been renumbered.
Source: Alco Notes, Number 13, December 2012.
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As Demonstrator #600:
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10:43 AM - Oct 16, 2018 #49

Is this the correct style builder's plate and with correct Alco logo, (lower left corner), for the HH660 DEY-1b, delivered January, 1940?  
Production #69225 is for HH660 Road Number 0924.
If not, what year did Alco change the logo on the BP to the simple "Alco" without the streamlined locomotive and gear graphics?
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Ed
alco-plate.jpg download (1).png Simple Logo:
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