Thanks Mr. Sheridan for pointing out the differences between the S-1 (DEY-3), S-2 (DEY-5) and the S-4 cabs. While at first I thought the discussion of the S-4 cabs wasn't germaine since the New Haven didn't have any, I remembered that the model manufacturers call theirs S-2/S-4 in most cases so it is important. I downloaded all five views of your version of the DEY-3 cab and all three views of Mr. Redden's DEY-3 cab for side-by-side comparisons. Yes, this is an apples to oranges comparison since your views are of the completed model and Mr. Redden's are computer generated images of the completed model, however they give a starting point to view each and the pictures available in Shoreliner, vol. 35, iss. 1, New Haven Diesel Locomotives Volume 1: Switchers & Road Switchers, and New Haven Power 1938 - 1969. What I mention is not to be meant as critical in any way, as your model cab as a mass production model is way superior than what I could hope to accomplish, and I applaud your efforts. All my observations are eyeball and not printed out and measured observations, so there are error variables of the various viewing angles, shadow effect, and lighting. While your center window support on the front view is probably spot on in measurements, it has a wider appearance than those in the pictures in the referenced works above. Not by much mind you, but more so than the computer generated image does. Given the angles of your views, the area below the curve and drip edge of the roof on your model appear to have less depth than the images on Mr. Redden's cab or in any of the pictures in the above references. You also included the armrest which isn't shown on the majority of the pictures in the above references. Please remember that I'm not nitpicking, just saying what I can see, and that may differ from many other people see too. However, your model is more than I could ever accomplish on a mass scale! I don't know how to use a CAD program. I learned to scale and make drawings and use existing drawings for individual models made as a group by military model makers. They made models of equipment from pictures and I use the techniques they taught me. When I read about your cab originally back in 2016 and again just now, I didn't get the impression they were for sale anywhere. Mr. Redden's are and will be, and if they are 95% correct for the New Haven, I for one will be ecstatic! My first two Roco S-2 were modified in 1991 by removing the roofs and shaving the contour down to the lower profile, adding a thin brass sheet roof, adding vertical shutters to one, and whistles to both to make them into DEY-5. Painted them in PFE Orange and Pullman Green, then decaled them for the New Haven. Now I have 16 DEY-3's that are undecorated and NH in various schemes that I have dreaded the thought of changing all the roof profiles, and will gladly snatch up Mr. Redden's version once his Beta phase has been completed. I will do the same for my six DEY-5's too if and when he produces a cab matching them. Thanks for all your contributions to the various model manufacturers, and your articles. I have benefited from the models that you helped with from Rapido, Bethleham Car Works, and Atlas, and have made modifications (or plan to) based on your articles to the models I already have.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr. member #3967