Conversion of T435 onto GE U5B, U6B

Re: Conversion of T435 onto GE U5B, U6B

Postby ctxmf74 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:24 pm

I wonder if those engines were designed for a low clearance situation? H &B appears to have been a shortline hauling lumber and coal. I've seen similar cabs on steel mill engines......DaveB
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Re: Conversion of T435 onto GE U5B, U6B

Postby Sventton » Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:52 pm

They have a NA appearance, I butchered one once to give it an Alco S2 like-look, added Milliput to give it a rounded cab roof, put radiator surround and screening on front, did something to the top of the hood if I recall.
Never finished it as one of those projects though, needed a repaint and oh yeah, something for those truck sideframes! I used an older BTTB version and the motor was a bit clunky to say the least. It does still run though. John
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Re: Conversion of T435 onto GE U5B, U6B

Postby Sventton » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:49 am

For length comparison purposes, wheelbase would be another issue, the cousin to the T435, the T438, is 13280 mm, or 43 1/2 feet. Popular US switchers of "similar" appearance are Baldwin VO660/1000 at 48 foot, S12 at 46 1/2 foot. The FM H10-44 at 48 foot, and Alco S1 at 45 foot, and the later S models (S2/4) at 46 foot.
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Re: Conversion of T435 onto GE U5B, U6B

Postby Murad » Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:37 pm

There were to models of t435.
The old one have only 1 driving truck. The new one have 1 driving pair of wheels on each truck. So it's very easy to change the wheelbase on the old version.
WTB any of the HP Products locomotive parts
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