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    Default PRR L-5 electric

    These ran in New York on the PRR, cool lil things to I might Add, almost look European...

    http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o...idious/L-5.jpg

    Does anyone know where I can get this engine in MSTS, I looked in the f/l its not there.

    O, and no this is not my model, Its hard to even find a picture of these things!!
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    Default RE: PRR L-5 electric

    I'm pretty sure there are no models of the L-5 for MSTS. The closest thing would be a Swiss "Crocodile" but I'm not sure there's a model of that either. You could check...

    http://msts.banal.net/catalog/catalog.html

    Here's a picture of an L-5 in action
    http://www.davesrailpix.com/prr/htm/bvpr005.htm



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    Default RE: PRR L-5 electric

    http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/tr_prr3930.jpg

    http://www.davesrailpix.com/prr/htm/bvpr005.htm

    That model doesn't really look right compared to the prototype photos - the hoods aren't tall enough and the pantograph is wrong, unless the real ones were substantially rebuilt at some point.

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    Default RE: PRR L-5 electric

    Hi Franck,

    > The closest thing would be a Swiss "Crocodile" but I'm not sure there's a model of that either.

    felt complied to answer this question. Yes, there even is one in the file library right here, done by Michael "MadMike" Barthels. However, file be68.zip is a very early MSTS add-on, and skills (including Mike's) have developed enormously since.

    A much nicer, updated version is available at the-train.de, with finer textures and improved shape file. For an approximation to the sounds (that classic chunk-grind-chunk sound of the big driver rods) it pays off to add Klaus Kramml's sound for the Austrian crocodiles, the ÖBB class 1189 motors. That too is available at the-train.de. I personally fiddled a bit with the settings in his .sms files until I felt the MSTS beasts did sound like the heavy freight motors I recalled from my youngest years ;o)


    Here's MadMike's Ce 6/8 with the Orient Express, exploring Jerry's RMD-1 for a change


    And here's one of the survivors of the real thing. Condemned to a sunbleached and weathered static exhibit it is one of the less fortunate ones actually, as three of its sisters are still in running condition....

    However, that L-5 modell the first post shows rather reminds me of another, less known of our motors, the so-called Seetal-Crocodile of which only three were built to serve on a branch line in the Lake Valley disctrict North of Lucerne. Albeit of a more compact design, the similarities are almost striking... One of them is still around, awaiting restoration, see http://www.kulturprojekt.ch/de66.php

    Enough of this side-track, back to you guys for the actual topic. Cheers,

    Lukas a.k.a Swissie

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    Default RE: PRR L-5 electric

    Yeah they were rebuilt, the picture of the one in the first reply by Musick(if i spelled that right) Thats the one I rememeber from a book, yours has the side rods modified, either way, They are the L-5's. Now we just need to find one for MSTS, or recruit someone to make one up, I'm sure someone will step up to the plate, anyone, anyone at all.
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    Default RE: PRR L-5 electric

    You know what, now that i rememeber, The ORIGINAL ones had a thrid-rail pickup, no pantagraphs, thats y they look different, but, the model is still way off, I was looking at the linked picture.
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    Default RE: PRR L-5 electric

    There is a possibility I can obtain the drawings for the L-5 if any one is interested in modeling it.

    If I can't get the plans, I know a set of drawings was available in the July 1953 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman, page 51

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