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Re: PC: HO U23B Question: Substitute U30B or U33B?

> From: DougTblood -AT- aol.com
> To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> Subject: Re: PC: HO U23B Question: Substitute U30B or U33B?
> Date: Friday, February 20, 1998 10:07 AM
> In a message dated 98-02-20 08:33:24 EST, you write:
> > Sorry to ask you all this, but I would like to model three of the 2700
> >  series U23Bs. Would an Athearn U30B be an acceptable stand-in, or
would a
> >  U33B with the rear "wings" trimmed down be better? I can't really tell
> >  my pictures. Thanks in advance!
> >  
> >  Ed
> >  
> Generally I think it would be better to use the U30B. I think the grilles
> under the radiators are ok, but since GE has/had the habit of changing
> the grilles from time to time they may not be depending on the unit. If
> you need different grilles from the ones on the U30, remove the radiator
> section and change out the grille area. I did some MEC U18 kit bashes
> and needed the U33 grilles and the U30 radiator and this worked fine for
> me.
> Doug

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