Making a newer, but inexpensive, engine better !
The original boiler had the wrong profile, being straight across, instead of tapered fore and aft from the front of the firebox. This was corrected by resoldering the boiler courses and realigning the running boards and cab. Various parts were incorrectly or poorly mounted, like gaps between the stack and boiler, and the airtanks were soldered to the boiler instead of hanging flush with the edges of the running board. Most of the details and piping were reattached. Added some castings to the backhead stamping, and replaced the poor leading truck wheels.
The 'New' engine retains the good mechanism and running qualities of the Sunset model. But now it *looks* like a Pennsy K-4, with the right boiler profile and corrected details. Nothing needed to be done to the tender, but the loco-to-tender gap is now filled in for a more realistic appearence when close coupled.
Includes a mounted Kadee coupler on tender, a pair of etched brass Pennsy builders plates (for an I class), and a set of Champ BRH-9 Blue Ribbon decals with gold loco/tender striping.