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Convert a U26C into a U25C
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Posted: Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 07:44 AM UTC
I recently acquired a kit for a U26C, a narrow-gauge GE locomotive exported to Brazil, New Zealand, South Africa, & Zambia with the intention of either converting it into a standard-gauge U25C, or (unprototypically) adding it to my Sn42 NfLD line, even though the NfLD did not truly operate U26C's

The U26C;

The CB&Q U25C;

Obviously, to create a U25C, the wheels of the HO body used to power this S-scale model would need to be re-gauged, and detail parts, such as fan-guards would need to be added, but, with those modifications, this conversion SHOULD be possible, correct???