Author Topic: Pennsylvania A3 Switcher (Kozo)  (Read 23134 times)

Offline kvom

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Re: Pennsylvania A3 Switcher (Kozo)
« Reply #435 on: August 12, 2019, 05:43:01 PM »
I use model scale screws and nuts myself.  You won't find brass screws on a locomotive.  That said, it's a matter of preference.

Confession:  I used some socket head screws on my Kozo.

Offline b.lindsey

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Re: Pennsylvania A3 Switcher (Kozo)
« Reply #436 on: August 12, 2019, 10:41:39 PM »
I agree...it's a matter of what suits your eye. I think the brass adds a nice bit of contrast to the black and red, but that's just me. What did Kozo use?

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Re: Pennsylvania A3 Switcher (Kozo)
« Reply #437 on: August 13, 2019, 05:47:26 PM »
Yeah, I'm trying to be kinda prototypical, but I'm also willing to go a little off the full black to have a little bling.  I liked Kozo's red wheels, and bright brass in various places.

As for bras round head screws here - I'm not sure.  He clearly calls for Rd Head screws, and everything is brass.  But it's hard to tell from his pictures.  I thought he left them bright.  But upon further investigation, that may not be the case.  It's kinda looking more black to me now.  The only color picture I have of Kozo's Pennsy is the slip cover on the book. Everything else is black and white.

I'm going to postpone a decision here and leave them brass for now.  I always have the option of blackening them up later on.

I'm very open to input here, so don't hold back.  I promise to do what I want to in the end, regardless. :naughty:  But I do believe I come to a better decision having other's input. I appreciate it more than you know!

Thank you!
Kim