~ PHOTO GALLERY - K-27's - PAGE 33a ~
D&RGW K-27 #461
~ Updated May 19, 2010 ~
As noted on the photo, this Foreground Model was delivered to long time
customer and friend, Dan Kempf. Although it was a Green Boilered version, Dan
wanted her to have a "well used" appearance, and she got it. And though I've
never much cared for weathering on my green boilered models before seeing this
one, I think I've begun to change my mind. This is purely one GORGEOUS model !
The '27's came in two different distinctive "flavors": Inside and Outside Piston Valves. #461 had the "inboard" variety as evidenced by the way the tops of her cylinders slope inwards, and most of her valve gear hangs outside the cylinder's centerline for all to see.
Highly visible in this photo are the various "layers" of steel on her tender sides. On our models this is made possible by the use of triple-step etchings. This is a costly option, but we think you'll agree that the realism this imparts is certainly worth the extra cost.
Some other details worthy of note are:
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