Re-Play of earlier post:
The Yard crew has been busy! In the near future this lovely 4-4-2 will be hauling consists on the RG&P. It will have to be run through a thorough check-up and will probably get a bit of RG&P paint thrown on it, but from the looks of it, its a mighty fine little engine. It's just the right sort of motive power for the limits of the RG&P. Kudu's to the Yard Crew on this one.
The engine arrived from Kentucky via Priority Mail today. Inside the priority box was a generic Athearn box with the engine and tender snuggled inside, wrapped in plastic and cusuioned in foam. It looks like one of the brake pads has come loose and there are four brass stirup steps laying in the box looking like they had broken off. There is also a small bag with some screws, looking very much like the screws that may have held a coupler to the tender. It looks like someone in the past attempted a few repairs with liquid solder, not such a good thing on such small areas.
It is beautiful to look at and will be sent to the roundhouse shops for a general look-see. More when I get information from them
Blessings and peace this day.