K , that thing with what looks like rabbit ears is something that catches an arc of electric from the overhead catenary. Don't ask me how! I always thought it was a radio antenna. The trolley pole was used to start the compressors in order to raise the pantograph.
As with my FAUX Joe, someday I'll paint it.
It is scratch built with styreen plastic sort of 1:29th scale. I used USA trains motor blocks and I was to lazy to make the correct sideframes. Maybe someday! The headlights are LGB's as is the pantograph with a little detail added. It still needs a couple of railings but otherwise I'm happy with it as is unless I get any idea's from others. I do plan to add an interior when I see some pictures of what it should look like.
I'm gonna' put Kadees on it so I can use it on my garden RR next spring in the 'Time Saver Yard'
Thank's Joe. Then you know that this was not my first steeple cab. I built and trashed 2 others before this one. To get all the sizes right can be a bummer. As with my FAUX Joe, the body was short, had to be cut and made longer, height adjustments made, etc, etc, etc. I'm still not 100% happy with it, one reason it's not been painted yet.
I just have so many projects going at the same time. I've built the Joe's and steeple cabs in O ga. also and a Joe in S ga. Hummmmm, I haven't done one in N yet! I have made a couple of cardboard mock up's of a Bi-Polar. I might make a 1:29th caracture of it. But right now I'm bashing a LGB mogul with more modern cylinders, cab and tender, upgrading it to a 1930's standard gauge loco. Along with a 2- 4 - 4 - 0 logging mallet, a German C-C articulated box cab, Reading A-5 0-4-0 camel back, SW-1 switcher and an outside frame 2-4-4-0T my plate is full.
One project I mess with from time to time is a fantisy loco, A 2-4-4-Q2 !
Sort of a caracture of a Pennsy T-1 but articulated. I'm an avid fan of Bruce Bates. Every railroad needs a streamliner....