Atsf F45

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  1. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Here is the beginings of my ATSF F45.
    It is on a Kato SD45 chassis and you can see the cut down sills have been installed on the trimed Lima shell.
    The Lima shell was shotened the length of the steam gen., and the sills were lenghtened somewhat on the frame to make the end hand rails look right.
    The completed shell fits perfect on the chassis and will be held on with double sided tape. The coupler height turned out perfect.
    I will be modifing the front pilot some to look more like the F45.
    I would like suggestions.
    Thanks , Mike

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    This is the rear

    Rear shot.

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  3. Fred_M

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    It looks like an f45. But putting it on a SD40 chassis will make it underpowered.:) I seen one of the prototypes (I think ) on a BNSF intermodal a few weeks ago with a SD70 as it tore through town at 50 mph. FRED
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    Hey Dash. It is amazing the number of these still running as they made so few.
    Mike
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    Fred_M Guest

    They are wonderful units and quite beautiful in their red war bonnet. I hold a place in my heart for the cowl units. They are my second most favorite loco. #1 are CF7s because they are home brewed dynamos that were better than factory units of the time even though they were made from wore out F7s. CF7s still run today, after 50 odd years. Wonder if any dash 9s will be running in 2048? FRED
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    Fred , We can only hope we live long enough to say ( look at that old SD90 , she's still running , how about those SD140 Mag Lev's).
    Mike
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    Fred_M Guest

    I'm only 45 so I might.:) Or... wow, a Dash10?
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    Fred_M Guest

    Any updates? FRED
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    fifer Active Member

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    Thanks Fred

    Time has been slipping away , as we are trying to open a new Hobby Shop on line and keep up with Ebay , but I got the holes in the body filled , steps on and horn on and my air brushes fixed with new needles, so am ready for a little ATSF yellow.
    Thanks , Mike

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  10. Fred_M

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    The one I seen was the red and silver cigar band unit. #102 I think. You going to do the blue and yellow paint scheme? FRED
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    Yeah Fred, it will be Blue and yellow pin stripe as first delivered, but not soon .
    I am setting up a web based shop and it is taking all my time right now.
    Am also going to Las Vegas next week for my son's wedding.
    I'll get back to modeling in some lifetime.
    Mike