Bye Bye F7!!

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by ross31r, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. ross31r

    ross31r Member

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    well started project number 2 now that boxmotor number 1 is running (albeit a bit roughly as she has no flywheel!)

    Basic materials;-

    2x Athearn F7A (one powered one dummy)
    razor saw
    filler
    super glue

    Can you guess whats its going to be yet? ;)
  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Maybe the GE electric loco shown in your avatar?
  3. interurban

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    Can you guess whats its going to be yet? ;)[/QUOTE]


    Are ya going to cut the front off the bodies and put the back`s together for a box motor?
    are ya eh :rolleyes: :thumb: :)
  4. ross31r

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    nope its not going to be the EP-2 show in my Avi (although id love a model of one in full Milwaukee Hiawatha livery!)

    And no, its not going to be a boxcab!
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    Might even be articulated, i havent decided yet!
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    Thanks for giving me an idea of what to do with the bodyshell bits i wouldnt otherwise have used!
  7. Ray Marinaccio

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    Sounds like your building a Little Joe.
    Which version?
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    Whats a Little Joe?
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    Ray,
    That picture reminded me of a late good friend's rendition of the Little Joe. He took 2 Athearn F7A's and cut the shells behind the side doors then glued the cab shells back to back. He had it mounted on a switcher chassis with a dummy pantograph up top. He called it the 'Mighty Little Joe'. Jerry had a great sense of humor, he also had a 'one off' Cab Forward steam locomotive which was made by splicing 2 Dockside, (0-4-0) locos and adding a Cab Forward cab, it was pretty authentic except that it was missing a few wheels. Sadly I never got pictures of either of these neat little guys before he passed away and I never knew any of his family.

    2slim
  11. Glen Haasdyk

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    it wouldn't be a freelanced Gas turbine would it?
  12. Ray Marinaccio

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    2slim,
    Those sound like some interesting locos.
    I came across a pair of Tyco F7s with the back walls cut off and glued back to back on a scratch-built frame in a box of parts I bought. Not a bad job but I partsed it out.
    A double ended electric I would like to build is an EP5 in PC colors.
    http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/tr_nh4971.jpg
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    Send me about 300pounds Sterlin and I`ll see what I can do, it will have sound and be ready for DCC is that a problem??? :rolleyes: :rolleyes: ;) :p :p :thumb:

    BLI sell them over here Sparkie :D
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    No, BLI sell the GG1 over there not the EP-2. and how else do you think i am controlling my layout? none of these fume belching gas burning things on my rails! ;)
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    :D I like sparks :D zzzzzzaaapppppppp :thumb:
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    well, just about to start project boxmotor 2 and i have got my track on order so getting around to laying my interurban now!

    And found something to make a very posh urban station with - my old Peco OO overall roof kits so the East Surrey Traction is going to have a mainline station thats posher than the heavies.

    Wonder which would be busier? :D
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    What radius will you put down for the big uns??

    Interurbans where made to negotiate very tight curves for City streets.
    Are you going to run main line only Ross?? :) :p