Model Power FP7s

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by OwenCPR, Feb 1, 2004.

  1. OwenCPR

    OwenCPR Member

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    Without getting into the debate about the quality of Model Power vs Kato / Atlas (yes I know the latter two are better), does anyone have any experience with the Model Power FP7As - Ie do they run ok (with DCC which they say are compatible with) or are they cr....p? I desparately want to outfit my layout with a few CP FP7As or am I destined to wait forwever for Atlas and Kato (ref my earlier thread on what I wish for!)

    Thanks
  2. SD90

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    Owen, David is builing one right now, he might be done it as early as tomorrow, I'll get him to post some pictures.

    Mike.
  3. OwenCPR

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    Thanks Mike....Happy New year by the way!
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    Here are some pics of my FP9. Still a work in progress.

    It started as and A and B Kato F3. Spiced together....

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    Green puttty

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    Frame lengthening
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    All together (except grills and such....dry fit)

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    A coat of primer!

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  5. OwenCPR

    OwenCPR Member

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    Dave,

    Nice Job.

    Rather than touch the Model Power I think I may have to follow your suit. Will be an interesting experience for me but at least I get to pick and choose the road numbers!!! Also the Kato mechanisms will run smooth and be DCC compatible.
  6. davidmbedard

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    Keep in mind that this Kato mech. is not DCC friendly. Im not looking forward to wiring this bad boy.

    You live in Okatoks?

    If your ever in Calgary, give me a shout.

    Email me for my number and you can see this unit up close.
  7. SD90

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    Nice job Dave! I like the ice breakers on that engine!

    Mike.
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  9. OwenCPR

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    Dave,

    Ditto re the Ice Breakers. Very nice!
  10. davidmbedard

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    Good shot of the roof details.

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  11. SD90

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    Looking good!

    Mike.
  12. OwenCPR

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    Dave,

    How do you perfect the grills like that?
  13. davidmbedard

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    The grills are off of a Intermountain Cylindrical Hopper car. HAHA...sometimes I need to be resourceful!

    This is how she sits now. Roof is complete. Next step is the decals.
    This Paint job took 4 coats of paint.......
    Primer
    Black (mask lower part of engine and antiglare panel)
    Silver (mask grills)
    Action Red(Remove all masking)

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    Wow, that is one cool looking locomotive Dave!

    Mike.
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    TinGoat Ignorant know it all

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    Very nice indeed...

    Cool Icicle breakers...

    But what is that thing in between the forward pair of icicle breakers?

    Turbo air scoop, or search lights?

    I don't see any Spark Arrestors, is that what it is?

    Here's a picture of the original Canadian Pacific 1412 FP9A in the Maroon Livery

    The picture comes from the Canadian Pacific Railway Locomotive Roster and Photo Archives

    Canadian Pacific Railway Locomotive Roster and Photo Archives 1400-1434 is interesting. The 1400 series of locomotives included two different models.

    The GMD FP7's and FP9's. The main spotting feature between the two models of locomotive is the vent that is forward of the portal on the FP9's that is not on the FP7's.

    The Winterization hatches on these locomotives are very tall. Most stock models have Winterization Hatches that are only half the height.

    Excellent modeling and details!!!
  17. OwenCPR

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    Great work Dave. Now if you could only manufacture a few in Tuscan!!!