Hey Deano, I got my FM!

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by cnw1961, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    The Walthers FM H12-44 I won on Ebay Germany a few days ago, was delivered today. I am glad that I could get one of those rare engines. It looks really sweet and is a good, smooth runner. The only thing I don’t like are the handrails – they are very thick. I think I’ll try to make new ones from .020 brass wire. That leads me to the list of things I want to do to make the loco look even better: move the horn from the side to the top, add auxiliary number boards, windscreen wipers, grab irons and a bell.




    I am tempted to install a Loksound decoder when they release a sound file for 6 cyl. FMs. Deano :wave:, you are our expert for sound installations. What do you think, can I get a decoder and a speaker in if I remove the pc board, replace the light bulb with LEDs and cut off a part of the weight on top of the motor? I think it might be possible.

  2. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Well I ain't Deano but,Yeow Sir! Great locomotive and every one I have seen or used at the club-I like 'em for switching the passenger terminal-has been very smooth runners.
    I am still kicking myself for passing one up for $45.00 last year at a train show.
  3. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Larry, your reply is welcomed as well. I asked Deano for his advice before I placed a bid on this loco, because I knew that his Dad has two of them. I promised to post some pics when I got it.
  4. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member


    OUTSTANDING KURT!!!!!bounce7 I'M GLAD YOU GOT IT!!:D , and even HAPPIER YOU LIKE IT!!!!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:. i thought you modeled Santa Fe? i think you might like the first pic i have posted;). Kurt, i hope you enjoy that FANTASTIC ENGINE!!!:thumb::D
    :D -Deano View attachment 35165 View attachment 35166

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  5. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Deano, I like the first pic :wave: . Yes, you are right, I am modeling Santa Fe. But I decided to model a LA downtown scene, so some SP units may show up there too (Gives me the opportunity to buy some engines ATSF did not have :D ).
  6. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    HEY! That looks familar! :) Here's another FM...still working for me in California! :)
  7. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    COOL pics guys

    Kurt, that FM looks AWESOME next to that dock, very realistic pics, thanks for sharing :D :D :D
  8. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Hi guys,
    Those are some sweet looking engines...!!!
    Kurt - Do those tracks run in front of the pawn shop?? I don't recall seeing them in your previous pics.
    Deano, nice pair of workhorses...
    Miles, as I scrolled down and got a look of the top half of your pic, I thought "another real loco picture..." Very good job with that scene...!!
  9. viperman

    viperman Active Member

    Kurt, very cool looking loco you have there!

    Deano, thank you for posting those pictures, especially the ATSF FM. I will be saving that one in my computer. Now I want an FM to repaint as a fictional BN loco
  10. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Miles, you’ve got a sweet lookin’ engine – yeah, looks familiar somehow :D :D
    Gus, no, those tracks do not run in front of the pawn shop. They end here at the cold storage. But in the third pic, you can see the pawn shop in the background. When I am through with wireing, I think I will start a thread on the progress of my layout and show a trackplan (still have to make a plan of the latest version of my layout – it is the third rebuild.)
    Josh, Steven, thank you for your nice comments.
  11. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    Beautiful engine Kurt...almost as beautiful as the teaser pics of your layout;)
    Looking forward to that new thread:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  12. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    I Cant Wait!!!

    WOW!!!:eek: Kurt, i am REALLY looking forward to this!!!:D ...have you started it yet?...how about now...OK, NOW...OH CRIPES KURT, JUST START IT NOW!:D
    :D -Deano
  13. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Steve, Deano, hey, you really read my posts :D :D :D . You still have to wait until I can start this thread. But don’t expect too much as I am still in the early stages of building the scenery.
  14. joesho

    joesho Member

    yup good job kurt love that loco,also i love those SP COLOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:p jawdrop :D :D :thumb: :thumb: :wave: btw get that thred started,cant wait!!
  15. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Kurt...It's not the size or completeness that matters...It's the quality of work you do that'll keep us glued to the "puter...

    Get it going...!!!

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