Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Ray Marinaccio, May 14, 2004.
How do you model the number boards on the front of the F units?
I built an FP7 by following an article in April 1972 Model Railroader that showed how to splice 2 Athearn F7 shells to make an FP7. It used a Hobbytown drive though. I modified one of the older 8-wheel drive Bachmann drives.
The F9 shells would make a nice phase II FP7.
The numberboards on #1656 were drilled and filed out and fitted with pieces of clear styrene. Then Micro Scale number board decals were trimmed to size and applied. I also drilled out the classification marker lights and will install fiber optic markers.
On #1665 I trimmed and applied Champ numberboard decals.
I have been thinking of experimenting with the idea of placing a strip of clear cellophane tape over them to simulate the glass, then clear coat over it.
On #1734 I reshaped and lowered the Bachmann Number boards slightly and added the Champ decals.
Those are some impressive locomotives! Great job!
Ray,Nice looking locos you have there. :thumb:
Very nice, Ray, very nice! -:thumb::thumb::thumb:
Bring on some more Central!!!!
People always look at me funny when I rip apart old electronic stuff and start cutting wires, unscrewing things and such. - I do it on the back porch.
Thanks for the compliments everyone.
I get funny looks too when I ask people for the junk VCRs and motorized toys that they are throwing out.
There are a few PC and P&LE locos posted in this thread.
Don't know how I missed this before, nice work Ray!
Your construction/destruction methods will have everyone thinking you've got a garage full of different dioramas!!!
Great Locomotives Ray
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