Some of us will do anything to not have to paint

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by fifer, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    My Multi Million Dollar project is complete.
    Months ago I started looking for a ATSF F7 AB set and the bids were out of site or I missed them or etc.etc.. I finally won a AB set,rd# 235, for $125.00 with the intention of only using the shells. I then won an F7A shell with rd# 272 for $45.00. I then bought, out of my own stock a BN F3 AB set, and proceeded to strip off the BN shells, put DN163KOB's on the frames, add Micro-Trains couplers, and install the ATSF AB shells on the new Chassis. I then took one of the old frames and gutted it, installed Micro-Trains coplers, and added the other ATSF A shell to it to make a dummy A.
    Well , AT LAST , I have a Kato ABA set of DCC ATSF freight paint F7's.
    The moral of this story is that Kato may do a set when the new ATSF Passengers come out in October , knowing my luck.
    ;) :wave:

  2. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

  3. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Sweet looking set!
  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Nice work Mike. The set looks great.
  5. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    Thanks Guys , with the newer frames they run like a top as well.
    I'm Happy!!! Poor but Happy!!! LOL


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