Western Pacific "F"s

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by sumpter250, Feb 27, 2002.

  1. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Found a Stewart FT A+B, and detailed an Athearn F7 shell on a Genesis chassis, to do this WP lashup.

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  2. Bob Collins

    Bob Collins Active Member

    What scale, if I may be so bold as to ask:D

    Sharps looking, regardless;)

    Bob
  3. Jim de Bree

    Jim de Bree Member

    I presume tha this is HO since Athearn only manufactures in HO. Boy these sure look good. By the way, Bob, did you get your DCC system? How is it working out?
  4. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Bob,
    You certainly may be so bold,, it is HO scale. It took me a while to find the other photo, but this one has the nose of the F7, and the scratchbuilt caboose.

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  5. Jim de Bree

    Jim de Bree Member

    These are great looking models. Congratulations on a fine job. What did you build the caboose out of?
  6. Bob Collins

    Bob Collins Active Member

    Hi Jim;

    Yes I got my DCC and no it is not hooked up yet. Fortunately or unfortunately I have some other obligations that I must also honor and I really haven't had time to mess with it yet. I also need to do some rewiring for the loops and that is really what take the time, particularly having to drag this fragile old body underneath the benchwork to finish drilling the holes to string the wiring:D

    I'l probably get back to it in a couple of weeks. Thanks for asking. I'm looking forward to getting on with finishing that and getting started on a couple of other things that need to be finished up before I start thinking about scenery.

    Bob
  7. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Jim,
    The caboose was built from evergreen styrene, with a little help from a "chopper", and a lot of help from an optivisor.
    Pete
  8. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Sumpter, that's a fine looking peice of motive power, looks full of purpose.

    I thought the SP "Black Widow" was a beatiful to look at (I have an A+B dummy on display) but that WP colour scheme just has me drooling. Would it look out of place alongside CB&Q or BN or NP? Pardon my ignorance but I have no idea where various roads operated.

    You made a superb job of that caboose! How many times did you lose your temper as the lightweight body moved around while you were trying to attach detail? especially the protruding windows. :) :) Top notch nevertheless and I'm sure you're rightly proud of it.

    Errol
  9. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Errol,
    I actually didn't lose my temper with the caboose, but the snow plow on the front of the FT A,,,,,, well it's the third attempt. It is two formed pieces of brass soldered together. Getting the overall size, and angle correct was nerve wracking, and holding it so it could be soldered!!!!!
    That IS a great looking paint scheme!, which is why I modeled it. Otherwise, I normally do Eastern roads, so can't tell you much about the western ones. The FT's were probably gone before everything merged into the BN. I'm sure there's someone out there who will fill in all the details about that merger.
    Pete

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