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Modeling Information for the Highliner/Athearn Genesis and Intermountain EMD F Series Locomotives super detailed with the new F Unit series detail kit. Below are some samples of model photos to browse.
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Cab Interior Sun Visors, can be bent up or down, cool huh!
(Please note: wire grabs not included) Additional parts added: MU-294, AH-268, AH-186 and SA-124.
Coupler draft gear, bumper bar and sander hoses on truck. Additional parts added: AH-268.
Fuel tank bracket and air tank cap with air line pipe. Very visible from the side view.
Notice the fuel tank bracket and pipe w/valve handle. Also, notice how the sander hose is attached to the truck sideframe.
Front coupler draft gear was mounted with epoxy glue. Make sure coupler draft gear opening lines up with chassis coupler mount.
Rear door show added details from the DS-310 EMD F-B Units series. Details include coupler draft gear, bottom door bumper, MU connector box, top door frame lift lugs and "Gooseneck" vent pipe.
Top View. Notice the typical placement of the "Gooseneck" pipes. Check your favorite railroad for exact placement.
File opening of the coupler draft gear detail a little larger to accept a coupler box. (Intermountain F series body shown). Same procedure for the Highliner/Athearn Genesis shell.
Front coupler draft gear placement. Use epoxy for securing coupler draft gear to back of pilot as shown. Procedure is same for both the Highliner and Intermountain shells.
SP and Other Roads Plow Pilot with Cast Coupler Cut Lever.... PL-313 MSRP $3.75
GN & NP Style Plow Pilot with Cast Coupler Cut Lever.... PL-314 MSRP $3.75
1500 Gal Fuel Tank Extension, SP & Other Roads with Fuel Fillers, Gauge and Side Skirting.... FT-315 MSRP $4.95
Side View of new extended fuel tank details.
Coupler Cut Lever Bar, Most Roads....CL-316 2 Ea. MSRP $2.75
Rooftop Air Cooling Coils, GN, SP&S and Other Roads.... CC-318 MSRP $2.50
Round Top Spark Arrestor and Cooling Coils. Round Top Spark Arrestor, Many Roads.... SA-319 MSRP $1.50
A completed D&RGW #5771 built using Highliner body shell kit, a Details West W DS-309 super detail kit and Athearn/Genesis drive chassis.
In this photo is the D&RGW F9A 5771, F9B 5762 and F9B 5763. The F9B's were detailed with the Details West DS-310 super detail kit.
D&RGW B unit #5762.
Engineer side view of F9A #5771.
Fireman side view of F9A #5771.
Parts Contents of DS-309 F Unit Super Detail Kit for Highliner/Genesis and Intermountain F Series Locomotives A Unit 1 Set MSRP $13.95:
Parts Contents of DS-310 F Unit Super Detail Kit for Highliner/Genesis and Intermountain F Series Locomotives B Unit 1 Set MSRP $12.95:
Some example of modeling art of F Units created from undecorated Highliner shells and Athearn Genesis power chassis's. The Western Pacific F7A &F7B models shown below are from modeler Lee Freeman of Southern California. Models represent the early 70's era. Both models were detailed with the DS-309 and DS-310 detail sets, PL-313 snow plow pilot, MU-295 and FT-315 fuel tank extension detail kit as well as other parts. Both the A & B models have the Soundtraxx DSD100LC sound decoders for the enhanced realism. Enjoy the model photos.
Another example of modeling art is from the Details West collection of Southern Pacific's 4 unit Black Widow A-B-B F7's & a F9AM. Both detail sets DS-309 and DS-310 sets used and PL-313 snow plow pilot, FT-315 fuel tank detail set, MU-295 and host of other details as shown. All F units will be equip with the new Soundtraxx "Tsunami" sound decoders when they become available.
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