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Date: 07/06/19 14:19
Question about F-unit detail
Author: VAmidlandrr

In this picture, what are the circled items called?  Does anyone make that in HO scale?
Thanks for all help you can provide.  
Thanks!

Shannon Crabtree
Fredericksburg, VA
Virginia Midland Railroad Blog




Date: 07/06/19 14:21
Re: Question about F-unit detail
Author: santafedan

Lifting rings.



Date: 07/06/19 14:58
Re: Question about F-unit detail
Author: fbe

Cal Scale (Bowser) in brass, Detail Associates in plastic.



Date: 07/06/19 16:26
Re: Question about F-unit detail
Author: MojaveBill

They go great with a crane!

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



Date: 07/06/19 16:38
Re: Question about F-unit detail
Author: fbe

You will need 2 more one each on the upper outside door frame on the rear of the unit. These are rotated 90 degrees so they are parallel to the end.



Date: 07/06/19 18:51
Re: Question about F-unit detail
Author: M-420

PS....That's my model (Walthers with added detail) and my BN Woodinville Subdivision layout.
Detail Associates made the lift rings.

Brian E 

 



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/06/19 19:11 by M-420.




Date: 07/07/19 09:00
Re: Question about F-unit detail
Author: tomstp

Do you have a picture of one on the rear?



Date: 07/07/19 14:42
Re: Question about F-unit detail
Author: fbe

Try rrpicturesarchives forF units B models and you commonly find these on both ends of units so equipped.



Date: 07/07/19 15:32
Re: Question about F-unit detail
Author: Betsy

The lifting lugs were made in different styles, and often the ones mounted on the rear were a different shape.  Hi-Tech Details makes two different style front and two different style rear versions.  Given that BN Fs came from essentially three different railroads, finding a good photo will be worth the effort.

Elizabeth



Date: 07/07/19 15:42
Re: Question about F-unit detail
Author: fbe

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3021358

This is a pretty clear photo of a common type for F7 and F9 units.



Date: 07/09/19 06:43
Re: Question about F-unit detail
Author: VAmidlandrr

Yes one beautiful model Brian!  I keep pics like this for inspiration and examples.  Thanks for all help here guys!

Shannon Crabtree
Fredericksburg, VA
Virginia Midland Railroad Blog



Date: 07/13/19 00:06
Re: Question about F-unit detail
Author: wabash2800

Here us what FBE is talking about. I took this photo in 1972. It was part of an A-A-A consist of former PRR FP7s.

Note, there are a number of other details here like the "F" for front (on other unit), rear flag holder, grab irons, rear light, etc., etc. Detailing model diesel units reminds me of being a very young man with a J.C. Whitney catalog for cars. You could really wrap up some money with added details by the time you were done.

Victor A. Baird
http:/www.erstwhilepublications.com



fbe Wrote:
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> You will need 2 more one each on the upper outside
> door frame on the rear of the unit. These are
> rotated 90 degrees so they are parallel to the
> end.



Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 07/14/19 09:27 by wabash2800.




Date: 07/13/19 19:13
Re: Question about F-unit detail
Author: fbe

Victor, thanks for the quality image showing both front and rear lift rings in the same photo.

Alan



Date: 07/15/19 16:56
Re: Question about F-unit detail
Author: TomG

Hi Tech also makes them. They are different front and rear.

HTD-6018  EMD Front Lift Lugs - E & F units - 2 Pair $ 2.95   
HTD-6019  EMD Rear Lift Lugs - E & F Units 2 Pair $ 2.95   


 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/15/19 17:01 by TomG.






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