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Question about Short FT boosters.
« on: January 20, 2008, 04:45:47 PM »
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  I was looking at a drawing of the EMD FT and was curious about how one would create a short booster from either the IM or MT locomotives.

  I can see where to remove the 4'3" from the roof and sides of the shell with the main problem being the need for second overhang (hate to use a second shell just for that).  When I put the drawing together,  there was a problem with the way the shell sit in relation to the trucks.  I looked at a set of MSTL drawings to compare and found that the body of the short booster looks like it sits 6" further back than the regular booster.

  Has anyone else looked at doing one of these and found anything more than this?


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Re: Question about Short FT boosters.
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2008, 05:58:36 PM »
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Re: Question about Short FT boosters.
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2008, 07:03:31 PM »
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Yeah the overhang is throwing me off because when I remove the 4'3" from it, that end is too short in relation to the truck.  I assume then that difference in length isn't doesn't all transfer to the body.

I'll reverse engineer the drawing to be symetrical and see how much that cuts out.


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Re: Question about Short FT boosters.
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2008, 08:42:21 AM »
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There was an article in RMC a few months back about kitbashing a short booster that may help you figure out the points on the shell where you should cut.  As I recall, it's not a simple straight cut, but since I don't need a short booster I didn't read the article in depth. You're biggest problem is going to be trying to build the mechanism in N  scale since the B unit mech is already pretty crowded.  I'd think in terms of a dummy B unit. 

Oh yeah, the article was about building an HO scale model . . . .  :o :o :o :o :o :o

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