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Dave Schneider

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Good news for 1970+ Milwaukee Road fans. Intermountain has announced their F-7 A and B in the orange and black scheme!
Four numbers for the A and three numbers for the B. Some lesser roads were  also announced.....  :trollface:

http://www.nscalesupply.com/IMR/IMR.html

Many of these photos look like HO stand-ins. Does anyone know whether the N scale F units have been produced with the correct winterization hatch?

All it will take is the slightest suggestion of some weathering to turn these into a nice transfer power set.





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« Last Edit: March 11, 2013, 08:52:42 PM by Dave Schneider »
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Looks like you'll have to fabricate some of those MILW style spark arrestors, though.

(For my take: I keep hoping they will eventually re-issue the CBQ F7A's, and I keep getting disappointed.)
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I have been seeing IM CB&Q F7 shells selling for more than the cost of an entire unit.  I agree on being disappointed.
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Meh, they'll probably just cancel em on ya.

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More than likely!  Just don't ask them for any detailed reliable information!!
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I'm happy Intermountain is coming out with some 50' double door box cars too. Now maybe they'll have underframes in stock again.



Hmm... not much you can
say about underframes...





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I do have to chuckle how the coaches were announced before the observations and now the coaches are pushed back to April, while the observations are still showing February/March.  I am going to have to check my calendar!   :D
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I do have to chuckle how the coaches were announced before the observations and now the coaches are pushed back to April, while the observations are still showing February/March.  I am going to have to check my calendar!   :D

Which coaches?  Haven't they all been released already?  Or are you waiting for a re-run?
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Snarkiness aside. I think I want a pair of PC ones.

At first I wanted an A for the versatility, then I realized that the B would be cooler sandwiched between a GP30 and an RS11. But now? I'm torn.

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Dang. I hadn't considered that they might announce these and them cancel them. I am optimistic though, since this is the first time anyone has done a Milwaukee F unit in the orange and black scheme. The Milwaukee had 100+ of these, so they were pretty common.

I have plenty of spark arresters for these. Anyone know whether they add the winterization hatches to their N scale models.

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I'll put in my order for an A-B pair in SP Bloody Nose, but like you guys I'm skeptical they will make it past the pre-order quantity cut.
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Ohhhh, Mr. Wallet will not be happy...
Milwaukee and Bessemer F7's, I want some.  :)

Dave, who makes those spark arrestors?

The F units I have came with winterizaton hatches as an add-on.

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Return of the Cat Whiskers! Outstanding!  :o

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Dang. I hadn't considered that they might announce these and them cancel them. I am optimistic though, since this is the first time anyone has done a Milwaukee F unit in the orange and black scheme. The Milwaukee had 100+ of these, so they were pretty common.

I have plenty of spark arresters for these. Anyone know whether they add the winterization hatches to their N scale models.

Best wishes, Dave

I'm pretty sure my GN unit had a winterization hatch.  So they should have the part available to use on these.
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Snarkiness aside. I think I want a pair of PC ones.

At first I wanted an A for the versatility, then I realized that the B would be cooler sandwiched between a GP30 and an RS11. But now? I'm torn.

One of each would be a good move.

Recently I watched a PC-era video featuring many trains and it was stunning how many F7's, both A's & B's, were part of consists.