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KATO single headlight F7 shells
« on: March 15, 2014, 08:17:58 PM »
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I am looking for some KATO F7 shells with the single headlight.  Anyone out the got some they want to part with?

Also I am looking for a KATO F7A and F7B box (1 each) with inserts.  Thanks.

Jeff

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Re: KATO single headlight F7 shells
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2014, 10:47:34 PM »
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I am looking for some KATO F7 shells with the single headlight.  Anyone out the got some they want to part with?

Also I am looking for a KATO F7A and F7B box (1 each) with inserts.  Thanks.

Jeff

Jeff , You are looking for GOLD here. I hope Kato will release some single headlight units soon. I got all of mine on the BAY and then put them all on new frames, then sold the old frames under the new shells.





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Re: KATO single headlight F7 shells
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014, 09:19:05 AM »
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Beautiful lineup Mike!!! Thanks for posting those pics.
Robert

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Re: KATO single headlight F7 shells
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2014, 03:55:47 PM »
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I'm sorry to say that I have an old original SF shell.

It has been in my parts drawer for a long time.  But I have had no idea how valuable and rare these were. 
I would need this shell to do a CSX kitbash one day.  But that was on a long term project.  I always figured I'd be able to get an undec shell one day when I was ready to proceed with that project.

Now I think how glad I am that I held on to it. (no offence to the original poster).


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Re: KATO single headlight F7 shells
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2014, 10:48:50 PM »
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You have to keep in mind that Kato's marketing guys believe in supply and demand.  They don't supply no matter what the demand. 

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Re: KATO single headlight F7 shells
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2014, 11:04:17 PM »
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yes the shells are hard to get, Kato needs to re-run them the Santa Fe need more power !!!!....
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Re: KATO single headlight F7 shells
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2014, 07:42:42 AM »
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Another great lineup of Santa Fe workhorses!! Thanks!!
Robert

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Re: KATO single headlight F7 shells
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2014, 08:13:56 AM »
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I hope Kato will release some single headlight units soon.

You and me both, Mike.  But I'm pretty sure that we're both going to be disappointed.  Well, now I know why they fetch so much on eBay when they come up.

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Re: KATO single headlight F7 shells
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2014, 07:18:19 PM »
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Here's an ABA set in undec on ebay,  decently priced, for now.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/171265975036

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Re: KATO single headlight F7 shells
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2014, 08:52:06 PM »
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Yea, Ike I was looking at those but they have the old truck design (blue boxes). Kinda noisy in my opinion.

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Re: KATO single headlight F7 shells
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2014, 11:12:20 PM »
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Ahhhh my paduwan.  Much happiness you will have if swap shells you perform.
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Re: KATO single headlight F7 shells
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2014, 02:02:05 AM »
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Yea, Ike I was looking at those but they have the old truck design (blue boxes). Kinda noisy in my opinion.

What Ron said...

Now I need to find a cheap F7B.