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Re: MBTA in N Scale
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2021, 11:57:13 AM »
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Wow Daniel! That is very impressive stuff! Thanks for sharing your work. Are you modeling a specific MBTA line or area?

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Re: MBTA in N Scale
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2021, 06:35:00 PM »
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To me, nothing screams classic MBTA better than an F10 and a string of de-motored RDC's.   I like the F40's but they don't hold a candle to those F-units.   I also got to spend a lot of time in Lowell in the 90's and that's another MBTA hotbed of action away from North Station.

Here are some photos I shot in 1987 of FP10, and other MBTA rolling stock.  Some are at the Somerville facility (North Station), and few at the Northampton St. Service facility (both Amtrak and MBTA). Back then it was much easier to visit the RR yards to get some good photos.
These photos show 2 liveries FP10 wore.









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Re: MBTA in N Scale
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2021, 07:54:04 PM »
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What is an FP10? Other than obviously an EMD model.

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Re: MBTA in N Scale
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2021, 08:46:23 PM »
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What is an FP10? Other than obviously an EMD model.

ICG Paducah rebuilds of F3 and F7 units. Similar in nomenclature to the GP10 rebuilds they did.

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Re: MBTA in N Scale
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2021, 10:35:27 PM »
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What is an FP10? Other than obviously an EMD model.

Daniel explained it in detail in reply #2 in this thread.
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Re: MBTA in N Scale
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2021, 04:41:53 PM »
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Here an FP10 that has been sitting on my to-do like for years.
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It's probably been in storage for close to 10 years. Looking at Pete's great prototype photos, I'll need to replace the louvres with sections of an etched FARR grill. I think I got the geometry of the HEP bump-out off, but it's not bad enough to start over.

I think I'm going to replace the current styrene marker light extensions with fiber optics of the same size. This would allow me to light them. Finally, I think the grill over the DB box needs to be replaced. It's not even and I think I have better etched materials now.
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« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2021, 06:03:35 PM »
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That is a good start Daniel.  Is that the IM shell?  I know it is not Kato.
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Re: MBTA in N Scale
« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2021, 07:31:30 PM »
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Yeah this is an IM F series shell. This and several parts were left over from an Alaska RR F7 project.
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