CF-7 kit

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TiTan downunder
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CF-7 kit

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One project currently under way is a kit for the EMD CF-7 loco. This will be done as a urethane cast body ( same as the GP38-2 ) with brass etchings for the handrails, fans, etc.
Yesterday, my mate who is doing the casting master called in on his way south to show of his handiwork so far.
It has taken 7 - 8 months ( of his spare time ) to get to this stage and still needs a lot more work but, it is getting there!
Originally, the drive was designed around using the MTB geared trucks, mounted to a 1mm ( 0.040" ) thick milled brass plate with a Mashima motor and NWSL flywheels & universals. Don't have photo of mock-up chassis as he didn't bring that with him.
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Re: CF-7 kit

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Interesting choice for a prototype. Definitely looking forward to the end result. :thumbup:
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Great!!! :thumbup:

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Oh very cool! I look forward to the development. Will it be available for purchase?
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Re: CF-7 kit

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The detail is great! I like the way the the doors turned out, the louvers and other details are nice, did he etch it all himself?

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>> Will it be available for purchase? <<

Yes, when ready they will be sold as a kit which is why we're doing it as a casting master rather than a one off.

>> The detail is great! I like the way the the doors turned out, the louvers and other details are nice, did he etch it all himself <<

No. He does the drawings in Corel draw then has them commercially etched.

It's been a bit difficult for him as he's more used to climbing all the loco, carriage, whatever, and then doing a model of it. Only having plans / books / photos it has taken a lot longer than doing some of his Australian N scale models. I also think it took him time to adjust to working in TT.

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Re: CF-7 kit

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Sign me up for one (or more depending on cost and availability).
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Re: CF-7 kit

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OK, thanks. Not taking any orders yet as probably won't be ready for a few more months. There will be others things to empty your wallets VERY shortly.

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:clap:

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AstroGoat760 wrote:Interesting choice for a prototype. Definitely looking forward to the end result. :thumbup:
While the only major RR to use CF7's was ATSF, who remanufactured them out of old F units, eventually they were sold to many shortline railroads, and some are still in use today. I know of several here in Florida, the Florida Northern in Ocala has a couple (although they are lettered for sister road Florida Central), and I believe another affilliate, Florida Central has at least one as well. All three roads are owned by Pinsley, a group that has several RR's scattered through the USA.

Please keep us advised of any progress on this project.

Bill in FtL

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