NYC ALCO FA / FB Units

NYC ALCO FA / FB Units
Custom Painted P-2000 units

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Refurbished New Haven F7 Diesels




Just out of the shop are this pair of Athearn Super Geared New Haven RR F-7 units. These units are about 20 years old and are the some of the first model trains I owned as an adult. The New Haven was unique in New York in that it had track rights into both Grand Central Terminal and Pennsylvania Station. The New Haven later ended up as part of the Penn Central RR with the New York Central and Pennsylvania RR.
These two units have been disassembled, cleaned and lubed. I fabricated a draw-bar that close couples the units together so they look more prototypical when in service. The units received new numbers and the paint was touched up on both. Since my wife and her family are from Connecticut the New Haven is well represented on the layout 

4 comments:

  1. Nice touch ups on the F7s. Where did you get the lights above the number boards?

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  2. Hello Lee, The lights above the number boards are red paint applied with a small brush..

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  3. thanks for the reply. I am going thru my own refurbishing project on my NH f7 and was stumped by these lights. thanks again

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  4. I know you are not into true prototypical appearance but I love the (almost true) McGinnis scheme on your EMD F7s.

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