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Walthers Proto HO 920-42528 FP7/F7B, Southern Pacific #6447/8264

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ESU LOKSOUND 5 SOUND AND DCC EQUIPPED MODEL Gray, red, white


Great for railroads that preferred four-axle diesels for their passenger runs, prototypes for the WalthersProto EMD FP7 came equipped with a more boiler water capacity on their stretched chassis. Providing enough steam to power train heat and some air conditioning systems on postwar trains taxed the standard water supply of standard EMD F-units set-up for passenger service, prompting EMD to rollout the new FP7 in 1949. Though outwardly similar, FP7s were actually four feet longer to accommodate bigger water tanks with a capacity of 950 US gallons. Standard passenger power into the Amtrak era and beyond (with some also handling freight chores), these WalthersProto HO EMD FP7 replicas are fully assembled and ready for service.

Features:
New tooling matches the prototypes extended frame and body
Available with ESU LokSound 5 Sound and DCC for DCC and DC layouts
Railroad-specific details
Limited edition - one-time run of these engine numbers
Five-pole, skew-wound, high-torque, high-efficiency can motor
Helical gears with 14:1 ratio for smooth, ultra-quiet running
Easy multiple-unit operation
Proto MAX(TM) metal knuckle couplers

Finished in the later gray and red scheme, these HO WalthersProto replicas feature:
Nathan M-5 air horn
Whip-type radio antenna with conduit
SP-style snowplow pilot
Upper headlight with twin sealed-beam (operating) and red emergency (UDE) lights (nonworking)
Working rear back-up light
Frame-mounted equipment box
Rooftop photo-etched icicle breakers front and rear

The F7B features:
Working back-up light on both ends
Lifting lugs on both ends
Partial body skirt

SKU: 920-42528

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