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he S eaboard A ir L ine o perated e ight p a s senger-equipped G P 7 ' s, N os. 1 704-17 1 1. T he P ullman G reen-and-yellow G eeps w ere b uilt i n 1 950, e ac h c arrying 8 00 g allons o f f uel a nd 8 00 g allons o f w ater. A ll l acked d ynamic b rakes a n d t he r oof- t op a ir r eservo i rs f ou nd o n p asse n ger-equ i ppe d G P's o f o ther r ailroads . W hat m ay b e u nique a mong G P7 's i s t he "fair i ng " a top t he l ead i ng e dge o f t he c ab r oof. M odelers c an b egin w ith t he A th earn G P9 ( really a G P7) b y r emoving t he d y n amic b rake b l ister a nd w i nter ization h atch. A n ew r ear r oof p anel

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s h ould b e f abricated (u se . 010 " s heet s tyrene) a nd n ew r adiator f ans i nstalled. C utting a way s ome o f t he s k i rting a bove t he f uel t ank w ill e nhance t he a ppearance o f y our l ocomot ive , a ltho u gh t he p rototype l ocomotives w ere d elivered w ith f ue l t ank s kirting a s p rovided w ith t he A thearn m ode l. T he a ddition o f c ommercially a vailab le d etail p arts w ill f u rther a ss ist i n s etting y our m ode l a part f rom t h ose o f t he o ut-of-the-box v ariety . T he B ill o f

M ater ia ls l ists m any r eadily a vailable . d etail p arts; w here c ompet i ng p arts a re o ffered b y m ore t han o ne p roducer , . a ll a re l i sted. A lthough t he p hotos d on't s how t he "back p orch " t o i ts b est a dvantage , t wo m .u . s tands a nd a d rop s tep, a long w ith t he f ull c omp l ement o f d etail i tems f ound o n t he f ront p ilot , a re f itted t here t oo. To p ai nt t he m ode l , u se P ullman G reen a s t he b asic c olor a nd a m ixture o f t hree p arts R eefer Yellow w ith o ne p art R eefer W hite f or t he l ight y ellow b and. F ini sh w ith M icroscale d ecal s et N o. 1 04. S end u s p ictures o f y ou r model w hen c omp l eted!
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