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B & O F7A and F7B units

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B & O F7A and F7B units
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 17, 2003 12:23 AM
What was the actual diameter of the headlight units on the B & O prototypes? Did they use Pyle-type dual beams behind a single lens for each fixture or was it a single sealed beam in each fixture?

What type of radio antennas were used, firecracker, stub, wire?

What type of air horns were used and if multiple air horns, which horn faced forward ?

I'm attempting to bring my Athearn (don't laugh [8)] ) F7's up to somewhat prototypical appearances, taking some of Jim Six's approaches outlined in the December 2002 issue of MR. I realize that Jim used an Intermountain F7A, but I've had these old Athearns since 1988 and would like to update them to reflect the 1940's and 1950's of the B & O.

Thanks!
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B & O F7A and F7B units
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 17, 2003 12:23 AM
What was the actual diameter of the headlight units on the B & O prototypes? Did they use Pyle-type dual beams behind a single lens for each fixture or was it a single sealed beam in each fixture?

What type of radio antennas were used, firecracker, stub, wire?

What type of air horns were used and if multiple air horns, which horn faced forward ?

I'm attempting to bring my Athearn (don't laugh [8)] ) F7's up to somewhat prototypical appearances, taking some of Jim Six's approaches outlined in the December 2002 issue of MR. I realize that Jim used an Intermountain F7A, but I've had these old Athearns since 1988 and would like to update them to reflect the 1940's and 1950's of the B & O.

Thanks!
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 2:39 PM
joeck6nlx,

Kalmbach has released a large book that is a Encyclopedia of Deseils. That may contain the information you seek.

The B and O has a website at www.BORail.org There are links that may hold what you are looking for.

Good Luck

Lee
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 2:39 PM
joeck6nlx,

Kalmbach has released a large book that is a Encyclopedia of Deseils. That may contain the information you seek.

The B and O has a website at www.BORail.org There are links that may hold what you are looking for.

Good Luck

Lee
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    April 2003
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 8:35 AM
Or try at
http://forums.railfan.net/forums.cgi?board=BandO
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 8:35 AM
Or try at
http://forums.railfan.net/forums.cgi?board=BandO

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