WalthersProto
EMD FP7 - F7B LokSound 5 Sound and DCC -- Milwaukee Road #90A, 90B (Early Orange, Maroon; Running Hiawatha Logo)

WalthersProto
EMD FP7 - F7B LokSound 5 Sound and DCC -- Milwaukee Road #90A, 90B (Early Orange, Maroon; Running Hiawatha Logo)

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Availability: Limited Run
Expected: 28-Dec-2020
$549.98
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HO
Scale
  • Milwaukee Road (CMStP&P)
  • Walthers Part # 920-42500

Product Information

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 with:
  • 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

 
Read more about the WalthersProto Twin Cities Hiawatha cars, locos and more here!

 
Leading the Twin Cities Hiawatha from 1950 to 1971, the Milwaukee roster boasted 16 FP7-F7B-FP7 sets that easily nudged the century mark whenever schedules demanded!
 
Based on as-delivered FP7s painted in orange and maroon as used from 1950 to 1953 and beyond, these WalthersProto replicas are ideal for Twin Cities Hiawatha service and feature:
  • Printed Running Hiawatha logo on nose
  • Dual Leslie A-200-156 single-chime air horns
  • Horizontal etched grilles
  • Horizontal side louvers
  • Full body skirt
  • Twin sealed-beam headlights
  • Working rear back-up light
  • Mars light
  • Passenger pilot
  • Knob-style sand hatch covers
  • Late-style water fill covers
  • Full diaphragm
  • Cab wind deflectors
  • Single steam generator
  • No dynamic brakes
Matching F7B features:
  • Working back-up lights on both ends
  • Full body skirt
  • Single steam generator
  • Horizontal etched grilles
  • Knob-style sand hatch covers
  • Late-style water fill covers
  • Full diaphragms
  • No dynamic brakes