An EMD F7, built from the Maxitrak kit and, unusually,
including a “B” car – in full size a booster unit, in the model it
provides space for another battery. The prototypical locomtives were built in
the 1950s with many still working into the 70s – several survive in
I took this one out to the club earlier in the week and
enjoyed it rather more than expected – yes, it’s a huge great thing when
you’re sat behind it, but moving it about with the batteries removed means no
individual part is heavier than a small tank engine. Once coupled together on
the track, it makes an imposing sight – there’s
a short clip of it running about here.
Quick and powerful, it would make a useful addition at club public running
Quick and powerful, it would make a useful addition at club public running days.
Length 52 + 52 inches