VERY Limited Edition One Piece FP7/9 Shell Kit (without grilles)
This kit can be built into any FP7 Phase I or Phase II (including the Canadian variants) as well as U.S. and Mexican FP9s. Canadian FP9's as pictured, require the purchase of 4 additional detail parts listed below.
This kit includes all of the parts in the standard A Unit kit (minus a Highliners #1005, the standard length A Unit shell). Included instead is an Athearn* one piece FP type body shell with pre-cored hand rail & grab iron holes and an additional parts tree from Athearn*, as well as another tree of parts from Highliners: item #3110, please see the kit parts photo and also "Plastic Parts" for more information.
The first image is of a Canadian Pacific version of the FP9, the other two views (without carbody grilles) are of the standard FP7 in the Phase II configuration.
This extremely limited run FP7/9 kit includes the following parts which are exclusive to this kit:
-- Athearn* One Piece FP shell with pre-cored handrail/grab iron apertures
-- Athearn* FP parts tree containing:
a) Six Carbody lift lugs,
b) Water Tank, Battery Brackets and
c) Modified Fuel Tank Skirts, and other small parts etc.
-- Highliners FP parts tree (Item #3110) containing these needed components:
a) Forward Carbody Porthole/Louvers for all versions of the FP's,
b) Fuel Tank Side Skirt Ends,
c) Dynamic Brake Area, Revised Structural Diagonals,
d) Grille Area Filler Panels (2)
--Highliners item #2005: Photo-Etched A Unit end door and frame.
In addition to the above listed components, also included (as well as pictured) is a complete set of the standard Highliners F Series A Unit kit components:
Highliners plastic parts item numbers:
2101 3101 3106 4001
2102 3102 3107
2103 3103 3108
2104 3104 3109
2105 3105 3111
Highliners photo-etched stainless steel parts item numbers:
*Note: Athearn items are made in China.
The depicted Canadian Pacific (or C.N.) FP9, requires the following additional items not included in the FP7/9 or the standard A Unit kit, but each of these items are individually available from HIGHLINERS:
1) Double height "Winterization Hatch". This is made by cementing an additional Highliners item #3105 to the upper surface of this same type of "Winterization Hatch" included with this kit.
2) A machined from sheet brass "outwards opening nose door" with integral top drip molding and three external side hinges, is available custom-machined and priced at $15.00 U.S. If demand warrants, a photo-etched version will be produced at a then lower price.
3) Farre-Aire, Vertical Slit Grilles
4) Lastly, the Southwestern Model Company's: "Roof Top Coils".
NOTE: When on hand supplies of the above Athearn parts are exhausted, this FP7/9 one piece shell kit will no longer be available. To avoid disappointment, you are well advised to promptly place your order!