F  UNIT LOCOMOTIVES
Murray Design & Manufacturing Corp.
1931 NE 69 St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Phone/Fax 405-478-0502
E-MAIL  info@mdmlocomotiveworks.com

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F unit Locomotives

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The  F diesel locomotive line includes both  "A"  and  "B"  type locomotives. Virtually any prototype  F unit from the 1939  FT 103 demonstrator to the last  FP 9  built in 1959.  These locomotives equipped with old style clasp brake Blomberg power trucks.

Many parts in our kits are supplied partially machined. We do those operations which require elaborate tooling or industrial quality tools and processes. For instance the cab castings are welded, rough ground, and some machining is complete such as headlight holes, pilot mounting surface and bumper block mounting surface. Also semi-finished are the radiator grills which are cut to size and are bent, requiring only mounting holes to be drilled. The steel pilot is assembled and ready for mounting.

Details 
To provide the highest detail quality possible many of the detail parts are die castings, or lost wax castings such as roof fans, exhaust stacks, door handles and sand hatches. The door frames and side battens have embossed screw heads, the portholes are assembled and come with simulated rubber gaskets, side louvers are punched, ladder frames bent, and we supply perforated material for the body steps. The fuel tank and battery box come assembled. The roof and roof hatches are pre-formed, , lift rings assembled. The kit even includes 2 kinds of adhesives and silver bearing solder. Complete instructions and drawings included in each kit. Now available at no extra charge - Passenger style diaphragm end door option.

 

     F  unit specifications                              Major variations available

   Length      84"  ( over couplers )
   Width      16"
   Height     22 1/2"
   Weight     450 - 550 lb.
   Trucks      Clasp brake style.

Un-powered    Powered
23405             23406       Kit
23410             23411      Machined kit
33405             33406       Semi-finished locomotive

                                        FPs as kits 

Descriptions

Kit
All castings and metal stock needed.
Fuel tank and battery box assembled.
Cab partially machined, pilot assembled.
Roof and roof hatches formed.

Machined kit       
As above with all necessary lathe , milling work done.

Semi-finished locomotive = Machined kit plus                                   All below the floor parts assembled except for steps.
Power trucks are furnished as a machined kit.
Cab and body mounted on chassis.
Hatches mounted on roof.
Major holes cut - louvers, port holes, fan grills, sand hatches etc.
Number board housings, anti-climber, head light housings, along with "B" end details are finished but not permanently mounted because finish body work still to be done.

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We have started adding photo pages of our products as a help to our builders. These photos have been taken over a long time period and may not represent current design and are for reference only.

LINK TO PHOTO PAGE          F unit

 

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