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P ROTOTYPE MODE L E R DECEMBER 1 978

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CB& Q 329 at Denver, Colorado, in May, 1964. The units equipped with steam generators had. the water filler on the front tank Hoi Wagner photo. and was equipped with extra signal hoses next to the standard brake hoses on the ends.

many of the secondary passenger runs and occasionally helped out on the main line runs in cold weather. Many of the units still have the steam generators in place for added ballast, but as o f late 1969 only 333, 335-338, 346, and 348 had operational boilers for passenger service . Those units that had steam generators were equipped with one water tank and a 1,200 gallon fuel tank mounted between the trucks. The 400 series units only had one rear tank for fuel (see Table I for a

breakdown of those 300 series units which were freight only and thus had two 1 ,200 gallon fuel tanks). One note: C&S 831842 were the only SD-9's on the system with the air breather pipe on the fuel tank (the 500-5 15 series SD24's had them too).
P REPARATION AND SOME MOD E LI N G TIPS

Some basic skills are needed for work-

ing with styrene models. This is a good model to start on since the modifications to the Athearn model are fairly simple. If you haven't done much modeling in plastic before, I suggest you read Al Armitage's Styrene Fabrication sold by Kemtron and Micro-Scale 's Modelers Manual. This sec ond booklet is a treatise on all aspects of plastic modeling and though aimed at air craft modelers makes an excellent reference manual. The current availability of these two books is unknown but they are
Model and photo by the author.

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