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C&S 837 is also shown here in Denver, Colorado, on a hot August day in 1977. This is a late model SD-9 with the 48" fans and a raised cab. This unit has also lost its spark arrestor exhaust stacks but has gained a rotary beacon on the cab roof Note the round Jim Sandrin photo. vent on the cab roof ahead of the ra toting beacon.

leaving only the windows themselves in tact. Remove all cast-on lift rings from the roof and radiator areas. The front-most fan of the radiator area is removed so that a winterization hatch can be installed in its place. If you are modeling a unit from the

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m id-60's to 1970 period, the exhaust stacks should be removed so spark arrestors can be installed. The cast-on headlights should be filed smooth since they will be replaced by a bracket with a headlight and Mars light on it. The cast-on rectangles of plastic above the foot boards should be cut back to the face of the pilot so that a smooth surface is left. Refer to Figure 6 for holes to be drilled in the pilot. Use a No. 7 4 drill for the MU hoses, a No. 70 for the uncoupling lever and air hose, and a No. 77 drill for the grabirons. The couplers are body-mounted and the pilot openings filled with .030 styrene; that thickness is also used for the top of the coupler pocket. The piece for the top

of the coupler pocket is 3'' wide and 48" long and, once fastened in place, should be drilled so that a Kadee 5&10 coupler box can be attached to it. The pockets that hold the MU hoses are made from .0 10" styrene and the small pointed pilot was built-up from .010" styrene using photos as a guide for proper shape. Make the ladders for the ends accord ing to Figure 1 ; they can be made from styrene with stretched plastic sprue for rungs or, if preferred, plastic ladders by Con-Cor or some brass ladder stock. Don't install the ladders at this time. The winterization hatch was made from laminating styrene according to the dimensions in Figure 2 . The top lamina tion was .010" styrene cut out so that Con-Cor aluminum screen could be

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