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Model and photo by the author.

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Install a rectangular MU receptacle on each end as indicated in Figure 7 . This comes from Detail Associates MU-1 507. The "firecracker" style antenna was made from brass rod; but one can be used from Details West. The grabirons for the nose and roof are shown in Figure 8. Make a jog to in sure uniformity in your grabirons; the one shown in Figure 8 will work for any style of grabirons. Make a 900 bend in a wire and insert it in the hole directly in line with the notch on the edge. Bend the wire over the edge through the notch, making a 900 bend. This will give the basic "U" shape. Turn the end which was in the notch and place it in the other hole on the jig; bend the ends to a right angle on the back of the jog and then cut the ends to length. and the grabirons are finished. The front used the large "drop" type grabirons above the number boards. On the rear, use a standard 1 6" wide grabiron between the classification lights and head lights (see photos for guidance). Make handrails from .020" brass wire according to the sketches in Figure 8; it may be helpful to make templates for the handrails from .030" or .040" styrene. Note that the Burlington didn't use drop steps on the pilots of its locomotives, so the end hand railings were one piece with out the gap in the middle as on most other roads. Use Kemtron handrail posts on models of Q 325-344 . Use the Athearn handrail posts on all other units. Use Figure 9 for making your uncoupl ing levers. Kemtron X-6 5 7 , small lifting rings were used as the guides tOT these levers.
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it aside until after the unit is painted and then position it as shown in Figure 5 . The louver underneath the radiator . can be removed if desired : several of the Q units actually had one louver at this location on the right side and two louvers,

next to each other, on the left side. Orig inally, many of the units also had retang ular filters on the left side of the radiator compartment. This filter and the extra louvers served as additonal air intakes for the air compressor.

Disassemble the mechanism and remove all parts from the frame. Since the pilots were closed up for body-mounted couplers, remove the cast-on coupler pockets from

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