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HO scale
SP EMD Cab Front, Patched
EMD S.P. Cab Front Patched
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


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RailRoad Modeling

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EMD S.P. Cab Front Patched "L" Window & Extended Vision
Item: HTD-5014
$4.95


Introduction
Model railroading is fun and for many of us part of that fun modeling a particular prototype, even during a specific time. Railroads and equipment manufacturers have given us a bewildering number of modifications to model. These are often unique and not economical for model makers to mass produce. Riding to the rescue are model makers like Hi-Tech Details!

Hi-Tech Details of Ukiah, California, have been around for a while supplying the HO market with innovative details sets. They market highly detailed accessories for correcting, scratchbuilding, and modifying model railroad locomotives and cars. In addition, Hi-Tech Details (HTD) also produces model kits of complete cars, and line side items.

Hi-Tech Details also makes models and accessories for N and O scale.

Hi-Tech Details website is hi-tech, too! Many of their sets and kits feature click-to-access how-to features and instructions.

EMD S.P. Cab Front Patched "L" Window & Extended Vision
HTD currently lists 14 cab kits on their site. This set arrives packed in a plastic bag stapled to HTD’s vivid fuchsia and black card label.

This set is simple. It allows you to model Southern Pacific EMD cabs with a patched "L" window. The two cab faces are crisply molded without flash, ejector marks, seam lines or sink marks.

No clear panels are included for the windows (Perhaps HTD intends you to use thin clear sheet or aftermarket liquid window film?). Nor are doors or number boards provided even though these features are molded open.

S.P. fans can look at the photographs and debate the accuracy of the parts.

Final Thoughts
If you want an EMD S.P. cab with the patched window, here's your set! The parts feature excellent molding. No windows or doors limit what you can do with the set.

Please remember, when contacting retailers or manufacturers, to mention that you saw their products highlighted here – on RailRoadModeling.net.
SUMMARY
Highs: The parts feature excellent molding.
Lows: No windows or doors limit what you can do with the set.
Verdict: If you want an EMD S.P. cab with the patched window, here's your set!
Percentage Rating
70%
  Scale: HO Scale
  Mfg. ID: 5014
  Suggested Retail: $4.95
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  PUBLISHED: Dec 29, 2011
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.00%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 91.25%

Our Thanks to Hi-Tech Details!
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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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