CANNONBALL GE STEEPLECAB HO SCALE - FREELANCED - BASED UPON
FT. DODGE, DES MOINES & SOUTHERN FREIGHT ENGINE(S)
BY JOHN HITZEMAN, AMERICAN MODEL BUILDERS, INC.
CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS,
PHASE 1.

MODEL IS COMPLETED AND
PRIMER PAINTED.
SEE CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS
PHASE 2
FOR PAINTED MODEL

SEE GALLERY
ONE FOR
FINISHED MODEL.
HEADLIGHT FROM DETAIL ASSOCIATES, NOT EXACTLY PROTOTYPE, BUT VERY CLOSE TO IT.

BELL IS BY CAL-SCALE. ALL OTHER COMPONENTS EXCEPT POLE ARE LASER CUT BY AMB.
CLOSE-UP VIEW OF FtDDM&S STYLE ROOF "MAT" AND TROLLEY BASE.
TROLLEY BASE AND POLE HOOKS ARE LASER CUT PLEXIGLAS.

MATTING AND ROOF WALKS ARE LASER CUT PEEL & STICK WOOD USING "STANDARD" AMB
LASERKIT CONSTRUCTION
THIS IS A TOTALLY REBUILT FRAME WHICH LOWERS THE MODEL TO PROTOTYPE HEIGHT ABOVE THE RAILS.
ALL NEW MOTOR MOUNTS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED WHICH ALLOWS THE BACHMANN MOTOR TO BE TURNED SIDEWAYS ALLOWING CLEARANCE UNDER THE SUPERSTRUCTURE HOODS.

TRUCKS WILL BE WHITE METAL CASTINGS WHICH WILL "CLIP" ONTO THE EXISTING TRUCK SIDES.

SIDEFRAMES ARE BASED UPON "AS DELIVERED" TRUCKS AND HAVE BEEN ADJUSTED TO MATCH THE BACHMANN WHEELBASE.
THESE PARTS WILL BE AVAILABLE SEPARATELY.
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