Photo No. 7. An overall view of FT's #251 A and B.
Photo No. 8. A nose view of FTA #251.
Photo No. 9. A close-up view of the detail on #251A. Note the airtank,
scratchbuilt piping, and "squirrel cage" spark arresters.
These FT units are superdetailed and custom painted STEWART models. FT's #250
A/B and #251 A/B were unique because they were dedicated to passenger service
and the only FT's with dual headlights. In addition to adding the airtank,
piping, spark arresters, large number boards, sand hatches, new airhorns, grabs,
handrails, windshield wipers, stainless steel grilles, wind deflectors, speed
recorder, all connectors between A and B units were included. Water fill ports
and steam generator fittings were added to the B unit only. Nut, bolt and washer
castings were used throughout. PORTLAND CAR & FOUNDRY decal stripes and
MICROSCALE lettering were used.
I'd still like to have you include your geographic location in your
correspondence. It's the only way that Connie and I can find you when we are in
your area so we can just drop in for dinner. JUST KIDDING, AGAIN.
In closing, I have a favor to ask. If anyone has official GN diesel paint
diagrams for the intermediate (orange and green-no stripes) schemes and is
willing to share these diagrams, please contact me. I will be happy to pay for
any copying and mailing costs.
I can be contacted at:
10 Broken Lance Way
Sedona, AZ 86351-8928
Phone: (928) 284-2015