by: Frederick Boucher [ ]
EMD S.P. Cab Front Patched "L" Window & Extended Vision
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 VisionHTD 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 ThoughtsIf 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.
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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!
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