hello all i just purchased a mtl f7 for $20 bucks it works but im missing some parts if you know how to or where to get these that would be great 0-49 roundhead screw loco shell UP light bulb holder and chassis guide arc supressor holder and chassis guide or if your looking at the mtl loco diagram it would be 1,5,7, and 9 thanks!
I only ordered the frame spacers and and the electrical pickup whiskers. You just have to see what they have. I also tried to get parts for my SD40-2's and only got the plastic frome spacers that were stripped. The SD40's are toast.
If you're looking for a shell, I'd suggest looking for a loco built 2012 or later. The version 2 F7 shells have better detail and are dimensionally more correct and come with window glazing. Of course you could try MTL for a shell.
Mark: I've got one of Nelson Gray's originals to compare. Was a change made?
By my count MTL made about a dozen changes in the shell and it's details. In particular for this discussion, the cab/hood dimensions and overall height have changed slightly. I haven't tried swapping shells between the original and new locomotives yet. But if the discussion is for getting new shells for old chassis, it would be good to know if there are chassis differences that need to be considered between the generations.
BTW I would be interested in a shell upgrade for some of my 14000 series units.