Frisco SD38-2

Discussion in 'Electo-Motive Division (EMD)' started by Matt Fisher, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. Matt Fisher

    Matt Fisher Member

    Is the Kato SD38-2 good for a Frisco model? I know the rear screens must be replaced but what other details?
  2. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

    I don't know the answer to this, but if you wanted to save some work intermountain is producing all 4 numbers the Frisco had on the SD38-2. Not sure when they will be out, but should be sometime this year.
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  3. Matt Fisher

    Matt Fisher Member

    I would have to see one in person and see it run before I purchase another Intermountain Locomotive. I am a Kato fan.
  4. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

    I can't vouch for intermountain. Maybe somone else can?
  5. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    My only experience with Intermountain locomotives was with their FP7 and F7B models they did in Frisco b/y. Drives were good, in fact very good. Body shell was good, but some details not correct - like putting d/b on the Frisco F7B's. Their paint colors were off (yellow too lite), and no nose green anti-glare paint. WSW's were hideous. Model lacked many of the Frisco specific detail. I gave it a B- grade, but eventually sold all that I purchased - one FP7 and three or four F7B's.
    Not much help, but that's what I thought.
  6. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    I bought the Intermountain HO GP-10 model of Army 4607 since the prototype is assigned at Ft. Leonard Wood MO. The sound is terrible, but, other than that, it won't stay on the track. Let the buyer beware.

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