Alco FA 1 Re-powered by EMD

Discussion in 'FA1' started by geep07, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. geep07

    geep07 Member

    I am looking for a photo showing the exhaust stacks location on a re-powered FA & FB unit.
    There are numerous photos, however, a more detailed one showing where on the roof they are located .
    I was informed that there is a photo in one of the Diesel Spotters Guide book which unfortunately I don't have.


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  2. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member


    I have run across no hard data on where the stacks should be located.

    This is the best side photo I've seen for such placement, but I wish it were better:


    However, the photo does seem to have the FA nearly centered, and you can see the stubs of stacks sticking up. As long as all your modified FA models have the stacks placed the same, it will look "correct".

    Be sure to remove the crank case breather cap off the roof of the Alco powered FA model. That's an easy feature to miss.

    Good luck!

    Oh, and be sure to share your project with us via pics!

  3. geep07

    geep07 Member

    Andre, That's about good as it gets. Close enough!
    As far as the breather cap goes, I think that chiseling it off then put a piece of thin styrene over it to simulate that it is welded over the hole.
    What do you think?

    Thanks for the photo!

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  4. WindsorSpring

    WindsorSpring Member

    Wouldn't the distance between the stacks be the same as on a GP-7 since the diesel engine is the same? It would then simply be a problem of locating one of the stacks and measuring to find the second.
  5. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    And, there was very little else located on the roof of the 567 powered FA's.

    There is a fairly good top side view of one that was posted on in 2019 as I recall.

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  6. gna

    gna Member Supporter

  7. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

  8. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Now I gotta redo my FB 1
  9. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Yeah Rock!

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  10. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

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  11. gstout

    gstout Member Supporter

    That's quite a photo!

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  12. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Supporter Supporter

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  13. geep07

    geep07 Member

    Thank You Sherrel!
  14. U-3-b

    U-3-b Member Supporter

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