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plint


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« on: November 08, 2020, 04:24:29 PM »

Can I swap out a Bachmann F7 A diesel shell onto a Bachmann FT A  and vice versa without any trouble?
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jonathan


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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2020, 09:41:04 AM »

plint,

Trouble is relative.

The frames and shells are the same size--so, yes, they can be interchangeable.

However,  The F7-A shell (newer tooling) is secured to its frame by 4 screws on either side of the fuel tank. The FTA shell is secured by fitting to 2 tabs extended from the fuel tank.

Now, both of these models have been around long enough that changes in tooling may have occurred.  In any case, if I were so motivated, it wouldn't take too much tinkering to change out the shells. Why would one want to?  Curious.

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Jonathan
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plint


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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2020, 04:21:11 PM »

I have an NYC FT A DCC engine with a shell that I want to put on an F7 A engine that has DCC & Sound.  Then I'd put the F7 A shell on the DCC engine.
By the way, my FT A engine does have the 4 screws around the fuel tank, not 2 and no tabs.  It was a bear getting those screws out!
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plint


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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2020, 10:48:28 AM »

The Bachmann technician said they are interchangeable so it's a go Smiley
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plint


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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2020, 08:05:57 PM »

Got the F7 A today and switched the shell with the FA A.  Perfect fit for both shells interchanged with the other chassis. Smiley
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