Help identify this detail part? EMD F7

fordy744 Aug 28, 2019

  1. fordy744

    fordy744 TrainBoard Member

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    I was hoping someone may be able to help identify the manufacturer of this detail part.

    It, along with a few others, came already installed on and Athearn Genesis (Highliner Shell) EMD F7 A&B. As you can see it has two mounting pins that correspond perfectly with the outer holes in the shell for the MU cables. This lead me to believe it was a factory part, or atleast produced by Highliner but I can find no reference in the Athearn literature or details online about highliner. It is molded in a light grey plastic, similar shade to the Highliner shells and Details Associates parts.

    I want to know as I would like to get some more to install on other Genesis Fs

    So any help you can give would be much appreciated.

    Thank you in advance
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  2. vince p

    vince p TrainBoard Member

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    MU connections (multiple unit)

    Details west makes metal ones in a couple varieties had bad luck trying to order directly from Athearn/Horizon Hobbies.

    Good luck
     
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  3. fordy744

    fordy744 TrainBoard Member

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    Appreciate your help. Given they were secondhand locos and not all all of them had them I assumed it was aftermarket parts...

    I've ordered multiple times in the past from Athearn and not had any issues myself. I am awaiting a recent order which they insisted I rang up with my card details rather than e-mail them which was a little bit of a pain being an international call but it seemed to go through fine.

    As I say I can see no reference to these parts in any Athearn literature or on there website. unless they aren't available seperately?
     
  4. vince p

    vince p TrainBoard Member

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    Agreed that's the problem trying to get the part's # on certain things.

    The factory mu cable are most likely part of another package.

    Have fun and enjoy.
     
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