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HO scale
SD-45 Radiator Fan Shroud
Radiator Fan Shroud Inserts for Proto 2000 SD-45 and Cannon & Co. Fans
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


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RailRoad Modeling

Radiator Fan Shroud Inserts for Proto 2000 SD-45 and Cannon & Co. Fans
Item: HTD-6031
Scale: HO


Proto 2000 SD-45 Fan Rings
One of Hi-Tech Details’ many diesel details is this injection-molded set of radiator fan shroud inserts to mount Cannon & Co. fans specifically for the Proto 2000 SD-45 locomotive.

These are molded in gray styrene and packaged in a plastic bag stapled to the Hi-Tech Details black and fuchsia card backing. The mounting instructions are printed on the back.

No ejector marks, sink marks nor flash mar the parts. These pieces are very thin. One ring was split.
Summary
This is a simple set of simple parts to allow you to add Cannon & Co. fans to detail your Proto 2000 SD-45 road diesel. They are nicely molded.
Hi-Tech Details
Model railroading is fun and for many of us part of that fun modeling a particular prototype, even during a specific time. Railroads and equipment manufacturers have given us a bewildering number of modifications to model. These are often unique items and not practical for model makers to mass produce or install at the factory. Riding to the rescue are model makers like Hi-Tech Details. HTD offers dozens of parts and kits in 14 categories:

    1. HO Real Deal Rubber Air & Signal Hoses
    2. HO Diesel , Plastic & Rubber
    3. HO Passenger Cars, Plastic & Rubber
    4. HO Rolling Stock, Plastic & Rubber
    5. HO Diesel , Injection-Molded
    6. HO Rolling Stock, Injection-Molded
    7. HO Lineside Structures & Street Detail
    8. Paint & Adhesive
    9. Tools
    10. Sound & Lighting Equipment
    11. Special Direct Only Detail Parts, Molded Plastic
    12. HO Scale Structure Kits
    13. O Scale Detail Parts
    14. N Scale Detail Parts

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SUMMARY
Highs: Crisply molded.
Lows: One part was split.
Verdict: This is a simple set of simple parts to allow you to add Cannon & Co. fans to detail your Proto 2000 SD-45 road diesel.
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: HO Scale
  Mfg. ID: HTD-6031
  Suggested Retail: $2.95
  Related Link: Catalog
  PUBLISHED: Dec 06, 2012
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.00%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 91.25%

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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