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Florida East Coast F-3B dummy
[30-2012-3]

Florida East Coast F-3B dummy

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Date Added: Wednesday 12 June, 2013

by Jonathan Race

This is a nice version of the F3B (dummy) that really completes an F3 A-A set. The height, width and colors complement the matching Rail King streamlined passenger cars wonderfully. I believe that is is semi-scale so it does not dwarf my passenger cars - everything looks perfectly proportioned and nicely executed. The red and yellow Florida East Coast livery is becoming much harder to find, and I was lucky that Western Depot still had stock on hand to complete my set - their price was actually cheaper than what I could have purchased a used unit for from one of the popular auction sites.

My F3 A-A set came with the sound package that included squealing brakes and passenger station announcements, which added a lot of fun and realism to the set.

FWIW - The FEC stopped all passenger service back in 1968 (I was only 3), but now they are looking at (re)establishing a high-speed rail link running from Miami to Cocoa to Orlando ("All Aboard Florida") in 2014-2015. I hope they do, and it would also be nice if they brought back the red and yellow livery that really made their trains stand out.

Rating: ★★★★★ [5 of 5 Stars!]

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