you for taking the time to look at our fans! We have designed
our fan packages to retro-fit existing fan houses from such locomotive
manufacturers as Kato, Atlas and Life-Like. By following the simple
steps below, you will be able to achieve the look of the real
thing. From fan blades to a correctly scaled fan grill, these
kits have it all!
out existing fans, leaving only the round fan housing in place
(notice we do not include a new fan housing, ONLY the top piece).
File or sand top of fan housing down no more then .005
to compensate for the new fan grills thickness
Putting the shell to the side, remove all pieces from the etched
metal sheets. The large round peace sign looking
part is the first you will work with.
In the middle of this part you will notice a little tab with
a half etched line going through the bottom of it. Bend this
tab straight up and down so it is perpendicular to the rest
of the etching.
Next, mount your fan blade etching directly on top of the lower
part (mentioned above). The fan blade etching should be suspended
above the lower piece. Secure with a dab of super glue.
Next, spread glue to the underside of one fan housing. Look
down on the model, bring your blade/bottom piece assembly up
from inside the shell so the bottom piece comes in contact with
the glue and set in place. MAKE SURE that you have the fan center
of the fan blade etching in the center of your fan housing.
The best way to do this is to eye ball it from the top down
(i.e., the step above).
Once all of the fan blade assemblies are in place you can mount
the top fan grill. We suggest spreading a thin layer of CA around
the top of the fan housing and then placing the fan grill on
top with tweezers.
Note: For added realism, paint the fan blades white..