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Beware that the Wms F7s can appear rather 'odd-looking' as the angles on the nose are somewhat off from what we are used to seeing. They may not have flywheels. They are very old Kusan molds while the Wms F3's are virtual clones of Lionel's PW F3s. MTH Railking Scale F3's are also Lionel clones.  Your decision.

The MTH locos are semi-scale.  They have good contours but are very short. The Williams are scale models, but the detail is lacking and contours are not quite right. I have some of the MTH, both Premier and the semi-scale models and they are all very nice. You can get parts for them. I have one Williams F7B only and it is okay. I didn't get the A's because I don't like the way they look. If you don't care if they are scale size or not, then I would choose the MTH.

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Beware that the Wms F7s can appear rather 'odd-looking' as the angles on the nose are somewhat off from what we are used to seeing. They may not have flywheels. They are very old Kusan molds while the Wms F3's are virtual clones of Lionel's PW F3s. MTH Railking Scale F3's are also Lionel clones.  Your decision.

Yes - the Wms "F7" is not properly contoured in the nose.

Their F3's look very nice - and, like their Alco FA's, the F3's couple nice and closely, generally better than either Lionel or MTH equivalents.

Thanks for all the input.  In my quest to keep all things RR's of the South,  have to make compromises on proportions some times, but that is OK for my RR world.  I do splurge though, and use non-South power because the loco is cool looking and just consider it rented, borrowed, or a railfan trip when the UP is on a siding with the Central of Georgia.

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