5042 - Nose Coonskin

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  1. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Folks -
    Referencing the following photo (unknown date and location):

    http://www.frisco.org/shipit/index.php?media/5042.2738/

    Does anyone know the story behind the "stencil" style coonskin on the nose? It's distinctly out of the ordinary; the usual seems to be black-filled coonskin with white lettering. The "FRISCO" actually looks a bit rough around the edges.

    Perhaps it was a cost-savings measure before either repainting to orange/white, or prior to trade-in, or maybe the Paint Shop was out of nose heralds at its last repainting?

    Best Regards,
     
  2. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    I do think it's a stenciled or painted on herald. I think the reason that it looks so rough is because the nose is dented right at that spot. I believe there were also other engines that had painted on heralds. There were several mandarin and white units that had similar heralds. I think when 5042 was painted they must have run out of those blue metal heralds.

    Tom G.
     
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  3. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Latter day austerity livery
     
  4. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Tom, I think all quoted material gets italicized. Not sure why, but my guess is that it's a system default. It does help my eyes more quickly discern what's mine, and what's someone else's, etc.

    Karl, thanks for the confirmation. I thought that I might have one of these black stencil decals in a batch of Champ F-unit extras, but I think it's a gold outline instead.
     
  5. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Tom, I corrected your post. When you reply, make certain that your response does not fall between the two hypertext markup codes that have brackets [ ] around them. The opening markup code will have a [ bracket followed by QUOTE and some additional stuff then ]. The closing markup code will have a [ bracket followed by /QUOTE and then ].
     
  6. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    I usually just "erase" what ever is in the previous poster's comments. I guess I forgot to do that this time.

    TG
     
  7. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Whoops, I'm afraid I didn't read the post too carefully, Tom. I think I just saw the italics and assumed that it was a quote. My apologies - and thanks for the additional insight. It will provide some cheap entertainment for me to start going back through photos of latter-day F-units and see how they compare.

    Best regards,
     

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