F bodies

Discussion in 'FA1' started by craigh, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. craigh

    craigh Member

    Hello all i just ordered 6 FA2 bodies from model power for .50 each and 8 FB dummies complete for $ 1.00 each what im wanting to know is there decals some where so i can build these into frisco? and can you buy the rest of the parts to make dummies out of some of these? thanks i know that they were black and yellow right? or were they also red? thanks
     
  2. DanHyde

    DanHyde Member

    Hi Craig,
    The FA's never made it to the red/white stage, at least, as far as I know. There were many different phases of the black/yellow. If you snoop around the site, you can find many of them. I think that Mike Condrens site has a few FA photos.
    As far as decals go, n scale should not be a problem. Oddballs, microscale, Walthers, just to name a few.
    Undercarriages for the bodies, maybe e-bay, or just see if anyone has old " scrappers" they don't want.
    Good luck.:)
    Dan
     
  3. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    FYI, for the record, the Frisco's ALCo cab units were FA1's and FB1's, not FA2's and FB2's. The differences, however, are mostly minor.

    The -2's were a little more powerful than the -1's, 1600HP vs 1500HP, and by then the air-cooled turbos were junked in favor of water-cooled turbos, so that issue was solved for good.

    Ken
     
  4. craigh

    craigh Member

    thanks for the info, hey dan you mentioned decals in n scale im doing these in HO do you know where i can get them? so i guess it will be the black and yellow colors, :D i like thosse a little better anyway
     
  5. DanHyde

    DanHyde Member

    Hi Craig,
    Well, if you can order on line, Oddballs has them, as well as Microscale and Champ even still have a few Frisco decals in HO. I would be a little suspect about the Champ items, though. They have not produced new decal stock in quite a while, so what they have is a bit old. I have some Champ decals in HO, { very old} and recently tried to use them as " guinea pigs " for trying to blow up to a large scale item. Well, they just did not work well- came apart in pieces when I attempted to slide them onto a surface. I would try to stay with one of the other lines of decals.
    Good luck.
    Dan
     
  6. craigh

    craigh Member

    well does anybody have any "old scrappers" they would like to sell ? also what kind of changes would i need to do to convert these into FA1s, i know its minor but can someone let me know or is this even worth doing? :confused:
     
  7. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I'd recommend forgetting the FA2's and instead finding a Proto 2000 Frisco FA1 and FB1 on eBay.

    The P2K's don't cost much, yet are very nicely done and run very well. The things you have to modify to make them an almost perfect Frisco model are minimal. See my FA1/FB1/FA1 set (SLSF 5200/5300/5215) in the pics posted in my album here on frisco.org.

    Just my two-cents worth.

    Ken
     
  8. craigh

    craigh Member

    well i might turn them into burlington northern santa fe (i like thier colors better anyway) seeing thats what happened to frisco, anyway do you really think frisco could have made it this long? doubtful
     
  9. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Blasphemy! The pain - I don't think I can stand it! LOL

    If God intended rotten pumpkins to roll on rails, he would have given them wheels instead of leaving it up to some northerners.
     

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