Discussion in 'Steam Locomotive Diagrams' started by meteor910, Jan 13, 2010.
These are side elevations, do you have any front elevations?
What year is your diagram book(s) you posted the dgms from? I have several going back to 1904, but have a lot of holes. Perhaps we could trade copies of scans?
If you have Frisco diagrams that you think would be of interest to the group, post them. That's what I do.
I have many Frisco locomotive diagram books - multiple years.
What diagrams are you interested in to fill your holes?
If its not too much to ask I would like to see a scan of the Frisco 4500 front Elevations if that is possible
AJ - Unfortunately, none of the Frisco locomotive diagram books contain front elevations for the 4500's to my knowledge.
AJ - As an addendum to my post above, there was a SLSF 4500 drawing published in FMIG Newsletter #5, November, 1976, page 15. I attach it below. It's not a great copy, but perhaps it will fill your needs.
This helps alot! thanks!
Hi Ken & All,
I have several steam loco diagram books going back to 1904. Posting them is a chore as I have a dial up connection here at home. They jump from 1904 to 1930 to 1943 & 47, & 1950. I believe I sent Mike Corley a CD back when I first joined here some time back and thought he was going to post them. Then again I cant remember what I put in my coffee this morning.
In looking over the steam roster posted on line I find the notoation in many of the early locos "In diagram book but not in any printed rosters". Since my 1904 book does not show most of these I would presume there was an earlier book floating around. That is one I was trying to locate. Then if I could locate any say between 1904 & 1930 or 1930 - 43 etc they would be helpful. List of locos or equipment are very helpful in many circumstances but dont fill all my needs. If anyone knows who did the roster originally (someone suggested Vollrath) and or what book it is referring to it would be helpful to us.
A few freinds and I are near having the software written to do an all time N American steam loco database. It will be way more complex than what would first come to mind. The diagram books & equipment lists are very valuable to help with capacities, dimensions, weights, tender data etc.
I have no probelms sharing my materials and do almost daily. I have over 10,000 items in my collection, mostly loco, freight and passenger diagram books & equipment lists, track charts, ETTs, steam loco rosters & builders lists etc. If I can help anyone please contact me off forum at firstname.lastname@example.org If anyone can help me it would be most appreciated.
Do you know where I can find the technical data on the 4500?
Kevin, the drawings posted at the very beginning of this thread may have the data for which you're looking. If not, just let us know the specifics of what you're needing and I suspect someone here can provide.
Thank you, I found what I needed.
Hello group; I would like to know what the blue color is called, and if floquil has a close match.
The Frisco called it Zephyr Blue. In the Floquil spectrum, C&O (or is it B&O?) Enchantment Blue will get you close.
When we painted our support cars, we used a US Paint catalyzed urethane called "Flag Blue" and it worked good for us.
Thank you both
Does anyone have a list of the cars pulled by the Meteor on one its earlyruns?
Are you referring to the era when the Meteor was pulled by the 4500's? (Which would be about 1942-1948) Some consists could be re-created from timetables of the era, especially the sleeping car lines.
Timing is everything; TRRA Historical Society has one of their magazines on The Meteor in the works, but you have to wait until November 2015. See the bottom of the page of this link: http://trra-hts.railfan.net/bkissues.html
George "waiting patiently" Nelson
I don't want to wish my life away, but I am drooling over this being available. This will be a definite buy for me. The TRRA books are fantastic, and I am sure this one will be also.
George, thanks for the heads-up. Sounds like a must-have.
In the meantime, for those yearning for more instant gratification, I would think there's basic details around this site somewhere in terms of heavyweight Meteor consists from the war years. Maybe something in one of the old Frisco Museum "All Aboards" when they'd list various passenger consists?
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