FRISCO Bicentenial Cabooses, 1240, 1250, 1700, 1776

Discussion in 'Cabooses' started by gjslsffan, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Finally had a chance to buy a Brass, Frisco painted HO scale caboose.
    All I have done is add a cushion draft gear/air hoses to both ends so far. Factory paint, and I simply cant weather just yet LOL.
    Anyways, I am glad to have a correctly detailed Frisco caboose!!

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  2. meteor910

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

    Tom - Nice! It is so good to have one or more of the Frisco brass International Car Co cabs with the correct cupola window spacing. Nice trucks too. All the plastic models of this cab have the windows with the closer spacing - which is the way most of the ICC cabs were built. I always thought the Frisco version looked more distinctive. (A few other roads used the wide spacing as well, though I can't recall who).

    I once had three of them - down to just one now, SLSF 1244 in oxide red. The other two got "eBay'ed" and I used the $$ to buy the Athearn SD45's. My Board Chairman here is kind of tight with capital funds, so I often have to pull off trades!

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  3. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Hi Ken

    You so right about the trucks and correct window spacing.

    I got some trucks from Intermountain that are the right design, but they had Timkens instead of the "friction" but all I did was get some journal box lids and glued them to the trucks and walla the right trucks (I think) under the wrong cabooses now LOL.

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  4. meteor910

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

    Tom - FYI, there is another one listed on eBay right now - in orange & white, numbered SLSF 1288. It looks to be a tad expensive ($90 something) and is numbered wrong (should be SLSF 1200 - 1274), but looks to be otherwise fairly well done. Take a look.

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