Frisco Pullman 40' Express Boxcars - SLSF 465-469 - Allied Full Cushion, ASF A-3 Ride Control Trucks

Discussion in 'Freight Equipment' started by adams, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. John Sanders

    John Sanders Member

    Attached are photographs of three different makes of the Allied Full Cushion truck.

    The car is an InterMountain kit with the appropriate corners.

    The resin parts and decals were offered by Joe Pennington about 12 years ago.

    Trucks left to right: Walthers, Athearn, and Hallmark Models.

    John Sanders

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  2. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Boy, those Athearn trucks are the best looking, especially from a detail point of view.
  3. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Thanks John.

    The Athearn Allied Full Cushion truck really looks nice.

    I am now thinking of ordering a pack of them for my two Frisco boxcars, as they look way better than the old Eastern Car Works ones I have.

    The Intermountain 1937 AAR box car model is the old IMWX, an Intermountain predecessor, model, one of the first of today's generation of really, really nice detailed HO kits and ready to run cars.

    They did the car in both the square corner post version and the "W" corner post version which had rounded corners. The Frisco used the square version.

    Red Caboose eventually also marketed the old IMWX car. Red Caboose is now part of Intermountain.

    Joe Pennington's decals are really nice, and he was always full of Frisco knowledge and ready to share.

    Has anyone heard from Joe lately?

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  4. John Sanders

    John Sanders Member

    The side-by-side comparison of the side frames is helpful in making a decision, although the Athearn trucks may be the only ones available right now.

    I think the Athearn side frames and journal lids have the nicest detail, but the Walthers trucks have outside hung brake shoes and the Athearn do not.

    The Hallmark Models are a historic curiosity and probably will not be used on my cars.

    John Sanders
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  5. davidgaines

    davidgaines Member

    This is an old tread that I stumbled upon.

    I have the Athearn 3-pack new in the box. I paid $19.95 for them. Have been selling my stuff at what I paid for it. Photographs if you want them.

    I also have 2 Frisco express box cars put out by a hobby shop in Springfield way back. Model Die Casting (MDC) cars. Numbers are SLSF 466 and SLSF 468. Different lettering and doors than the Athearn cars.

    Car SLSF 466 is unbuilt, wheels and trucks painted, no couplers, $4.00.

    Car SLSF 468 built, light weathering, Kadee #5 couplers, $5.00.

    Plus shipping.

    Dave Gaines
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