I decided to build a model of 569 for my little layout. Here is the original as shown on the Frisco Library site. I started with a toy HO locomotive that was made in Yugoslavia. It is supposedly a GP9, but it will become a GP7 here. This is the toy I started with. And after disassembly and paint... And how she looks now. This is an unpowered model. I decided not to mess with powered stock on this little layout. I normally run RC locomotives, using Deltang equipment, but this time I am enjoying the modeling more than the running. I chose the 569 because it looked closest to the toy I started with and because of the date, May 1969 has special significance to me. I am collecting images for a decal sheet. I just ordered the decal paper so it will be a while before all those beautiful yellow stripes appear. And, I need to find the proper font for the FRISCO on the side.