Hudson Project Revisited

Discussion in '4-6-4 Hudson' started by frisco1522, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    I had a long chat with the importer this morning about the Frisco Hudson project. He's really wishing reservations would pick up a little bit. He has a ton of work in this model, as does the builder.
    He sent me PDFs of all the variations on the engine/tender paint schemes and I'm posting them here for your inspection and remarks. He will be monitoring the site also. These appear to be the final working drawings as far as detail and paint.
    You have a lot of studying to do and hope there's not a pop quiz at the end.

    Attached Files:

  2. gbmott

    gbmott Member


    On the Hungerford versions he is showing tender and cab lettering as white -- I never saw these in the flesh, but would assume that they were lettered in Dulux Imitation Gold (yellow). For the numbers on the sand dome he is showing the same fancy gold/red shadow numbers as in the original paint scheme. Photos I have would indicate that the dome numbers were standard simple form. Also, in the Hungerford drawings he shows the rim around the stack as plated. It probably was, but even late photos of 1060's still in their fancy paint indicate that, unlike the cylinder head covers, no attempt was made to keep them clean. Certainly in later Hungerford-paint photos the rim is still there but you would never know it had ever been plated. I think in the Hungerford versions he should omit the plating.

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  3. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

    What are the expected price of these?
  4. PSC1

    PSC1 Member

    i agree with Gordon, and will make changes to the UN-streamlined versions.
    Mark @PSC
  5. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    As the drawings show, these were just terrific looking locomotives. I think of all the versions, I like the plain Hungerford version best. Just a basic beautiful looking steam locomotive! Wish I could have seen these (I might have as I did see some steam as a kid at StL Union Station, but don't remember much of it - too young).

  6. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Supporter

    Sounds like the decision has been made on the stack plating, I think it would have been fine with. Myself, I've been waiting for and importer to bring these engines in for a long time and I think they will be something to see when they arrive. Pricy as brass may be these days I think when they show up it will be the same thing that happened with the GPM 4500's folks will wish they had reserved, but they will disappear fast.

    Brad Slone
  7. gbmott

    gbmott Member


    I was only questioning the stack rim plating on the Hungerford version. I have photos of 6 of the 9 locomotives in Hungerford and in all cases the cylinder head covers and bell are brightly polished but the stack rim is black. Two of the photos are of freshly-painted locomotives (see attached by, I think, Charles Winters) and it appears the stack rim is actually painted black, not just blackened by smoke.
    SLSF 1062-2.jpg

  8. paul slavens

    paul slavens Member

    Where is more info available, such as pricing, vendor, and reservation info? thanks !
  9. tmfrisco

    tmfrisco Member Supporter

    Paul, if you will pm Don Wirth, he can give you all the info you want. He is the point man for members and is getting the engines at a discount. PSC is the seller, and I can tell you that the quality of their work is fantastic. I bought the Firefly engine and matching three car train set and am very pleased with the attention to detail. I have one of these Hudsons reserved and am thinking about getting another one after seeing the color drawings that Don posted.

  10. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Supporter


    As always, a picture is worth a thousand words! They are sure going to look sharp!

  11. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    I noticed an ad from Brasstrains for the Hudsons at $1980 ea. First time I've seen a posted list price.
  12. w3hodoug (Doug Hughes RIP 03/24/2021)

    w3hodoug (Doug Hughes RIP 03/24/2021) 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    Version 8 for the 1066 floats my boat. It was kept at Newburg as a passenger helper engine according to Lee Buffington.
  13. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    How many do you want?
  14. w3hodoug (Doug Hughes RIP 03/24/2021)

    w3hodoug (Doug Hughes RIP 03/24/2021) 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    Probably zero at that price.

    SAFN SAAP Member

    Frisco 4-6-4 1062-1069 PSC Paint Scheme's

    Hey Y'all, I received these from an email from Here are the different marking schemes for the Frisco Hundson's, that PSC is putting out. Check out the models at Enjoy! Manny

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  16. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Where've you been, Home Skillet? Thanks for posting but man o man is brass expensive. How's your layout progress?
  17. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Mark was asking me today if I had any more reservations, so dig deep guys. I'll help you.

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