Love Frisco N Scale...

Discussion in 'N Scale' started by jmoore16, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. jmoore16

    jmoore16 Member

    And I'm so glad I've found this forum. Kind of off topic but I wanted you guys to know you are appreciated...

    John F Moore Jr
  2. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Tons of documents?
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  3. jmoore16

    jmoore16 Member

    Probably not 2000 pounds, but there are at least 4 100 lb boxes of paperwork, manuals, etc. Some of it is personal, but 98% is Frisco. I believe he told me there was every timetable from every Frisco subdivision for every year from some date (I'd have to look) until the time of the BN merger. I've seen individual timetables for sale on Ehay go on sale occasionally. Those little subdivision books go into a larger page that is assembled into a small book. Those books go into a large binder. I have at least 10 of those binders. Maybe 10 complete years??? 5 years??? 1 year??? I don't know but at least 100 pounds of timetables alone.

    Anything with Frisco logo on it, my father saved. He was going to throw it all out unless I wanted it so, of course, I have it. The Frisco Meuseum in Springfield wanted him to donate it all to them, but he didn't think they were financially solvent and it's a good thing he didn't donate.

    I have all years of those little locomotive roster books, memos, notepads, patches, everything. No photos however.

    I will start digging thru box by box now that my N Scale layout is complete.
  4. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    John, it would be good if we could get anything you have scanned and digitized, especially if it doesn't appear on this forum. This forum and the Frisco Archive are the two ways to ensure that important Frisco documentation does not get lost forever.
  5. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Supporter

    Welcome! Thankfully your collection didn't wind up with the Frisco Museum! I hope you'll use it to your pleasure and advantage. And also you can see your way clear to share some of it on this forum.

    Regards, Tom G.
  6. jmoore16

    jmoore16 Member

    How do I know if a document is/isn't in the archive? A search I know but in what folder should I search?

    Also, in July of 1972, the 1776 Bi-Centennial caboose was out of the paint shot and drying in the sun. My dad took me to Springfield Yard and I took the best pics a 6 year old could. I will post them.

    I also found the aftermath of a wreck involving the 811, 703 and 948 on a different run to the yards with Dad. As memory serves me, a runaway freight car hit the the units on the front of a lash-up.

  7. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    John -
    Good question. I often just start by searching for something within the entire forum, and then try to narrow it down if I get an overwhelming number of hits.

    Over the years, we've added folders, forums, sub-forums. However, it seems that there are a lot of items in "general" categories or folders that could always be moved into a more appropriate sub-forum. If you ever run across any of these, don't hesitate to send a "private message" to me or any other admin and we can work to shuffle it along.

    Pictures taken by a 6-year-old are certainly better than no pictures taken by an any-year-old. Looking forward to seeing whatever you have to share.

    Best Regards,
  8. jmoore16

    jmoore16 Member

    Also, I would assume that this information would be entered page by page in the Frisco area of Media upload? I uploaded 5 or 10 nostalgic pics a few minutes ago. Do you folks go in and resort them? For example - Depot pics go in the Depot section, Diesels go in the appropriate Diesel Forum, etc...

    Or did I upload into the wrong place and can you fix???


  9. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    John, I guess either way is fine, depending on how you'd like them entered. I see the photos now, but I have to either click on your user name and then select "Media." If you want, I could post messages in the Depots, Diesels, etc. forums that would link to your photos in your "Media" album. Let me know your druthers - and thanks either way for sharing.

    Best Regards,
  10. jmoore16

    jmoore16 Member

    Please resort them and put them where they will be most enjoyed.

    Also - let me know how to do this in the future so I can minimize the work for you as this is just the tip of the iceberg. I let these out as a test to see if I could do it right. As usual, my school bus is justifiably short!


  11. jmoore16

    jmoore16 Member

    I stumbled upon some pictures of the aftermath of a runaway freight car which escaped a hump yard (I believe) and hit three locomotives that were in consist. U25B 811, SD45 948 and GP35 703 were involved.

    Where should I post the photos?


  12. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

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