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  1. patrick flory

    patrick flory Member

    I grew up in New Iberia Louisiana. As a young model railroader I was very interested in the Missouri Pacific branchline there. In the 50’s I couldn’t understand why older people there kept calling it the “Frisco “. It wasn’t till much later I found out that it had been built as a Frisco venture originally and that the Gulf Coast Lines acquired it in 1914 when B F Yoakum’s system fell apart, to be subsequently acquired by the MP in 1925, and was abandoned in 1986.

    Although the MP is my primary interest, and I model aspects of what I saw as a kid, I like the Frisco and its beautiful steam engines, and run several Frisco engines on my layout.

    Pat Flory
  2. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

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  3. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Welcome aboard! Looking forward to photos of your layout.
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  4. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Welcome Aboard, Pat. My home town of Cape Girardeau, Missouri is on the Mississippi and had a restaurant, Petite N'Orleans, that featured Creole cuisine and my maternal grandfather's ancestors immigrated through New Orleans, so there was always a link to Louisiana in my past. The layout that I am building features your two favorite railroads.

    How are things in the home of Tabasco?
  5. patrick flory

    patrick flory Member

    E1FEDC29-88AA-44EC-A02E-1588A7863A15.jpeg I’m going to try uploading some layout photos. I seem to be having problems with uploading more than one and with them being upside down.
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  6. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Welcome to the Frisco website Patrick!!! Looking forward to seeing your layout photos.

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  7. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    We probably all bought that Spectrum model. A young (teen) member of our Knoxville club even has one. Here's mine a little out of focus.

  8. patrick flory

    patrick flory Member

    How do we make photos right side up?
  9. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Patrick, welcome to the group.

    If it makes you feel better, I am a so-called "administrator," and some of the photos I take on an LG Tablet that I use upload upside-down. Or, perhaps there's no solace in knowing that!

    At any rate, welcome aboard. Enjoy looking around!

    Best Regards,
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  10. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    Pat, don't worry too much, I've seen a lot of EM upside down.
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  11. Pat,
    I think the upside down is called a "accelerator problem".
    Web searching that may find the cure. It is a little chip.
    Web search your brand, others, rating of products
    that may help to know how others rated the products.

    Other members have had that situation also.
    Some of those may be able to help.

    Anyhow, it looks like you will be active.
    We will enjoy that.
    Welcome aboard Patrick
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  12. patrick flory

    patrick flory Member

    Going to try uploading some more photos. Looks like they are all upside down.

    Attached Files:

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  13. patrick flory

    patrick flory Member

    a couple more

    Attached Files:

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  14. patrick flory

    patrick flory Member

    The thing about my layout is that it is rural, like my favorite branchline was. I think I have 9 structures on the layout and that will be it, no more.

    I’ll see if I can produce and upload a track plan but isn't much, 50’ of point to point “mainline” in two rooms, between two interchange points with two rural set out/ passing tracks intervening.

    It’s my rookie adult layout, at age 18 life intervened for 41 years. I’ve made a lot of mistakes and might soon tear this one down to do a better one.

    Pat Flory

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