Photos of PSC Hudson Pilot Models

Discussion in '4-6-4 Hudson' started by frisco1522, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Got these this morning and they look great. We are discussing the numbers and cab lettering on the unstreamlined version, but all is well.
    I would suggest that if any of you are on the fence about getting one of these, you make up your mind and let me know. I will advise price via PM.
     

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  2. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Sweet! The coonskin needs a little work, though.
     
  3. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Were those side skirts really yellow?? I thought they were aluminum or white??

    Tom G.
     
  4. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    Pretty neat, I liked the yellow also. I to would like to know if that was a real scheme.
     
  5. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Why wouldn't they just use the excellent Kemtron/Precision Scale brass coonskin casting? Not enough supply? Hey - I guess I have about a dozen of them!

    Ken
     
  6. PSC1

    PSC1 Member

    coonskin fixed.
     
  7. tmfrisco

    tmfrisco Member Frisco.org Supporter

    That is great to know. These engines are very beautiful in all of the different configurations.

    Terry
     
  8. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Was it ever established that the yellow stripe paint job on one (some) of the 1060's was an actual prototype scheme? Is there any information in print anyplace? Like the Collias books for instance? It's such a vivid decoration, it seems that a yellow paint rendering would have been noted someplace?? Any ideas? Don Wirth? Karl Brand?

    Thanks, Tom G.
     
  9. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Birmingham Rails, The Last Golden Era
     
  10. U-3-b

    U-3-b Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Don,

    While I have already thanked you privately for all your hard work and effort to bring these beautiful Hudsons in, I wanted every one else to know just how incredible the two I received are. They are the new queens of my collection and even though they are now boxed up and will soon be moving with us to our new home, I can not wait to show them off.

    Thanks again for your dedication to the cause and for working with the importer to bring in these fantastic engines.

    Steve
     
  11. DanHyde

    DanHyde Member

    Just my ignorance showing, but could that yellow and black been the inspiration for the F units? Hmmmm.
    Dan
     
  12. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    Thanks Karl for the reply, it is really not ignorance, this is a great place to find out information and to discuss the rail line that we love. Some of us, are not historians, we do appreciate the good work of those that are.
     
  13. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    I don't believe that was the case. The Frisco F-unit livery was the work of EMD's Harry Bockewicz, who offered three different ideas to the Frisco. One was reminiscent of the TP&W and the other of the Southern; remember that Clark Hungerford was a former Southern exec.
     

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