proto 2000 52' 6" drop end gondola

Discussion in 'Gondola' started by rc2477, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. rc2477

    rc2477 Member

    Hi everyone
    The last train meet I was at I picked up a four pack of proto 2000 mill gon decorated for the frisco. They are painted black and are in the 61000 series. The questin that I have is are these cars accurate and does anyone have any prototype pics that they would post, there are a few choices in the end doors and I would like to know which style the frisco used.
    Thank you! Craig
  2. nickmolo

    nickmolo Member


    The Proto car is reasonably accurate, black was the first paint scheme, however the Frisco cars were built by Pullman Standard and the drop ends were a PS design which is not included in the kit.

  3. renapper (Richard Napper RIP 3/8/2013)

    renapper (Richard Napper RIP 3/8/2013) Passed away March 8, 2013

    Here is the prototype photo from the Frisco Files.

    Attached Files:

  4. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Bob - Adding to what Nick and Richard have already posted, yes, the P2K Frisco gons are excellent models. Yes, the PS drop ends differ from the ones in the kit - the ribs are "rounder" in the kit, but otherwise, very close to the Frisco cars.

    Do you have the car diagram? I could post them for the full series if not. Barber S-2 trucks.

    I also recall an article on these cars in the FMIG newsletters, in the "CMS" series that Charlie Dischinger did as I recall.


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