Well as you all know, I am kinda partial to the QA&P and continue to model it like it never went away, and still operates here as a part of the Frisco system. I had thought of building a Bicentennial for the QA&P, and I cant lie, the article in RMC about that bicentennial loco it kinds spurred me to the get the thing done. Only issue I was having was, how to paint it as far as what colors where. Most of the Locomotives in this motif, I thought had way to much of one color, and the graphic too busy. So I decided to just paint the lower 2/3 of the loco in the traditional Frisco O/W practice, and simply put the Blue (MM Blue Angels Blue) on top where the Red/Orange would have gone and modify the top of the cab paint a little. As we are losing or lost what I considered great paints like Scalecoat and Floquil I decided to just use readily available paints from Model Masters, Guards Red, White, Blue Angels Blue, and Black. Made some decals up and used a few from other sources to get a good feel of the desired effect. The Locomotive is a standard Athearn Blue Box loco with My kinda standard detail package. Filled in the holes in the anti climbers, drilled holes in the top, bent my own end handrails from brass wire, for a more prototypical look. I don't mind the metal handrails, yea they are big and clunky looking, but you can pick the loco up with them and not hurt the things. Turned the rear truck bearing plates around so the rear truck actually runs backwards (which required frame milling) so the gear tower doesn't show up too much in the tunnel part of the shell. Anyway a bunch of work for a loco that never existed. Went all out on the lighting package too all the ground/step lights work as well as the strato-beacon, headlights and ditch lights too. The Caboose is an Athearn that was bumped from Frisco service by acquisition of a brass Bicentennial caboose, so naturally it went to the QA&P. It rides on IM trucks with a journal box lid glued over the roller bearing casting giving a little more correct look, with some QA&P decals. Anyway thanks for looking and lets have some fun model railroading!