Question about modeling #1522

Discussion in 'HO Steam Locomotive General' started by Fred72933, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. Fred72933

    Fred72933 Member

    I would like to model #1522. I purchased 2 Spectrum 4-8-2's but they are the 4400 series. I can live with the inaccuracies (I would be the only one to know) but would like to have the obvious details right. Mainly, what font style was used on the numbering of the excursion version and what was used on the service version?

    I want to paint one as the excursion 1522 that everyone is so familiar with and one as it appeared when in regular service.

    ANY tips would be appreciated.
     
  2. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    For starters you'll need a tender with 6-wheel trucks and air tanks on top of the boiler. I've done some research, I'm trying to figure a way to do the same thing (A 1500) in N scale. I don't want to mess with the air tanks so I picked 1502: No tanks, small smokebox door all spoke drivers. To do a 1522 you'll have to replace the main driving wheels also.

    Tom G.
     
  3. Fred72933

    Fred72933 Member

    Do you know what style fonts they used on the tender numbers?
     
  4. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

  5. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    The in-service and the "excursion" lettering are one and the same.
     
  6. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Not sure about the number font, but the "F-R-I-S-C-O" under the cab window is the same font as in the freight car "coonskin" herald, spread just slightly. Tall, plain block letters.

    Tom
     
  7. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    This may help
     

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  8. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Is that the Oddballs sheet?

    Tom
     
  9. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    No, it's some artwork I have for printing mine.
     
  10. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Are they for sale? Can you do it in N scale? Or half size of HO? (N scale = HO x .544)

    Tom
     
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  11. tmfrisco

    tmfrisco Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Don, is there anything you can't do? Wow.
    Terry
     
  12. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    I can't sing and am the clumsiest person in the world when I try to dance. Can't play any musical instrument either. Wish I could.
     
  13. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    OMG - We're twins!
     
  14. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Are they for sale? Can you do it in N scale? Or half size of HO? (N scale = HO x .544)
    No, I only make what I need. I have an Alps printer and my supply of "ink" is getting pretty low and I try to keep the machine use low. They don't make thesse printers any more and the supplies are getting very scarce.
    Talk to Tom Stolte at Oddballs decals.
     
  15. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Last I heard, you are real good with a whistle!
     
  16. tmfrisco

    tmfrisco Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Well, Don, I can sing (sort of) and I do play the flute. I must be right behind you on the clumsy scale if you are indeed the clumsiest person in the world, but I sure can't model like you do. My hat is off to you for sure for: 1. the guts you show to try something difficult, and 2. the ability to pull it off well. One of these days I may try something that I haven't tried before, but I am afraid of messing up one of my expensive models. Again, great work, and very inspiring.
    Terry
     
  17. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Don, I'm happy to arrange a swap agreement. For a bit of your steam knowledge and modeling acumen, I'll gladly provide lessons on both the clarinet and the spoons. :)

    Best Regards,
     

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