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Discussion in 'Freight Equipment' started by Larry F., Aug 10, 2017.

  1. Larry F.

    Larry F. Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Finished up some projects that have been on the back burner for awhile: the bi-level is an Accurail kit which is shown in the Molo book. This is the fourth Accurail I've built but the the first I didn't have to rearrange the post spacing to get what I wanted. The most obvious change is cutting off the posts even with the top deck. The upright cable posts are brass wire with a loop formed on top and then I used very thin brass wire for the cables so I could effect the sag of the cables.
    I had seen photos of the auto carrier and since these were the direct precursors to the auto racks and fit within my layout timeline I felt I needed a model of it. I had a plain-Jane Walthers 75' flat and to it I added grabs, stirrups, and Detail West hitches and bridge plates. I searched for a long time to find late '50-early '60 cars to make it a true Frisco haul but it wasn't meant to be. I decided to go with my favorite car ever to load the carriers. The haulers are from Sylvan Models and the 'Birds are from Paragon Models. .
    I always liked late 50's construction equipment and I wanted a "different" flat car load. This is another of the search in vain for models so I decided to build my own. I had some old Euclid brochures with dimensions so it was simply a matter of using styrene and wood to get what I wanted. Another Euclid book showed the bracing so it was a matter of getting a couple of flats to produce a couple of unique loads. Larry F.h
     

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  2. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Great looking models and effort Larry, very unique models.
     
  3. modeltruckshop

    modeltruckshop Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Nice. Great work
     
  4. Larry F.

    Larry F. Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Thank you one and all. Larry
     
  5. modeltruckshop

    modeltruckshop Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Larry do you have any in progress shots of these? Thanks,Steve
     
  6. Larry F.

    Larry F. Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Steve, I don't have any. I get busy on the things (obsessed) and all of a sudden they're done and I'm thinking maybe I should have documented the project. I'll try to remember next time but it'll be awhile since I'm going to start the Lindenwood engine house...wish me luck! Larry
     
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  7. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson Frisco.org Supporter

    Anyone try the Walthers Traveling Crane and Pier?
     
  8. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I haven't just yet William.
     
  9. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson Frisco.org Supporter

    Well after I have finally ciffered the kit comes so you can design the pads the way you want, Jist started the paint shop on this model.
    Dare I ask, which is the best and air brush kit
     

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