S.A.&A.P., S.A.F&N gets its first 4-6-2 from the Frisco

Discussion in '4-6-2 Pacific' started by SAFN SAAP, Jan 27, 2013.


    SAFN SAAP Member

    Hey Y'all,

    I picked up this little gem which was a kit-bash of a brass locomotive. Originally a PFM/United Louisiana & Arkansas 4-6-0, she has been stretched, given a trailing wheel, and turned into a small 4-6-2 Pacific, very similar to the Frisco 1000 series. It's not perfect, but dang close. Real close.

    She is going to be stripped, cleaned, repainted and receive her new Frisco S.A.&A.P. S.A.F&N markings, and will be tentatively assigned number 97. She'll be pulling passenger duties.

    Although the S.A.&A.P. did not have any Pacific class locomotives in real life, this will still fit in, since I am modeling the road as if the sale to the Frisco in 1903 actually took place.

    She will have a satin black paint job, graphite smoke box, and steam chest covers. She'll sport a red roof, gold doric stripes, green cab interior/windows, and a new Frisco coonskin headlight bracket. She'll be the pride of the passenger lines.


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  2. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    What a beauty of an early 4-6-2. I'm about as jealous as I've ever been on this forum. Her lines are very no-nonsense but with style. Very nice.
  3. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Can I have it? I'll trade you my sticker book for it.
  4. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Ohhh .. I wish so much that I had bought one of the L&A ten wheelers when they first came out!

    Very nice looking locomotive from my neck of the woods.

    How about a shoebox full of marbles - deal?

    SAFN SAAP Member

    Sorry guys, she has a new home. I wasn't going to get any Pacifics, but this one was too irresistible. It's so small it fits right in. I can't wait till she gets sound and DCC in her and sports her new paint job!

    SAFN SAAP Member

    Well, the Road Foreman of Engineers has pulled No. 97 out of service and she's headed into the shops for a complete overhaul and paint job. She'll come out a stunning satin black, with graphite smoke box and steam chest covers. She'll be sporting a new coonskin headlight bracket, red roof, Doric Stripes, and will be proud as a peacock when she couples up to the Davy Crockett! She'll have a sweet sound and a new whistle, that will put a snap in her step.

    SAFN SAAP Member

    Well, after a year and one half at the painters, my loco is still not even touched. It is being returned. I'm going to do it myself. I got a Paasche Air Eraser, and I'm going to clean it up, and do all the work myself. Finding someone to paint brass is a real royal pain in the brass and I'm over it. Time to do it myself.
  8. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Great! I look forward to seeing how it looks.

    SAFN SAAP Member

    I can't wait either. I'm going to use the picture of 1006 to model that "loosely".

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