SL-SF caboose 1291

Discussion in '1260-1292' started by paul slavens, May 2, 2014.

  1. RogerRT

    RogerRT Staff Member Staff Member Supporter

    Cold??? In Oklahoma???? RRT
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  2. paul slavens

    paul slavens Member

    Haha, when get up in the mornings lately and look at the thermometer on the back porch it has been reading about 20 degrees, and by the time I finish with my regular workday routine I am ready to warm up in my train building and sell stuff on ebay or just repair Lionel and Marx toy trains.
  3. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Hi Paul,

    How is the progress on 1291 going?

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  4. paul slavens

    paul slavens Member

    Hi Joe, overall progress has been very slow, I have not done anything in almost 2 years !!! time gets by so quickly, but I have set aside some time in October this year to get busy again. I worked a few hours over the weekend and installed the window guides in the long body sides, and installed one of the body side windows. I need to finish installing all the windows and then focus on interior paint. I am enthused about the project again and will be working steadily on her so watch for some updates in October. 1291 caboose11.jpg
  5. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Thank you for the update Paul. Looking forward to seeing more in the near future.

  6. mark

    mark Member


    Great news!

    So glad to see you are back to working on your Frisco cabooses. Looking forward to following your hard work and progress.

    Hope this helps.


  7. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Looks great!
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  8. paul slavens

    paul slavens Member

    It has been a long time since I have updated this thread. I have very exciting news, 1291 almost finished and we are working diligently to have her finished by the end of October because I have made a deal to send her to the A&M railroad to run on the excursion train there. I am finally adding the coonskins this weekend and then I need to paint the interior (it's ready) and finish the wiring. and weld the smoke stack back on. 1288 will also be going to the A&M , I donated 1288 to the A&M historical organization and they intend to restore 1288 and keep it on display at Springdale and use it on the train from time to time. I am so exited because I always wanted to run these on the A&M and the opportunity presented itself !!

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  9. gstout

    gstout Member Supporter

    Quite a project! Very impressive.

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  10. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    That is just outstanding works and news Paul. You have done the entire Frisco nation a huge service and should be very proud of your accomplishments on these projects.
  11. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Paul, there are no words that can express the work you have done to 1291, it's beautiful.

    Now I have another excuse to ride to the A&M tour train. Cynthia and I have always wanted to go but the timing has been off the last year or so.

    Thank You for posting this rebuild update and photos, looking forward to next post.

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  12. paul slavens

    paul slavens Member

    The coon skins have been applied and I am very happy with the result. This paint is fantastic to wok with it is PPG industrial urethane enamel and it really looks nice.

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  13. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Looks fantastic Paul. Do you seal it with a clear coat now?
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  14. qaprr

    qaprr Member Supporter

    Looking Good. Happy to see this being done!
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  15. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    @paul slavens, I can smell the wet paint from here, smells like victory.

  16. paul slavens

    paul slavens Member

    No I wont be putting any clear on it, the paint I used for the emblem is PPG 300 Urethane Enamel and it is really durable and the finish almost looks like a glossy porcelain sign. I suspect the clear coat would peel away before this urethane enamel does.

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