Discussion in 'Baldwin Locomotive Works' started by Sirfoldalot, Mar 9, 2009.
KC MO June 1966
Love those Frisco VO's! SLSF 230 clearly shows her four stacks.
We need to find some more pics of the relatively rare Frisco 2-stacker VO-1000's. Does anybody have a roster of the VO-1000's showing the number of stacks on each?
As I recall, most of the lower numbers were 1-stackers, with a couple of 4-stackers thrown in just to keep us confused. The 2-stackers, I think, were mixed in about 2/3 of the way up in the roster, with the bulk of the remaining units 4-stackers with a couple of 1-stackers as well.
BLW must have used the phase of the moon to determine how many stacks to put on the VO-1000's as they built them!
Any chance there is a better picture of the flatcar with #211 (the one carrying wheel sets)?
Following is an attempt I made back in January of this year to list the Frisco VO-1000's stack configuration based on some pics of them that I have. My collection is not complete for the total VO-1000 roster.
- Single stackers: Perhaps all of them from SLSF 200 to about SLSF 222, except for 207. But, I don't have them all. There may be a few above 222 as well, but my pics are not complete - I don't have a good shot of all the VO's. Of course, after SLSF 200-208, 210, & 215 were repowered by EMD with 567's, they carried two EMD style stacks.
- Two stackers: For sure SLSF 223, 225, 226, 228, 229. I'm unable to explain 225, as I have a pic of it with two stacks and a pic of it with four stacks. Once again, the Frisco delights in keeping us confused!
- Four stackers: SLSF 207, 224, 225 (see above), 231, 232, 233, 234, 236, 237. :end quote
Based on the pics of SLSF 230 posted above, we can add that unit to the list of four-stackers.
Best I can do on the FLAT with Wheelsets on it.
Any larger and it gets blurly.
Hope this helps
Paul - Maybe this car could be easily modeled by combining the Red Caboose 42ft flat with the Tichy/Gould wheel car load?
I was hoping for a car number, but yes, that appears to be a way to model the car in HO scale. For N-scale, I'd use the Red Caboose 42ft flatcar and a Fine-N-Scale wheel car load (I can scratch build the wheel carrier frame, but the Fine-N-Scale kit comes with some really nice cast metal wheelsets).
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