SLSF 599

Discussion in 'GP7' started by w3hodoug, May 20, 2017.

  1. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Can anyone share a photo? I modeled her about 40 years ago using a Blue Box Geep and still run her - a lot.
     
  2. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

  3. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    There are several photos of 599 in the Frisco Archives, including the one that Keith gave a link to.

    Joe
     
  4. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks guys. Your search capabilities exceed mine.
     
  5. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Wonder if the first photo listed as "unknown location" might also be North Clinton? Seems a popular hangout for 599; there also appears to be another line in the background. However, the line poles adjacent to 599 appear to have way too many crossarms for the Clinton Sub.

    Doug, I bought an old undec Blue Box F7A at a show years ago that is - to date - my only personally painted and decaled Frisco diesel. It's probably the most reliable performer that I have on my little vignette.

    Best Regards,
     
  6. pbender

    pbender Member Frisco.org Supporter

    There is also a semaphore block signal in the picture. The Clinton sub was dark territory. I don't believe there were any signals on the line after the interlocking tower at north Clinton was replaced with a gate in the 1950s.

    Paul
     
  7. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks, Paul - still a lot for me to learn about this little corner of Friscoland.

    Best Regards,
     
  8. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Those old Blue Box Athearns just keep on running, but you have to lubricate them every decade or so. Doug
     
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  9. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I still have a Blue Box SW7 (SLSF 302, b/y) I bought in Cincinnati in 1975 that still runs OK and still looks good. That old Athearn motor has a high current draw which irritates me, so I bought a modern motor to repower it, but have never put it in. Typical.

    K
     
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  10. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    K, the stall current on that 40-year-old blue box geep I used for 599 was a half amp. I used an ECO-200 rather than -100 anyway. GP-7 599.jpg
     

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