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  • William Jackson's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Glad that link worked, really neat photo.
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Nice photo. I really like that box car because it actually fits my era and it's nice to see photos like this. Thanks for posting that. Nice catch by the way.
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  • Coonskin's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    Great picture! Old rail setting pictures like that really turn my crank!
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  • Oldguy's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    Try this one - http://www.shorpy.com/node/19812?size=_original#caption
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  • klrwhizkid's Avatar
    7 Hours Ago
    This is a link to Steve Walller's album in the Gallery that documents this crash. http://www.frisco.org/vb/album.php?albumid=144 and a link to a very early photo of #651. https://www.flickr.com/photos/enenquack/13942264813/in/photostream/
    23 replies | 6726 view(s)
  • William Jackson's Avatar
    8 Hours Ago
    William Jackson replied to a thread Coke Ovens in Structures
    For those who like the authentic deal. Ran into this photo the other day. The T-117, me working it up by Washington St. OP
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  • William Jackson's Avatar
    8 Hours Ago
    The link is not found.
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  • gstout's Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    This is a little off-point, but in the current Walthers monthly FLYER (ad circular), there is an announcement that they are beginning a "Fallen Flag" series of passenger trains that for the first run will include Missouri Pacific equipment painted in the blue-gray Eagle livery. Note that these are existing Walthers cars and locomotive with new paint, they are NOT MP specific (which means no 14-4 sleeper, which I really do need). In any event,...
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  • friscomike's Avatar
    10 Hours Ago
    Howdy, Saw this photo of a Frisco wood box car in a wharf photo: http://www.shorpy.com/files/images/SHORPY-4a19299a.jpg Enjoy, Mike C
    5 replies | 80 view(s)
  • Charlie Dix's Avatar
    16 Hours Ago
    Happy 4th of July to everyone! Here is the June report for the Frisco Archive. It was a good month for us in several ways. We posted 87 times and I think some of the posts were very interesting. Several stimulated some good comments. As you know, I beg for both content and money every month. Sometimes it works and sometimes the well is dry. June was exceptional because we not only received over $200 in donations (all of which was...
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    16 Hours Ago
    Chris, unfortunately those weren't converted until 1935 which is 10 years past the range of my target era. Too bad because that looks like a fun kit bash project.
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  • yardmaster's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Jim, at the risk of delaying your scenery efforts, have you ever seen photos of the Frisco's unusual #844 combine? I believe it saw service on the old Hoxie Sub and screams to be used on a branchline like yours. It's an open-vestibuled combine with a caboose cupola to boot. See the following for drawings that I'd posted previously. These came by way of information that Richard Napper kindly provided to me years ago. It seems like...
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  • William Jackson's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Have others had issues getting on Moloco's web page lately. The store link gives ma a error message as does a search on the net.
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  • DanHyde's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Great, great video! Felt Like turn of the century to me !! ( the last one!)
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Thanks, guys. I'm trying to motivate myself to push ahead with scenery work. I've got my "tree factory" going now. I need to find a better quality combine to replace my old Bachmine car. Watching this video helps me see things that I can improve on.
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  • William Jackson's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    You really got some nice scenes on that rail line. Great detail.
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  • geep07's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Will an older Atlas Classic RS 1 "Frisco" shell fit on a new RS 1 with the ESU Loksound system. The sound on these are really good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkqkaNrMgoI|-|
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  • frisco1522's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Fantastic video.
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I Love it Jim!! You did a wonderful job of putting all that together, such detail and great action too.
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I hope this link works. Manny always helped with this stuff but I'll try. I made a fun little video of a train ride on a portion of the Zalma Branch from Zalma to Greenbrier. Not top quality but maybe some will enjoy the diversion. https://youtu.be/pKWXxhvM8BM
    800 replies | 68375 view(s)
  • bbober's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Frisco Wood Station Sign from Pittsburg, Kansas 47-1/2" 24" -John Reed Collection. Starting Bid $295.00, shipping and local delivery available. Listed on EBAY at: http://www.ebay.com/itm/FRISCO-RAILWAY-Train-Station-Sign-from-Pittsburg-Kansas-47-1-2-x-24-Wood-/221816199190?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Jim James replied to a thread Dirty Spots on Track in General
    I think two of my cars have plastic wheels. I've got Kadee replacement trucks so I guess it's time to install them.
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  • klrwhizkid's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    klrwhizkid replied to a thread Dirty Spots on Track in General
    Metal wheels on rolling stock will reduce the accumulation of dirt.
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  • pensive's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    pensive replied to a thread Dirty Spots on Track in General
    I've read that using metal wheels on all your rolling stock cuts down on this problem, but probably won't completely prevent it. Rich
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Jim James replied to a thread Dirty Spots on Track in General
    Thanks. I just ordered a bottle.
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  • klrwhizkid's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    klrwhizkid replied to a thread Dirty Spots on Track in General
    Do not use abrasives to clean the rails; they only contribute to faster corrosion. I recommend a solvent-based cleaner/conditioner like Aero-car Lubricants' Track Cleaner and Conditioner.
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Jim James started a thread Dirty Spots on Track in General
    My track develops several black spots along the top of the rails in random places and it requires a Bright Boy block to remove them. The layout is in my basement. Anybody else experience this and any recommendations on how to prevent this? I don't recall this being typical dirty track symptoms.
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  • Oldguy's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Oldguy replied to a thread Portland 2015 NMRA in General
    No. I went to the last one and had a blast. Most likely not on any current tour, but the last time we took a tour of the Weyerhaeuser plant and railroad operations. If it still exists, they operated over a Whipple truss bridge - http://bridgehunter.com/or/lane/hayden/ Really neat old bridge, but it would be an absolute biotch to scratch build.
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  • William Jackson's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Just wondering if anyone has thoughts of going to Portland this August. I am giving it some thoughts, I would like to see that area again. I was Roadmaster their for several years. Its about as great a place for modeling ideas as any where, real neat bridges. We will see?
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  • friscobob's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    I bought a Frisco "Russian" in Cheyenne, WY for a decent price, and am quite impressed with it. Looks good, runs good. No DCC or sound, but I can see where installation can be done in the tender. Quite out of my era, but it IS a Frisco model, and fun to operate.
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  • yardmaster's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    I read you now, Tom. Still apparently suffering from vacation brain and making the transition back to "real world" living. :) Best Regards,
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  • TAG1014's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Arthur has been gone a long time now, my inquiry was actually did anyone have a copy of that (Or a similar) print from that wreck that could furnish details, date, etc. Tom
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  • yardmaster's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Tom, it seems like one of the old FMIG newsletters had information and instructions for ordering prints from Arthur Johnson? I can't find anything in the newsletter index; I would have to dig a little deeper. Best Regards,
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  • yardmaster's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Tom, I will echo Jim's thoughts; I have a minimum 24" radius in my staging "hole" south of Olathe and it negotiates it just fine. Same goes for my #4 turnouts. I think the only time it's derailed is due to the slipshod work of my track gang. While mine isn't sound equipped, I'm very happy with how it performs. From an accuracy standpoint, it looks spot on for #1632. If you wanted to model a different road number, it might take a minor...
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  • TAG1014's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Maybe someone else bought the same photo(s) from Arthur Johnson that he took at the 1948 Nichols Junction wreck ? Anyone?? Thanks, Tom G.
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  • TAG1014's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Also note the two-dome tank car in the picture. Tom G.
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  • Coonskin's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Glad you enjoyed it, gbnf! Thanks for saying so!
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  • gbnf's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Coonskin - your clips sure brightened my morning. Thank you.
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    You can write everything I know about steam locomotives on the head of a thimble. The Bachmann 2-10-0 I have is DCC w sound, It seems to be OK IMHO, just dont expect too much out of it for pulling a string of cars on any sort of grade, it is a bit anemic in that regard but is a smooth runner, did OK at low speeds for me in DC it has never ran in DCC. Did one up the QA&P 1613 a while back converted it to an oil burner, My Grandfather fired it,...
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  • Coonskin's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Check this sucker out: (Skip to the 1:13 mark if you want to quickly see the slow speed operation.)
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  • William Jackson's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Nice inside shot of a Frisco Chat load. I think maybe 5 of these will look good on my layout. The red will look neat.
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Ahhh! The sounds of soft chuffing steam at idle, that sweet music of steam whistles and the industrial chorus of clanking side rods in harmony with the exhaust notes. Come to the dark side.
    9 replies | 401 view(s)
  • Coonskin's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    You guys do NOT need to be talking about smooth running, good sounding HO steam. I have enough trouble disciplining myself to stay the course with my current single era theme... a dual or multiple era's is simply not to be considered. Period! Well maybe not considered? Hmm. Have you guys seen how smooth and good sounding the recent BLI steam products perform?? Okay... that does it. STOP IT!!! NOW!!!
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Mine runs smoothly and negotiates my 18" curves and #4 turnouts without a problem. It's Tsunami sound decoder really brings it to life.
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  • TAG1014's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    I was wondering what modelers thought of the Bachmann HO 2-10-0 "Russian" engine? Good proportions? Good runner? I also wondered what minimum curve radius was needed to operate the engine? Bachmann once had announced to release it N scale, but it never seemed to get off the planning stage... Thanks, Tom G.
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  • paul slavens's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    paul slavens replied to a thread Caboose SLSF 1215 in 1200-1229
    While on vacation in Southern Alabama we stopped by Atmore to check out caboose 1215. She has been cosmetically restored very nicely by her owner Jerry. Jerry is a great guy and was nice enough to invite us inside for a tour, he has some really neat Frisco Railroad artifacts inside. I was only able to get one exterior pic because she has an RV parked on the west side and the east side has a fence row with heavy vegetation just a few feet...
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  • paul slavens's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    paul slavens replied to a thread Caboose SLSF 1215 in 1200-1229
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  • paul slavens's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    paul slavens replied to a thread Caboose SLSF 1257 in 1200-1229
    While on vacation in Southern Alabama on June 23, 2015 we drove to Frisco City to check out caboose 1257 on display there. I was glad to get the opportunity to see it, she is surprisingly straight with very nice body sides and platform ends. Some of the glass is out and she does have the rust under the cupola like all of the 1200s do. The paint is in pretty bad shape and nobody seems to be taking care of her. I really wanted to bring her...
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  • paul slavens's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    paul slavens replied to a thread Caboose SLSF 1257 in 1200-1229
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  • meteor910's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    That is a neat photo! Thanks Nick. Ken
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  • Charlie Dix's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    We got it for $175 if anyone wants to donate. Sent from my SM-N910R4 using Tapatalk
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  • Charlie Dix's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    It is multiple images, you might have seen it if you were browsing. Charlie
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  • nickmolo's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Guys, Here is a classic example of the Santa Fe boxcars that moloco produces right in the middle of the Lindenwood Yard in 1965. I specifically picked the same car number for the Frisco modelers, see the below link for the model. I know of many other cases that these cars were found on the Frisco. One of the most coveted pool partners in Transcon service with the Frisco. ...
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  • William Jackson's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Is it a grab bag?
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  • Charlie Dix's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    ...to purchase later today. We will take donations via PayPal if anyone is interested. Probably will need around $200 if anyone is on board for this. Charlie
    3 replies | 221 view(s)
  • TAG1014's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    TAG1014 replied to a thread Boiler Diameters? in 4-8-2 Mountain
    Thanks Karl--I guess your numbers would be inches and fractions thereof, correct? Tom G.
    2 replies | 162 view(s)
  • Karl's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Karl replied to a thread Boiler Diameters? in 4-8-2 Mountain
    1520 series Smokebox to Firebox 83.25, 80.5, 82, 92.625 4300/4400/ Smokebox to Firebox 88.1875, 86, 92.3125, 1011875
    2 replies | 162 view(s)
  • TAG1014's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Does anyone have any figures on the boiler diameters (1500's vs. 4300's & 4400's)? The 43's and 44's boilers looked so much fatter, but I don't ever remember seeing any figures or dimensions. Thanks, Tom G.
    2 replies | 162 view(s)
  • frisco1522's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    I take most of them with the hillside in the background, but always liked the overhead shots like the 4300 and Hudson taken from the roof of the adjoining shop building at the West Shops. I'm not that good at Photoshop. Maybe I'll just use the hillside and "get 'er done".
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  • TAG1014's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    How about "photoshopping" the background!!?? :o TG
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  • frisco1522's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    One of my projects is to photograph my whole roster. Wish I had a backdrop like the West Shop wall like Frisco did.
    13 replies | 477 view(s)
  • Karl's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    delete
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  • okrlroads's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Update to Bob Hoover's post above on railgoat site http://www.railgoat.railfan.net/other_cars/hwcx_cars/index.htm
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    I absolutely agree with that. He has amazing knowledge and modeling skills.
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  • TAG1014's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    I for one, would really rather see (A LOT MORE OF) Don Wirth's modeling than his "Photo-Shopping," on this site and in the model magazines!! His expert steam engine modeling doesn't have near enough appreciation or exposure! Tom G.
    13 replies | 477 view(s)
  • meteor910's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Ha!, good suggestion Karl! Don should time his submission such that the article appears in the April, 2016 issue. Ken
    13 replies | 477 view(s)
  • Karl's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Don, i hope that your next submission is your 2-6-6-2.
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  • meteor910's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Agree, but Doug mentioned the publisher being the "KC gang". The publisher is Kevin EuDaly's WhiteRiver Publishing Co, also a friend, who is in Bucklin, MO, out in north central MO. Whatever! Glad to see that RMC is still alive, and in my mind, better than ever. Doug's point was valid - I don't think RMC was ever the same after Tony Koester left them. Ken
    13 replies | 477 view(s)
  • Karl's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Karl replied to a thread Walnut Ridge, AR in Depots Q-Z
    The photograph was taken by my father, who was the Hoxie Sub Roadmaster when he took the picture. The original is a slide, but the digital image that is posted here was taken from a print, which was made from the slide. The slide is in my collection of stuff. Give me a week or two to dig it up. -keb-
    5 replies | 1634 view(s)
  • DanHyde's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    DanHyde replied to a thread Walnut Ridge, AR in Depots Q-Z
    I like the red, white and blue Mailbox!
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Jim James replied to a thread Walnut Ridge, AR in Depots Q-Z
    Man, I love that Volkswagen in the photo. My first three cars were Volkswagens. Gotta love those white wall tires. Of the depot is awesome as well.
    5 replies | 1634 view(s)
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