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  • Karl's Avatar
    12 Hours Ago
    Karl replied to a thread AT&N: Modern-Era Layout in Freelance
    What Paul, Keith and Greg say with regard to operation are very true. The notion of the Frisco interchange and the car float are to provide “off-layout” traffic sources that don’t use much space and as Paul states, are illusory. The operation of my design might proceed as follows. The crew for the daily Mobile-Aliceville Turn would report to the service track, where they would find a freshly serviced road switcher (GP-7 or RS-1) and...
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  • meteor910's Avatar
    18 Hours Ago
    Congratulations to the Kansas City Royals for a terrific post-season run! I was rooting for them to win, and am sorry they did not. No love here for the SF Giants! I know my family in Olathe, and lots of my KC friends, are very disappointed, but it is tough to win the World Series. Your team gained a bunch of great experience and exposure, and will be back at it next season. Go to the "K" often and see them! I am a life-long St Louis...
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  • William Jackson's Avatar
    21 Hours Ago
    Karl, don't know about this particular car, but as you know the Steel Gangs had Ice Cars. When I was assigned Rail Gang 1, we generally moved about a week ahead of gang 2, so their would be about a mile or two between gangs. We were laying rail between Durrant, Tx and Hugo. It was mid-July and the watermelon harvest was in. The farmers had turned in the cows, as we worked by, the farmer told the guys they could have all the melons they wanted....
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  • Karl's Avatar
    22 Hours Ago
    Reefer, ART131584, was in the middle of the tie gang's consist, and I could never determine what its purpose was. Perhaps its label, ICE SERVICE, was how it was being used, but regardless, its box car red livery stood out among the silver MOW cars.
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  • Karl's Avatar
    22 Hours Ago
    Here's another flavor of water car. This was taken at Lenexa, Kansas during October 1973. The car is in the tie gang's consist, which is spotted on the house track and just across from the depot. Also in the consist (to the left) is the former Kansas City, which is still in her stainless steel fluting.
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  • Karl's Avatar
    23 Hours Ago
    Unlike 107 and 108, which carried a chair-buffet, 807 and 808 did not offer meal service. One of the local cafes sold boxed lunches, bottled soda, coffee on board during the station stop at Chaffee. The bike ride from 217 Wright Street to the depot was a short bicycle ride, and often made to observe the comings and goings of 807 and 808. I always remember the large steel-wire basket that the cafe owner used to carry everything aboard the...
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  • meteor910's Avatar
    23 Hours Ago
    I never rode #'s 807/808, but I did ride #3 a few times. I recall seeing #807 right to the left of #3 in StL US. It left shortly after we did as I recall - I think I remember us pulling out first. Anyway, the consist of #807 (~1963) was as /Chris notes - one coach, plus three head end cars (as I recall), and one E. I recall feeling superior, as #3 had two coaches, more head end stuff, and two E's! Ken
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  • tmfrisco's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I have started using Mask Island decals where I can, and they are absolutely amazing. They are so thin, I honestly cannot see the edge. I use the micro-sol step as my regular protocol, but, I don't think it is necessary to make the decal "disappear". Currently, he offers five Frisco box car decals, and each sheet will decal two cars. Check out his web site "maskislanddecals.com if you are looking for box car decals--he might have what you...
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  • frisco1522's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I attempted to use an Oddball set a while back. It was the Doric stripes, etc and they were awful. Fuzzy lines and didn't lay down well.
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  • yardmaster's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Folks - The same FMIG Newsletter #11 that includes Dan Overbey's work train consists in 1960s Sikeston also includes some early 1960s consist information for "Sunnyland." http://www.frisco.org/vb/showthread.php?2117-FMIG-Newsletters&p=14345#post14345 Some notes that interested me: All motive power was provided by redbirds; by April, 1963 at least #2014 ("Truxton") had been repainted in the yellow cigar-band scheme. REA Car #426...
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  • meteor910's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    FYI, I solved my decal problem by using an alternate decal set from MicroScale, purchased when we were living in Cincinnati in 1977! They were still in the sealed package, and worked great, though one broke but I was able to push it back together. Amazing! In my view, MicroScale makes the best decal, even though I still remain a big Oddballs fan. They have crisp graphics, a thin film, and a major advantage - you don't have to trim them as...
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  • meteor910's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Karl - More good Frisco background, thanks! I never did understand much about the "Leaky Roof", now I get it. I recall being shown the old KC,C&S ROW during a visit to the museum in Ash Grove years ago. Ken
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  • pbender's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    pbender replied to a thread AT&N: Modern-Era Layout in Freelance
    I would try to make the interchange track at the diamond longer. The idea is you want this to be a "universal industry" so that you have an excuse to leave a few cars tree to exchange between the two roads. To do tat you need at least a couple of car lengths wrth of track. In Karl's version of the plan, you will notice tat he left the switch off the frisco track, you just need to create the illusion of the connection here, you don't...
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  • Karl's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    When The Printery in Clinton published Mahlon Whites booklet, the KC Star promoted the publication with an article about the Leaky Roof. The map in the attached article incorrectly identifies the railroads between Grandview and Harrisonville and between Lowery City and Vista. One of Mahlon's sources was a an article by A. B. Mac Donald taken from the Style Section of KC Star, July 29, 1934. After the ICC granted permisson to abandon the...
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  • trainchaser007's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Well, I liked Karl's idea so much that I took it and sort of made it my own, so to speak. I included part of the wye at Reform, the Frisco interchange at Aliceville, The yard at Mobile with some space for industries. However, the Sulligent Cotton Oil Co. building is going is going to look a little weird in Mobile but like I said earlier, there's no way I'm not displaying it after all of the work I put into it. Oh, I almost forgot, I've got...
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  • trainchaser007's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Wow, Karl! That's a great AT&N track plan in post #84. Just when I thought I might abandon the whole AT&N idea, you've given me a reason to strongly reconsider. I appreciate you taking time to use my space dimensions and giving me a loop. To recap for everyone else, the space is 96" x 64". A "surround" layout seems to be the only way to have a decent loop and provide the biggest bang for the buck so to speak... and I'm still young enough...
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  • gstout's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    gstout replied to a thread AT&N: Modern-Era Layout in Freelance
    It does not matter a great deal whether your eventual layout is point-to-point or includes a loop (best if it not obvious) to provide the option for continuous running. Really, you need to be thinking in terms of a railroad and not a "track plan," as it is vital that your trains actually have some work to do between their point of origin and their eventual destination. Otherwise you will end up with what amounts to the loop of track under the...
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  • William Jackson's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I really like to see these plans, they all look very nice. I wanted a continuous route and didn't want the scene to be unrealistic or just my thought with too many tracks. I do now believe I should have put more trackage in, its kinda of a trade, small spaces just are difficult to plan, although you get the chance to finish the layout also. SO ! Rule number one!
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  • Sirfoldalot's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    I liked that! skim read, but will come back for a closer look.
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  • yardmaster's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    I'll echo that, Keith. The SL-SF crossing with interchange is a great way to include our favorite non-AT&N prototype, and I also think it's high time someone model the Mobile/Blakely Island car ferry. I am personally a fan of the point-to-point in your plan, Keith, especially with it being open at the end. I find it harder to even duck under 48" benchwork to work on wiring, much less duck or crawl under. However, if continuous running is...
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  • Peddling Joe's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    The Olathe Naval Base reportedly used some of the original KC,C&S tracks. After it closed down, R.D. Long Contracting Company, Inc. was one of several companies that had facilities in some of the vacant buildings. Looking at R. (Richard aka Dick) D. Long's business I dated Apr/88 it shows his address as One Industrial Parkway Industrial Airport Kansas 66031 Dick was involved in a number of projects during his career including rehabbing the...
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  • meteor910's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Nice Keith, thanks for posting! Ken
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  • klrwhizkid's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    After posting my idea, I noticed that Karl had beaten me to the table and got the original room dimensions correct. I really like Karl's plan.
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  • klrwhizkid's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Brandon, if your room is 11 x 16, take a look at this idea. I did not complete all the track, but it might give you an idea about what can be done. There is a five track staging yard, lots of industry switching with some requirement for thought about how to spot cars, and a run-around at the end of the line to get a locomotive around a cut of cars or the train. All of the benchwork is based on a 2' width which about the limit of reach for...
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  • Karl's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Karl replied to a thread AT&N: Modern-Era Layout in Freelance
    Brandon, I based this design on the assumption that your layout as drawn below was 8' x 5'-3'. That is the basis from my design. The dimensions of your RR room would give me options, but here is a concept for your consideration. With the exception of the car ferry lead, and the Frisco connection, and the Mobile Industry track, all turnouts are number 6’s. All curves with the exception of the Aliceville industry track are 20” radius. ...
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Been there, done that. Keith is correct.
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  • klrwhizkid's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Attached is a scan of a copy of The Leaky Roof by Mahlon Neill White. The book was printed in 1970, is out of print and copyright has expired. Also attached are sketches of structures that were in Olathe KS along the KCC&S and the Frisco as well as a page from a track chart showing the link between the Santa Fe and the Frisco. Apologies for the poor copy quality - it is as was passed on to me.
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  • klrwhizkid's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Brandon, to I remember correctly that your room is 11' x 16'? If so, maybe a couple of us might be able to come up with some other ideas. My point is that circles or loops become boring and eventually a switching layout yields more interest.
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  • trainchaser007's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Evidently, I've lost my mind. After all of the hours (and money) that I've put into my layout, I'm considering stripping the table top clean and building a new track plan. Here's a few of the ideas I've had in mind: 1. A U-shaped point-to-point but I don't have enough room for loops larger than a 15" radius for that, regardless of the orientation, so I've scrapped that idea. 2. A single mainline with a somewhat unconventional, 3-track yard....
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  • gstout's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    gstout replied to a thread 15" Radius Concern in General
    Yep. I had 30" minimum radius on my all-passenger layout, but had to blow that up when we moved from Illinois to Missouri. Plan this time (same layout) is for minimum 36", 39" when I can fit it in. GS
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  • William Jackson's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    William Jackson replied to a thread 15" Radius Concern in General
    I'm glad to see that, I wanted 30" on mine for passenger cars, but now wish I had bigger curves, The "Look's" thing is more, even than I thought. I have a 27", some of my cars bug me on even that.
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  • William Jackson's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Well the photo say's Fayetteville 12/63. I would venture to say Steel Bridge Gang, but that is a guess. A part water car would not last a big gang very long. Looks like the area is for storage or junk, a good guess would be pallet's in the bottom. May'be a couple of cables, crate's, oil cans, you know, nobody likes to clean up on the railroad.
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  • trainchaser007's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    trainchaser007 replied to a thread 15" Radius Concern in General
    So much for that idea. - Brandon
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Thanks William and all, I guess I will get a Tichy #4025 and start cutting. William can you or anyone else, reach into the recesses and give a little insight as to a few details of the car where the cut away piece was? I can see some hoses maybe a barrel, perhaps some valves coming from the tank? Wash basin, maybe wood floor there, or steel grating? A whole nother detailing issue here.
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    gjslsffan replied to a thread 15" Radius Concern in General
    I know a guy that has a 15" Radii curve, he has problems with it. Constant derailing. Any car with even minimal underframe details will be contantly derailing as the wheels will bind with same.
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  • meteor910's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    meteor910 replied to a thread 15" Radius Concern in General
    Agree with Keith and Greg - 15" is too tight for your layout on anything but a tight siding. I originally had a spur coming off of a yard going to an industrial building with a loading dock. In order to make it fit, I had to use one section of Atlas 15" radius track. Our SW7 and S-2 rode over it OK, but looked bad on such a tight turn. A longer road locomotive, be it diesel or steam, would look very bad on such a tight radius, and might...
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  • gstout's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    gstout replied to a thread 15" Radius Concern in General
    Keith is right. 15" is too tight for reliable operation unless you are modeling an earlier era with 30' and 40' cars and 4-4-0, 2-8-0, box cab switchers and other small engines. GS
    7 replies | 189 view(s)
  • yardmaster's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Thanks, P.J. for the insight and information - very helpfu! Best Regards,
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  • klrwhizkid's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    klrwhizkid replied to a thread 15" Radius Concern in General
    Not recommended. It is not likely that the SD40-2 will make it. The 4-8-2 may, but ultimately, your layout space is not conducive to a "running" layout, rather it better supports a switching layout.
    7 replies | 189 view(s)
  • pbender's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    pbender replied to a thread 582 in GP7
    Thanks Karl! Incidentally, there was a picture showing one of those spring switch indicators posted to the Frisco Archives earlier this year: http://frisco.org/mainline/2014/05/22/vo1000-200/ ( though that was on the other side of the Anheuser Busch elevator). Paul
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  • Karl's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Karl replied to a thread 582 in GP7
    Paul, I started the attached document earlier this year, but didn't finish it. Here's a look at the Eastern Junction - Old East Belt- Pacific Street Junction Area. Like it did with the MK Junction Area, during the mid-1970's, the Frisco rationalized the track and signal arrangement at Eastern Junction. In doing so it created "true" double track between the New East Belt and the Kansas Street (West) Yards.
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  • trainchaser007's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    I am considering building a new track plan next summer. One of the ideas I'm considering is a U shaped, "point to point" with a loop at each point and double track from loop to loop. However, due to the limited size of the room, I might need to use a radius of 15" to pull it off. I have never used anything less than an 18" radius. Can my largest locomotives, a 4-8-2 and an SD40-2, handle a 15" radius curve? I found this at...
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  • meteor910's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    meteor910 replied to a thread Houston House, Newburg in General
    Here's a couple more pics from Newburg last week I forgot to post. The Lyric Theater appears to be live and well, as does the building next door (I forget its name). Ken
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  • John Sanders's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    John Sanders replied to a thread SLSF 1062 in Heavyweight Cars
    Very nice work. Nice to see the proper diaphragms restored rather than the now-common plastic tube diaphragms. John Sanders
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  • murphy millican's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Passenger Trains are back and running!!! They actually started back last Thursday, but my computer was down, so I couldn't let you all known. But the A&M is back in action and running as usual.
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  • jefferyam's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    jefferyam replied to a thread SLSF 1062 in Heavyweight Cars
    Here are a couple more photos of the 1062 that two of our museum members did as a photo shoot.
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  • John Sanders's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    http://www.fandckits.com/HOFreight/8180.html This might be a close match for the Frisco car. The high walk way and handrail assembly will be quite the project. I have one of these F&C kits in my kit warehouse waiting for assembly. John Sanders
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  • William Jackson's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Well, who gets the acorn. The one I picked up is the large dome. Now I will secretly go to school on ol' Tom. HA HA, what a crafty guy I am. Tom, is a good influence, he makes great models, I have been collecting these MOW machines for some time. I would like to do the whole train. Unfortuatly, I'm not very good at it. When I first went out as roadmaster on the steel gang 1980, ol' DD Cantrell, required the roadmaster to ride the train from...
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  • gstout's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    So far, for this computer I have upgraded to Windows 7; replaced the CD drive; replaced the hard drive; had to buy a new printer; and had to buy a new scanner. The only thing left of the original unit is the case, the on-off switch and the power cord. It is now like a '53 Pontiac with an LS-6 engine. I got the scanner on-line from Adorama for about $50. It is a Veho VFS-002m. It does a good job, but then so did the one I had. GS
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  • meteor910's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Guys - Perhaps this one would be a bit easier. Lord knows what the cut-down section looks like on that "2/3" tank car! If you use the Tichy tank car kit, that is probably as good as any, but you will need the large dome version (Tichy #4025), not the small dome version (Tichy #4020). It's a fine looking t/c, but I'm told that some of the underframe is not accurate. At 8.33 lbs/gallon for water at normal temps, plus a little lanyap (a...
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  • William Jackson's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Tom I really don't know where to start, the Tichy kit looks nice, but the Steel Gangs and Tie gangs had these cars or similar. They used to fill the water tanks on the bunks each day. When we went to Birch Tree, the water froze up for about 5 days, the bunks got kinda grouchy, That was mid December, 1970 my lunch froze every day, did not have the seniority to set mine on the manifold of a machine. The ground froze also, so we went out and...
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    I really hate when you show these kind of photos William:D Now I gotta build one!! Thats just too weird not to have one of those. I see a little smoke out of that outfit cars stove too. Back in the day huh? Now who makes a descent starting point model for this car? Is it an 8K car? (originally)
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  • William Jackson's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Picked up a Tichy tank car at the Melbourne show today and was looking to make a MOW train. Got this off Condrens site, looks a little funny.
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  • Sirfoldalot's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    I have the same problem except computer is Win8 (which I hate with a vengeance) guess I will have to purchase a new scanner too! Which new scanner did you get?
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  • Frisco4500's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Can you give me on the background on Frisco 1526.
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  • Frisco4500's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Frisco4500 started a thread Frisco 4524 in 4-8-4 Northern
    Who is the owner of Frisco 4-8-4 4524 the city of Springfield,Missouri,or the Railroad Historical Museum
    0 replies | 76 view(s)
  • pbender's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    pbender replied to a thread 582 in GP7
    Karl, or anyone else, I just want to verify I have the track labeling correct here. My understanding is that 43 track is the westbound connection between the middle belt and the mainline in the north yard area. Is that correct? I'm trying to reconcile that label with a 1998 BNSF track chart for the Kissick ( Ozark ) branch that shows the pine Street junction and MK junction area ( including the MNA/UPRR/MoPac connection ) and labels...
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  • Peddling Joe's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    The Bluff Gang consisted of a forman Named Doug ?, an Asst't Formman named Ray Brawner (sp) Trackman named Troy Estes and another trackman whose named Jim, last name slips my memory plus possibly additional help if and when required. This gang was on the River Division between St. Louis & Memphis and primary responsibility was inspecting the many bluffs adjactent to the RR for possible rock slides. By hanging on ropes or other means pry or...
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  • frisco1522's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    What kind of scanner is it?
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    This is a product that is new to me but is a European (English) decal setting solution, works on flat surfaces and seems quite a decal setting solution, has a bit of an Ammonia scent. Humbrol DecalFix look here my friend https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7Ywau87mo4 Cheers and regards from out West.
    39 replies | 2662 view(s)
  • meteor910's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Tom - Seems to be working well tonight! These tight World Series games require some sedation! This is sort of OT, but I'm having a decal problem. I am trying to decal a 1/72 scale German Albatros D-III airplane, a 1975 Revell kit, with its 1975 decals. Yes, ~40 year old decals! The darn decals have been sitting in the water bath for over 48 hours, and won't come off the paper backing. They don't even budge. What to do? Answer: I'm...
    39 replies | 2662 view(s)
  • gstout's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    I recently upgraded (I use the term loosely) to Windows 7 from XP, and whaddya know, my slide/negative scanner does not work with Windows 7, so I had to buy a new one. Because there is absolutely nothing wrong with the old one except that it is incompatible with my "new and improved" computer, I am offering my old scanner to anyone who wants it, no charge except for the postage to ship it. I want to emphasize, as far as I know, it will not work...
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Would like to hear the medical explanation for that:D but who cares? I like it:D:D.
    39 replies | 2662 view(s)
  • rjthomas909's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Manny, Let me know when they are in and I will swing by and get one. -Bob T.
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  • DanHyde's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Ken, I always knew you had good taste! My flask of Dewers goes with me to every Scottish event! As far as affordability, I just save, look, and make purchases when everything is in its proper place.Compared to some HO now, large scale is downright cheap!
    39 replies | 2662 view(s)
  • meteor910's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Exactly my problems right now my good friend ..... you ain't alone! I'm a real "Shakey Jake" when I'm trying to do something precise, and I can't see what I need to see anyway. Need to upgrade my Optivisor! My doc says the shaking is normal with aging, not anything serious (took a few tests), and told me an adult beverage lessens the problem quite a bit. It's now SOP for me to not do any decal work until I've downed a couple of stiff...
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  • frisco1522's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    The only way I've stayed in the hobby was back in the days when I could buy a Frisco Toby 1500 for $55-$60, I did custom painting and detailing for many years and was able to buy hobby stuff with the money. Luckily most of my brass roster was financed with using that money for "Capital Investment" or I wouldn't have squat. It's only been in the last several years that I stopped doing all of that because all of those hundreds of hours working on...
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  • Peddling Joe's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Been there, done that, on all counts, more than once! \
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  • SAFN SAAP's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Hey Y'all, Upcoming, YesteRRails, LLC's, first Frisco release coming out soon: KANSAS CITY, CLINTON & SPRINGFIELD, "CLINTON LINE" 34' Boxcar, Circa 1902, is being produced. Decal features the "CLINTON LINE" star. Updates to come, with model of car for your enjoyment. Stay tuned. Frisco decals are starting to come. Price is TBD, but will be very competitive. Manny
    1 replies | 130 view(s)
  • Larry E Shankles's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    http://www.jf2.com/SMVRHM.ORG/caboose.pdf shows another SLSF caboose with Huntoon trucks
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  • William Jackson's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    I was going to comment on that, its called a Caboose Chain or cable. They are used to pull a car with a drawbar pulled out or several other things. One time on the West End, Dick Dobbs decided to clean out the deep ditch on the south side of the long tracks. The owner of the land would not let the railroad on his property. Well old Mark Plumb, was running the D-7 and sunk it where you could walk out of the seat on to the ground. We tried to...
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  • trainchaser007's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    trainchaser007 replied to a thread Turnouts in General
    My largest steam locomotive, a 4-8-2, has 4 axles, each 6 feet apart. http://www.frisco.org/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=20983&d=1352590232 I assume that's an 18' rigid wheel base... but I'm not sure if that' the way to measure the rigid wheel base of a steam locomotive. My largest diesel locomotive, an SD40-2, has six-axle trucks and is 68 feet, 10 inches long. http://www.thedieselshop.us/Data%20EMD%20SD40-2.HTML According to the...
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  • Sirfoldalot's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    That is so cool! Even says it in large letters! BTW .. What is the cable used for that is hanging along the caboose? TIA ...
    12 replies | 344 view(s)
  • Oldguy's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Yep. pretty much. I found another Huntoon under 398.
    12 replies | 344 view(s)
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