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  • Jim James's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    Jim James replied to a thread Delta, Mo in General
    Matt, you're the man! Saved the best image for last:). I've learned at least two things: my Brownwood water tank is on the wrong side of the tracks( I've already corrected that) and my siding at Richardson is on the wrong side but I may just leave that as is unless it starts gnawing at me too much. I've been modeling this branch line for several years now and these are the first official track charts I've seeen. I've used old photos, books and...
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  • River Division's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    River Division replied to a thread Delta, Mo in General
    Here's the last one for Zalma:
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  • klrwhizkid's Avatar
    12 Hours Ago
    My answers above in red.
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  • River Division's Avatar
    12 Hours Ago
    River Division replied to a thread Delta, Mo in General
    Here's a few more:
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    12 Hours Ago
    Jim James replied to a thread Delta, Mo in General
    Very nice but I'm not seeing the 8 mile stretch going north from Brownwood to Zalma which is the section I've modeled. It should have Richardson then Greenbrier and dead ends at Zalma. It crosses the Castor a River between Greenbrier and Zalma. You sure do have some treasures!
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  • River Division's Avatar
    13 Hours Ago
    River Division replied to a thread Delta, Mo in General
    Here's the branch to Zalma.
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    14 Hours Ago
    Jim James replied to a thread Delta, Mo in General
    I forgot to mention Richardson. I bet you've never heard of that long gone place. It was between Brownwood and Greenbrier.
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    14 Hours Ago
    Jim James replied to a thread Delta, Mo in General
    Man, that is beautiful! I'm glad I got my trackwork at Brownwood layed right. You'll never know how much I appreciate this.
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  • Brad Slone's Avatar
    14 Hours Ago
    Ken, The photo looking east at the Houston house as well as the photo looking north at the yard were taken quite a bit earlier than the others as one shows the original depot and the other shows the original roundhouse. Great shots, Ken thanks for sharing, hope there is more where that came from! Brad
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  • River Division's Avatar
    14 Hours Ago
    River Division replied to a thread Delta, Mo in General
    Here's Brownwood. I'll get a better copy of it and look for your other locations. Brent
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  • River Division's Avatar
    15 Hours Ago
    Here's a couple more showing Cape, Gulf Junction, and Chaffee. Brent
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  • River Division's Avatar
    15 Hours Ago
    I have the entire River Division track chart from around 1923. It shows all of branches as well. I need to make some good high resolution scans and prints. Brent
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  • Charlie Dix's Avatar
    20 Hours Ago
    Charlie Dix replied to a thread Dickins of a time in General
    Yes, you must. I use Android devices so I can't really help you on this but there are some other I-guys here that should be able to. Charlie
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  • Charlie Dix's Avatar
    20 Hours Ago
    Greetings, I have been contacted by a lady who is selling her late husband's model train collection. Here's how it is going to work: Download the attached PDF. If you find something that you like, click here. On the next page select SPECIAL MODEL TRAINS SALE. Enter your message and contact details and submit your message.
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  • William Jackson's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    William Jackson replied to a thread Dickins of a time in General
    yes must have some key or option turned "on" now if i can figure out how to turn it off. mean time, I don't normally write this way, i will keep trying to find it. ​bill
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  • yardmaster's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Very neat; I think this is the first time I've seen a track chart with Gulf Junction still intact. Thanks very much for sharing. Best Regards,
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  • frisco1522's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    That line of men you see are applying for jobs building Ft. Leonard Wood. Newburg was a busy place then, and would get even busier during WWII.
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  • klrwhizkid's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Brent, what is the possibility of getting a clearer, higher resolution scan of that track chart?
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  • Charlie Dix's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Charlie Dix replied to a thread Dickins of a time in General
    I don't have an iPad but you are clearly activating the bold, italic and underline features with those letters. Charlie
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Jim James replied to a thread Delta, Mo in General
    Thanks for posting this. I wish you had track charts for Brownwood, Greenbrier and Zalma, MO. I model these towns circa 1915ish.
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  • trainchaser007's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I now have a roll of these LED lamps. 1. Connected to a DC power supply, will the LED's dim and brighten with the speed control up/down? 2. If so, can I instead power them with any of the old AC to 12v DC transformers/adapters of various amp outputs that I already have on hand? If not, I'll use an extra/backup DC power supply I have on hand (my first one - 34 years old and still going stong) It's just like this one......
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  • River Division's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    River Division replied to a thread Delta, Mo in General
    Track chart for Delta.
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  • River Division's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Track chart for Cape (Shops).
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  • William Jackson's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    am using a ipad, but seems when i type a l or b or u this thing does what it is doing now. Am i doing something wrong
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  • River Division's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Here's the track chart showing Perryville Junction.
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  • meteor910's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Meant to include this in the previous post - Newburg in the 1890's, looking northeast. The "Branch" in the foreground (small spring fed stream), the Houston House in the background. Ken
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  • meteor910's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    More Newburg: - Front Street looking west back in the day - Front Street looking east back in the day - Front Street looking north in the 1880's. Houston House in the foreground. Can you smell those biscuits and apple butter? Ken
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  • meteor910's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Pat - I'm not sure of the exact date, but stops in Newburg ended for the Frisco long before the BN "merger". Probably in the 1960's. Kurt and I were down there in the summer - 1979-80-81 or so. A westbound freight came through behind all orange & white power - probably at around 50-60 mph. No thoughts of stopping, or even slowing down after rolling down the hill. Ken
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  • William Jackson's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    "Tell Tail" sure you get the pun, looking forward to the meet.
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  • wpmoreland719's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I drove my wife to Rolla for a meeting on one of the many snowy days last winter, and headed down to Newburg after dropping her off. The town sure is in sad shape compared to the way it looked in the postcard. I'm guessing that BNSF trains, except for locals, typically run non-stop between St. Louis and Springfield. Did Newburg's status as a crew-change point get bumped after the BN merger, or did Frisco stop the practice? Pat Moreland,...
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  • Larry F.'s Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Larry F. replied to a thread RS-2 rebuilds in RS2
    Well, then, I got my curiosity satisfied. Thanks guys! I agree that the original paint scheme was terrific...too bad they made it a GP-9. Larry F.
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  • Coonskin's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Coonskin replied to a thread RS-2 rebuilds in RS2
    Whereas the rebuilt Frisco RS-2's had a certain "interest" to them. They were much sexier all-original and in the full stripe scheme. :D
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  • meteor910's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    More Newburg - Old Newburg post card, looking east, Houston House in the foreground ...... best apple butter and buttermilk biscuits for miles around! Little Piney valley in the background. Shortly to the east after leaving Newburg, the climb up Rolla Hill begins. Ken
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  • Oldguy's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I wonder if any thought has been given on recording some of the tall tales? I'll be bringing about 6 to 8 boxes of stuff to sell/trade. It's mainly older MP locos, rolling stock, books, etc.
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  • meteor910's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Recently learned that a friend's grandparents lived in Newburg back in the day. He shared some pics with me today - here's an example. Don't know if all of these have been posted before - I know a couple have been, but I'll post them all anyway when I can just to make sure. Ken
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  • William Jackson's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Thanks for the additional information, thinking the tell tail stories might be really good. Got a few myself. They are out of the block rooms, got my room yesterday and they still honored the 84 dollar rate. So the savings is good, if you get your room with the discount. Worked quite a lot in the Joplin area for Tuffy Graham. Should be a great trip for me.
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Yea its kinda crazy how dirty and discolored they got huh? Makes my weathered one look too clean, guess you cant hardly make them too dirty.
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I gotta agree some of the sounds are really good, like the horns and the light control and stuff like that is just plain incredible, to a guy like me that uses slide switches :) I wish when Keith was out here that he and his traveling companion would have had more time to really get into showing me the ins and outs of the newer DCC stuff. Maybe next time. I agree William, rail squeal and popping would be a great thing too. Need to have some...
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  • meteor910's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    meteor910 replied to a thread RS-2 rebuilds in RS2
    FYI, they were also de-tuned from the normal 567C/567D specs (GP9/GP18) to more closely match the 567B output of the earlier GP7's. Ken
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  • meteor910's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Agree! The SD45's sounded great working east up Rolla Hill coming up from Newburg! No U-boat chugging from these guys - a real throaty chant. Ken
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  • kdedgin's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    kdedgin replied to a thread RS-2 rebuilds in RS2
    According to the book "Frisco Diesel Power" by Louis Marre and John Harper RS-2 550 & 552 were repowered October 1960 and 551, 553 & 554 were repowered November 1959. Keith E.
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  • meteor910's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Tom - Here's a pic of SLSF 600059. See the lighter beige color, and note also my comment about many of these cars being filthy! Ken
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  • Larry F.'s Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Larry F. started a thread RS-2 rebuilds in RS2
    Just a curiosity question...when the the RS-2s were sent to EMD for rebuilding, did they go en masse? A really curioity question...if they didn't go all at once does anyone know the order in which each unit was rebuilt? Thanks Larry F.
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  • SteveM's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Let me add to Kevin's list by saying that some of the presentations are Joplin oriented and will thus cover background for both roads as well as the others present there in days past. Also, there is plenty of Frisco material in the door prize material. I also have some Frisco paper that I thought should be given out to the interested Saturday afternoon. It came along with a bunch of old ledgers (mostly AT&N) that are now in the Barringer...
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  • William Jackson's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    I also like the sound to be as realistic as possible. I enjoy the decoder sound, but don't think they are quite up to the throttle 8, it really is massive in 8. Again with all due respect, to me, some is better than none, but I would like it better. The brake squeel, sound is kinda nice on the switch engines. Would be nice to hear a little rail squeel, popping, like around curves. When the train is drifting, rail squeel, to me, being a track...
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  • wmrx's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    In reply to Bill's question, I will list the presenters that I know are part of the Frisco group. Some of the presentations by these individuals contain content linked to both roads and some are purely Frisco. I found out, early on, that most attendees are interested in both roads. Here is the list: Bill Pollard Kent Hurley Steven Harvey Paul Slavens John Chambers Ken McElreath I'm glad to see the interest picked up on this thread. I...
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Turns out Model Masters "light Ivory" is a dead ringer for the Beige color put on Athearns Frisco beer cars. I went out and pulled duplicate numbers from service. Working on some simple fixes, that require no masking for renumbering of same.
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    gjslsffan replied to a thread random layout pictures in Freelance
    Some world class modeling here, composition and depth of your modeling is just plain inspiring Jim. Thanks for sharing photos of your efforts.
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    With respect to Keith and all my good friends on this website. I realize, I may be stepping on some toes here but, I honestly want to say; If the brakes are squealing with composition brake shoes, we got bigger problems, LOL. Thats just part of the "any noise is better than no noise" issue. Sound should not simply be diluted to any noise available. While locos are idling, and they may idle for days at a time, there should be dryer valves...
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  • SAFN SAAP's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Keith, et al, Richard forwarded me all his master artwork. I have it on the disc's here at the house. They are part of the Frisco family to be reproduced. I'll let you know what I have. Manny
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Jim James replied to a thread random layout pictures in Freelance
    Old #97 is in her final year of service and here she's taking water at Brownwood,MO before backing her train up the 8 miles to Zalma.
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  • klrwhizkid's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    In a separate conversation with a contact within Soundtraxx this afternoon, I learned that the decoder that will be used in the RTR line is different than that used in the Genesis line. Supposedly there are only three lighting function outputs; Front Headlight, Rear Headlight and one other. Athearn's spec sheet on the SD45 states that it will have an "Illuminated beacon" and an Illuminated nose gyra-light. That could be interpreted to mean...
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  • klrwhizkid's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Unfortunately, there were no copies of the original artwork on Richard Napper's computer or in his disc collection. Last I heard, there may not be much of a chance getting in from the current holder.
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    I agree with Tom. Glad you're getting on the "ball". I look forward to your future products.
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Thats good news Manny Do you know if anyone got any Frisco artwork from that guy we wont mention, a rather "Odd" situation.? Would be great if we could get some later Frisco stuff as well, I remember you talking about it but dont remember the time line.
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  • SAFN SAAP's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Hey Y'all, How are you? Well, a lot is going on here at YesteRRails. I have been busy producing decals. Albeit none are Frisco to date, I am happy to announce the following decals for the Frisco are presently being produced: K-C C&S Clinton Line Box Car 4170 Frisco Refrigerator No. 965 Frisco Furniture Car 7500 Frisco Gondola 5807 Frisco Flat Car 5807 Frisco Box Car 8674 Missouri & North Arkansas 40' Flat Car These will be coming out...
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  • Charlie Dix's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Folks, The Frisco Archive will finish September with 108 posts! This breaks our record of 90 posts in April. This increase is due to contributions to the project by some of our fine members. Particularly, I am excited about the return of the evening steam posts. I feel that these really enhance the site. Special thanks to Don, Roger and Bob for their great contributions! As I posted earlier, the Frisco Archive is now one year old. Every...
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  • FriscoFriend's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    After speaking with Keith Robinson this morning we both agree that from a manufacturers perspective the more bells and whistles (aka gyralight in this instance), the more enticing an offering is. Compare it to buying a new car and looking at the sticker. The answer as to how well they sold the first time is YES, they actually sold out immediately. In response to another posters concern, the feature listing clearly states that the gyralight...
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  • kdedgin's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Reading through the Athearn announcement, I noticed that they say "Athearn RTR Sound by Soundtraxx" and do not mention the word Tsunami. I still agree that for most people the $50 adder for DCC/sound will be worth it. Athearn does state that these locos will be DCC and sound ready which should mean that there will be room for a speaker, thus making it an easy conversion for those who opt to do so. Keith Edgington
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  • klrwhizkid's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    So far, when Athearn has released a locomotive with an OEM Tsunami, the horns available in the decoder have been correct; there would not be a need for the full complement of diesel horns Soundtraxx has in their arsenal. I would recommend ordering with sound, especially if the difference in price is $80 or less. You normally can't buy the decoder and get it installed for less than $145.00.
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  • William Jackson's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    I have looked and a little checking, but wondering which of the programs or clinics are frisco.org folks? There are a few that may belong to both. I have always liked Mopac and worked with quite a few employees from time to time, after it became UP lots more. If I feel good, I am going. My last trip, was canceled because my wife had a MS relapse and did about 8 hospital days. Really would like to see the Blair Line tour. Several of the events...
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Thanks Ken, Thats exactly what I was looking for, looks like the Genesis version is the one. Thanks a bunch my friend!!
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  • Iantha_Branch's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    I'll echo mark. It would be nice to take it out of the box and just hook up a few wires to my decoder and it's ready to go. If wst ever gets them posted, I would recommend anyone that wants one, order one now because last time they sold out fast and their appearances on eBay are scarce. Ethan
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  • Sirfoldalot's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Sirfoldalot replied to a thread New HO Boxcar Decals in Boxcars
    Tom, it's amazing that you have been able to keep yours puttering along all this time. thanks for the explanation and details. in the past, I tried to follow the postings of guys on the Yahoo Group .. But, as I really didn't have a clue as to what they were talking about, I just gave up.
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  • mark's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    From my post on the Athearn Genesis GP38-2 thread. "Note to group self - If Athearn ever announces another Frisco unit to be equiped with a gyralite, immediately send note to them to make sure a working gyralite is in the production specifications!" And don't forget a working roof beacon. Hopefully, Bob will be kind enough to remind the folks at Athearn that if they are going to the trouble of adding the correct light fixtures, then...
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  • Oldguy's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Oldguy replied to a thread Tuttle Oklahoma Depot in Depots Q-Z
    Yes, although not very good. This link should take you to the page - http://www.frisco.org/vb/showthread.php?1301-Tuttle-OK&highlight=Tuttle
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  • meteor910's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Tom - I have only a few pics of these cars. Some observations: o Some of the "600xxx's" appear to be beige in color, some appear to have been a lighter beige in color o Almost all of them are filthy as pictured o All have a beige, or light beige, underframe, no black underframe in sight! o None of my pics show a good view of the roof, so I can't tell if they were white or silver (galvanized metal). I'd bet on silver - why paint the roof...
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  • rebacorley's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    I saw a photo of the depot at Tuttle Oklahoma. Is there a copy of it on your website? Tuttle is my hometown and i am collecting any photos that i might find. Thank you.
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    I have a few Athearn Genesis and RTR versions of this car. The RTR version has Black underframe and White roof, SL-SF 600172. The Genesis has Silver roof and Beige colored underframe, SL-SF 600023. Anyone know which is correct? I would thing the Genesis was correct but maybe both are for the number series they represent? Any info is appreciated.
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    I find this very enjoyable. My Grandpa died a few years ago:( but he is the reason I model the Zalma branch. His memories of the old branch line inspired me in ways I never imagined. Everyone probably has a different reason for modeling what they model and which era they choose to model. Perhaps your new found family history will inspire you as well. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    It's a smooth runner and takes 18" radius curves with ease. I just added a Tsunami sound decoder with a sugar cube speaker and it is a pure joy to operate and listen to.
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  • Charlie Dix's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Thanks Tom. May I ask that corrections be submitted as mentioned above rather than on the forum here? I try to check everything on the forum but I might miss something here and there. Thanks, Charlie
    5 replies | 563 view(s)
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