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  • meteor910's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    meteor910 replied to a thread Andrew Harmantas in Announcements
    I recall meeting Andrew first at a FMIG meeting - Tulsa, or maybe Memphis or St Louis. He brought a painting he had just done of two Frisco Racehorse E8's with a passenger train - the Meteor, the TS, or the KCFS. "Wow!" was all I could say. Ken
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  • Oldguy's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    Oldguy replied to a thread Andrew Harmantas in Announcements
    That is a shame. He was very talented.
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  • w3hodoug's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    Andrew was one of the early FMIG members and attended several of the first few conventions. He was retired in Norfolk from an important DoD job and was a fantastic painter of railroad scenes. His artwork graced the covers of quite a few RR magazines, especially MAINLINE MODELER. He and Bob were close. I was doing a google on Andrew yesterday and discovered that he passed away in April at age 71. We'll miss him. An art gallery in...
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  • ozarkcentrallines's Avatar
    7 Hours Ago
    i wpuld also be very interested in reading this info. please keep us updated
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  • FriscoGeorge's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    Hi Guys, I have an HO scale IHC Frisco 2-8-2 Mikado for sale. It has been weathered, custom painted (by me), and lubricated. It runs very smoothly in forward and reverse. I have it listed on eBay right now, but I would rather sell it to Frisco Nation. I will take $35 plus S&H to any member of Frisco.org Attached is a photo of the model. Thanks! FriscoGeorge
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  • arkrail's Avatar
    13 Hours Ago
    Can someone provide the dates for the various cutbacks to the KC-Florida Special south of Birmingham, starting perhaps in 1964 when the train still carried cars to Florida? The story of losing the Florida connection is generally known, but details are fuzzy. They stopped running over the ACL and terminated in Brunswick GA -- was that an ACL initiative or Southern doing what they were known for doing at that time --killing trains by cutting off...
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  • magistrate's Avatar
    20 Hours Ago
    magistrate replied to a thread Time to clean house in Swap Meet
    That's her on the Mississippian where she worked from 1947 until 1967.
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  • timothy_cannon's Avatar
    23 Hours Ago
    This one?
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  • magistrate's Avatar
    23 Hours Ago
    magistrate replied to a thread Time to clean house in Swap Meet
    Hi Don, Do you have any pictures of 2-8-0 #77? I spent my high school years working on that locomotive for excursion service in Sheffield, Alabama. And then as part of the engine crew until she broke an axle on a ferry trip/kindergarten special on the Southern between Wheeler and Courtland, Alabama in October 1972. We started out in Huntsville and were enroute to Sheffield.
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  • timothy_cannon's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Yup! That's the one! I'm gonna try to scratch one in O scale. I've got several parts gathered already. Just want to make sure I get it as close as possible. Tim
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  • frisco1522's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    frisco1522 replied to a thread Time to clean house in Swap Meet
    72 as in the 2-6-0s from JLC&E?
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  • timothy_cannon's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I'm interested Don! Anything of the smaller number series up to and including the 300 number series. The old 2600 series too. Really needing a fireman's side view of #72! Thanks! Tim
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  • meteor910's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    meteor910 replied to a thread Time to clean house in Swap Meet
    Don - I'd suggest you sell them in small groups, say five to ten different prints, of a common number series. Selling the as individual prints would be quite cumbersome, yet selling the entire class would make them expensive, and too numerous, for someone who just needs one or two prints in that series, for example. Just a thought. I was successful at that technique in filling out my Diesel Era magazine collection. I bought large...
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  • w3hodoug's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Never mind - Kevin Walsh was the artist.
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  • w3hodoug's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    There is now a paint-by-number version. Do any of you know who the original artist was? It reminds me of Andrew Harmantas' work. Check out: http://artuk.royalbrushstore.com/p/pal25-pbn-adult-lg-winter-magic
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  • cduckworth's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    cduckworth replied to a thread New HO Boxcar Decals in Boxcars
    I am bringing several sets of Frisco boxcar decals to the MPHS-Frisco meet in Joplin. They will be at the company store table. Charlie Duckworth
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  • frisco1522's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Back in the early '60s I started scouring the world for Frisco steam photos. At that time I discovered Art Johnson and a guy named Carlson down in TX. I bought hundreds of their small prints and cherished them over the years. However, I'm at a point where I have nearly everything either in negative form or enlargements, so I'm planning on selling the small prints. I'm not sure how to do this. I could sell by number series, or class or...
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  • Oldguy's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I sent in my registration late August and when I called the Holiday Inn reservation folks, they stated that the rooms were pretty well gone for the discounted rate. So, any one thinking of going, get on the stick and get'er done.
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  • wmrx's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    The convention is 19 days away. It is sizing up to be a really good one. You won't want to miss it. There will be plenty of activity for fans of both the Frisco and the MP. We have a tour of the MNA facilities in Carthage scheduled for Friday morning. Look for a post on the revised schedule a little later today. If you are planning on coming, it would be helpful, from the planning aspect, if you would go ahead and pre-register and make your...
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  • Steamnut's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Steamnut replied to a thread Steam Engine Question... in General
    It's a mechanical advantage vs. connecting rod length compromise. You couldn't couple the piston rod to the first set of drivers because you could bend and rip the upper crosshead guide apart. (Think sharp angles and lots of lateral force.) Plus to keep overall engine length "manageable" most piston rod/crosshead/guide assemblies will partiall cover the first set of drivers anyway. Coupling to the third set (or fouth in a decapod, for...
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  • tmfrisco's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I have that picture and also saw it in the Classic Trains photo gallery last week. It is a great picture, however, the caption is incorrect. It says that the engine has just crossed the TP/MV crossing and is preparing to cross the MKT, but it should have read that the engine has just crossed the MKT and is preparing to cross the TP/MV. The Santa Fe is the crossing closest to the camera. The Frisco delivered cars to the Katy and Santa Fe...
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  • TAG1014's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I've always wondered why on eight-drivered passenger and dual purpose locomotives, the main drivers are the second pair, while on freight engines the third pair are the mains. Is there some actual reason (like some mechanical advantage), or is it just a railroad custom or tradition? Thanks, Tom G.
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  • meteor910's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    meteor910 replied to a thread New HO Boxcar Decals in Boxcars
    That's bad news about Gerald Glow shutting down his decal business. Seems we Frisco Folks are having poor decal luck lately. Gerald's decals are quite nice, very opaque lettering, though they are a bit more difficult to handle during application than, say, a set of Oddballs are. I've only used one Glow set. I have a nice tank car set he made which I might be using shortly - I've done up the "old-timer" MDC tank car into a pretty neat...
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  • tmfrisco's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    tmfrisco replied to a thread New HO Boxcar Decals in Boxcars
    Thank you, Bob, for the report. As has been my luck recently, I can't seem to get all of the necessary supplies to complete any of the projects I have going. I thought I had hit the jack pot when I found your earlier post and he had exactly what I needed. Oh, well, back to the drawing board. Do you or anyone here know of any single sheath box car decals with the "Frisco lines" herald? Terry
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  • FriscoFriend's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    FriscoFriend replied to a thread New HO Boxcar Decals in Boxcars
    To All: This came from another forum. It was dated August 20th of this year. Jerry Glow Decals Jerry Glow has officially closed his decal business. Any remaining orders for which he has received payment will be processed, but no new orders are accepted. If you have an outstanding order, you may wish to contact Jerry to make sure he indeed has your order.
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  • FriscoFriend's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    FriscoFriend replied to a thread New HO Boxcar Decals in Boxcars
    Terry and All: I think there was a post on one of the Yahoo Groups that announced he was retiring or quitting or whatever. I will do more checking so stay tuned and keep your billfold in your back pocket for now!
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  • tmfrisco's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    tmfrisco replied to a thread New HO Boxcar Decals in Boxcars
    Hey, Bob, I know your post is over four years old, but I wonder if you know if he is still selling decals. I have emailed him, but he has not responded. One of the decal sets is exactly what I need to decal four single sheath box cars, and I would really like to know if he is still producing before I send a check. Thanks, Terry
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  • meteor910's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Keith - Thanks. I realize DCC would solve my operation problems. I have three or four groups of locomotives, no one of which will run well with any of the other groups, so they have to be bunched together. But, as we have discussed before, I don't really have an interest in operating, nor do I have an interest in building an extensive layout any longer. I think I have mentioned this on frisco.org before - I don't consider myself a model...
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  • klrwhizkid's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Ken, DCC decoders with their Speed Tables, would allow all those locomotives to play well together. As long as a locomotive runs smoothly on DC, its response can be controlled with DCC decoders to match other locomotives. Just a suggestion if you are serious about running them. You might even consider trying sound in one.... Once again, you need to let McClellan and me know when you will be in KC and we could at least get you in to see at...
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    These ought to look great. Be sure to post pics when they're ready.
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Jim James replied to a thread random layout pictures in Freelance
    Just having fun with the iPhone's camera. We need to keep this thread alive.
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  • meteor910's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    FYI, for what it's worth (not much), I've decided to do GP35 SLSF 717 with a F5 Leslie horn, rotary flasher beacon, and "firecracker" antenna up on the cab roof. SLSF 725 will get a Leslie F3R2 horn, the same rotary beacon, and a "whip" antenna. Don't know if that is 100% accurate (for 717 in particular), but what the heck, it will look cool, and they will be different in more ways than just their Blomberg vs AAR Type B trucks. They will...
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  • Karl's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Karl replied to a thread SLSF #2120 EMC Motorcar in Motorcars
    Bull Mooses 2120, 2121, and 2128 were last used on trains 773 and 774, which ran between Ardmore and Hope. Passenger service between Hugo and Hope died first, and the last run between these points was made on September 8, 1951. Moose 2121 was sent to Springfield, where it was dismantled during October 1951. Bull Mooses 2120 and 2128 soldiered on for two more years, until passenger service between Hugo and Ardmore was discontinued on November...
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  • Mike.P's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Just got back from the Belton, Grandview and Kansas City Railroad. Small, but nice, and nice people. If you happen to be in K.C., stop for a visit, they can really use our support.
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  • slsfrr's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Unfortunately the number (105648) is not the original number, but the number given to the care when it entered MOW service. However, looking at the bottom of the car I can find no vestibule steps but what looks like grab irons which indicate it was either a baggage car or mail car. If some one has an equipment register they could probably trace the car. Very interesting photos of the bottom of this car. Thanks, Jerome-OKC
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  • pbender's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    pbender replied to a thread SLSF #2120 EMC Motorcar in Motorcars
    It looks like there is a second bull moose behind the first. I agree this could be Springfield. If you look closely in the background, you will see a viaduct crossing the picture. Grant Ave crosses the Springfield depot site on a viaduct. Paul
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  • Oldguy's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Any tanks appear to have been cut off, but here are the close ups - Chris, you maybe right that the stuff laying on the ground were the various tanks and boxes.
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  • yardmaster's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    I would be interested, Bob. Sad as the photo is, there's already some pretty good detail in these. It looks like maybe the water tank/battery boxes are what are lying on the ground in photo "10?" Best Regards,
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  • yardmaster's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Springfield, maybe? I think I recall Millard Morrow working in or around the Springfield passenger station; looks like that could be a Pullman green heavyweight and part of the Springfield passenger platform in the background? Neat color photo of a "Bull Moose!" Best Regards,
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  • Charlie Dix's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Folks, At midnight tonight we will celebrate the one year anniversary of the Frisco Archive. Our first post was at midnight on September 17, 2013. It's been a fun year and we look forward to the next year! Charlie
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  • meteor910's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Thanks Keith. I have a feeling from looking at a lot of photos that the Frisco's second bunch of GP35's came with a firecracker antenna and a 5F Leslie horn. Can't really tell for sure, but I see several black cylinders sticking up on the roof behind the flashing beacon on this batch. So, I think I'll put a firecracker on 717, and a whip on 725. Not sure what I'll use for a horn on 717. 725 will get a 3F-2R Leslie for sure. I've already...
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  • Oldguy's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Unknown date or location
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  • Oldguy's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Ran across this at Strafford MO back in June 85. I do have several close up shots of the undercarriage if anyone is interested.
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  • kdedgin's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Ken, I have the same Athearn model that I want to detail. I have a copy of Diesel Era magazine, May/June 2000 that ran an article on the Frisco GP35 fleet. There are two photos of 717. One photo taken 10/70 shows what looks like a whip antenna. It also shows a 5F horn. The second photo taken 7/79 does not show any antenna that I can see, and it now sports a 3F-2R horn. I have two photos that I have downloaded with no dates of 718 and 719 ...
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  • Karl's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    The Haywire = KCS
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  • cthart's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Ken, There are some good photos on this site :-) See http://frisco.org/mainline/?s=GP35 Warning: the pictures are *very* high resolution. Cheers, Colin
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  • Oldguy's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Ran across these in October 1988
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  • Oldguy's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Oldguy started a thread Hopper 88731 in Hopper Cars
    A couple od shots of 88731 taken in Aug 1988
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  • timothy_cannon's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Wow! Too bad the second unit isn't more visible in this photo in the Frisco Archive. A Western Pacific U23B on EMD trucks!
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  • TAG1014's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    What's the "Haywire?" Thanks, Tom G.
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  • Oldguy's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    I was afraid of that. We were in Houston for the NMRA national in 1989 and went to Galveston on a tour. ¤¤¤¤, you are a real fountain of knowledge! I need to change the header to reflect correction.
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  • Oldguy's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Oldguy replied to a thread 100083 somewhere in MOW Equipment
    Yes, it does and thank you. I used to travel all of SW Mo for a couple of decades and took a ton of photos.
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  • Oldguy's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    I see I had taken a photo of one back in March 1985. Haven't a clue as to where.
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  • Oldguy's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Oldguy started a thread Pulpwood flat 4633 in Flatcars
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  • Oldguy's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Oldguy started a thread 19550 in Boxcars
    I guess it's retirement for the ole girl? RCR means what?
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  • Oldguy's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Oldguy replied to a thread 10,000 Tank Cars in Tank Cars
    I found this one - car 191059 back in August of 8-88. On the dome the white handwritten lettering says "drainage oil"
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  • Oldguy's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Oldguy replied to a thread 10,000 Tank Cars in Tank Cars
    Good Grief, I got the same shot in April 1988
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  • Oldguy's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Oldguy started a thread MOW train in Maintenance of Way
    Here are shots of a MOW train I took in April 1985. It includes ex-RPO 208 and a cut up OB box car that was converted into a water car.
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  • mark's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    mark replied to a thread 100083 somewhere in MOW Equipment
    Bob, The where is Aurora, MO, mile post 268.9, on the Springfield Subdivision. The end on photograph of the flatcar was shot looking southwest from North Morgan Avenue at West Mill Street. In the background is the MFA elevator, south of the Frisco's main line. Two blocks west from this point on Morgan Avenue the Frisco's Mount Vernon branch took off from the Frisco main and turned north. A block further west, 3 blocks total, at mile...
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  • Karl's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    This was taken at the RR museum in Galveston. It is a former Haywire car, and was never a Frisco car.
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  • Oldguy's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    I ran across a wig-wag that I took back in 1989. Wish I could remember where.
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  • meteor910's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    I am in the process (finally!) of detailing one of my Athearn GP35, SLSF 717. I have a question on the correct radio antenna to equip it with. My pics give me no clue. The first batch of Frisco GP35's, SLSF 700-716 (the "Darth Vaders"), came with a "nail" radio antenna. The third batch of GP35's, SLSF 725-732 (AAR Type B Alco trade-in trucks, except for 732), came with a "whip" antenna. Does anyone in the group know for sure what the...
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  • meteor910's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Unfortunately, my home town namesake RPO does not look that good today. Ken
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  • Oldguy's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Took these back in 1989. Don't know where (again).
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  • Oldguy's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Oldguy replied to a thread Streamlined Cars in Streamlined Cars
    Must be a popular spot. Here's mine from early 1989, most likely during a regional convention or meet.
    39 replies | 12484 view(s)
  • Oldguy's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Oldguy started a thread 100083 somewhere in MOW Equipment
    I wish I could remember where and when I took the photos
    2 replies | 194 view(s)
  • klrwhizkid's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    The Salem whistle in not anywhere near as loud as the Sherburne whistle. I believe the Sherburne whistle would be able to be heard a mile away, while the Salem whistle would be heard a few blocks away based on my testing.
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  • klrwhizkid's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Update: I loaned my Sherburne Caboose Whistle to Jarrett Ireland at Soundtraxx so they could record it and put it in their library of train sounds to possibly load into a decoder.
    7 replies | 2075 view(s)
  • klrwhizkid's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    klrwhizkid replied to a thread 576, 676? in Announcements
    On the right, it looks like 476, on the left, it looks like 676. It could not be 576, as that would be a high hood GP7.
    2 replies | 189 view(s)
  • Jim James's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Jim James replied to a thread 576, 676? in Announcements
    I see 676.
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  • Charlie Dix's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Charlie Dix started a thread 576, 676? in Announcements
    What do you see?
    2 replies | 189 view(s)
  • William Jackson's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Ok, the one like Karl posted is the one seen, after merger the other type started showing up. Probably just something that stuck in my small mind.
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    Thanks. In addition to some wood fuel I might paint it flat black and add a crew to help hide the decoder but I will probably replace it with the Micro Tsunami eventually. It is way smaller and will make all the difference in the world.
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  • paul slavens's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    The Salem Line whistle is only a whistle and does not have a dump valve. Both 1288 and 1291 have emergency dump valves plumbed in the line below the Salem whistle. Those Sherburne whistles are really cool with the cast brass parts. The Sherburne whistles must have been the industry standard and used by many as there are always a large supply of them on ebay. The Salem Line whistles seem to be scarce and are rare to find on ebay.
    11 replies | 1111 view(s)
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