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  • dricketts's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    dricketts replied to a thread The Highline in Virtual (V) Scale
    Thank you gentleman. I really appreciate the nice comments. Here's another short clip on further up the MKT line from the SLSF crossing. Less fog but the same sky.
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    8 Hours Ago
    gjslsffan replied to a thread The Highline in Virtual (V) Scale
    I am starting to like this V scale stuff too. Really nice work. Thanks for taking the time and effort to put this together.
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    8 Hours Ago
    Thanks Jim, That's a lofty comment from the "tree/swamp Master" thanks my friend. :) I still got a few of your trees I am holding for a special scene one day. Yessir William, They are sure a pretty Golden color aren't they. Did they take that part of the RR up too? Those Black Hills are a pretty special place, that Crazy Horse monument will be spectacular if they ever finish it.
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    8 Hours Ago
    This just great modeling Jim. I am so glad you decided to keep the Zalma Branch in tact as much as you have. Your such a talented modeler. I always enjoy your videos and photos. Thanks for sharing.
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  • William Jackson's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    Very nice Aspen's. I was thinking their was a article in MR, several years back, I didn't try any, they looked too labor intensive. They really add to, the layout. Reminds me a little of the Custer Line (South Dakota) and I got to go up a couple of times on the Leadville Branch. Nothing like the Aspen's color change, I got to see them in peak color. Everyone should see that at lease once.
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    Are you kidding me?! Those are absolutely the very best model aspen trees I've ever seen. Spot on (get it). The tree trunks convey the look perfectly. My hat's off to you.
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    I really made a mess trying to do those splotches. Took me an hour to clean up the splatter everywhere, gotta find a better way to do that. Here we go, a few Autumn Aspens.
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    12 Hours Ago
    Jim James replied to a thread The Highline in Virtual (V) Scale
    Wow! Train watching from the back porch. That tractor and water pump are really nice touches. I also like how the train has a distant look to it. Kinda hazy so to speak. Great job!
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  • dricketts's Avatar
    12 Hours Ago
    dricketts replied to a thread The Highline in Virtual (V) Scale
    Here's a video of the scene above. I had a new scanner on scene then. :p
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  • dricketts's Avatar
    12 Hours Ago
    I like that idea... and Happy Thanksgiving!
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  • flshaw's Avatar
    15 Hours Ago
    As this is my first post, I want to say before anything else that this is a great site. Second, I'm researching Frisco depots of the teens and 1920s that were constructed with flat roofs. In the Arkansas depot floor plans, I located the Osceola depot. It says the structure was variously 26' to 37' wide by 173' long, constructed of tile and brick, with a flat composition roof. I've generally had good luck finding online photos of the...
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    15 Hours Ago
    Jim James replied to a thread Happy Thanksgiving! in General
    Just got home from Mom's (my 93 year old grandma was also there:) ) I'm stuffed. Time to put on my flannel sweat pants and head to the basement. I may build something, run a train or two or just look at the layout and ponder future projects. I almost feel like a kid again!
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    15 Hours Ago
    Those will look cool. Paint 'em white with black splotches? Please post pics of the finished product. You make nice trees and Aspens are seldom modeled.
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  • magistrate's Avatar
    15 Hours Ago
    Happy Thanksgiving to all from Delaware!!!
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  • timothy_cannon's Avatar
    16 Hours Ago
    Happy Thanksgiving!
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    17 Hours Ago
    I been fevered up try to make some Aspen trees too much work for each tree but hope it will be worth it.
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    18 Hours Ago
    Indeed happy Thanksgiving to ALL.
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    18 Hours Ago
    gjslsffan replied to a thread Books on eBay in Swap Meet
    Yessir I have only glanced at it a couple times but I have enjoyed it very much.
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  • Sirfoldalot's Avatar
    18 Hours Ago
    Happy Thanksgiving to all from the "far" left side of the country!
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    19 Hours Ago
    Eat lots of turkey and do some modeling as well.
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  • Charlie Dix's Avatar
    20 Hours Ago
    You beat me to it. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Charlie
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  • meteor910's Avatar
    20 Hours Ago
    A Happy Thanksgiving to all of you in frisco.org and your families and friends !!! Ken
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    22 Hours Ago
    I think it's prime time right now. Just plan a hike out into the great outdoors (or your backyard) and take some bags along to carry any materials you may find. Dried weeds and flowers are potential tree materials along with whatever else you deem usable. Being creative and seeing potential in otherwise useless stuff is the key to success so you should be able to harvest plenty of scenery material. Have fun and Happy Thanksgiving. And yes, I...
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  • trainchaser007's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Jim, You began this thread during mid-January. Is late November too early to scout around and harvest potential trees? On a side note, my daughter jokingly said, "Daddy, I think your addicted to that Frisco website." I jokingly replied, "And your point is...?" - Brandon
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  • TAG1014's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    TAG1014 replied to a thread Books on eBay in Swap Meet
    HIGH-larious! (:)) Tom G.
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  • DanHyde's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    DanHyde started a thread Train show in Announcements
    Train show this weekend, at Collinsville Convention Center. Goin' to see whats up! Dan:D
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  • Charlie Dix's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Charlie Dix replied to a thread Books on eBay in Swap Meet
    My pleasure Robert. As I run across books on eBay I like to see our folks get them if possible. My favorite Gomer moment:
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  • Oldguy's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Oldguy replied to a thread Blakely Island Slip in A. T.& N. R.R.
    Just ran across some ebay listings for the Pensacola docks. May want to snag some usable images before they are sold. http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=Pensacola&_from=R40&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.XPensacola+docks&_nkw=Pensacola+docks&_sacat=0
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  • magistrate's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    magistrate replied to a thread Books on eBay in Swap Meet
    Thank you Charlie for pointing this out. It's coming home to me. As Gomer would say, thank you thank you thank you!
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  • Charlie Dix's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Charlie Dix replied to a thread Books on eBay in Swap Meet
    Here's Frisco Southwest buy it now for only $7.99. The book appears to have some damage but might be acceptable.
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  • trainchaser007's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    All spoken for. - Brandon
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Thanks for the kind comments. I need to get busy building up the town of Richardson and adding structures to Brownwood. I've been doing things willy nilly. Building wagons and stock cars and such. I'm also going to add staging and a duck under to allow a continuos loop. So much to do. Always taking a "new direction".
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  • magistrate's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    That's great! I am green with envy at your beautiful layout and wonderful modeling skills!!
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  • Oldguy's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Yep, it works! Looks really good. Especially love the scenery.
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  • Charlie Dix's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Charlie Dix replied to a thread Books on eBay in Swap Meet
    Frisco Folks
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Just a quick video of rebuilt #97 pulling the daily mixed through Greenbrier. I hope this video link works. http://s272.photobucket.com/user/jimjames63/media/4D92D20D-B7B3-4BD4-9916-0345F1B0EC76.mp4.html It works but the quality is not the best. I need to figure out the YouTube situation instead of photobucket.
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  • subjerome's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    While I too find the image quite sad, I can't help but thank the Frisco for saving so many of the 1500's. 1/6th of the fleet still survives including at least one from each of the three batches. I also have to thank those like Don Wirth and everyone from the SLSTA that made it possible for me to see one in action and go for a wonderful trip up to Hannibal and back. My dad, father-in-law and I sure enjoyed the trip especially as it passed my...
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  • Karl's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Tom, The Frisco's flagship, the Meteor, trains 9 and 10 made their inaugural run on St Paddy's day 1902. Just a little over a year later, on March 23, 1903, the Meteor, trains 109 and 110, began service between KC and OKC. The electrically-lit train carried KC Pullmans for Tulsa and Francis. Train 109 and 110 independent of trains 9 and 10, and did not combine consists or run on the same schedule between Afton and OKC. On Dec 16, 1903,...
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Way too modern for my era as well but I commend you for your gracious offer. We've really got some fantastic folks on this forum.
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  • rjthomas909's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Friends, I am thoroughly cleaning out items that do not fit my modeling era. I have three pieces of rolling stock that you can have for the cost of shipping. 1 HO Frisco Wide-Vision Caboose (Athearn BB Kit) 1 HO Frisco 40 ft box car "Ship It Logo" (Athearn BB) 1 HO Frisco Cupola Caboose #1138 "Ship It Logo" (Athearn RTR) (some minor damage on one of the steps). Pictures attached. PM me if you would want any/all of these for your...
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  • Karl's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    The stoker engine is behind the door.
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  • Sirfoldalot's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    off hand, I would think the door cover (marked with X), or what's inside?
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  • Karl's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Absolutely, T.12 reflects the Tonnage Class of the locomotive. George Hancock, who was the General Superintendent of Motive Power, devised a locomotive classification system, which was implemented on the coonskin number plate. Taken from a Frisco 1908 Roster book, Hancock first divided locomotives according to Whytes classification. Four-wheeled switcher: S.4 Six-wheeled Switcher: S.6 Mogul: M.
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  • TAG1014's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    What would have been the date for the photo and scrapping? Anyone know? Thanks, Tom G.
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  • William Jackson's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Hey Tom, I replied on your 40 ft flats request, was reading your mind. I have some of the flats and machines. Another chance for me to see your great work.
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    A somber thing. At first I thought it was a train wreck but it's a scrap yard. On the tender it says "save for the store" I wonder what that means?
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  • frisco1522's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Either in Granite City or Madison, IL. Very sad.
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Great to see you got it done Ken. Although I dont have any 30 year old projects, I do have some that are nearing the 20 year mark:o.
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  • meteor910's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Wow, Jim, you are fast! Agree with Don - those kits back then were fun to build. I built the Frisco Main Line kits like the ones you now have (don't think I did the stock car, but for sure did the auto car and the 40ft box), plus I built Silver Streak's Frisco box car and three-window caboose, plus a MP drover's caboose (now in Frisco colors), and a Rock Island caboose. I still have the four Silver Streaks, all still in service. Ken ...
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  • meteor910's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Thanks Jim. I also bought the Fokker Dr-1 kit at the same time I got the Albatros D-3 and the Fokker D-VII kits. That one will be next. Two Dr-1's came in the kit as it is a very small airplane. So, naturally, I'll do one of the triplanes in the bright red scheme favored by Der Rittmeister, Baron Manfred von Richthofen, although most of the Baron's victories came while he flew the Albatros, not the Dr-1. I'll probably do the other as a generic...
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  • William Jackson's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    The site is getting really good, I like to see the work. Thanks for posting.
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  • frisco1522's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    I used to enjoy building those Main Line kits. Silver Streak had nice kits also. Back in the good old days. I still have some cars that I built back then.
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  • Charlie Dix's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Oh, it's not a federal case. It's just a case of trying to make our websites as good as they can be and promote what we do. As far as nobody looking at the comments on the archive, the server logs would seem to indicate that we get several hundred views per day by real visitors (minus robots, spammers, etc.). Note also the list of recent comments on the right side of the page. I check that every day to see which images have been...
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  • tmfrisco's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    It is a very good job of modeling, Jim, and I am also amused at the cattle showing wary interest in the car. It is almost as if they suspect they know its intended purpose. I can hear them saying "eat more chkn;)". Terry
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  • tmfrisco's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Actually, I check every new picture for any comments. Admittedly, if someone scrolls down and comments on a picture that is not available on the first page or two, I would not see that. My suggestion to post in both places would address that issue. I wish more comments would appear in the Archives to further explain the posted photos. Terry
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  • TAG1014's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Very neat model (AND modeling)! Tom G.
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  • TAG1014's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Nobody seems to look at the Archive comments, I put it here because wanted to have some feedback toward figuring out the date of the photo. Sorry it turned into such a Federal Case. Tom
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Ken, that's an epic modeling saga! All that time and patience paid off. By the way, my two favorite WW1 aircraft models that I built were the Fokker Dr-1 and the Sopwith Camel.
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    What a blast from the past! Thanks to Ken, I stole some old Main Line Models Frisco kits and here's how the cattle car turned out. First let me say that these kits are as old as I am which is 51. The instruction sheet is yellowed and the construction techniques are a bit dated but it was fun to build. I have some more finishing touches to add including the couplers but this is pretty much how it's going to look. The build date appears to be...
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  • SAFN SAAP's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Thanks guys. The photo I have is not as clear as that one is. Thanks for posting it and all the other information. Helps me out quite a bit. I'm working on K~C C&S artwork right now. I'm going to do a locomotive and caboose set to go along with the boxcar set. Manny
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  • William Jackson's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Ken, thanks for posting the photo's, nice to see your work.
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  • meteor910's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    My longest lasting project - completed! (*) For what it's worth ..... per the old posts above, back in the early 1980's I wanted to add a Baldwin switcher to my all EMD & Alco Frisco switcher fleet. My favorite Frisco diesel switcher has long been the Baldwin VO-1000's, SLSF 200-237. However, no good (ex-brass) model of the VO's existed then. So, I settled for an Athearn "Blue-Box" undec Baldwin S-12. The Frisco had no S-12's, but they...
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  • Charlie Dix's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Tom, Allow me to thank you for these comments and to apologize because if you are not understanding what I am saying, that is my fault for failing to properly communicate my meanings. If you are not understanding what I am saying, then it is likely that others are not understanding, and that indicates a failure on my part. As far as being an "exclusive club," we do not charge for anything. There is nothing that a member of the Frisco...
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Man, that 4-4-0 #86 certainly is a beautiful locomotive.
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  • Bradley A. Scott's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Here's a scanned page from a 1903 Frisco equipment roster with information about the K-CC&S's 4-4-0s. They were originally numbered 201-212, and had been renumbered 79-90 by the time this roster was compiled. Manny, if there's any doubt in your mind about the proper number for the locomotive shown in front of the White Swan flour mill, look at the number on the side of the sand dome. It's 86, no doubt about it. I recently acquired a...
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  • William Jackson's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Let us know what you are going to use for rail, generally those had 6 or 8 spikes holding it down. About 3 gage rods per car, holes drilled in the web. The machines had small metal blocks, kinda curved, like the wheel. Bolted through the block. Then chains through the stake pockets with boomers. Short rails were bolted in between cars. The loading ramp rails, had the base of the rail torched off at a angle. they just sat their, gage rods...
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  • Ozarktraveler's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Yes. Thanks for recording it here. :-)
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  • cthart's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Tom, There's a whole bunch of these on eBay. Or Intermountain sells them undec, new as kits. You should be able to get these at 25% off retail, so around $15 each. Cheers, Colin
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  • William Jackson's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    Same for me, I'm really not a good modeler. Nice just to see the work of the members. I had thought of bridge locks on my duck under, would be a lot of fine modeling, but then I can duck under or roll in my chair in less than a second. The shape of the flange of the wheel and length of the tread saves several derailments. The Tread of the wheel has a 1/20 cant or is tapered. So as gage widenes, the wheel rolls on a smaller diameter, which is...
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  • tmfrisco's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    You are welcome, Tom. I don't have the modeling skills that you have, but I can add some of my experiences to add to the overall flavor of this site. Terry
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  • tmfrisco's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    It is completely free to join which means it is not exclusive:confused: at all. All it asks is to set up a logon information. I see nothing wrong with posting in both places. If you want to point out a picture in the regular forum, please feel free to do, but also add a comment in the archive. I do check the comment link under each picture as it is the easiest and quickest way to post and read any comments for that particular picture. I, for...
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  • trainchaser007's Avatar
    5 Days Ago
    I just submitted my request to join the Frisco archive. In doing so, I found nothing that led me to believe it's not free. I may learn otherwise later but it seems to be free.
    15 replies | 465 view(s)
  • TAG1014's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Who cares where the message is posted, I wanted it for all to see (My posting and​ the picture. Do only chat boarders who pay get to see the Frisco Archive? Is the "Frisco Archive" some exclusive "club?" I've contributed to the Archive and I'd like everyone to see the pictures whether they contribute or not! It's all Frisco for all to see as far as I'm concerned. Tom G.
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Thanks everyone for the input and comments all little nuggets of information. A question. How did they mount the MoW equipment to the flats? Did they have rails mounted on the flats and tie them down, or just sit the equipment on the wood decks, and tie them down?.
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    6 Days Ago
    Needs me some Red Caboose 42' flats (3-4) road names not an issue, undec preferred as they are going to be stripped, and painted in Silver/Grey as MoW flats. Please PM me if you have or know where some are, that can be had reasonably :)
    2 replies | 167 view(s)
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