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  • TAG1014's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Does anyone know the actual color scheme of 4-6-2 1036 as it appeared in the photo in the Frisco Archive? Thanks, Tom
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  • gstout's Avatar
    3 Hours Ago
    gstout replied to a thread Aristo-Craft FA-FB in G Scale
    Can you send me your regular e-mail via PM? I'll be happy to shoot you the pix, but I'd prefer to attach them to a conventional e-mail rather than post them on the dot-org site. Thanx! GS
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  • DanHyde's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    DanHyde replied to a thread Aristo-Craft FA-FB in G Scale
    Great price, Charlie. I already have a pair of A units. I do have the Oddball's cigar bands in "G", but am STILL trying to make my own lettering for them. They run well. Dan
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  • DanHyde's Avatar
    4 Hours Ago
    Superb work,Tom! I can't hardly see my screen 'cause of the drool!! Great stuff! Dan
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    5 Hours Ago
    Not too much, just right. Your on your game, Tom.
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  • geep07's Avatar
    6 Hours Ago
    Tom, Very nice, your modeling skills on locos and rolling stock has always impressed me. Am glad that you are FRISCO modeler. What's next? John
    44 replies | 1394 view(s)
  • paul slavens's Avatar
    8 Hours Ago
    paul slavens replied to a thread Caboose SLSF 1275 in 1260-1292
    Interesting to note that 1275 was built with standard swing motion caboose trucks, but by December of 1973 it had been equipped with a set of the General Steel swinghanger trucks. By the time it was retired it rode on standard swing motion caboose trucks like it had when new. I saw this on a pic posted to the archive on 4-22-14. Makes me wonder why it had been changed and then changed back.
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  • Karl's Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    The curves are not all that tight... At the time that this image was taken, on the Oklahoma Sub where psgr trains had a max speed of 70 MPH, only one curve was limited to 45 MPH. All the other restricted-curves, were limited to 55 MPH and 60 MPH. Just shows what reduced maintenance, lower elevations, and shorter spirals will do to speed limits. Looking through the curve charts, I see that curves that once had 6" of elevation, were reduced to...
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    Here F9B 143 is ready for service, Using brushed on chalks (Bragdon Enterprises), and thin washes air brushed on, cleaned the wheels with Alcohol, and out to work she goes. before weathering and after weathering Thanks for looking.
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  • Charlie Dix's Avatar
    16 Hours Ago
    Charlie Dix replied to a thread Aristo-Craft FA-FB in G Scale
    Greg, Can I see a picture? I am interested. Charlie
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  • gstout's Avatar
    16 Hours Ago
    gstout started a thread Aristo-Craft FA-FB in G Scale
    Before I stick these on ebay, I have a set of Aristo-Craft FA-FB "G" scale locomotives that I would like to send to a new home. Both are powered and they are painted in (unprototypical) Santa Fe "Warbonnet" colors. I bought these several years as shelf models and that is where they remain today. Neither has ever been run, so they are essentially brand-new, and I suppose the creative modeler can repaint them to Frisco black and yellow if the...
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  • gstout's Avatar
    16 Hours Ago
    gstout replied to a thread Model Power Demise in Announcements
    Well, that's too bad. Most of their stuff was more "old school" than state of the art, but it filled a niche for those who didn't have $500 to drop on a locomotive. I have one of two of their E-units left over from the old days and they still work okay, if a bit noisily. Farewell. GS
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  • FriscoFriend's Avatar
    17 Hours Ago
    To All: If anyone on the forum is especially fond of and/or uses any Model Power items it may be advisable to stock up as rapidly as possible as they have announced that due to financial difficulties they are going out of business. See below link for their press release on this matter: http://www.modelpower.com/
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  • TAG1014's Avatar
    19 Hours Ago
    TAG1014 replied to a thread Books on eBay in Swap Meet
    That was a deal, but I think it's already taken now. However that same seller has some eye-popping O scale passenger cars for sale! Also lots of other MRR stuff, all scales. Any "O Frisco" modelers here? Tom G.
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  • TAG1014's Avatar
    20 Hours Ago
    TAG1014 replied to a thread 1955 Investors Special in General
    Thanks Dale, I'll check it out. Tom G.
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  • Charlie Dix's Avatar
    21 Hours Ago
    Charlie Dix replied to a thread Books on eBay in Swap Meet
    Wow! Here's a deal. Charlie
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  • paul slavens's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Thats a cool pic. My son and I rode the "Eastern Flyer" along that route from OKC to Sapulpa a couple months ago. It was a railfan type trip, line is owned by the state. A lot of tight curves made the trip slow with a 30 mph limit. Very likely there will be no more trips because the the state is probably going to sell the line to BNSF.
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Thanks Charlie for fixing it so I could see the image. I am so proud of those Frisco Firemen/Engine men, for not smoking things up needlessly, This photo shows how clean a properly fired steam engine can operate. Boy, I bet this was some kind of hot rod to run, all that power and only 5 cars, even heavy weight cars, man what a shooter that was. Here we go :)
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  • geep07's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Loads were made by using the coal loads that came with the car. I cut the bottom sill off so it will fit lower in the car. Use full strength white glue, spread n scale ballast over glue and glue ballast down same as you would ballasting track.
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  • Karl's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    This photograph appears on page 30 of McCall's and Schultz's Frisco Southwest. The caption dates the photo as March 17, 1946 and calls the train the Oil Fields Special. If the date is correct, then it is not the Oil Fields Special. Tom, I think that you are correct; this is number 4. It looks like cafe-lounge 1507 is on the rear. Trains 15 and 16 were inaugurated to replace service lost between OKC and Tulsa when the Firefly became the...
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  • geep07's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Thanks Jim, The fascia is1/8" masonite John
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  • trainsignguy's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    trainsignguy replied to a thread Bolivar in Clinton Subdivision
    Derrick, I posted some photos of this bridge in 2011. Maybe they will be of some assistance? Do a search for bridge 153.7 to find the photos and thread. Dale Rush
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  • trainsignguy's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    If you want a copy you are in luck. There is one of these available on eBay. Auction ends Wednesday, 10:53 PDT. Item number is 201074471608, description: FRISCO Railroad Manual Information Investors Special 1955 Rare St Louis San Fran Dale Rush
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    and I like how you created the illusion of distance with superb scenery skills. What is your fascia made of if I may ask?
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  • TAG1014's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I'm actually pretty well fixed for Frisco Racehorse E-units (All four Life-Likes). I'll probably wait until they come out to get a look at them. BLI makes good stuff, the "Redbirds" will probably be well done. Tom
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  • klrwhizkid's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I can just hear those Alcos cackle and whine.
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  • dricketts's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    dricketts replied to a thread Bolivar in Clinton Subdivision
    Makes perfect sense. My curiosity was growing because some of the current paint is peeling away. But how easy it is to forget paint from the early 90's is over 20 years old!
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Thats some great modeling there John, Always glad to see pictures of your MRR.
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  • pbender's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Tom, I suggest contacting BLI yourself and letting them know you would buy them if they produced different numbers. Btw, the numbers currently selected ( and displayed on the BLI website ) are 2016 and 2019. I will let everyone know if I hear anything from BLI about a change in numbers. Paul
    29 replies | 910 view(s)
  • Charlie Dix's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I did a post on this on the nFrisco website. Charlie
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  • HWB's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    That's some fine modeling you've done there
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  • Sirfoldalot's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Nicely done weathering on the cars, and the loads look really good.
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  • Karl's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Karl replied to a thread Bolivar in Clinton Subdivision
    Derrick, it wasn't a matter of the Frisco being frugal. Other than painting a coonskin or other advertisement on a concrete structure, there is no reason to paint concrete bridge. When I worked for the Colorado Division of Highways, certain concrete bridges had dye mixed into the concrete so that the bridge would "fit" esthetically into the geologic setting. The Frisco had no such interests.
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  • TAG1014's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Well there are two sales they won't get, I already have a 2016 and a 2020. Maybe those who missed the Life-Like releases would be interested?? I don't get the logic of releasing previously released numbers, but then again, the manufacturers keep releasing Santa Fe warbonnets... Tom G.
    29 replies | 910 view(s)
  • pbender's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    I contacted Broadway Limted on sunday to ask about the numbers. The response I got confirmed the numbers will be 2016 and 2019.... ( and the website has now been updated to show those numbers too...) But... I also mentioned the 4 numbers that Life Like has previously done. I was told it might be possible to change tye numbers again, and was asked approximately when Life-Like ran the 4 numbers they have done. I replied with that info...
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  • pbender's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    pbender replied to a thread IM Frisco b/y FP-7... in N Scale
    These are starting to show up on eBay now... Paul
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  • Charlie Dix's Avatar
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  • TAG1014's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    I did a little more timetable research and answered one part of my own question. The eastbound Will Rogers (tr. 4) didn't carry sleepers between Oklahoma City and Springfield. The train in the photo is at Spencer OK, the first stop east of Oklahoma City. Tr. 10 left later and pulled the sleepers bound for St. Louis and Chicago, tr. 4 only pulled the Springfield-St. Louis Pullman. So I believe the train in the picture with no sleeping cars is...
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  • trainchaser007's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    trainchaser007 replied to a thread Amory in Tupelo Subdivision
    Now that I've seen photos of MISS or MSRW freight cars, I went to "the bay" tonight and found some St. Lawrence Railroad models to get started. I bought one for now. I'll need to make some MISS decals but I'm not 100% sure how I'll do it since I don't have access to a printer that prints in white so any suggestions would be appreciated. I thought about using some sort of outline font on white water slide decal paper and then cutting out the...
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  • TAG1014's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    First--There's a Richard Kindig photo in the Frisco Archive: of a train headed by 4-8-2 1521. Anyone know what this train was? I would have thought "The Will Rogers," but the "Will" pulled sleeping cars in those days?? Secondly--I was looking at a 1946 public timetable and there was a train (Nos. 15 & 16) running only between Oklahoma City and Tulsa. My question(s): What kind of train was #15 & #16 and could this be the train in...
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  • dricketts's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Very nice. Love those RS1's!
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  • dricketts's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    dricketts replied to a thread Bolivar in Clinton Subdivision
    Thanks Karl. If I had to bet that's where I'd place my money. It seems the Frisco operated on a pretty tight operational budget. :)
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  • meteor910's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    FYI, I have all six(*) of the Hundman Publishing Diesel Data Series booklets individually listed on eBay at attractive prices, including the SD45 and GP15 booklets. Do an eBay search on Hundman, or look for me (meteor910) as the lister if interested. Ken * (SD45, FA-2, BL2, SD24, GP15, GP49)
    0 replies | 91 view(s)
  • SAFN SAAP's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    You're welcome. If anyone has a request, please let me know. It's too easy to make these up for y'all. Manny
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  • frinyd's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Very cool!!!!! It looks very, very good!!!! I would say "Thank You" 1,000 times. But I'd rather go buy a few of those right now instead!!!!! Thanks again Manny!!!!!! Joel
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  • gstout's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Well, it's been not quite a year since I originally posted this inquiry, and so far nada, so I thought I'd take another shot. I am still looking for a Central Division track chart, ideally from the 1950s or 1960s, but I'll settle for just about anything anyone can come up with. I am willing to either pay to have it copied, or I can copy it myself. I don't want to buy it (although I will if it's available that way) or keep it, just get a look at...
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  • loganistrainboy1's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    I know others have posted about acquiring copies of the original Frisco 4500 class erecting drawings. Has anyone found anything or had any luck? I collect various erecting diagrams of my favorite locomotives and haven't had any luck with the 4500's. Any info/help would be appreciated and I downloaded the Frisco diagram book and the Frisco Modelers group diagrams as well. I am looking for the full blown drawings Baldwin would have supplied....
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  • loganistrainboy1's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    I don't reskin anything for trainz or msts or anything as it never turns out right but when I think of a scheme I like I use Microsoft paint to do it up. What do you mean by color depth adjustment? Wrong blue or something else? I know its not a perfect match but I took a picture of 4500's tender and pasted it to the mid hood section and used the color picker to select what I used. The lighting in the photo made the white-ish stripe almost blue...
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  • Jim James's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Looking good, Bob. Those are some sharp locomotives.
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  • rjthomas909's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    I added a few photos tonight. The basic ground cover is in and all of the track work is functioning. Still need quite a bit of weathering and many of the buildings are place holders for now. The photos are in the album at: http://www.frisco.org/vb/album.php?albumid=240 Thanks, -Bob T.
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  • Karl's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Karl replied to a thread Bolivar in Clinton Subdivision
    No, there wasn't a need.
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  • w3hodoug's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Thanks, FMIG NL 28 was a fun one to research. Frisco never used 0-8-0's since they had so many 2-8-0's. Doug
    17 replies | 3977 view(s)
  • gbmott's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    I had earlier posted this photo of #77, but here it is again looking very nice (though you may want to overlook the whistle) but a long ways from home out in Alberta. Gordon
    17 replies | 3977 view(s)
  • dricketts's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    dricketts replied to a thread Bolivar in Clinton Subdivision
    I thought I would mention this is bridge 153.7 on the Clinton sub. Did the Frisco typically paint their concrete bridges? Thank you, Derrick
    9 replies | 1672 view(s)
  • WindsorSpring's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    There is something about the Meteor ES44AC that works. The blue could use adjustment in color depth. It might be a worthwhile re-skin for your V-scale project or one full-size for BNSF if they ever go the "Heritage Paint Scheme" route that NS did.
    2 replies | 150 view(s)
  • loganistrainboy1's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    I don't really know how to get the images to show up large. Anyway here is the Frisco Meteor Heritage ES44 I started two years ago. I couldn't get the blue I wanted and I when I did I managed to create my fantasy Traverse City Southern Railroad paint scheme. I finally finished what I started and I think it turned out quite nice :D
    2 replies | 150 view(s)
  • pensive's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    pensive replied to a thread Amory in Tupelo Subdivision
    I wonder what era those blue boxcars are. It might be the incentive-per-diem craze of the late 1970's. Rich
    13 replies | 2791 view(s)
  • TAG1014's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    They make some real quality stuff and I've ordered from them, but it's almost impossible to deal with them, because they're so careless in communicating with their emails. I tried to order some detail parts and they couldn't understand what parts I was looking for even though they had them listed by name and number. They had the "office guy" (or girl) answering the emails instead of a knowledgeable model maker/modeler... Tom G.
    29 replies | 910 view(s)
  • nvrr49's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    I should get the roof done tomorrow, and then I just have to scratch build the porch's from wood. Here is a link to a brick building I designed, printed and mostly completed last week. http://nvrr49.blogspot.com/2014/04/bennington-state-bank-bennigton-mn-in.html
    41 replies | 3712 view(s)
  • meteor910's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    How can these guys be so clueless? Not only do they announce the second Frisco E8 as being SLSF 2200, they also propose to name it "Cavalcade". Bet they sell a lot of those! Clueless! Ken
    29 replies | 910 view(s)
  • TAG1014's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    2200?? Great! Their research is no better than Walthers ot Con-Cor... Tom G.
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  • Oldguy's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Oldguy replied to a thread 1955 Investors Special in General
    Not at this time. Maybe sometime in the future.
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  • trainchaser007's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    trainchaser007 replied to a thread Amory in Tupelo Subdivision
    Well:confused: I don't know why I didn't look for MSRW on RR Picture Archives from the beginning. Duh!?! That's where I should have looked in the first place. This find is both good and bad. Good in the fact that I have access to pictures for modeling. Bad now that I know that I will have a few boxcars to customize in order to model the Mississippian someday. I guess I'll be checking on "the bay" for those style boxcars in those colors. ...
    13 replies | 2791 view(s)
  • Karl's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    Karl replied to a thread Amory in Tupelo Subdivision
    Just as Jerome noted there was a relationship with regard to the rolling stock. Note the logo on MISS 304028 and the logo on this Pickens box ...
    13 replies | 2791 view(s)
  • slsfrr's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    slsfrr replied to a thread Amory in Tupelo Subdivision
    Trainchaser007, Look at this link. http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/rsList.aspx?id=MISS&cid=2 Jerome-OKC
    13 replies | 2791 view(s)
  • slsfrr's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    slsfrr replied to a thread 1955 Investors Special in General
    I have one also. Jerome-OKC
    8 replies | 267 view(s)
  • Charlie Dix's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    These have shown up on Broadway Limited's website. It shows the units as being 2016 and "2200." Charlie
    29 replies | 910 view(s)
  • dricketts's Avatar
    4 Days Ago
    dricketts replied to a thread Bolivar in Clinton Subdivision
    Could anyone confirm the color of the concrete bridge that crosses Hwy 32 in Bolivar around the 40s or 50s? I wonder if was painted. I'm working on an accurate v scale model.
    9 replies | 1672 view(s)
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