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  1. Stock Pens and the Case for Mock-Ups Before Laying Track

    by , 02-05-2015 at 02:50 PM (Modeling the Frisco's Northern Division in HO-Scale, c. 1943)
    About two years ago, I posted a preliminary track schematic of my rendition of Olathe, KS, in the following thread:

    Now that track is laid and, for the most part wired, I haven't updated the schematic yet. The track itself is unchanged, but the following industries/spots have been moved around:

    Champlin Oil (Spot 124) might end up being Cosgrove Coal. ...
  2. 2015 BNSF Railway Calendar

    The 2015 calendar is reportedly available at
    and the cost is $7.57 plus $2.25 for S&H.
    TX taxes $0.77
    KS taxes $$0.85
  3. Getting the Youngins Involved

    by , 11-16-2014 at 07:22 PM (Modeling the Frisco's Northern Division in HO-Scale, c. 1943)
    Last night's MU-TAMU game was a bit too stressful, so I retreated to the workshop/layout room, fired up the space heater and started some work toward finishing up our 1:87 version of Olathe. For what it's worth, a bit more track and a few more feeders and we're ready to just finish out details. We can kick a few freight cars back and forth between the mains and Team Tracks 1 and 2.

    At any rate, my 11-year-old poked her nose into the layout room a short time layer and asked if ...
  4. Joint Convention with MPHS in 2014. What is the date of. The Conv?

    Quote Originally Posted by wmrx View Post
    The Missouri Pacific Historical Society annual convention was held last weekend in North Little Rock, AR. At the general membership meeting, it was decided that there could be a joint convention with the Frisco group in 2014.

    I have offered to host this convention and would very much like to make this a joint affair between both groups. I have a few ideas, but I would like to hear from the members of this forum before I proceed any further.

    It will have to be on the Friday,
  5. Additional motive power options, or Stretching the Bounds of Plausibility

    by , 05-30-2014 at 07:27 PM (Of Railroad Tracks, Woodracks, and the Soup Job)
    Besides the use of GP7s and GP15-1s, I have several other diesels on my roster:

    Walthers/Proto H12-44

    Atlas S2

    Broadway SW7

    Atlas/Kato RS1

    All but the S2 are painted in Frisco, and only the H12-44 is equipped with DCC. Of the other three, the RS1 may have to be hardwired for DCC, but it does look good.

    Most likely none of these locomotives ever made it down this way in real life (the only oddball diesel I've seen ...
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