Dricketts mentioned a couple days ago "I've been wanting to reskin any of Ben Neal's steam locos for Trainz that the SLSF might have used," and then encouraged us to look at the www.steammachine.com for examples. (See thread http://www.frisco.org/vb/showthread....y-Frisco-Steam! posting #8)
Since Ben Neal has done lots of very nice work, a single reply (or probably even a single thread) will not do the subject justice.
Starting with a good, simple, quick one seemed a good idea. His USRA Light 2-8-2 is very close to a Frisco engine (driver diameter, cylinders and t. e.) since the Frisco 40xx locomotives were built to that specification, though they were altered pretty quickly (http://www.frisco.org/vb/showthread....the-USRA-Mikes especially post 2).
The attached picture shows the "as is" Neal USRA Light 2-8-2 leading a train of tank cars. Compare it with
They look close enough. Neal's headlight is pretty close to the right place though it is not a visored Pyle-National. So is the bell in the right place. However, a few of the other details are not the same, (pipes, ladders, no Coonskin, domes, smaller stack, tender coal bunker needs raised sides) but it is a decent re-skin starting point in the absence of a more exact model.
This has been an interesting exercise. As a Neal fan, I have many of his locomotives, so it will be fun to examine others with a "Frisco eye."