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    Default Frisco 89' bi-level autorack

    I am looking at Mr. Molo's Frisco/Katy guide to freight equipment on the middle page 108 there is a bi-level auto rack. I was wondering if anyone had a bigger poto so I could see what decals went where and in particular. What is on that plate on the right side just above the "train" in "Trailer-Train. Any photos of info would be great.
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    Default Re: Frisco 89' bi-level autorack

    Using a Accuready, Bi-Level autorack as a starting point for this little project. Used an ereaser to remove the printing and cut off all the top posts, removed the plates and bracing to more closely match the prototype. Used 4 Athearn stantions shortened a bit on the ends, then bent some .025 piano wire, then drilled the holes and super glued them all to the top deck. I then glued some .015 styrene strips to the top deck too. Anyway a bit of progress. Wish I knew what was on that plate, I referred to in the other post.


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    Default Re: Frisco 89' bi-level autorack

    Seems its been a good winter season for rolling stock for Frisco equipment, cumulatively... enjoying everyone's progress posts...
    Craig Fletcher


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    Default Re: Frisco 89' bi-level autorack

    A progress report for you.
    The rail on top is supposed to simulate a wire rope. Now to weather and load this thing, I need about 12-15 cars and trucks now.
    Thanks to Nicholas Molo for the special help in getting some info for me on this little project. Anyone have extra cars and trucks??
    Thanks for looking.

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    Default Re: Frisco 89' bi-level autorack

    Tom, looks very good ... Sure is a long sucker.
    I just sent Manny some different sizes' of strings from a small guitar that was broken.
    I think you might find some broken strings at a music store that does repairs.
    Believe they would work well for wire rope railing.
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    Default Re: Frisco 89' bi-level autorack

    Excellent idea Sherrel, I will give it a try on the next one. I just soldiered brass wire to the top of the stantions but fishing line might work better.
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    Default Re: Frisco 89' bi-level autorack

    Quote Originally Posted by gjslsffan View Post
    Excellent idea Sherrel, I will give it a try on the next one. I just soldiered brass wire to the top of the stantions but fishing line might work better.
    I should have been a tad more explaining: A few of the slightly larger strings actually resemble wire cable, and I feel that it might "hang/droop" as a real cable would.
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    Default Re: Frisco 89' bi-level autorack

    Got a little weathering done to this auto rack, Guess I will run it empty till there are enough Ford Pintos and Mercury Bobcats procured to load it. Good thing I got the Auto Rack at a good price cause these vehicles are gonna cost me plenty now.


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    Default Re: Frisco 89' bi-level autorack

    Tom - Nice!

    K

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    Tom, I know what you mean. I have loaded three trilevel cars of various railroads with a Frisco trilevel left to load when I get it finished. I loaded the first three with Classic Metal Works 1978 Chevrolet Impalas and will load the Frisco with Atlas 1978 Ford Fairmonts. I was really lucky to find enough 1978 cars to complete these four cars. The cars are very heavy, but by placing them behind the engine, they track very well. I have placed a dollar value on these cars that would seem too high, so I have added the reason in my inventory list so that my family will not sell them cheaply when I pass on. Good luck in your hunt for the cars.

    Terry

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    Default Re: Frisco 89' bi-level autorack

    Yea all those vehicles were at Walmart for a few weeks then they all disappeared, dang I hate when that happens!! I bought more than I thought I would ever need of course. Then well it happened, I needed more.
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    Default Re: Frisco 89' bi-level autorack

    Quote Originally Posted by gjslsffan View Post
    Got a little weathering done to this auto rack, Guess I will run it empty till there are enough Ford Pintos and Mercury Bobcats procured to load it. Good thing I got the Auto Rack at a good price cause these vehicles are gonna cost me plenty now.


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    I'll take three please. :-D

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ID:	23791 I know it is not HO, but will this do?? Just arrived today. Man, it is sure BIG!!! 37 inches long!

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    Default Re: Frisco 89' bi-level autorack

    Nice. Those are big money aren't they?

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ID:	23793Not really bad, but it is a matter of perspective. When I see new brassies [ in HO ], going for thousands of dollars, the $185.00 I paid for this seems like a real bargain!
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    Default Re: Frisco 89' bi-level autorack

    That's cheaper than I saw one for on eBay. Looks good.

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    Default Re: Frisco 89' bi-level autorack

    Not to be a commercial, but it was Reindeer Pass Trains that have GREAT prices. I also purchased a USA Trains Streamlined RPO for my Texas Special train. It has to go to the paint shop first!

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    Default Re: Frisco 89' bi-level autorack

    Now all I have to do is fill it!! Looks like a bunch of 1/32 scale auto's in my future!

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    Default Re: Frisco 89' bi-level autorack

    Man that's a nice looking auto rack. The IM racks are like 70 bucks retail in HO, so I am thinking you got a bargain Dan. We wont think about the vehicles.... well yet.
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