4300 Series

Discussion in '4-8-2 Mountain' started by Brad Slone, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Guys with all this discussion of the new Athearn GP-38-2's I thought I would post a couple photo's of what a string of 38's would have looked like back in the 40s! Finished off this pair last night.

    Brad Slone

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  2. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Well, now that is just outstanding Brad. :) :) Great job on the weathering too. The details are incredible. Wish I knew more about steam.
  3. paul slavens

    paul slavens Member

    That is beautiful, I envy the skills that you and other highly skilled modelers here have ! How awesome it would be to have seen one of these in action pulling a freight train. I go see the UP 844 every time it runs through Oklahoma and it is an awesome experience. I even got to see 1522 run many years ago on a BN employee special train from Tulsa to Sapulpa and it was awesome. Love your model.
  4. FRISCO4503

    FRISCO4503 FRISCO4503 Frisco.org Supporter

    Just BEEE YYOOOO TTTEEEEE FFUUULLLLLL Brad, havent forgot about our deal, be ready in a week or two!!!!
  5. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Brad, very nicely rendered! How did you do the "holes" on the pilot-truck wheels?
  6. Frisco1515

    Frisco1515 Frisco1515

    That's a real beauty, Brad!! And for all you steam lovers, here's an item for you. Back in the mid '40s my Dad worked for the Frisco in Ft. Scott.I was just a kid then, but Dad knew I loved steam and was acquainted with most of the classes of Frisco steam. One day he told me that a 4200 had brought down 144 cars from KC. Of course, these were mostly 40 ft. cars in those days and some of the cars were empties, but still that's a whale of a load for 2-8-2. I was also around when the 4310 was a passenger loco on the KC-Florida Special. Great memories. Fred Clem
  7. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Very nice work Brad - the 4300's were my favorites in Frisco steam for all around beauty and performance. Not knocking the 1500's, 1060's or 4500's though!

  8. DanHyde

    DanHyde Member

    Best looking '38's I have ever seen!! lol. A great pair, for sure. Keep up the good modeling! [ I was going to say work, but that just doesn't fit!!]
  9. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Guys I appreciate all the nice comments, but I really can't take much of the credit, Brain Marsh and some Korean folks deserve most of the credit. I painted & weathered and decaled them added jewels for the markers figures and coal loads. Ken I would agree they were one of the Frisco's sharpest steam engine.

    Brad Slone
  10. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Well, not to toss a pail of water on the fire ... I remember a few pairs of 38's that more beautiful, but those were days long gone by now!

    NO, seriously now, Brad, those are really, really beautiful. Outstanding modeling!

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