My first N scale Frisco box car

Discussion in 'N Scale' started by anunziata1776, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. anunziata1776

    anunziata1776 Member

    I just wanted to share my excitement about my new box car. It came in the mail a few weeks ago and was hoping to get it on the track. Time is not on my side though. So I just took a picture off track. I'm trying to keep with a late 70's and early 80's with Frisco. I hope this box car is within that range.


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  2. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Awesome. I'm just getting my feet wet in N scale as well. I have that car and a few more. Can't wait to see more of your train.
  3. SteveM

    SteveM Member Supporter

    Not sure what type couple you have on there. The Micro-trains or compatible should look a little better. Mid seventies the roofwalk had to come off, and eventually the brake wheel had to be lowered, I think. I have numerous cars on my layout with the wheel still high (1980) but I think there's only one running around with a roofwalk. Still haven't perfected filling those holes and repairing the paint/weathering. The car does have the COTS stencil, so that helps with putting it in your period. You could mask it for less weathering compared to the rest of the car.
  4. anunziata1776

    anunziata1776 Member

    Jim - Which other cars do you have? Can you post them.
  5. anunziata1776

    anunziata1776 Member

    Steve - I noticed most of the cars I find have the roof walks on them. Taking them off would not be an option for me. I either have to deal with it or change the era. Still it is better than having a B&O box car with Frisco trains. Also with the BN trains I would like to run with them. I would go crazy trying to be too technical but don't want to go off too far. As for the couples it is a Bachmann car. Tried to stay with KATO or Atlas but you have to take what you can find.

    Do you mean by the COTS the Ship it on the Frisco! stencil?
  6. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Here's a couple.
  7. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    Cleaned Oiled Tested & Stenciled
  8. dricketts

    dricketts Member Supporter

    Those are really nice N scale models Jim. Nice work.
  9. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks, Derrick. Anthony, don't be afraid to remove the roof walks or other modifications. A little weathering will help disguise any imperfections left from model surgery. It's very rewarding to modify RTR cars to replicate prototype cars.
  10. anunziata1776

    anunziata1776 Member

    Jim, thanks for posting the pictures. They look really good.

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