Upcoming Bachmann S-4

Discussion in 'American Locomotive Company (ALCo)' started by Rancho Bob, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Rancho Bob

    Rancho Bob Member

    Alrighty then.... with the upcoming availability of the S-4, is anyone going to be brave enough to strip the factory paint from a random model and take a crack at SLSF 298, or better yet, NEO 706?

    Actually, I'd like an NEO engine for my pike.

    By the way, does ANYONE know where I can view a decent color photo of this engine in NEO paint? :confused:

    RBob (Buck Dean)
  2. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

  3. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Here you go , courtesy of Jeff Cooney, who shot the slide.

    Attached Files:

  4. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I actually would enjoy seeing someone model one of these. I personally will respectfully decline to do so, but I'd enjoy seeing a model nonetheless.

    Doesn't Frisco in Color have a photo of one of these in original paint but relettered for SL-SF working in a location outside of it's original home iron?

    Best Regards,
  5. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    Yes. Pages 32 - 33

  6. Rancho Bob

    Rancho Bob Member

    Wow...this is great. Thanks, and a tip of the hat to everyone. Although this is a fairly decent slide, does anyone want to further a guess as to actual colors? They look "tuscan-ish" red and light tan to me.

  7. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Frisco.org Supporter

    Maybe more of an E-L or Lackawanna "Burgandy" than Tuscan?? PRR Tuscan has more brown, E-L more red, but that's my humble opinion, just "eyeballing."

  8. meteor910

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

    Don's posted pic from Jeff is of NEO 705, which was an Alco S-2, not an S-4. NEO/SLSF only had one S-4, which was NEO 706, later SLSF 298. NEO 705, the S-2 unit in the pic, became SLSF 297.

    The NEO paint job for their one S-4, NEO 706/SLSF 298, looked just like the S-2 in Jeff's pic, except that it did not carry the "Ore Line" motto at the top of the hood.

    The Alco S-2 and the Alco S-4 were nearly identical, except that the S-2 had Blunt trucks (as in the pic) while the S-4 had AAR-Type A trucks.


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