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Date: 03/23/20 14:12
Frisco Steam is alive and well.
Author: Frisco1522

Latest thing out of the West Pacific shops is this Frisco USRA Lt. mike with the tall cab.  This started out as an Akane model that I picked up cheap about 6 months ago.  Finished tuning it up today and got the Econami decoder tweaked the way I wanted it.   It hasn't been through the Pan Pastel shop yet, but could go into service on a break in run now.  Can motor and KTM gearbox.
I should have put a brakeman in the doghouse.
Getting old and this is getting harder because of essential tremors now and then.  I still enjoy brass bashing though.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/23/20 14:13 by Frisco1522.








Date: 03/23/20 14:29
Re: Frisco Steam is alive and well.
Author: U-3-b

Don,

What did you do to raise the cab?

Looks great!



Date: 03/23/20 14:37
Re: Frisco Steam is alive and well.
Author: UP951West

Looks sharp ! 



Date: 03/23/20 15:17
Re: Frisco Steam is alive and well.
Author: PasadenaSub

Sweet-looking engine with a unique tender.

Rich



Date: 03/23/20 15:48
Re: Frisco Steam is alive and well.
Author: SPDRGWfan

Very nice.  Post a photo in operation.

Cheers, Jim



Date: 03/23/20 16:49
Re: Frisco Steam is alive and well.
Author: Bob3985

Is that you and Welly in the cab?

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 03/23/20 17:37
Re: Frisco Steam is alive and well.
Author: Frisco1522

U-3-b Wrote:
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> Don,
>
> What did you do to raise the cab?
>
> Looks great!

I removed the Akane USRA cab, made new sides and end walls, kept the roof as it has the correct profile.  I did one a while back with the conventional Frisco cab.  Also just finished a 4100 for a friend.



Date: 03/23/20 20:02
Re: Frisco Steam is alive and well.
Author: tomstp

Damn good lookin engine.



Date: 03/23/20 21:43
Re: Frisco Steam is alive and well.
Author: ironmtn

Very nicely done, Don.



Date: 03/23/20 22:28
Re: Frisco Steam is alive and well.
Author: Panamerican99

Excellent!



Date: 03/24/20 06:26
Re: Frisco Steam is alive and well.
Author: TrackGuy

Don,

There are simply no words.  Absolutely gorgeous work.  Always love seeing what you turn out of those West Pacific shops!  Thanks for sharing.

Rob



Date: 03/24/20 06:36
Re: Frisco Steam is alive and well.
Author: brfriedm

Very nice work and the engine looks great. You should shoot a video showing it in action and post it. Thanks Bruce



Date: 03/24/20 13:25
Re: Frisco Steam is alive and well.
Author: Betsy

That's just a gorgeous model.  And the photogrpahy is equally excellent.  Double header!

Elizabeth



Date: 03/25/20 22:39
Re: Frisco Steam is alive and well.
Author: EMD2024

It's a Paducah Mike!

MWPerkins

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