Home Open Account Help 224 users online

Model Railroading > A Bigger Frisco Mike


Date: 03/24/20 18:37
A Bigger Frisco Mike
Author: Frisco1522

Did this one as a favor to a friend (plus some renumeration).  This was actually made out of two engines.  A PFM Frisco 1500 4-8-2 supplied the tender, pilot, cylinders and after some sectioning the boiler.  The running gear is PFM USRA Lt 2-8-2 with custom valve gear hanger, trailing truck and a ton of detailing.  I like to see people's faces when I tell them I cut up a Frisco 4-8-2 in order to make this.  I built one some years ago as 4106 with Baker gear from scratch.  There was more work to do on this than I remembered.  Can motor, Tsunami 2. Finished this one up about a month and a half ago.  Owner seems pleased with it.








Date: 03/24/20 19:10
Re: A Bigger Frisco Mike
Author: Jckaufman

This is a nice skill you have!



Date: 03/24/20 19:20
Re: A Bigger Frisco Mike
Author: boejoe

For "coonskin" fans, check out a post on the Nostalgia board today at 17:55



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/24/20 19:20 by boejoe.



Date: 03/24/20 19:40
Re: A Bigger Frisco Mike
Author: Betsy

Frisco1522 Wrote:
> Owner seems pleased with it.

I hope that's a bit of understatement!



Date: 03/25/20 09:17
Re: A Bigger Frisco Mike
Author: tomstp

If the owner isn't happy, I'll take it.

Don, what did you do with 4-8-2 mechanism?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/25/20 09:18 by tomstp.



Date: 03/25/20 09:25
Re: A Bigger Frisco Mike
Author: cabman

What skill you have to turn out something this beautiful!  From what I've seen of your work in previous posts, I can understand the fascination with modeling Frisco.  They must have been an exciting road to railfan in their day.



Date: 03/25/20 22:32
Re: A Bigger Frisco Mike
Author: EMD2024

Don- I must admit I gasped to see you did the sacrilegious and cut up a 1500 class to build a lowly Mike. All kidding aside, a gorgeous finished product anyone should be proud to have. Weren't these the heaviest of the 2-8-2's on the Frisco?

MWPerkins
former 1522 grunt

Posted from Android



Date: 03/26/20 06:42
Re: A Bigger Frisco Mike
Author: Frisco1522

Mike, the Frisco had one heavier class 2-8-2.  The 4200-4219 were, until the GN O8 came along were the worlds biggest Mikados.  They worked Kansas City to Birmingham mainly in the hilly country on that line.  They were big brutes.




Date: 03/26/20 18:48
Re: A Bigger Frisco Mike
Author: ironmtn

Really nice work, Don. ANY owner would be pleased to have that engine. I had forgotten that this class had the "torpedo tube" air reservoirs on the top of the boiler. Frisco had a liking for doing that...including on our girl, the 1522.

Keep up the splendid work, and thanks for sharing it with us.

Posted from Android



Date: 03/27/20 06:32
Re: A Bigger Frisco Mike
Author: Frisco1522

It depended on which series of engines you would see.  4100-4135 had Baker valve gear and the air reservoirs below the running board, like the 1500-1514.   4135 and up to the 4164 as well as 1515-1529 all had Walschaerts valve gear and the reservoirs up topside.  When they were build, that was done because of the exhaust steam injector setups didn't allow enough room under the running boards.  They quickly went to just 2 Chicago injectors, but never reconfigured the running boards or air reservoirs.




Date: 03/27/20 08:37
Re: A Bigger Frisco Mike
Author: ironmtn

Thanks for the information and clarification. We can always count on your knowledge of Frisco steam. And that 4101 is another beautiful model. Thanks as always for sharing it with us.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/27/20 08:38 by ironmtn.



[ Share Thread on Facebook ] [ Search ] [ Start a New Thread ] [ Back to Thread List ] [ <Newer ] [ Older> ] 
Page created in 0.0885 seconds