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Re: Louisiana & Arkansas Railway Ten Wheeler Painting
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2020, 06:30:29 PM »

Tom,


As usual, simply stunning.  Not only is your paint job pure perfection, you back it up with so many "accents".  I love the red Globe valve handles, the way the windows and arm rests get picked out and the air hoses on the pilot.  I've run out of words...
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Re: Louisiana & Arkansas Railway Ten Wheeler Painting
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2020, 08:41:25 AM »
Oh boy..... 8)



OK Greg.  Slow down big fella.  I'm pretty sure the A&S superintendent is not going to allow you to run that high steppin' ten wheeler wide open.   ;D


I can show restraint..... :o .....for a little while.  ::)
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Re: Louisiana & Arkansas Railway Ten Wheeler Painting
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2020, 10:34:44 AM »
Oh boy..... 8)



OK Greg.  Slow down big fella.  I'm pretty sure the A&S superintendent is not going to allow you to run that high steppin' ten wheeler wide open.   ;D


Greg,

Yea, what he said.

Tom  8)
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Re: Louisiana & Arkansas Railway Ten Wheeler Painting
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2020, 10:35:44 AM »

Tom,


As usual, simply stunning.  Not only is your paint job pure perfection, you back it up with so many "accents".  I love the red Globe valve handles, the way the windows and arm rests get picked out and the air hoses on the pilot.  I've run out of words...

Jerry,

Thank you for the very kind and generous compliment on the loco. This was a fun one to do.

Tom  ;D
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Re: Louisiana & Arkansas Railway Ten Wheeler Painting
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2020, 11:56:53 AM »
Beautiful job Tom.  It will look good pulling a string of three or four heavyweights. 

Baldwin built hundreds of "stock" ten-wheelers before WWI.  They differed in minor details, including driver diameter for freight and passenger versions, but they "looked" mostly the same.  The ACL had a bunch of them.  Some had a copper cap on the smokestack and were called Copperheads.  (A copperhead is a poisonous snake found in almost all of the swamps in Florida and South Jaw-ja).

My grandfather (my father's father) was a conductor on the Coast Line from the 1890s until he died in 1936.  My mother told me she often rode with him on trips from Lakeland (where they lived) to Waycross, Jaw-ja.  That was a full day's ride behind a ten-wheeler.

In 1912 my father and my grandmother took the train from Lakeland to Tampa and caught a steamboat for a trip to New York City.  She bought a grand piano and had it shipped by steamboat back to Tampa.  The Coast Line added a flatcar to the end of a passenger train and hauled the piano, my grandmother, and my dad back to Lakeland.  There were no paved roads in Florida in 1912 so serious travel was by boat or train.  I inherited the piano when my grandmother died in 1954.  I sold it in 1997 when we moved to our house in Sanford. 

                                                                             

Here is one of ACL's many ten-wheelers.  Most of them never received the fancy herald on the tender.  The heralds were added after most of the ten-wheelers were declared obsolete and were replaced by Pacifics. 
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Re: Louisiana & Arkansas Railway Ten Wheeler Painting
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2020, 12:22:37 PM »
Beautiful.
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Re: Louisiana & Arkansas Railway Ten Wheeler Painting
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2020, 02:16:48 PM »
The range for copperheads goes well into PA, I think we had some in our yard in Northern VA.


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Re: Louisiana & Arkansas Railway Ten Wheeler Painting
« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2020, 05:26:02 PM »
Beautiful.
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Eric,

Thank you, much appreciate the compliment.

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Re: Louisiana & Arkansas Railway Ten Wheeler Painting
« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2020, 05:28:33 PM »
The range for copperheads goes well into PA, I think we had some in our yard in Northern VA.


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Dave,

According to the ACL Richard Prince book, several were built in the Richmond Shops. The one shown above is on display in Florence, SC.

It is quite possible they were in Northern VA. These were used for both freight and passenger service.

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Re: Louisiana & Arkansas Railway Ten Wheeler Painting
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2020, 07:01:00 PM »
Tom, I was talking about the snakes, actually.  But it wouldn't surprise me about the loco, a lot of stuff visited the RF&P yards at one point or another.


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Re: Louisiana & Arkansas Railway Ten Wheeler Painting
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2020, 06:23:53 AM »
Tom, I was talking about the snakes, actually.  But it wouldn't surprise me about the loco, a lot of stuff visited the RF&P yards at one point or another.


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Dave,

My bad, I was so locked into the loco that the snake aspect never entered my mind. Good thing I wasn't in the woods!  ???

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Re: Louisiana & Arkansas Railway Ten Wheeler Painting
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2020, 05:06:31 PM »
Hey Tom:

Very professionally done. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Louisiana & Arkansas Railway Ten Wheeler Painting
« Reply #27 on: June 30, 2020, 02:58:34 PM »
Hey Tom:

Very professionally done. Thanks for posting.

Karl

Karl,

Sorry for the late reply to your post. I appreciate the compliment.

Tom ;D
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