Hello. First post and first request here. Forgive me for only being able to speak English, and I hope I am formatting all of this correctly.
This locomotive has always been a local favorite of mine and it's what got me into trains when I was a kid. If anyone skilled enough could make it I would be over the moon with joy!
Frisco 1522 was the 22nd of 30 4-8-2 Mountain Type steam locomotives built in May 1926 by the Baldwin Locomotive works in Pennsylvania for the St. Louis-San Francisco (Frisco) Railway. These locomotives were mainly used to pull heavy passenger and freight trains through the hills of the Ozarks. During the Korean War, the Frisco railroad preserved it's steam locomotives in the hopes that they would be called upon like they were during WWII. They were not needed, however, and the surviving locomotives of the class were given to museums and parks along the Frisco route. 1522 was donated to the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis Missouri in May 1959, and was restored to operational condition from 1985 to 1988 by an all volunteer group called the St. Louis Steam Train Association. The locomotive was then used as an Excursion engine, and was operating until late 2002 when rising insurance prices and running costs forced it to be retired again. I was three years old during it's final trip, but it is the locomotive that got me into a life long passion for trains.
1. Eventually some of the 1500s got an updated central driver wheel with the holes in it, as opposed to the previous ones with spokes
2. Some equipment (hoses, air compressor, etc.) are only on one side.
3. The locomotives of this class were all a little bit different because of add-ons from the Frisco over the years.
Original Technical Drawing (1920s?):
Redone Technical Drawing (1980-90s):
Right Side (1940-50s):
Right Side (1990s?):
Left Side (1940s):
Left Side Technical Drawing:
Push Rods Close Up:
Tender Right Rear:
Lettering Font is called Railroad Roman:
Audio Sample (My home movie :D):
I would also imagine that if you needed a particular angle, then this video would help.
I volunteer at the museum it's currently stored at, and if I ask nice enough I could probably get access to any more documents or measurements as needed.