Here is the second AF painting done by ATT. Once again I am part of the artwork in the reflection.
Yes Tom I know all too well the cost of framing. That is why when I framed some old car pictures and AC Delco, Fram, etc. parts adds for my garage walls, I did it myself. I have acquired several picture frames of various sizes, plenty of clear plastic film sheets used in the printing industry which I got free, and poster board from Hobby Lobby and mounted the pictures. No It wasn't easy. The fact that some frames were in various stages of discoloration or had paint/varnish peeling added to the over all look since everything pictured is old. I saved the nicer ones for when I got around to mounting the train ads. I got one mounted of the SP Sunset Limited. I'll get a picture of it.If I lived that close to the rail museum I would try to visit once/year as well.
Kenny, I have seven of the old ads framed plus two of the ATT paintings. The cost of framing exceeds the acquisition cost of the items. I have another 20 ads not framed, mostly for that reason.
Mopac, that car museum was there as you describe it when I was there plus a metal building with a couple of airplanes. All of the engines were outside in the weather. I heard that things were covered now but haven't wanted to travel the 200 miles to check things out. I too sat in that 4006 seat and was amazed at how long the engine was and what the engineer and fireman's view was of that long boiler was like. I gotta get back down there. Nothing stopping me but that long 400 mile round trip. There was a time 200 miles was nothing. Now days.....Kenny, I do live close. Much of it is covered now. They have some interesting pieces there. Some one of a kind. I have been in the cab of 4006. Lots of valves and gauges. If the engineer seat is original, not comfortable at all. They have an auto museum inside a building. They have one of the Chrysler turbine cars. And a Bobby Darren dream car. An aerotrain. Some old passenger cars. Frisco #1522 lives there. Check out 1522 on You Tube. I use to see it out on the rails all the time. It has bearing problems now and no money so has probably done its last excursion. I try to go once a year to the museum.
Like I said, it wasn't easy. Probably why I haven't done any lately. A lot of wasted matting and poster board. And patience.I do not have any of the old automobile items. Probably a good thing. Framing pictures correctly for use inside the house is not easy, at least for me. Just cutting the matting correctly and getting the gold or silver edges just right is in the way too hard category for me.