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Bernie Perch

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Model of #10 for sale on ebay
« on: January 15, 2009, 01:33:31 AM »
I just ran into a photo of a model of #10 which is for sale on ebay.  It looks reasonably good to my eyes. Scale-? Gauge?  Maybe someone who lives in that area can look it up and let us know more about it, or someone registered for ebay can throw a few questions at the seller.  ebay #290286590453 or just look up Sandy River.

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Re: Model of #10 for sale on ebay
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2009, 01:48:58 AM »
Looks like live steam, probably Gauge One or larger.

Part of me wishes I hadn't seen that: it's saying "Buy Me! Buy Me!....You'll think of something to tell her before I get there!"
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Pete "Cosmo" Barrington

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Re: Model of #10 for sale on ebay
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2009, 04:59:02 AM »
 :o Omg! It's GORGEOUS!

Unfortunately, the price is probably at least close to what it's worth, that is to say: WAAAAYYY outta my range by several orders of magnitude!

Even though I run "Standard Guage" on my backyard MEC Mtn Div I wouldn't "kick it off the tracks for spitting cinders!" ;)

Steve, if you DO buy it (assuming it's G-guage,) you're welcome to drop by and run her in my backyard anytime!  ;D

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Re: Model of #10 for sale on ebay
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2009, 12:39:56 PM »
Well that is one nice looking model. I wish I had a minute to pop over and see it. I didn't even know that place had things like that. I'll have to make a point of stopping in some day.
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Re: Model of #10 for sale on ebay
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2009, 02:07:09 PM »
I'm pretty sure it is one of the smaller live steam gauges: it weighs 80 pounds, which is not a huge amount. In 7.25" gauge this sucker would be the better part of ten feet long by 3 feet high and would weigh hundreds!

I decided this doesn't belong on my coffee table, so I e-mailed the SR&RL and told them it belongs in the Phillips Historical Society. I hope they got the message.

Pete, I'll stay with the LGB in my own yard: pays to keep it simple!

EDIT: The auction now says it's 2.5" gauge which makes it 1.25" scale. LGB track is 45mm gauge, which is 1.75".

This wouldn't have run on LGB track anyway. I think the broadest curves they have are about 4 foot radius. No way in George Mansfield's wildest dreams is a 3 foot long Forney bending around a 4 foot curve!
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Re: Model of #10 for sale on ebay
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2009, 12:55:46 AM »
Reading the description and knowing the area, there was someone that lived over in South Paris at one time that the loco could have been built by or for. Elliot Steward. He helped write some of the books with his recollections of living by the tracks in Phillips.
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Re: Model of #10 for sale on ebay
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2009, 01:13:41 AM »
Hmmmm....

The local live steam club has nothing narrower than 3.5" gauge track.

....Kind of a shame!