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General Discussion / Re: Not narrow gauge, but way cool...
« on: August 09, 2008, 10:56:58 PM »
Gordon,

Stephen emailed me pictures of the #11 nose plate along with the headlight.  You did a super job and can be proud of it.  All we need are a few more parts----------

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General Discussion / Re: Not narrow gauge, but way cool...
« on: August 09, 2008, 10:12:47 AM »
If you look at an early front view of #7, the number plate shows two distinct values of black and white indicating two different colors.  I like the combination mentioned by Keith.

When I sent up the #10 plate a few years ago, I wanted to make it two tone, but whoever I corresponded with wanted it all black.  If you want to see what a two color plate looks like, paint the perimeter around the Vulcan lettering on #10 with artist's tempera paint (water base).  Form an opinion, maybe take a few photos and then wash it off.

Most builders plates which I have finished, I painted International red.  Don't know if it was protoypical, but it looks nice to me.

Bernie

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Bridgton & Saco River Railway / Re: Flanger Pictures
« on: August 09, 2008, 06:38:59 AM »
Mike,

When I logged in, the pictures came up, but nothing happened when I clicked on them.  Thanx for putting them on the NERAIL site.  That worked out a lot better.

Bernie

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Bridgton & Saco River Railway / Re: Flanger Pictures
« on: August 07, 2008, 07:26:48 PM »
Mike,

My computer is not showing any pictures.  Do you have any idea what the problem may be?

Bernie

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General Discussion / Re: Not narrow gauge, but way cool...
« on: August 06, 2008, 09:17:16 PM »
Gordon,

Any posibility of showing a photograph of your finished work on the #11 plate?  It will be quite a while before I can come to Maine to see it.  I'm sure it is absolutely perfect.

Bernie

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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: August 02, 2008, 09:35:17 PM »
Even though we took the patterns to the foundry "loose", and they were returned that way, there is evidence that they may have been mounted on boards.  There was a $50 "one time set up fee" for each of the four patterns.  Some foundries charge extra for core work.

When I sent "loose" patterns to Active Brass in Perkasie, PA. for Project 113, they mounted them on boards with all the gates, risers, etc.  They were returned that way so that for the next trip, they were ready to go.  Of course there was a charge for this.



Bernie

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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: August 01, 2008, 08:56:32 PM »
I would like to thank Stephen for posting the photos because my computer skills in this area are non-existant.  An extra special thanks to Wayne Laepple who encouraged me to become involved in this project and who shared the cost of making the castings--an expense which I didn't care to do completely myself.  We are donating this to the #11 project.  Foundry costs are esculating like everything else, and there is a lot of sticker shock involved with this project.

Wayne brought the bell down here from Sheepscot after a track weekend.  It was an old, tired, and rough casting.  I believe it was from an EMD diesel but a perfect size for our narrow gauge.  It came with a collection to the museum.  Having polished several rough bells, I knew what was underneath all that crud.

We decided to do a bell and bracket early on so that it could become a recognizable part of a display featuring the construction progress of #11.  Most everyone has a good idea of what a bell is all about.

Finally thank you everyone for your positive comments.  They are the fuel which keeps my desire going on this project.  I'm sure that everyone up there who is working on all the projects looks forward to the compliments.

Bern

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