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Donovan Whittemore

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Re: Maine 2 Foot Forney (kit)
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2020, 09:30:31 PM »
Carl mentions that the photo appears on his screen at about 90% of actual size, the photo I took of my HO model against my screen jibes with that pretty well. Forgot to mention that was the reason for my posting the photo...

My apologies if I come across as a Debbie Downer! I just thought my experience might be a help to the bidders, I'm approaching 50 years of Maine 2 Foot gauge immersion. I grew up playing in, on, and around the old Sandy River buildings and roadbed, and I've been building 2 foot gauge models since I found Robert Jones' WW&F book in Mr. Paperback in 1987. I live in California now, hence my woeful failure to make an appearance at the museum and pitch in...

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Re: Maine 2 Foot Forney (kit)
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2020, 09:35:55 PM »
I should note that it is impossible to judge size based on a computer screen (without a point of reference, such as a ruler.) A computer screen could be any number of dimensions physically, then a screen resolution, then font size, and pixels per inch of a monitor. Thus, I caution against using that statement to judge the scale of the kit being offered.
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Re: Maine 2 Foot Forney (kit)
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2020, 12:04:22 AM »
That is why I said "on my monitor" - (which means your results may vary) if you make the image match the dimensions
I gave for the cab all else should fall in place.-

I will endeavor to do a copy with a scale.

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Re: Maine 2 Foot Forney (kit)
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2020, 04:12:16 PM »
Carl has provided this photo, which adds a ruler to help bidders determine the scale of the kit.
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Re: Maine 2 Foot Forney (kit)
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2020, 06:12:24 PM »
I estimate the cab width to be 1-5/8", and actual scale about 81", which works out to 49.8:1.   Sounds like O scale. 

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Re: Maine 2 Foot Forney (kit)
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2020, 06:24:25 PM »
Harold is right. 
1 5/8 inch cab width would be almost 12 feet in HO scale! (1 to 87)

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Re: Maine 2 Foot Forney (kit)
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2020, 08:54:24 PM »
Nice! Glad it was settled. That will be a great project, or a nice bit of model railroading history to keep on the shelf.

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Re: Maine 2 Foot Forney (kit)
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2020, 12:06:54 AM »
Almost last call for bid

Going!
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Re: Maine 2 Foot Forney (kit)
« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2020, 12:36:51 AM »
Last call.

Going!
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Re: Maine 2 Foot Forney (kit)
« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2020, 01:12:22 AM »
Sold!

{I will up the bid to $65.00.  I believe this is an O scale kit with HO Scale drawings in the instructions.  I plan to built an Ariel/Puck out of this in On30.}
Tim Fillion

Tim you are the lucky bidder.
If you will send your check (Made out to The WW&F) & the ship to address to:

Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum
PO Box 242
Alna, ME 04535, US
(207)882-4193

Attn. Cindy Rhine

She will let me know where to send the package.

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Re: Maine 2 Foot Forney (kit)
« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2020, 06:46:06 AM »
Carl, I changed the mailing address of the Museum in your post.  It should be sent to the PO box, not the physical mailing address.

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Re: Maine 2 Foot Forney (kit)
« Reply #26 on: June 12, 2020, 08:16:32 AM »
Hi Carl,

The museum charges $12 for shipping.  It looks like you are covering the mailing charge, is that correct?

Thanks for making the kit available for the benefit of the WW&F.

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Re: Maine 2 Foot Forney (kit)
« Reply #27 on: June 12, 2020, 08:28:56 AM »
I will include the $12 shipping cost in a check to the PO Box.
Looking forward to seeing what I can do with this kit.
Thanks,
Tim Fillion
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Re: Maine 2 Foot Forney (kit)
« Reply #28 on: June 12, 2020, 08:31:54 AM »
Or Carl should I send the $12 to you ???
Tim

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Re: Maine 2 Foot Forney (kit)
« Reply #29 on: June 12, 2020, 10:32:00 AM »
I am covering the mailing.

James thanks for the change - I am not where all my info is located.

Will try to get it out today.

Would like to see a picture when it is done.
Tim you could document the building and submit to Model Railroader
but they may not be taking soldering articles any more.
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