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Brayden Geesaman

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Maine Two-Foot Engineer Hat
« on: March 06, 2021, 10:31:59 PM »
I’m one of the fools that gets to runs around a backyard railway with two-foot modeled equipment. Now having started operating steam I, like many, have become transfixed. I’m trying to somewhat go for “the look” of a locomotive engineer (a poser as I’ve been called) and I think one of the biggest parts is the correct hat. So what, if any, are some that will fit the look of the two-foot engineer?


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Re: Maine Two-Foot Engineer Hat
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2021, 11:56:37 AM »
Hi Brayden,
Thanks for joining our merry band of WW&F enthusiasts!

There are some hat suggestions (along with other period clothing ideas) in this discussion "thread":
http://forum.wwfry.org/index.php/topic,2317.0.html

Good luck.
« Last Edit: March 07, 2021, 02:18:16 PM by Ed Lecuyer »
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Re: Maine Two-Foot Engineer Hat
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2021, 09:25:06 PM »
I appreciate being used as an example, but I feel my motif is a little more New Haven than Maine 2 Footer. Probably splitting the difference is that a lot of Edaville guys liked the "Thompson cap" that I have so I guess it's a bit Maine 2 Foot.
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Re: Maine Two-Foot Engineer Hat
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2021, 08:39:38 AM »
I'm afraid it's irrelevant but I can't resist to show you the favorite hat of the enginecrew on narrow gauge railways in France, the wollen béret. Quite a lot of engineers and firemen wore also that hat on the French National Railway Company SNCF.

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Re: Maine Two-Foot Engineer Hat
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2021, 10:02:49 AM »
I wear a flat cap, which appears to be similar to what some of the old crew wore (in the teens and '20s).