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Open coach #103?
« on: January 25, 2009, 07:57:14 PM »
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twofoot wrote:
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Could anyone please post a few roster type photos? I am trying to build one in On2. Do plans or drawings exist for the car?

Thanks

Chris Cardinal

elecuyer replied:
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There are a few on the NERail Archive.

http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo=2007030417490614505.jpg
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo=2006101420062229879.jpg
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo=200707071500554018.jpg
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo=2006101420050221955.jpg
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo=2007061708040722416.jpg
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo=2007061707564222326.jpg
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo=2007061707183021917.jpg
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo=2007030417502714530.jpg

"Before" shots...
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo=2006100113415425708.jpg
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?photo=200608122244179515.jpg

twofoot replied:
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Thanks! That's half my battle. Now I need some rough dimensions to actually build the beast.

Cheers,

Chris

James Patten replied:
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I can tell you what it isn't.

It's longer than a freight car (30') but shorter than coach 3 (45').  I think it's an odd number, like 37'.

If someone online can remember how long the timbers we bought for it were, that would tell you the rough length.

John McNamara replied:
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Chris,

The other possibility might be to call up some Saturday afternoon (207-882-4193) and see if someone was available to go out with a tape and measure it.

-John

twofoot replied:
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I could never bother someone like that. I guess I could just wait until summer vacation and bring my tape measure. Or I'll be doing a lot of math, calculating length using the rail gauge as a guide on the end shots.

Dave Crow replied:
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Chris,

I can tell you the uprights are finish-sized 4x4's, so that might help you scale the photos.

I am planning to go up for Victorian Christmas, hopefully, I can remember to do some measurements for you then.

Dave Crow

Steve Smith replied:
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Chris,

While working at the museum today I got some measurements of car 103 today for you, which I can put on a sketch. I'll check with WW&F's webmaster to find out how to get them to you.

Steve Smith

twofoot replied:
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WOW! I don't know what to say. Thank you so much!

=)

Chris
twofoot AT comcast.net
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