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Eric Bolton

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The Taconnet lives!!!!!!!!
« on: September 21, 2009, 01:08:37 PM »
In 7/8th scale that is. I was at a large scale live steam meet over the weekend at a friends house in New Jersey and was surprised when I saw someone wearing a WW&F T-shirt. I was even more surprised when he opened the rather large box he had with him. The car is scratch built and took over a year and a half to build. All of the windows and doors operate and the mail room is complete right down to the mail clerk's coffee cup! It runs on G gauge track and it is massive! Hope you like the pics.







This last photo is the car sitting next to a 1:20.3 scale three foot gauge passenger car. Both cars run on the same track. Gives you an idea of the size.


O and not to be forgotte was the WW&F flat car he built as well.
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Re: The Taconnet lives!!!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009, 02:37:02 PM »
Really nice looking car.  Can you have your friend supersize that for us?  ;D  Maybe just add water.

Now I can't wait to have one of our own.

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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2009, 05:19:53 PM »
In addition to the coffee cup, I love the railroad calendar on the wall!

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Re: The Taconnet lives!!!!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2009, 07:37:54 PM »
WOW! Nuf said
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Re: The Taconnet lives!!!!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2009, 10:30:11 PM »
Can the mysterious builder be identified?  Nice job.

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Re: The Taconnet lives!!!!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2009, 11:42:29 PM »
Im sorry to say but I have forgotten the man's name! It was an open house for a model railroad group. I was rather busy running my locomotive and we had close to 40 people come through so the names are all a blur. I know he said that he had been in contact with Marcel up at the museum for info on the original.
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Re: The Taconnet lives!!!!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2009, 06:48:25 AM »
I think it's Jack DiSarro.  He posts on the 7/8n2 forum on Yahoo.  Throughout the construction of the car, he posted progress photos to the forum.

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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2009, 10:27:11 AM »
Holy Cow Batman..................  Can he build one in 1=1 scale?
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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2009, 04:29:51 PM »
He probably could build a 1:1 version, except for the trucks, with some help of course and using our super sized car shop.  If ever built, I wonder if the U.S. Postal Service could be talked into a one time R.P.O. Day.  The covers would sell like hot cakes.  Would be great news item and great publicity for us.