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 Post subject: Historic ALCO builders plate acquired by HVRM
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:02 pm 

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News release from the museum:

http://www.hoosiervalley.org/news/hoosi ... e-history/


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 Post subject: Re: Historic ALCO builders plate acquired by HVRM
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:28 pm 

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Congratulations AGAIN, Les. Now all you have to do is find the other plate. BTW, the ALCO built 4-8-4s of Nacionales de Mexico, which includes the 3028 owned by the ALCO Historic and Technical Society, also used this style of plate.

Yes, C&O 2789 is a beauty, and she gets my vote.

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 Post subject: Re: Historic ALCO builders plate acquired by HVRM
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:24 pm 

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Sammy -

This original plate will be used to make two replications that will go up on the 2789.


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 Post subject: Re: Historic ALCO builders plate acquired by HVRM
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:38 pm 

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OF COURSE. You might call the Gramling Brothers. They just set up a foundry, and I think they may have a pattern for an ALCO plate. This would avoid the shrinkage that you'd get if you used the original for a pattern.

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