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 Post subject: B&M #3713 Restoration Thread
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:25 am 

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Hi friends,

This thread will be where we post information related to the restoration of B&M 4-6-2 #3713 at the Steamtown National Historic Site, a partnership with the Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Railway Historical Society (NRHS).

We have a lot of things in the works for this year. As the digital side of the effort grows, so will the link list. For starters, here is the official Project 3713 website:

http://www.project3713.com/

All the best,

Rob Davis


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 Post subject: Re: B&M #3713 Restoration Thread
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:27 am 

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A new fundraising program is underway, the "America's Locomotive" boxcar honoring B&M #3713. The car is available in O and HO scales. See details in the PDF here: http://www.project3713.com/boxcar.pdf

Rob


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 Post subject: Re: B&M #3713 Restoration Thread
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:40 pm 

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Support this. In my opinion, this is the most significant restoration in a very select group of significant restorations, and deserves whatever it can be given.

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 Post subject: Re: B&M #3713 Restoration Thread
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:28 pm 

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This is an exciting project.

The 3713 has to be one of the newest 4-6-2s built in the United States.

It also has some interesing mechanical features, like a Vale Pilot.

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 Post subject: Re: B&M #3713 Restoration Thread
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:55 pm 

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Sorry but "America's Locomotive" is a bit presumptuous.


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 Post subject: Re: B&M #3713 Restoration Thread
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:11 pm 

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Rob
I can't get the web site to work on my impad. Am I doing something wrong?
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 Post subject: Re: B&M #3713 Restoration Thread
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:05 pm 

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Well, just the other day I made my donation towards the engine :)


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 Post subject: Re: B&M #3713 Restoration Thread
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:01 am 

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alzubal wrote:
Rob
I can't get the web site to work on my impad. Am I doing something wrong?
Al



Hi Al,

The site should work fine on all devices, but the newsletter may look a little wonky.

Rob


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 Post subject: Re: B&M #3713 Restoration Thread
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:05 am 

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It is great to know #3713 has donors and supporters in RYPN community. Thank you.

Exciting times are ahead for her.

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 Post subject: Re: B&M #3713 Restoration Thread
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:51 am 

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3713 was in pieces last time I saw in at Steamtown. I hope to see it running someday...

Keep up the good work. I'm pretty far away, but I still think about the various projects in PA from time to time...

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 Post subject: Re: B&M #3713 Restoration Thread
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:29 pm 

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Hi,

For those of you who participate on Facebook, there is a new Project #3713 page up with images of the HO scale fundraising boxcar. Going forward, we will be posting updates to both the official website and the Facebook page.

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Project3713

On the web: http://www.project3713.com

Rob

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 Post subject: Re: B&M #3713 Restoration Thread
PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:07 am 

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wilkinsd wrote:
The 3713 has to be one of the newest 4-6-2s built in the United States.

I'm fairly confident the Reading's G3s were the last new Pacific's built in the U.S., but of course none survive. Not sure what the youngest extant 4-6-2 is but 3713 is a contender.


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 Post subject: Re: B&M #3713 Restoration Thread
PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:11 am 

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If it's been announced I missed it, but has it been decided what scheme the 3713 will wear when she's finished? Has any thought been given to recreating the elephant ears and skyline casing?


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 Post subject: Re: B&M #3713 Restoration Thread
PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:15 am 

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Wowak wrote:
If it's been announced I missed it, but has it been decided what scheme the 3713 will wear when she's finished? Has any thought been given to recreating the elephant ears and skyline casing?



The expectation thus far is that she will wear the speed lettering and have her late-service appearance.

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 Post subject: Re: B&M #3713 Restoration Thread
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:00 am 

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robertjohndavis wrote:
Wowak wrote:
If it's been announced I missed it, but has it been decided what scheme the 3713 will wear when she's finished? Has any thought been given to recreating the elephant ears and skyline casing?



The expectation thus far is that she will wear the speed lettering and have her late-service appearance.

Rob



Personally, I'm impartial to whether #3713 does, or doesn't, have her skyline casing. However, I would love to see her with her elephant ears/smoke deflectors/"earmuffs" since hers would be substantially smaller than the smoke deflectors on any other steam locomotive in existence in the US, active or on display. Don't get me wrong. I LOVE Union Pacific #844's huge smoke deflectors. That being said, I would like to see a smaller steam locomotive sporting a smaller set of smoke deflectors. I think #3713 would look so much better with her smoke deflectors than she would without. That's my opinion, at least. Take that as you will.

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