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 Posted: Mon Jun 23rd, 2014 05:34 pm
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Herb Kephart

Joined: Thu Jul 19th, 2007
Location: Glen Mills, Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 6003
I have an O scale stock car, cast in aluminum, that I bought at an auction about 40 years ago. From a couple feet away, it is a very credible piece. I have no idea who the maker was, nor how much time the builder spent filing draft off the pieces. It is hand lettered--J Harold Geisel, who did most of the drawings for Model Railroader at the time, lived in this area, and would do hand lettering for friends on occasion. Having seen other samples of his work, I believe that either he, or someone as good as he (very unlikely) did the lettering. It is a very nice piece of history, and deserves to be preserved in it's present condition--although it is used in operation on my lime.


Fix it again, Mr Gates--it still works!"
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