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 Posted: Mon Apr 2nd, 2012 04:32 am
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I need some help guys. About twenty-five years ago I happened upon a pile(must have been 50 or more) of Alco F1A shell castings in the aluminum pile at the local(New England) scrap metal dealer. For those in the know, they were cast in 'no-bake' (a resin bonded sand) and have quite a bit of nice clean detail. Unfortunately, the alignment pins on the molding boxes must have been worn out and so there was serious misalignment down the parting line. I picked out two that had good registration and brought them home. They have lots of tabs and bosses on the inside for mounting trucks and frames. They are nicely made with a wall thickness of around a 1/4 to 5/16th and are stout. I've never done anything with them, but would love to have them find their way on to some appreciative rails.

Here are the two issues
1. I have a Mac with Safari as my browser and no can tell me how to get pics on FR so you guys can see them.
2. What is this? Do you know of anybody that tried to start something up? I never heard af anything getting into production. G scale hadn't really hit the big time then, so it should have been a noteworthy event and somebody put some serious money into patterns and the production run. I'd love to find out some of the history.

Duncan

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 Posted: Mon Apr 2nd, 2012 01:21 pm
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Duncan-send HERB KEPHART a PM (private message) to see if his son has an idea about your computer's "thing". Herb's son helped me when I couldn't post photos with my new computer. It might be worth a try.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 2nd, 2012 02:21 pm
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Thanks Woodie--Its getting a little lonely here in Africa on my hunting trip eating big burgers. I'll try anything to get some pics out as this seems to be far and away the best way to communicate with the 'gang'.

Duncan

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 Posted: Mon Apr 2nd, 2012 02:22 pm
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Duncan--

Go to the "General Talk" heading, and click on the eighth forum "Posting photos with Photobucket"

This is the way that we used to do it, and I still use it on not railroad forums that I visit

It is easy and quick, once you get the hang of it---the only downside is that if you remove a pix from Photobucket (or even move it to another file within Pb) the pix disappears here.


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 Posted: Mon Apr 2nd, 2012 02:34 pm
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Herb--Tried that, but apparently can't get the right message to appear under the photo. When I click on the address it does 'remember' it, but then everything seems to die there.

Duncan

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 Posted: Mon Apr 2nd, 2012 03:16 pm
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Duncan-

Are you sure that you are copying the address that starts and ends with [img] ---the http one won't work

And when you go to put the pix into a post by hitting Ctrl and V simultaneously, what happens?

Afraid that Doug (my son) isn't going to be any help in this case--he knows nothing about Macs.

Bill Fornshell is a Mac user, and he posts a lot of pictures here---PM him--he can tell you what works for him.


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