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-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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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'.