MODEL BUILDERS PAGE

By Staff
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Wheels and platform removed. Notice the gauge, three quarter inch O. D., by five sixteenths thick and accurate to five per cent
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Rear view of the A and T on the test bench
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Upside down and in.
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He a don view of the A and T. Fred says, that Fly Ball works like a charm.
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The Aultman and Taylor completed. Notice the tea cup. (It is always well to have some object in the completed picture of a Model to give us something to compare the size. Ed.) Fred has this to say about the Model.

THIS ISSUE WE ARE GIVING YOU A REAL MODEL INSTEAD OF THE
DIMENTIONS OF THE BIG ENGINE. WE ARE GLAD TO FEATURE MODEL BUILDER,
FRED E. WISE, THIS TIME. WE WOULD ENCOURAGE ALL MODEL BUILDERS TO
SUBMIT THEIR PRODUCT IN DETAIL. WE HAVE A DESIRE TO STIMULATE THIS
CREATIVE WORK AMONG THE FANS

Mr. Fred E. Wise, Woodstock Road, Gates Mills, Ohio, is a Model
builder of enviable reputation. Through the courtesy of Mr. Earl
Allred of New Cumberland, Pa., we get the picture and Fred kindly
gave us the information. He says ‘The 3232 is an exact
reproduction of the Atlantics built by The American Locomotive Co.,
in 1908 for the Boston and Maine R. R. My model is built to a scale
of three-fourths inch to the foot, runs on track measuring three
and seventeen thirty seconds inches between the rails and pulls a
load of four adults easily. This narrow gauge track is elevated
about 22’ above the ground so the passengers may sit ‘side
saddle’ thereby making it possible for them to maintain their
balance and dignity at the same time. The engine and tender measure
49′ long, 12′ high and weighs, ready to go, about 150
pounds. Any kind of coal may be used to maintain a pressure of 85
pounds. The boiler is made entirely of copper, has 31 tubes, water
legs, stay bolts and all, just like the big ones and it even smells
the same.

‘My coal burning traction engine was completed in 1942 and
is an exact copy of the old Aultman-Taylor built in 1883. This
model required about 4000 hours to complete over a period of 7
years. This entire model is built entirely of copper, brass and
stainless steel sheet and bar stock. There is not a single casting
in the whole works, all parts being built up by silver soldering.
The machine weighs 35 pounds and is one-eighth full size.’

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