| May/June 1971

Beautiful 17 inch Bell from early wood-burning locomotive, 3 rings around skirt, ornate brass side mounts, sounds and looks like plenty of silver used in its construction. Found at Honeye Falls Museum. Similar one can be seen on wood burning locomotive in Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan. Want $1250. Have two dozen others, half of them locomotive, several steam driven, size 10 to 17 inches. Average price, this lot, $300.00. Also whistle collection, including 3 graduated on one stem. Would like to sell wholesale to one interested party equipped with truck and cash. If interested please send 75 cents with large self-addressed, stamped envelope for 5 page descriptive list and prices. Photos loaned, one dollar. Money refunded if lists and photos are returned with self-addressed, stamped envelope. J. George Walters, 7303 Old State Road, Pavilion, New York 14525. Phone 584-3251.

Before getting ready for our show in Kings, Illinois, we took three days off and saw the large collection at the Miller Museum south of La Crosse, Indiana, and also Glenn Thomas' fine collection at Ottowa, Illinois. Mrs. Miller's museum is open to the public for a voluntary donation. I noticed someone had thanked her by stealing nameplates from two one cylinder IHC tractors and from the type 'E' 30-60 Oil Pull. I hate to think there are people like that in the hobby, but it's probably not a hobby for them anyway.

In October we took a trip down the Oregon and California Highways 101 and 1. On our way back we stopped to see how Albert Meicho's little Great Northern Engine was coming along. He wanted me to stay over a day and took us down to Shady Dell about 2 miles from Molalla, Oregon. It was the first time for me, but hope I can go again in the summertime.

Mr. Meicho gave me some literature on it and I'm forwarding it to you. The three pictures above were taken at Shady Dell.

Now a little information on Shady Dell The Pacific Northwest Live Steamers was organized in 1963 to build and operate live steam scale-model locomotives, steam boats and stationary engines.

The trackage is located on two acres of park-like ground 30 miles south of Portland, 2 miles east of Molalla in Shady Dell on the Molalla River. The trackage, consisting of 3800 feet of three-rail track, originally built by Harry Harvey, was given to the club when organized. A corporation within the club is purchasing the real estate on a ten year contract. The mainline is 1400 feet of double track, 3 rail 4 and 7 inch gauge. Facilities consist of two turntables, steaming bays, water hoses, water tank, air, coaling, tower, fuel oil tank, round house and 20 stall car house. Track is mainly on ground. Fills and three bridges cross waterways, with interlocking tower, sidings, service tracks, ten electrically operated switches, boating, swimming and picnic tables.