Early Ives 1134 Casting

I picked up a 4-4-0 Ives 1134 with the repro casting. Who made the castings? Just want to keep the info in my files if I ever sell it. It and the tender are nicely restored, but never got the markings. Anyone make decals for these. It’s painted the green for the Washington markings.

thanks

Steve

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

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Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:

I picked up a 4-4-0 Ives 1134 with the repro casting. Who made the castings? Just want to keep the info in my files if I ever sell it. It and the tender are nicely restored, but never got the markings. Anyone make decals for these. It’s painted the green for the Washington markings.

thanks

Steve

Check to see if a magnet will stick to your casting.  If it won't, it could be a brass casting made by RichArt, like those pictured below.

Butch Alvarado 007

Bob Nelson

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Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:

I picked up a 4-4-0 Ives 1134 with the repro casting. Who made the castings? Just want to keep the info in my files if I ever sell it. It and the tender are nicely restored, but never got the markings. Anyone make decals for these. It’s painted the green for the Washington markings.

thanks

Steve

Check to see if a magnet will stick to your casting.  If it won't, it could be a brass casting made by RichArt, like those pictured below.

Butch Alvarado 007

Bob Nelson

I was talking to Hojack earlier and he suggested the Dick Mayer casting also. Just got home from my IVIG treatment and tested with a magnet. Engine is cast iron and the tender is tin. When visiting the Sirus collection he had 1134’s with repro iron castings.

Steve "Papa" Eastman

Yorba Linda, CA

Left Coast, Home of the lunatics

Harry Henning posted:

I think I have the molds when I bought MEW. All machinery & tooling still stacked in the barn until spring.  Harry 

I know Dick Mayer sold all his tooling and most of his parts to MEW so if you bought all of MEW's tooling, you should have the molds. 

Bob Nelson

PS.  You should also have the tooling for Dick's reproduction of the AF trackside mailbag hanger and door-mounted mailbag retriever/catcher, which you should consider making.

Harry Henning posted:

I think I have the molds when I bought MEW. All machinery & tooling still stacked in the barn until spring.  Harry 

Harry,

If you want to be truly innovative with your RichArt tooling, may I suggest that you create an entirely new car, specifically a "fish" car like the ones that many States used to deliver fingerlings from their State hatcheries to lakes and streams around the State.  The "Badger" fish car seen below, was operated by Wisconsin and is typical of fish cars that several States operated.  As part of the National Fish Hatchery System, Wisconsin operated two fish cars: Badger No.1 and Badger No. 2. 

WFC Badger Fish Car side view

As you can see from the above photo, you would simply need to arrange the RichArt tooling to place cargo doors in the middle on both sides of the car and place small windows on either side of the cargo doors.  Below the windows are aerated fish tanks filled with water and fish fry.   In operation, the "fish" trains would stop along their routes in order to deliver milk cans filled with fish fry to waiting truck for further delivery to lakes and streams.

WFC Badger Fish Car offloading fish fry to trucks.

Here is a link to more photos on the fish cars that were part of the National Fish Hatchery System including interior photos showing aeration of the fish tanks.  Most interesting!

http://www.catskillarchive.com/rrextra/fishcar.Html

For years I have suggested to MTH to produce "operating" fish cars which would load/shove milk cans into the beds of waiting State fish hatchery trucks.   I'd buy several!

Bob Nelson 

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