Maine Central Steam Locomotive #470 Discussion

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Re: Maine Central Steam Locomotive #470 Discussion

Postby RGlueck » Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:46 am

Do you own, or have you built, a model of Maine Central 470? No matter how "refined" or accurate it might be, even if it's a mailbox, or lawn ornament, would you consider sharing a picture of it with us? It doesn't matter what scale you model, but we'd love to run a feature article regarding 470 models in our newsletter. Please send your contribution to newenglandsteamcorp@gmail.com . We'd like to hear from you as soon as possible.
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Do you have a model of MEC 470 in any scale?

Postby RGlueck » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:12 am

Readers: If on your layout, or on a shelf, you have a model of Maine Central 4-6-2 #470 -the one we are rebuilding in Hancock- would you take a picture of it, and email it to newenglandsteamcorp@gmail.com ? Whether it is N, H-O, O, G, or huge, we would like to see it. I would like do write a short feature article on model of 470 for our journal, "The Booster".
No pictures, no article!

Thanks!
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Re: Maine Central Steam Locomotive #470 Discussion

Postby RGlueck » Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:20 am

If you are following the restoration of the #470, the MEC 4-6-2 that made the final steam run in 1954, please note the availability of the 2017 470 Calendar.

Maine Central Steam Locomotive #470 Restoration Project 2017 Calendar | eBay




Maine Central Steam Locomotive #470 Restorati...
This is a custom made 2017 Maine Central Steam Locomotive #470 Restoration Project calendar.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/162324753373


This calendar is the work of an independent individual, using historical photographs (with permission), drawings, and original photos taken during the past three years. New England Steam Corporation does benefit from calendar sales. Follow the above link to purchase yours for $15 .
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Re: Maine Central Steam Locomotive #470 Discussion

Postby RGlueck » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:40 pm

Touch A Train 2017 will be held at the Washington Junction Yard of the Downeast Scenic Railroad, Railroad Siding Road, Hancock, Maine. The date will be June 10th, beginning at 9AM. There is NO ADMISSION FEE! Touch A train has grown each year and this is our fourth. Maine Central 470 will be available for inspection, and donations for the restoration will be accepted. Governor's is providing cookies and other goodies! A few nice surprises are expected! Bring your children, grandchildren, and the neighbor's kids. Bring your wife (it's what she secretly wants) and get in touch with your inner train!

An afternoon train will be departing from the yard at 1PM, for a special fare price.
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Re: Maine Central Steam Locomotive #470 Discussion

Postby b&m 1566 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:37 pm

Any updates on the engine?
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Re: Maine Central Steam Locomotive #470 Discussion

Postby jwhite07 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:48 am

Any updates on the engine?


They hadn't gotten this far the last time I visited Washington Junction in person in mid-August, but the latest NESCo newsletter I received includes photos of the construction progress on the shop building that will house 470 out of the weather for the first time in decades. Footings have been sunk and the ex-shipping containers which will form the sides of the building have been set in place atop the footings. These will be topped with tubular metal arch trusses and a heavy duty tarp material, which have already been procured, to form the roof of the structure.

Some work has been done on the tender and other smaller individual components, but major work like reuniting the undercarriage of the locomotive with the smokebox is still pending. They do have their own crane to help with that when the time comes for it. Slow but steady and promising progress is being made, and as NESCo's Mr. Fernald has been often quoted to say, they are moving "at the speed of money".

Plenty of photos and information here: http://www.newenglandsteam.org/news
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Re: Maine Central Steam Locomotive #470 Discussion

Postby RGlueck » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:53 am

Mr. White has it about spot on, but allow me to amplify a bit:

The footings and containers for the shop building have been set. They are all but permanently anchored, which will involve drilling and setting some plates.
A contractor has been identified and will erect the arch-tarp building in a few weeks. The building parts are going to be brought over to the site from storage in the next couple of weeks.
The flat-bed trailer carrying the boiler has been made ready to move under cover after the building comes up.
The tender is outside again. A shop truck is about to be assembled so the original can be rebuilt, indoors, under cover.

We will be at the Brewer Train Show, on November 18th, at Jeff's Catering. At that show you can make a donation, purchase shirt(s) or a one of the newly arrived embroidered "470" baseball caps..
If you model the MEC, raffle tickets for the two GE U25B H-O scale Diesels, donated by Bowser Trains, will be available. The drawing for the models and a stainless steel recognition plate will be in the last week of November. We cannot sell tickets online or through the mail (sorry).

Check us out on Facebook and our website regularly, as there are some great accomplishments shown there.

Encourage your RR club or organization to donate to the tender fund. We are 15% of the way to our goal, which when met, will allow us to send the tender to Cianbro in Pittsfield, for re-manufacture.
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