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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-05-2019, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by GGaskill View Post
I put this photo up on a railroad board and you can see what they think it might be at this address: Narrow Gauge Discussion Forum.
Funny, I'm on that forum as well (as I model a narrow gauge RR in a back bedroom in O scale)!

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-05-2019, 11:54 PM
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That item is not as large as it looks due to forced perspective techniques. I'm pretty sure it's a stripped down carburetor for a 1953 DeSoto. I helped my dad rebuild the one on our family Desoto when I was a kid and it looked just like that.


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Did we ever figure out what that was?

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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 02:05 AM
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Seems that it was a main casting for a "reversing engine." Probably a stationary steam engine that drove a rolling mill.

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