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nzsteam


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« on: March 13, 2007, 12:40:48 AM »

Hello all

Has anyone else noticed what the number on the Baldwin builders plate on both the Forney and 2-8-0 is 3972, now what is the significance?

Baldwin 3972 is a 36" 4-4-0 which is preserved at the Smithsonian Institution. Named Jupiter and built by the Baldwin Loco Works in 1876.

So maybe the Bach-Man has had a liking for a 4-4-0 for longer than most realise.

I hope this is of interest.

David Maciulaitis
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2007, 06:46:09 PM »

That's some pretty good detective work, David. 
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scottychaos


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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2007, 10:10:36 PM »

Hello all

Has anyone else noticed what the number on the Baldwin builders plate on both the Forney and 2-8-0 is 3972, now what is the significance?

Baldwin 3972 is a 36" 4-4-0 which is preserved at the Smithsonian Institution. Named Jupiter and built by the Baldwin Loco Works in 1876.

So maybe the Bach-Man has had a liking for a 4-4-0 for longer than most realise.

I hope this is of interest.

David Maciulaitis

maybe its a clue!
maybe Bachmann is trying to tell us "Paul is Dead" and you found the first clue! (in this case, the "Paul is Dead" clue could mean a future On30 3-foot 4-4-0 is on the way?!)  Wink Cheesy

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