What do these two things have in common? Not much, other than they're both things that NESCo has been working on in the past month!
First, the tender light that was repaired by donation at Forrest Autobody last year was still missing its bezel ring. Bernie Perch, a master pattern maker who performs work for the likes of the WW&F and CNJ #113, has supplied NESCO with a new pattern for this ring. The first shot is of the only portion of the bezel that survived total destruction by vandals, and the only piece Bernie had to use as a guide. The large block upon which is sits is called "the follower", and it maintains the shape of the inner ring. Peter Grant at Old Duck Foundry will be casting this first original part of our locomotive.
Second, all sizes of both the "American Made" and "Keep Calm and Steam On" shirts are back in stock, as well as "470" logo baseball caps! Shirt price is $10 for members and $20 for non-members, while hats are $10 for members and $14 for non-members. Order from the NESCo website by clicking here!