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Date: 05/06/22 12:43
Need info on PRR builders plates
Author: Milspec1

I picked these up at a local hobby shop for $10 each. I believe that they're authentic.



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Date: 05/06/22 12:54
Re: Need info on PRR builders plates
Author: Milspec1

GG1



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Date: 05/06/22 13:21
Re: Need info on PRR builders plates
Author: Milspec1

What would this have been for?






Date: 05/06/22 13:22
Re: Need info on PRR builders plates
Author: Milspec1

One more 




Date: 05/06/22 14:00
Re: Need info on PRR builders plates
Author: wabash2800

The first two are easy as they show the class of the locos, one steam, the other electric. How big is the keystone?

Victor B.



Date: 05/06/22 14:33
Re: Need info on PRR builders plates
Author: pwh

The I1 is a 2-10-0 steam locomotive. Nicknamed "Hippos".

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Date: 05/06/22 14:42
Re: Need info on PRR builders plates
Author: Milspec1

Do they look authentic? 
The keystone is 6 1/4 x 6 3/4



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Date: 05/06/22 14:55
Re: Need info on PRR builders plates
Author: boejoe

At $10 each seems like a steal compared to some prices I have seen over the years.



Date: 05/06/22 16:45
Re: Need info on PRR builders plates
Author: wabash2800

Yes, if they came from the railroad, that was a steal! Because  of the small keystone size, I don't know what it was used for. Are the plates full \-size and heavy?

Victor B.



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Date: 05/06/22 17:59
Re: Need info on PRR builders plates
Author: Milspec1

They are full size and very heavy. I believe the GG1 plate is aluminum. 



Date: 05/06/22 20:04
Re: Need info on PRR builders plates
Author: wcamp1472

GG1 # 4846, construction # 4290.

Served it's last days as Wilmington Shops 'snow-blower as 
a 1/2 GG1, or maybe a "G1(?)..."

You got a very good price on those items..
I'll buy them all for $100.00, tight now!

W
 



Date: 05/06/22 21:42
Re: Need info on PRR builders plates
Author: Milspec1

Very interesting history of the GG1. 



Date: 05/07/22 14:19
Re: Need info on PRR builders plates
Author: TipsyMcStagger

I'm not sure about the keystone, but everything else looks legit. Hell of a deal on those! If you were looking to sell, please let me know.



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Date: 05/07/22 15:23
Re: Need info on PRR builders plates
Author: masterphots

I  went to a builders plate seminar 18 years ago and I remember someone said all PRR ovals were cast by the metal pouring into the mold from a center location,  which the back of the  I1sa plate doesn't seem to show.  But if a replica,  it's pretty good.   But 



Date: 05/07/22 20:22
Re: Need info on PRR builders plates
Author: Earlk

masterphots Wrote:
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> I  went to a builders plate seminar 18 years ago
> and I remember someone said all PRR ovals were
> cast by the metal pouring into the mold from a
> center location,  which the back of the  I1sa
> plate doesn't seem to show.  But if a replica, 
> it's pretty good.   But 

The I1sa plate shows the BLW class and consecutive number on the reverse.  It's the real thing.

 



Date: 05/08/22 01:41
Re: Need info on PRR builders plates
Author: Milspec1

After a little bit of research I found that it belongs to PRR I1sa 4576 scrapped January 1960. Found a picture of the locomotive on ebay.



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