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  • in reply to: My Pennsylvania Railroad Bell Restoration #29743
    myprrbell
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    My apologies but I seem to have been defeated by the technology on this forum. After multiple attempts the new images I have tried to upload don’t appear (even though they are present in my “Reply” draft and are sized correctly).

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    in reply to: My Pennsylvania Railroad Bell Restoration #29736
    myprrbell
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    Thank you, Mr. Zimmerman, for your kind comments – I appreciate you taking the time to watch the video. The purpose of my very first video effort was twofold. First, I’m thirsty to find out where this bell went following her retirement from the Pennsylvania Railroad – I’m confident that someone knows. Secondly, I wanted to demonstrate that even a hobbyist with basic tools and skills can make an ugly worn bell look pristine. Truthfully, I really enjoyed bringing this bell back to life and it is my hope that my enthusiasm is demonstrated in the video.

    I’m not familiar with steam operated ringing mechanisms and would be grateful if anyone would care to comment further. To the best of my limited knowledge most automated bells were pneumatic (air) driven. I’ve attached a photo of a standard PRR bell. This image comes from Brosamer’s Bells. You can see the small dual arm extending from the leg of the cradle. This arm was partially amputated on my bell presumably to accommodate the non-standard wheel. I knew when I bought this bell that the wheel would be controversial – but then again I love a good mystery!

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