“…with a little Yankee Ingenuity…” or Portland Products Parts

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“with a little Yankee Ingenuity” is how Bob Werner introduced his Portland Products Parts in his first edition catalog published some time before 1984 from his Court Street, Plymouth, MA, premises.

Bob was a trained machinist before becoming a hobby shop proprietor, and made available a number of specialised detail parts for modelling the Maine Two Footers in various materials including injection moulded plastic, white metal, brass and nickel silver. Bob sold his parts in bulk to other manufacturers and importers, as well as individual retail sales to modellers.

An idea of the breadth of his range of parts can be gained by the following pages taken from his catalog;-
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Click here to visit the posting showing made-up models of the Bridgton Tank Cars.

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Above; a selection of Portland Products brass and nickel silver parts for the small Hinkley and Portland locomotives.

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Above; a Portland Products photo-milling for WW&FR locomotive #3.

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Above; a selection of Portland Products brass and nickel silver parts for SR&RL locomotive #9.

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Above; some loose parts from Portland Products for the SR&RL locomotive  #9; wheels, profile milled brass frames and investment cast keepers.

Portland Products Coastal Engineering price list              Revision Date 10-01-2014

This price list was originally published in the mid 1990’s, and was a collaborative effort to re-introduce the Portland Products parts to the market legitimately in association with Bob Werner. For unknown reasons, the venture broke down before many/any? parts were produced. It is published here for historical purposes for interested viewers and enthusiasts only.

The section of page 6 dealing with “O scale built-ups and kits” and in particular the assembled locomotives #1450 to #1457, may be of particular interest to MaineOn2 modellers, as it may solve the mystery surrounding which loco’s were made as production items, and which were made as pilot models only.

Click here to visit the posting about the Portland Products made up small Forney locomotive.

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