NC/SC Batch 1 - Steam locomotive number medallion mis-runs

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    We made these at the foundry when working to cast a new front number plate for the restoration of "The Texas" locomotive. (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Texas_(locomotive)). These are sand cast brass mis-runs - the pattern was too thin, so the metal cooled before filling out the whole part. The picture at the Wikipedia link shows the actual complete medallion we made, finished and installed on the train

    More discussion about these is here -> https://www.carolinafirearmsforum.c...otive-medallion-mis-runs-sell-or-scrap.19638/

    The 2 medallions in this thread are $100 each. About 16-3/4 inch diameter. I'll post pics and description of each one below. I have two other mis-run medallions that filled out more, and are more expensive posted here https://www.carolinafirearmsforum.c...m-locomotive-number-medallion-mis-runs.19780/

    These are not perfect - they are sand cast, and were cast from a reproduction number plate that was made for the locomotive in the early 1980s, that was also sand cast. The hole in the "R" in word "WESTERN" did not form right on both of these

    They are sold as is. I have wire-brushed the front to remove surface discoloration from the heat of the metal and the oil in the sand mold. You can see the difference in color on the back, which I did not brush. The back side still has the "leads" attached which is what the metal flows through to reach the part. In the center should be a large nut that was how the plate attached to the locomotive, but it didn't form

    Pick up at the foundry in Kernersville area, RTP/Cary area, or places in between as I drive. Also driving from Apex to Boone/Linville (and probably Asheville) right after Christmas
     
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    Medallion #1 - $100. Weighs 12.5 pounds

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    The outer ring looks good. Not much filled out in the middle
     
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    *SOLD* Medallion #2 - $100. Weighs 15 pounds.

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    This one is more fully formed, but has sinkholes in it, including in the outer ring.
     
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    Medallion number two is sold.

    For medallion number one, I hit the cut edges on the back with a flap disc so they aren't so sharp. Will be traveling to Boone, Linville, and probably Asheville December 26-28 if anybody along the way or up in that area wants to check it out
     
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    Bumping this back up because I had to move this at the foundry today. Medallion #1 Still for sale.
    If you want the center trimmed out of it so that it is just the outer ring with the railroad name, I can do that for you.
    I am traveling in to Black Mountain on Sep 17-ish, and could bring this along if that helps with delivery
     
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