bogman102
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October 3rd, 2017, 9:35 am #11

Ed, I do not know the modeler of the cable car unfortunately.
For good photos of NH cable cars see Shoreliner 39-2:15,16,17.
Noch #14202 makes three different sized spools (3.5',4.25' and 5.5') with two spools of each size per package .
Kibri #9921 also makes different sized spools. Both, I believe, are out of production but can be found on Ebay.
I found the Noch spools on Ebay but delivered cost me $9.35 a  package.
You could also use Evergreen Scale Plastic 3" or larger scribed siding for the spool ends. 
Then use an appropriate sized cut dowel for the center section.                Jim Warner
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nhhe52
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October 3rd, 2017, 10:19 am #12

Thanks Jim:

I found and purchased these 7' diameter reel kits for display at the powerhouse:
http://www.gclaser.com/ho-scale-cable-r ... ered-3-pk/  $11.25
http://www.gclaser.com/ho-scale-cable-reels-empty-3-pk/ $15.00
http://www.gclaser.com/ho-scale-cable-r ... aded-3-pk/ $11.25

The item description that the diameter is 1/16 in obviously incorrect.  The diameter is 1-1/16", HO scale 7'.

Ed
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Ron High
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October 5th, 2017, 6:55 pm #13

Go to Walthers and try a search for cable reels

https://www.walthers.com/catalogsearch/ ... able+reels

you get quite a few hits
A search for cable spools got just a few.

https://www.walthers.com/catalogsearch/ ... ble+spools

When I worked for Ma Bell here in New England we always called them cable reels . I can only guess what ever they were called it depended on the region or location.
Ron High
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Statkowski
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October 5th, 2017, 8:08 pm #14

For a spool, it would be too big to go onto one's sewing machine.  For a reel, you'd need a very big fishing rod.  
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October 5th, 2017, 9:58 pm #15

Brother Henry:
I hope you don't glow in the dark.
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October 5th, 2017, 10:06 pm #16

Wire Train at Devon0001.jpg Ed:
Thought you'd like this golden-oldie of the wire train at Devon. . .on the Naugy!!
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nhhe52
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October 6th, 2017, 6:04 pm #17

Nice!

Thanks Rick, but I always worry about you (a fellow sparker) posting images of smokers. 😀

Ed
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October 6th, 2017, 7:13 pm #18

Ed:
Can't run a sparker on the wire train!!
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nhhe52
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October 24th, 2017, 8:29 pm #19

Richard Abramson wrote: Ed:
Can't run a sparker on the wire train!!
Good point Rick.😀

This images shows what I think are some larger wire reels by the plant if you zoom in:
http://hdl.handle.net/11134/20002:860164476
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rsullivan
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October 25th, 2017, 12:29 am #20

Mr. Ed(nhhe52) I believe those are parts of the power generation system yet to be assembled. They appear to be metal on the side facing the camera and also on the circumference with a smooth, even right angle seam with the bottom. The bottom apears to have metal support fins welded to it. The center portions have cones and flange type openings visible, and they are in different sizes. I looked at various diagrams and interior pictures of the Cos Cob Power Plant, and the only one with flanges are shown in the diagram below.
NH RR Cos Cob Electric Generator Turbine pic 1.jpg
Diagram of the electric generation turbine for Cos Cob Power Plant for 1926 equipment.
Diagram of the electric generation turbine for Cos Cob Power Plant for 1926 equipment.
As you can see, at least one section has the metal flange supports, and the center is connected to the other components. Those are the reasons I believe they aren't wire spools.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr.  member #3967
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